Badock’s Guide Service runs angling trips out of Branson and offers to show you what the local fishery is all about. The captain offers trips on Table Rock Lake for Largemouth, Smallmouth, and Spotted Bass and Crappie depending on season. The summer season offers those as well as Walleye and Bluegill. Badock’s Guide Service chases some Crappie in the spring as well.

Also, they offer trout trips for Rainbow and Brown Trout on Lake Taneycomo, stocked regularly with 10-15" trout. Great fun for all ages and all experience levels.

We specialize in both small groups and large groups up to 6 so bring the whole family out for a fun day on the water!

Capt. Bryan will do his best to make sure you have a fun day full of fishing. He specializes in light tackle, bottom fishing, drift fishing, and jigging, all to get you on that bite. This involves 2 to 8-hour trips, depending on the season and conditions on the day.

Rates include all gear expect mo fishing license. Tips are not included in set rates.

Your fishing adventure starts on a 22’ lowe bay boat comfortably able to fish up to 6 guests

When it comes to rods, reels, and terminal tackle, everything you need is included in the price.

Don’t forget to buy a fishing license before the trip!

We do all catch and release on bass, but if you want to fish to eat we target white bass, bluegill, crappie, trout and walleye depending on seasons.

You’ll find free snacks, and drinks on the boat for your convenience, but you’re always welcome to pack your own drinks and snacks should you want to.

Children are welcome aboard so you’re good to get the young ones started early.

Book your trip now and hit the water with Badock’s Guide Service and make memories for a lifetime!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Taneycomo Trout
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    US $275
    Rainbow and Brown Trout.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour –Table Rock
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Dec 1
    US $375
    Bass, bluegill, and walleye in the summer. The trip takes place on Table Rock Lake.
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Walleye
    Walleye
    Bass (Smallmouth)
    Smallmouth Bass
    Bass (Spotted)
    Spotted Bass
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Table Rock (11 AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Dec 31
    US $375
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Table Rock (12pm)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US $375
    This is a 4-hour afternoon/evening trip on Table Rock Lake.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Table Rock Winter
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 1 - Mar 1
    US $375
    Winter Bass or Crappie.
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Crappie
    Crappie
    Bass (Smallmouth)
    Smallmouth Bass
    Bass (Spotted)
    Spotted Bass
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Taneycomo Trout
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $375
    Rainbow and Brown Trout.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Table Rock
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $475
    Bass, Walleye, Bluegill.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Table Rock Bass
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:45 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 1 - May 31
    US $650
    This is an 8-hour full tournament day on Table Rock for Bass, Walleye, and Bluegill. More geared toward tournament anglers and those wanting to break down the lake and learn certain techniques.
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4.9 / 5
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Elizabeth E.
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5 stars would recommend!

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour –Table Rock on July 6, 2024
Overall great experience! Bryan brought us to the fish, can’t always make them take the bait but we did catch a few! He was...
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RW F.
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Memorial Day weekend at Table Rock

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Table Rock on May 25, 2024
There were some bad storms that went through right before we were supposed to meet so we weren’t really sure what to expect....
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Scott G.
Wichita, KS
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Morning Table Rock bass fishing trip

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip – Table Rock on August 21, 2023
My son and I are experienced bass fisherman and can tell a real fisherman from a tourist guide. Capt Bryan is the real deal....
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LeRoy L.
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Great Day

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour –Table Rock on June 28, 2024
Beyond was amazing. He knew the lake well. He also knew where the fish were. He repositioned the boat often for good fishing....
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David S.
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Got what we came for!

VERIFIED   NEW  6 Hour Trip – Table Rock on June 27, 2024
Guide asked us what we were wanting to focus on and Walleye was our top option! Started the day catching some bass and releasing...
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FAQs about Badock’s Guide Service

Badock’s Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $275 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Trip – Taneycomo Trout (2 hours)
  • US $375 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour –Table Rock (4 hours)
  • US $375 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Table Rock (11 AM) (4 hours)
  • US $375 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Table Rock (12pm) (4 hours)
  • US $375 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Table Rock Winter (4 hours)
  • US $375 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Taneycomo Trout (4 hours)
  • US $475 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip – Table Rock (6 hours)
  • US $650 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Table Rock Bass (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Badock’s Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder Garmin livescope
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Badock’s Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Summer only for bass walleye )
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks

Badock’s Guide Service offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Table Rock Lake and Lake Taneycomo)

Badock’s Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Badock’s Guide Service include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Bass (Spotted)
  • Brown Trout
  • Catfish
  • Crappie
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Walleye

Meet the Captain

Bryan Badock
Branson, Missouri, United States
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44 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2022
Growing up in the St. Louis area, I would take any and all opportunities I could to go fish bigger lakes that my area did not offer. As I got to college I fished for the university of Missouri’s bass fishing team, traveling around the country fishing tournaments. When I graduated I decided to move to table rock lake and begin my career as a fishing guide. I wake up with a smile on my face being able to do what I love and share my knowledge to help create lasting memories for those wanting to fish. I pride myself on providing the best guide trips for my customers that I can whether they have never caught a fish before or are a seasoned tournament angler. Come on out and fish with me and we will have a great time!

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Lowe (Bay boat) originally built in 2024. Powered by a 200HP Mercury engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Table Rock Lake and Lake Taneycomo

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Garmin livescope
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Summer only for bass walleye
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
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 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 on bass only.
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
Checks
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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