Hooked On Branson Fishing

Premier Guide Service
Owned and operated by Captain Brien Vaughn, Hooked on Branson Fishing is a premier guide service providing year-round guided fishing trips on Table Rock Lake, Bull Shoals, and Taneycomo – some of the finest fishing lakes in the Ozarks.

About Brien
Brien is a full-time fishing guide and professional tournament angler, competing in the MLF and BASS circuits and qualifying for the 2022 BFL All-American and 2023 BASS National Team Championship.  With over 30 years of fishing experience, Brien can provide a personalized fishing experience for any level of fisherman – whether you are a seasoned professional angler or fishing for the first time. Brien also has custom packages available to accommodate all group sizes.

What to Expect
Brien is a US Coast Guard licensed Captain. You will be fishing from his brand-new 2023 21’ Nitro XL powered by a Mercury 250 four-stroke, giving you more 1-on-1 fishing time by covering water quickly and efficiently. Brien has the insider knowledge and the latest state-of-the-art fish finding technology, including Lowrance HDS LIVE electronics and GPS trolling motors for fishing finding and positioning accuracy, to put you on the fish. Whether you want to catch Bass, Crappie, Walleye, or Trout, Brien can show you how to locate and pattern the species you are looking for and teach you the most effective seasonal techniques for getting them in the boat! Crappie, Walleye, and Trout can be kept according to regulations, and Brien will clean your catch free of charge upon request.

What to Bring
Sunscreen, appropriate weather gear, and a valid fishing license.  All of the fishing equipment for your trip will be provided – although you are welcome to bring your own rods and tackle if you prefer.
He proudly offers a military discount.

Where to Meet:  Captain Brien can pick you up on the water at your request and will call you the evening before to confirm the meeting place.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (1 PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    US $225
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Walleye
    Walleye
    Crappie
    Crappie
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Bass (Smallmouth)
    Smallmouth Bass
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
    Bass (Spotted)
    Spotted Bass
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (11 AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    US $225
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Walleye
    Walleye
    Crappie
    Crappie
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Bass (Smallmouth)
    Smallmouth Bass
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
    Bass (Spotted)
    Spotted Bass
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (3 PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    US $225
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Walleye
    Walleye
    Crappie
    Crappie
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Bass (Smallmouth)
    Smallmouth Bass
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
    Bass (Spotted)
    Spotted Bass
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (5 PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    US $225
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Walleye
    Walleye
    Crappie
    Crappie
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Bass (Smallmouth)
    Smallmouth Bass
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
    Bass (Spotted)
    Spotted Bass
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (6 AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $225
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Walleye
    Walleye
    Crappie
    Crappie
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Bass (Smallmouth)
    Smallmouth Bass
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
    Bass (Spotted)
    Spotted Bass
  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip (8 AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    US $225
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Walleye
    Walleye
    Crappie
    Crappie
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Bass (Smallmouth)
    Smallmouth Bass
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
    Bass (Spotted)
    Spotted Bass
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (11 AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    US $350
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Walleye
    Walleye
    Crappie
    Crappie
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Bass (Smallmouth)
    Smallmouth Bass
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
    Bass (Spotted)
    Spotted Bass
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (3 PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    US $350
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Walleye
    Walleye
    Crappie
    Crappie
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Bass (Smallmouth)
    Smallmouth Bass
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
    Bass (Spotted)
    Spotted Bass
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (6 AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $350
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Walleye
    Walleye
    Crappie
    Crappie
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Bass (Smallmouth)
    Smallmouth Bass
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
    Bass (Spotted)
    Spotted Bass
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (10 AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 10:00 AM
    US $525
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Walleye
    Walleye
    Crappie
    Crappie
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Bass (Smallmouth)
    Smallmouth Bass
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
    Bass (Spotted)
    Spotted Bass
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip (6 AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $525
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Walleye
    Walleye
    Crappie
    Crappie
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Bass (Smallmouth)
    Smallmouth Bass
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
    Bass (Spotted)
    Spotted Bass
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip (6 AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $700
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Light Tackle
    Jigging
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Bass (Largemouth)
    Largemouth Bass
    Walleye
    Walleye
    Crappie
    Crappie
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
    Bass (Smallmouth)
    Smallmouth Bass
    Brown Trout
    Brown Trout
    Bass (Spotted)
    Spotted Bass
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FAQs about Hooked On Branson Fishing

Hooked On Branson Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $225 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Trip (1 PM) (2 hours)
  • US $225 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Trip (11 AM) (2 hours)
  • US $225 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Trip (3 PM) (2 hours)
  • US $225 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Trip (5 PM) (2 hours)
  • US $225 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Trip (6 AM) (2 hours)
  • US $225 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 2 Hour Trip (8 AM) (2 hours)
  • US $350 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (11 AM) (4 hours)
  • US $350 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (3 PM) (4 hours)
  • US $350 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip (6 AM) (4 hours)
  • US $525 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip (10 AM) (6 hours)
  • US $525 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 6 Hour Trip (6 AM) (6 hours)
  • US $700 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip (6 AM) (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Hooked On Branson Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well

Trips booked with Hooked On Branson Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks

Hooked On Branson Fishing offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing (Table Rock Lake, Bull Shoals, Lake Taneycomo)

Hooked On Branson Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Hooked On Branson Fishing include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Smallmouth)
  • Bass (Spotted)
  • Brown Trout
  • Cod
  • Crappie
  • Rainbow Trout (Steelhead)
  • Walleye

Meet the Captain

Brien Vaughn
Branson, Missouri, United States
ID & license verified
30 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since September 2022
Angler's Choice
The Angler's Choice Award is given to listings that consistently deliver a high-quality service and earn great reviews from customers.
Captain Brien Vaughn is a fishing expert with over 30 years of experience, ready to offer you an unforgettable fishing adventure. Regardless of your fishing skills, whether you're a seasoned pro or a first-time angler, Capt. Brien will personalize the experience to suit you perfectly. Capt. Brien's passion for fishing goes beyond guiding. When he's not taking customers on incredible fishing trips, he competes in professional fishing tournaments nationwide, showcasing his skills on the grand stage.

About this listing

Targeted species

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

Boat specs

Nitro (Bass boat) originally built in 2023. Powered by a 250HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 60 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing
Table Rock Lake, Bull Shoals, Lake Taneycomo

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 1 day 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 included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Branson to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Bass are released

Payment

Book with 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 30 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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What a great fishing experience.!
What a great fishing experience.!
Couldn\u2019t have picked a better captain!!!
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
93%
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Cara S.
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Fishing with Brien

VERIFIED   NEW  2 Hour Trip (11 AM) on March 29, 2024
Had a great time with Brien! He worked really hard at helping our grandson catch fish.  He was patient despite the fish not...
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Guide trip

VERIFIED   2 Hour Trip (11 AM) on August 1, 2023
Initially, I was a little hesitant about booking a trip with no reviews.  However, I noticed that Captain Brien had just listed...
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Ted G.
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Experience:
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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What a great fishing experience.!

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip (3 PM) on March 22, 2024
Great time fishing at Table Rock Lake but won’t be the last. Eric knew the Lake and put us where the fish were. We will be...
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Greg G.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
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Fun trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (11 AM) on December 23, 2023
Brien worked hard on getting us into fish,  (I think he took us to 7 spots if my count was right) could see fish in the screens...
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Rich R.
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Amazing fisherman!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip (3 PM) on December 13, 2023
Brien worked hard to find fish for us and we had success.  We aren’t experienced fishermen but he was super patient with...
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