Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson

Eric’s Elite Guide Service invites you to lake and rivers trips jam-packed with fun! Based in Branson, Missouri, it offers a wide range of experience from the beginner to technique-specific trips. Captain Eric Olliverson’s goal is to provide the ultimate fishing experience. Whether it’s fishing for Bass, Crappie, and Walleye on Table Rock and Bull Shoals Lake, or going after Rainbow and Brown trout on Lake Taneycomo, Eric’s Elite Guide Service will make sure you have a memorable experience!

Your trip will start on a 22’ Caymas bass boat. It runs on a 250 HP Mercury engine with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots. It can sit up to 4 guests and it’s got modern GPS and fish finding technology that will quickly take you to fishing spots.

You’ll use light or heavy tackle and will have lots of fun spinning, drift fishing, and bow fishing. You’ll chase many beautiful fish dwelling in the area, including Rainbow Trout, Walleye, Crappie, Spotted Bass, and more. Make your trip even better by bringing the whole family, especially the kids! The fish you catch can stay with you, so you can prepare delicious meals when back home.

All the gear will wait for you on the boat. The captain will provide you with water and he’ll clean and fillet your catch if cleaning stations are available in the area that you launch from.You’ll only need licenses and food for the trip.

Lots of fun awaits you at Eric’s Elite Guide Service. Book a trip and join the adventure.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $250
    This 2-hour short trip is designed for small children and families that want to get out and experience fishing maybe for the first time. Also, this is a great choice if you are running low on time but still want to experience the lakes. The start times are flexible, which means you can also start at 10:00 a.m.
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    US $250
    Spend nice 2 hours fishing in the evening. This trip is excellent for children or if you are running short on time, but still want to experience some fishing action in the area.
  • Private trip
    2 hr - midday trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 10:30 AM
    US $325
    Perfect trip for children or to experience some great fishing when time is limited
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Walleye
    Walleye
    Crappie
    Crappie
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Bass (Smallmouth)
    Smallmouth Bass
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
    Bass (Spotted)
    Spotted Bass
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $300
    This 3-hour trip is perfect for families with children when a Half Day Trip might be too long and a 2 Hour Trip is just not enough. You can also start this trip at 10:00 a.m.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (Mid-day)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    US $300
    The 4 hour mid-day trip is great if you are not an early riser and still want a great fishing experience. Even in the summer months, these trips tend to be very successful.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    US $300
    Spend 3 hours fishing in the evening and enjoy nature. This is a great choice for kids or when you would like to take part in fishing action but are running short on time.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $350
    You will spend 4 hours on either Table Rock, Bull Shoals, or Lake Taneycomo. Although this trip normally starts at 6:00 a.m, you can also start at 10:00 a.m.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (Mid-day)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    US $350
    The 4 hour mid-day trip is great if you are not an early riser and still want a great fishing experience. Even in the summer months, these trips are to be very successful.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    US $350
    This 4-hour evening trip is considered a peak fishing time and a great option for experiencing some excellent fishing in the area.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $550
    The 6-hour trip is a great option when a Half Day Trip is not enough, but a Full Day Trip is a bit too long. These trips take place either on Table Rock, Bull Shoals, or Lake Taneycomo. The trip typically starts around 6:00 a.m, but the start time is flexible.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $700
    The Full Day Trip is the ultimate experience. This is a great option because you'll be able to try different techniques and get to experience different bait options.
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FAQs about Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson

Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $250 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Trip (AM) (2 hours)
  • US $250 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Trip (PM) (2 hours)
  • US $250 per group, additional US $75 per person after 1 guest - 2 hr - midday trip (2 hours)
  • US $300 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Trip (AM) (3 hours)
  • US $300 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Trip (Mid-day) (3 hours)
  • US $300 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Trip (PM) (3 hours)
  • US $350 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $350 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (Mid-day) (4 hours)
  • US $350 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • US $700 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Trips booked with Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Capt will clean fish if station is available )
  • Drinks

Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing

Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Bass (Spotted)
  • Brown Trout
  • Crappie
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Walleye

Meet the Captain

Eric Olliverson
Branson, Missouri, United States
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390 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2020
Angler's Choice
The Angler's Choice Award is given to listings that consistently deliver a high-quality service and earn great reviews from customers.
Captain Eric has had a passion for fishing since he was just 3 years old. His grandfather was a resort owner and world record holder for Brown trout on the famed white river in Arkansas and he had a huge impact on Captain Eric. Some of Captain Eric's most vivid memories as a kid were spending time with his grandfather on the river. Captain Eric was just 10 when his grandfather passed away, and he had no idea that he was going to follow in his footsteps. You truly never know in what ways you may have an influence on children. Growing up, he would plant himself in front of the television with all his fishing gear and watch fishing shows. He used to dream of hoisting a big trophy on the National stage. In 2019, he fulfilled his dream happened by holding the trophy in the FLW Costa Series event on Table Rock Lake! He felt as his grandfather was with him that day!

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Caymas (Bass boat) originally built in 2024. Powered by a 250HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Spinning
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Capt will clean fish if station is available
Drinks

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 386 reviews
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Experience
Excellent
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
95%
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Book Two 6 hour Trips!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on March 6, 2024
Eric is a great guide who works real hard to put you on the fish. We booked two 6 hour trips. The first morning the conditions...
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Great with kids

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (Mid-day) on December 20, 2023
I took my two sons (17 and 6) for a half day trip with Eric for an early Christmas gift. We had so much fun. Eric was amazing....
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Michael F.
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4 hour trip with Captain Eric!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (Mid-day) on August 26, 2023
This was our first time here at Table Rock Lake, could not have had a better experience. Eric was amazing! He was extremely...
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Matthew S.
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Fishing trip in July

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip (PM) on July 24, 2023
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Robert H.
Branson, Missouri
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After and son afternoon fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (Mid-day) on June 12, 2023
First of all I want to say thank you to the crew, who were so welcoming once we first arrived. Captain Eric was so knowledgeable...
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