Hoping to go fishing in Branson? Look no further than Excel Fishing Charters!

Fishing around here will often see you targeting Walleye, Steelhead, Brown Trout, Crappie, Hybrid Striped Bass, Smallmouth, and more, depending on the season. Depending on the species you’re after, you may find yourself spinning, trolling, drifting, bottom fishing, or maybe something more specialized in this area. Capt. Blake also offers fly fishing and will include the necessary gear.

Any fish within the legal limit are yours to keep. Plus, you can have your catch cleaned. Talk about bang for your buck! Trips with Excel Fishing Charters are open to the whole family, so get ‘em offline and onto the water! Capt. Blake is excellent with kids! It’s recommended to bring snacks, drinks, sunglasses, and sunblock (non-spray).

Capt. Blake will bring you aboard a 20’ Aluminum fishing that holds up to 4 passengers. It comes with all the essentials no fishing machine can run without. What’s more, this vessel is wheelchair accessible. The captain will provide rods and reels for you, along with lures. Live bait is available, but it’s good to ask about this so you know if you’ll be catching it yourself.

You’ll need to purchase a local fishing license before the trip. This information is usually available online, or you can ask the captain. Some species might be protected or require a tag to keep them, so make sure you know what to expect. Alcohol is allowed in moderation. Avoid hard liquor as well as glass bottles.

Get in touch with Capt. Blake below and start planning your trip today!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $225
    The 2-hour trips are for those who want to experience the lake, catch fish, and get off the water to do other activities! Or for those who might be on a budget!
    Targeted fish
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
  • Private trip
    3 hour (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $325
    Types of fishing
    River Fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Backcountry Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Fly Fishing
    Jigging
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $300
    For people who have enough time to fish for more than 2 hours but not quite for 4 hours!
    Targeted fish
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 12 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US $350
    This is the most popular fishing trip on the lake! You spend plenty of time on the water, catching fish and having fun! The time of departure will depend on the time of year.
    Targeted fish
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $350
    For those that want to get plenty of sleep, but also want to catch fish in the afternoon!
    Targeted fish
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
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Customer reviews

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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Blake is an Excellent Guide
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Steve W.
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Amazing day of trout fishing

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (AM) on April 4, 2024
Myself , 2 son in laws , and grandson had minimal trout fishing experience and the water conditions were not optimal the day...
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Stacey M.
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Great time!

VERIFIED   NEW  3 Hour Trip on May 3, 2024
Blake was the perfect guide! We caught our limit of rainbow trout! He knew just where to go! He is fun to talk to and very...
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Marshall M.
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The perfect trip!

VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip on December 30, 2023
We booked with Blake a while back based on other great reviews and were not disappointed! It was for my son’s 13th birthday...
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Patti R.
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Had a great time!

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (AM) on May 21, 2024
My guys had a great time with Captain Blake. Caught plenty of fish, even brought some home for lunch! Would definitely recommend...
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Robert T.
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Blake is an Excellent Guide

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (PM) on May 5, 2024
Blake is knowledgeable and friendly. We had a great time, we caught a lot of fish and both my adult son and I caught the largest...
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FAQs about Excel Fishing Charters

Excel Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $225 per group, additional US $25 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Trip (2 hours)
  • US $300 per group, additional US $25 per person after 1 guest - 3 hour (PM) (3 hours)
  • US $300 per group, additional US $25 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Trip (3 hours)
  • US $350 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $350 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Excel Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Excel Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Fly Fishing Equipment

Excel Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing (Wade fishing smaller streams for Trout and Bass.)

Excel Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Excel Fishing Charters include:
  • Brown Trout
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)

Meet the Captain

Blake Harris
Branson, Missouri, United States
2 Fishing Reports
54 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2021
With his vast knowledge and experience, Capt. Blake is prepared to show you the best of these waters whether you're bottom fishing, trolling or fly fishing. Among his favorite fish to target are Bass and Trout. Customers often praise him for being super friendly and great with kids. "Blake is an amazing guide! Blake took the time to ask if we were after numbers or size. He made a game plan specifically for us once he understood what we were after. Blake not only had the right gear and bait, he knew where to be when."

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 115HP Mercury engine.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Wade fishing smaller streams for Trout and Bass.

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 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
Catch and Release Mandatory
Strictly catch and release for Trophy Trout.

Payment

Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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