Eric's Elite Guide Service

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’ Ranger bass boat. It runs on a 250 HP Evinrude 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. 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
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    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.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    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
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    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 (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $300
    price breakdown
    $300
    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 Hour Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $250
    price breakdown
    $250
    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 (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $250
    price breakdown
    $250
    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
    2 Hour Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $200
    price breakdown
    $200
    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
    $200
    price breakdown
    $200
    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.

About the Captain

Eric Olliverson
Branson, Missouri, United States
ID & License verified
15 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since July 2020
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) Bass (Largemouth)
Bass (Smallmouth) Bass (Smallmouth)
Bass (Spotted) Bass (Spotted)
Brown Trout Brown Trout

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

Boat Specs

Ranger (Bass boat) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 250HP Evinrude 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
Bowfishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
GPS
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the dates 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 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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
American Express
Checks

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Customer Reviews

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93%
Friendly captain
100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Alfred T.
Kansas City, MO
 5.00
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Service and experience exceeded expectations!

VERIFIED   NEW  4 hr midday trip on November 7, 2020
Eric delivered on all aspects of this fishing experience. Not only did he guide us to where the fish were waiting, but he gave...
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Mark M.
Branson, MO
 5.00
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Two hour afternoon excursion

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip (PM) on September 25, 2020
What a great excursion. He picked us up really close to our condo and found a couple nice spots. We landed 18 fish in two hours,...
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Rick T.
Quincy, IL
 5.00
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6 hour trip with Captain Eric

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on August 11, 2020
Took my three kids on a trip with Eric near Branson. We didn’t even have all the lines in the water before bringing in the...
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Paul S.
St Louis, MO
 5.00
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Fishing weekend with Son!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on October 31, 2020
Cool but clear weather; a little breezy. First time fishing on Table Rock Lake. Capt Eric was professional, courteous, and...
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Pat L.
Oklahoma City, OK
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October fishing trip

VERIFIED   4 hr midday trip on October 18, 2020
Eric was an exceptional guide. I took my son and three of his friends and couldn’t have asked for anything more. Those boys...
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