Captain B's Fishing Guide Service

Get out and enjoy your vacation the way it was meant to be experienced — in nature! Feel the ultimate connection to the outdoors on your day out with Captain B’s Fishing Guide Service.

Bring your family and kids with you. Let Captain Brian introduce them to the finest art of fishing and help them hook their first fish ever. There’s nothing better than seeing a child’s smile when they reel in a big one!

Explore the beautiful lakes of Branson, Springfield, and the greater Ozark area. Let Brian show you the local honey holes and the hottest spots around where you will be able to learn a new technique or hone your skills.

Enjoy Capt. Brian’s tournament-style approach while targeting Bass. Fly fish for Trout with the finest gear available. Capt. Brian has over three decades of experience tying flies. In fact, he runs a retail resale store for Outdoor Gear!

Capt. Brian is easy-going; for him, fishing is fun first and foremost. He enjoys entertaining his clients in-between the bites, sharing fish stories and jokes. You pay for the trip, Capt. Brian throws the fun in for free!

With Spotted, Largemouth, and Smallmouth Bass, Brown Trout, Steelhead, and Crappie all among the popular catches, it’s hard to resist a trip or two. All you have to do is choose which type of fishing suits you best – wading or fishing from the boat. If you wish to come face to fin with someone from the bass family, you can catch them between September and Father’s Day.

The boat is a 19’ Ranger bass boat with plenty of space for up to 4 anglers. It can cruise at a top speed of 60 knots thanks to its 175 HP Suzuki engine. The bass boat is well-prepared to put you on top of the hottest bite.

The trips are all-inclusive; all you have to do is purchase a valid fishing license.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    With twice the fun of a half-day fishing, this eight-hour trip is ideal for those who want to get the waters all to themselves.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $325
    Add a couple more hours to your day on the water and check more productive spots for Trout and Bass.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 22 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $250
    Only have time for a half-day trip? Well, that is alright...the captain can pack a lot of fun on a half-day trip!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $250
    This afternoon trip allows you to enjoy the thrill of catching Bass or Trout (season dependent) while sharing your fish stories with the captain. Fun!
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $200
    This morning trip includes a lot of fun packed into 2 hours of fishing. Limits of Trout have been caught in one trip!
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $200
    The departure time is flexible. You will be able to avoid traffic and enjoy an afternoon out on the water, catching limits of Trout or Bass.
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About the Captain

Brian Thompson
Branson, Missouri, United States
32 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
137 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since May 2018
If you asked me when I was 13 years old what I wanted to do for a living, I would have answered; "Become a professional Bass fisherman". I am living my dream daily and this is the kind of appreciation for my profession that you will enjoy the entire time we are fishing together. While in college I could not afford a Bass boat, but I could afford waders for Trout fishing. This is where I gained my passion for Trout fishing. The tournament Bass fishing came later. With several wins and top-tens, they have put me above others in this business in experience and success in the Bass fishing world. We will utilize those techniques for our success. I don't use live bait. We will be using proven tournament techniques while we fish.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Bass (Smallmouth) Smallmouth Bass
Bass (Spotted) Spotted Bass
Brown Trout Brown Trout

Crappie Crappie
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)

Boat Specs

Ranger (Bass boat) originally built in 2004. Powered by a 175HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 60 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:

Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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6 hour trip with captain B

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip on November 9, 2021
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Father’s Day weekend with Captain B

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on June 20, 2020
Best Captain choice ever!  Captain B’s greatest goal seemed to be making sure my son and I had a great experience .  He...
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4 hour trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (PM) on July 28, 2020
It was supposed to rain during our scheduled time, and Brian was willing to cancel if we wanted with no penalty, or go ahead...
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Hollister, MO
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VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on July 15, 2020
I have been on many fishing trips. None of them had a Captain like Captain B. He was great with teaching us how to fish, took...
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Olathe, Kansas
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Half Day Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on October 19, 2019
2 teenage boys, aunt, & grandma had a great time fishing with Captain Brian! He called the day before to finalize arrangements...
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FAQs about Captain B's Fishing Guide Service

Captain B's Fishing Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $200 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Trip (AM) (2 hours)
  • $200 per group, additional $25 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Trip (PM) (2 hours)
  • $250 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $250 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $325 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Captain B's Fishing Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Captain B's Fishing Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Prepared ahead of time )
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks (Snack crackers and granola )
  • Drinks (Water, Gatorade)
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Captain B's Fishing Guide Service offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

Captain B's Fishing Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Captain B's Fishing Guide Service include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Bass (Spotted)
  • Brown Trout
  • Crappie
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)