Dodson Guide Service

What better way to escape the stress of everyday life than by hitting the lakes? Head down to Hollister, Missouri, and get your hands on some incredible Table Rock Lake fish with Dodson Guide Service! Captain Robbie Dodson is a professional angler with over 35 years of lake fishing experience, who would love to welcome you onto his boat.

Hop aboard a 19’ Ranger bass boat, ideal for up to 4 anglers. This efficient fishing vessel is powered by a 200 HP engine and is equipped with GPS and Fishfinder to aid you in your search for the fish. If you prefer to fish with live bait, you’ll be happy to know that there’s also a live well on board to keep it fresh.

Table Rock Lake boasts a fantastic Bass population and you’ll have the opportunity to get your hands on Largemouth, Smallmouth, and Spotted Bass. That’s not all, either. You can also hook into Walleye and delicious Brown Trout!

Capt. Robbie will provide all the fishing equipment you need for a successful day, as well as drinking water. Feel free to bring along your own food and drinks and anything else you’ll need for a comfortable day out. Most importantly, don’t forget to purchase a fishing license beforehand.

Dodson Guide Service is a family-friendly charter so bring along the little ones and make some memories to last a lifetime!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 11:30 AM
    $225
    Enjoy 2 hours of fishing in the morning.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $225
    A 2-hour afternoon fishing trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $350
    Take advantage of the morning quiet and head out for a 4-hour trip on Table Rock Lake! Capt. Robbie will provide all the gear you need to target either Bass or Trout. Remember to purchase a fishing license beforehand and feel free to bring along any drinks and snacks you'd like. Exact departure times will be confirmed after booking.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $350
    Head out for 4 hours of afternoon fishing! Depending on the time of year, afternoon trips will take place on either Table Rock Lake or Taneycomo Lake. Between June and August, you'll fish for Trout on Taneycomo Lake, as Table Rock tends to be rough in the afternoons at this time of year. Don't forget to purchase a fishing license beforehand and bring along any drinks and snacks you like. Your captain will contact you after booking to confirm the exact departure times.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    Have a great time fishing for 6 hours starting at 7:00 a.m.
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About the Captain

Robbie Dodson
Branson, Missouri, United States
Angler's Choice
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50 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since June 2020
Captain Robbie Dodson is a family man. He's a Missouri native and lives with his wife Becky and two beautiful daughters. He loves fishing and being outdoors and when he's not fishing, he's hunting deer and turkeys. There are few captains with more lake fishing experience than Capt. Robbie. He's an FLW Tour Pro and participates in FLW, Bass, and Heartland Pro-Am fishing tournaments where he regularly takes home top prizes.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Rainbow Trout (Steelhead) Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
Walleye Walleye

Boat Specs

Ranger (Bass boat) originally built in 2012. Powered by a 200HP Mercury engine.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Bottled water

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
All ages welcome
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid any additional costs or unnecessary hassle with carrying cash.

No additional fees.
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
Checks

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 49 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Daniel M.
Clodine, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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4 hour trip with Dodson charter

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 17, 2022
Came in after a very cold front rolled thru. Was hoping to try walleye but ended up trout fishing. USCOE had dam flowing stronger...
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Stewart M.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Experience:
Very good
4.0 / 5
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Very good
4.0 / 5
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Very good
4.0 / 5
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Table rock lake

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on December 28, 2021
We booked this trip with low expectations considering the time of year and weather conditions. My son and I were greeted by...
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Marcy J.
Rio Creek, WI
Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on March 10, 2022
Robbie put us right on top of the fish.  After seeing other fisherman on the water struggle finding fish I thought to myself...
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PAUL R.
Essex, CT
Excellent
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Half day with Robbie Dodson

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on October 12, 2021
We had a fantastic time fishing with Robbie and he knew the different locations to fish which really helped while we were out...
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Becky B.
Troy, IL
Excellent
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First guided fishing trip.

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on March 17, 2022
I was very impressed! Captain Robbie Dodson was very professional, knowledgeable and honest. He found us fish and we had a...
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FAQs about Dodson Guide Service

Dodson Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $225 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Trip (AM) (2 hours)
  • $225 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Trip (PM) (2 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Dodson Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Dodson Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Bottled water )

Dodson Guide Service offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

Dodson Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Dodson Guide Service include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Bass (Spotted)
  • Brown Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Walleye