Mozark Fishscapes

Explore southern Missouri and northwest Arkansas with Mozark Fishscapes! Your guide and host, Captain Darren, has been fishing these lakes since he was a kid and it’s a passion that lasts for over 30 years.

The majority of the trips depart from boat docks in and around Branson, depending on where the fish bite is the best at the moment. There’s a variety of Bass species in these waters, such as Largemouth, Smallmouth, Spotted, and White. Some of the best action you can get is jig fishing for bass early in the year or finesse fishing them in the spring with the Ned Rig.

Other possible catches include Crappie, Walleye, Steelhead, and Brown Trout. Capt. Darren is an avid fly fisherman and he brings that equipment too on his trips. This technique gives you a more personal experience, so don’t miss out on the chance to try it.

You’ll be fishing on a 21’ Basscat boat that accommodates up to 4 guests. She’s powered by a 250 HP Mercury Verado engine and features Lowrance navigational electronics, safety equipment, a live bait tank, and a cooler.

Capt. Darren covers all the fishing equipment you’ll need, including rods, reels, lures, and fly gear. Your fishing trip also includes light snacks and soft drinks. You only need to get your fishing license on time and you’re ready to go!

Whether you are an avid angler or casting a line for the first time, Mozark Fishscapes will do their best to make sure your trips is a memorable one. Join today!

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
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    Price includes guide services for 4 people and digital photos of your catch, all equipment (including rods, reels, lures), and light snacks and soft drinks. Target various types of Bass, Trout, and Crappie.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    price breakdown
    Experiment with different fishing techniques depending on what you want to catch. You can go after Crappie, Steelhead, Brown Trout, and several types of Bass. Don't forget to purchase your fishing license, while the captain will take care of snacks, drinks, and the equipment.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    price breakdown
    Join Captain Darren and explore the lakes filled with Bass, Crappie, Trout, and other fish species. Novice anglers are welcome to join, as well as families with children. Just don't forget to get your fishing license on time.

About the Captain

Darren Sadler
Branson, Missouri, United States
Response time 24 hours
Member since September 2020
I started out fishing with my Grandpa when I was 5 yrs old. I guess you can say I got hooked. I was fortunate enough to grow up to have lived in a lake development. I was always on the water somewhere. My Dad always used to say he never worried about me getting in trouble, he knew if he just drove around the neighborhood he'd spot me on one of the lakes somewhere. The only trouble I'd get into was being late to the dinner table. My love for Trout fishing began in high school when I started fishing the MO trout opener at Montauk state park with my high school buddies. I moved to Springfield, MO in the early 90's to go to college at Southwest Missouri State. I began working at Bass Pro Shops. It was at this point that I really developed as a fisherman. I fell in love with the Ozark waterways and all that they had to offer. I made a lot of fishing buddies through work and college. We fished nearly every weekend, we fished tournaments together too. 30 years later, I'm still here!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth) Bass (Largemouth)
Bass (Smallmouth) Bass (Smallmouth)
Bass (Spotted) Bass (Spotted)
Bass (White) Bass (White)

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

Boat Specs

Basscat (Bass boat) originally built in 2005. Powered by a 250HP Mercury Verado engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 60 knots.

21 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing


Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 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


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:
American Express
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 1.5% fee.

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