Dave's Guide Service

It’s time for the lake fishing adventure you’ve always dreamed about. Join Dave’s Guide Service today for an unforgettable day out. Captain David Welch himself will make sure you have a productive fun-filled trip – with over 30 years experience fishing these waters, he’ll take you to the hottest spots.

Step on board his 23’ Alweld boat, which has enough space for you and 5 of your fishing friends. When fly fishing, 3 of you can fish at once, giving you enough space to cast. This vessel has a 115 HP Mercury engine that will get you out to the fishing grounds before you know it. The GPS and fishfinder will help give you that extra edge when out on the water.

Fish on the menu include Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Brown Trout, and Steelhead. If you are after Crappie, book a trip in April or May to catch their season. These great eating fish will be filleted by the captain after the trip for you. This just leaves you the hard decision to make regarding how to cook your fresh dinner once home.

Included in the price are top quality rods and reels from Browning, St. Croix, and Pflueger. These won’t let you down when reeling in your catch, whether it’s your first fish ever or even your hundredth. Anglers of all skill levels are welcome aboard, and children as young as 5 will have a great time reeling in the fish.

Also provided are the lures for the day. When live bait is used, the captain will prepare it for you before the trip, so no time is wasted when out on the water. You will need to bring along a fishing license for the day and are welcome to bring along your own food and drink.
      
Book a trip with Dave’s Guide Service and starting making lifelong memories today! You are sure to be back time and time again.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 1 - Mar 1
    $375
    price breakdown
    $375
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $275
    price breakdown
    $275
    Spend 4 hours going after Bass and Trout. Everything you need for a successful fishing trip is included, from the rod and reels to the lures and bait. Please purchase a fishing license before the day. You are welcome to bring along your own food and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $275
    price breakdown
    $275
    This short trip will have you targeting Trout and Bass. All fishing gear and tackle are included, you just need to buy a fishing license before the day. Feel free to bring along your own snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip - Noon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $200
    price breakdown
    $200
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Afternoon
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $200
    price breakdown
    $200
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About the Captain

David Welch
Branson, Missouri, United States
Angler's Choice
7 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
97 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2018
Captain David Welch has been fishing these waters for over 30 years. He runs the family business, after fishing the ozarks As a local, he knows these waters intimately and will make sure you have the best possible time out there. He takes great pride in this, and will even help with any lodging questions you have. Capt. David looks forward to welcoming you on board for a great day of fishing.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Brown Trout Brown Trout
Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)

Boat Specs

Alweld (Center console) originally built in 2016. Powered by a 115HP Mercury engine.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.89
out of 5 stars from 97 reviews
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98%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
99%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
96%
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Kelly G.
Edmond, OK
 5.00
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Making Those Memories

VERIFIED   Evening trip on August 16, 2020
When I think of a fishing guide, Dave is exactly what I’d expect him to be like! My little family of 3 was in great hands...
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Mark W.
Fort Worth, TX
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Mid-day trout fishing with Cap’n Dave.

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on November 5, 2020
My wife and I had an excellent 4 hour time fishing with Cap’n Dave.  Even though we are fairly inexperienced, we all...
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Tammy J.
Lebanon, Missouri
 5.00
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Four Hour Trip with Capt. Dave

VERIFIED   Evening trip on September 9, 2020
We had a 4 hour trip with Capt. Dave. He is an excellent guide and very enjoyable to fish with. This was our first time to...
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Mark M.
Saint Joseph, MO
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4 hour morning trip.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 14, 2020
Captain Dave was very nice and funny. Between my wife, daughter, and myself, one of us would have trouble with the poles, as...
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Lisa I.
St Louis, MO
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 7, 2020
Our trip with Dave was absolutely fantastic! We were fishing with 6 people and 2 of them were 11 and 13. He was extremely patient...
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