Ozark Trout Runners welcomes you to Missouri for a lovely day on the water. Starting out of Branson, you and Captain Duane Doty will go fish Lake Taneycomo, one of the best if not the best destination for catching Trout in all of the Midwest. Though the captain specializes in targeting trophy-sized fish with jerkbaits at night, you can pick a day trip for the whole family as well. Join in and have a wonderful time fishing and enjoying the alluring nature near the magnificent Ozark Mountains.

You’ll start your journey on a 20’ Lowe aluminum fishing boat that can sit up to 4 guests. It runs on a 90 HP Mercury engine that can reach a maximum cruising speed of 36 knots. The boat uses modern GPS and fishfinder technology to quickly take you to the fish and it features a livewell to supply you with live bait.

You and Captain Duane will target Rainbow and Brow Trout in a bunch of different ways. You can bottom fish, spin, jig, fly fish, and drift fish, all using light tackle. All the fish you catch is yours to take home, but if you wish you can release it back into the water. Children are also welcome to join aboard, so bring them along and have a lovely family stay in nature.

All the rods, reels, tackle, and lures will be waiting for you when you arrive. You should just bring your licenses, food, and drinks before you start your trip.

Come to Branson and discover its beauty with Ozark Trout Runners.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $295
    This is a 4-hour guided fishing trip on Lake Taneycomo starting in the morning. You'll be able to spin or fly fish.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $295
    A four-hour trip on Lake Taneycomo starting at noon or later. You can try out spinning or fly fishing.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Nighttime
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 PM
    $325
    A 4-hour trip starting just before dark on Lake Taneycomo throwing jerkbaits on spinning gear. The maximum number of people on a night trip is 2.
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About the Captain

Duane Doty
Branson, Missouri, United States
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6 Customer reviews
Member since March 2021
Captain Duane has been fishing since he was 4 and has a great love of the outdoors. He started wade fish and drift boat guiding on Lake Taneycomo in 2006. In 2008, he got his US Coast Guard license and guided 8 consecutive seasons in Alaska while still guiding during the Alaskan off-season on Lake Taneycomo. He has guided year round on Lake Taneycomo for the past 5 years. Captain Duane truly enjoys teaching people of all ages new techniques and helping to take personal skills to the next level, creating memories to last a lifetime.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Lowe (Aluminum fishing) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 903HP 90 HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 36 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Lake Taneycomo acts like a river when power is bei
Lake Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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

Payment

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

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 6 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Friendly captain
100%
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Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Steven C.
Plattsmouth, NE
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Capt. Duane Doty

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 20, 2021
We had the time if our lives!!!!!! Capt Duane was funny,  informative, and a fantastic fisherman and guide.  We caught about...
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Kelly T.
Littleton, CO
Excellent
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Excellent
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Half day fishing trip with Duane

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on August 2, 2021
Duane was an awesome captain helped my wife and her sister cast & catch our limit of rainbows during the half day fishing trip....
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Tj C.
Mesa, AZ
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Half day trip with Captain Duane

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 7, 2021
Great time on this mid-week trip!  If you get the chance to fish with Captain Duane,  do it!  He puts you on the fish!
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Nick B.
Sumner, TX
Excellent
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 6, 2021
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Jason R.
United States
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 22, 2021
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FAQs about Ozark Trout Runners

Ozark Trout Runners offers the following trips to customers:
  • $295 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $295 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $325 per group - Half Day Trip – Nighttime (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Ozark Trout Runners, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Ozark Trout Runners include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures

Ozark Trout Runners offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Lake Taneycomo acts like a river when power is bei)
  • Lake Fishing

Ozark Trout Runners offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Ozark Trout Runners include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)