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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Branson

According to customer reviews, Excel Fishing Charters, Hooked On Branson Fishing, and Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson are some of the most popular fishing charters in Branson, Missouri. Full list of top fishing charters in Branson.

The average price for a private 4 hour Branson fishing trip is $384, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $588 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Excel Fishing Charters, Hooked On Branson Fishing, and Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Branson.

The most popular fish species you can target are Rainbow Trout (Steelhead), Brown Trout, and Crappie. Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Spinning, and Drift Fishing. Lake fishing, river fishing, and inshore fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

While the city is primarily known for its various entertainment venues, fishing in Branson, MO will be a pleasant surprise for any angler. When you’re done with exploring the theaters along 76 Country Boulevard, come on down to the local lakes and experience a real freshwater fishing adventure, Branson-style! Home to some of the finest angling hotspots in the Ozarks, you’re in for quite a treat.

Branson Fishing Spots

Branson and its anglers can consider themselves blessed to be surrounded by so many incredible freshwater hotspots. And word gets around quickly. Lake Taneycomo is considered to be the best Trout fishery in the entire Midwest. Likewise, Bull Shoals and Table Rock Lake are both frequently featured in FLW and B.A.S.S. tournaments thanks to their world-class Bass fishing.

Table Rock Lake

Known all over the States for Bass fishing that’s out-of-this-world amazing, Table Rock Lake has made quite a reputation for itself. When you see the Largemouth and Smallmouth bite during the season, you’ll be coming back for years to come. The lake is also home to there species like Crappie, Catfish, and Bluegill, so don’t worry about things getting repetitive any time soon.

Lake Taneycomo

Widely considered to be among the best in the world, Lake Taneycomo Trout fishing is an absolute must when you find yourself in these parts. The local Rainbows and Browns are here all year long, and are great targets for both fly and conventional anglers. Taneycomo’s headwaters are known as Trophy Trout Central among the locals, making them a great place to start (or end) your fishing adventure.

Bull Shoals Lake

Straddling the state line between Missouri and Arkansas lies Bull Shoals Lake, yet another fishery near Branson with exquisite fishing opportunities. Full of various types of bass, as well as Crappie and Walleye, this diverse lake is well worth your time. The best time to fish here is definitely around October and November, but you can still land fish at other times of the year too.

Branson Fishing Tips

  • During the fall months, the local fish will be eating a lot in preparation for winter. Creek mouths make for some of the best fishing at this time, thanks to the deeper water levels.
     
  • It’s good to be aware of how the weather can help you when fishing. You might be surprised, but clouds and wind can be good allies on the water. Fish prefer no direct sunlight, while windy conditions dirty the waters which helps to attract Bass.

Need to Know

While there’s great fishing in Branson all year long, it really pays off to hire a professional guide. You can save a lot of time otherwise spent looking for productive spots that way.

Regulations

You’ll need to have a fishing license for any freshwater fishing you plan on doing here. In addition, if you’re fishing Trout on Lake Taneycomo, you’ll also need a federal Trout stamp. These regulations apply for everyone over the age of 16.

Budget

Fishing with a guide can be very affordable if you take the time to browse around. A four-hour trip can cost you as little as $250, while a full day’s worth of fishing rarely costs more than $400. Branson is great if you’re in the market for a guided trip that won’t break the bank.

Getting There

U.S. Route 65 is the main link to other nearby cities and the one you’ll be taking whether coming up from Springfield up north or Little Rock down south. If you’re flying in, however, then you’ll have the local Branson Airport at your disposal.
 

Branson
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January

January in Branson is known among anglers for the challenging weather, but nothing that can’t be overcome. Stick with crank baits for the best chances at a good Trout day.

February

This time of fish is when the waters are full of dying baitfish, prime targets for the local Bass. Suspending jerkbaits make for the best way to take advantage of the situation.

March

March is when Bass fishing really starts to heat up. They’ll head to very shallow parts of the water on windy days, making for an easier catch.

April

If you’re up for some fly fishing, now’s a great time to do it. Explore the local lakes using flies like wooly buggers and zebra midges. 

May

The late spring bite is hot, with the local Bass population being hungry and angry. Branson in May has some of the best shallows fishing in the States.

June

Fishing Bull Shoals Lake in summer can be difficult this time of year, whereas Lake Taneycomo is loaded with Rainbow Trout ready and eager to take the bait.

July

You can count on the deep bite to be the name of the game in July. They’ll be holding anywhere from 20’–35’ deep, so get those crankbaits ready!

August

Lake Taneycomo Trout fishing remains some of the best ways to spend the day. Stock up on pink Trout worms and get ready for a fun day out.

September

The water temperatures are usually in the low-to-mid-eighties this time of year. Expect the shallow bite to become more consistent as the weeks come and go.

October

October marks the start of prime fishing at Table Rock Lake for all to enjoy! The fish are setting into the pre-winter feeding frenzy, so you’ll have plenty to do out there.

November

Fishing the creek mouths is the main avenue of approach for most Branson anglers simply due to the results it provides. Some of the best Bass fishing is right there for you to enjoy.

December

December fishing is a favorite among anglers who like to have the whole body of water to themselves. It’s a great way to mark the end of the year on a peaceful note.

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Call or email Eric Oliversons guide service if you want the ultimate fishing trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Call or email Eric Oliversons guide service if you want the ultimate fishing trip.
Kenneth  W.
Kenneth W. Doniphan, NE
We went on a Saturday. I think I would avoid going on a Saturday and I would definitely recommend a guide!! The guide made our trip so much more enjoyable
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We went on a Saturday. I think I would avoid going on a Saturday and I would definitely recommend a guide!! The guide made our trip so much more enjoyable
Pamela  W.
Pamela W. Ellsinore, MO
If your trout fishing, go by the local trout dock(Scotty’s) and see what they recommend.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If your trout fishing, go by the local trout dock(Scotty’s) and see what they recommend.
Ryan  B.
Ryan B. Miner, MO
Book a good guide that has experience. It’s a tough time of the year to catch them because it’s so hot. The good ones will still get you on some fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a good guide that has experience. It’s a tough time of the year to catch them because it’s so hot. The good ones will still get you on some fish.
Jeremy  C.
Jeremy C. Pottsboro, TX
Need to be on a boat with the right electronics to help locate the fish and depth.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Need to be on a boat with the right electronics to help locate the fish and depth.
Ben  W.
Ben W. Lee's Summit, Missouri
Tough when it’s hot go with a person that knows the area and what they are doing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Tough when it’s hot go with a person that knows the area and what they are doing.
Owen  L.
Owen L. Naples, IL
It’s very hot and some spots are regulated to where only certain jigs, no live bait or power bait are allowed.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s very hot and some spots are regulated to where only certain jigs, no live bait or power bait are allowed.
Anthony  F.
Anthony F. Tinley Park, IL
Guided trips for the less experienced definitely help put fish in the boat!
Very good
4.0 / 5
Guided trips for the less experienced definitely help put fish in the boat!
Christine  E.
Christine E. Kansas City, Missouri
This is my second time fishing in Branson, I was here in 2012 and had a great experinece.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This is my second time fishing in Branson, I was here in 2012 and had a great experinece.
Leslie  B.
Leslie B. Prescott, AZ
Having a guide that has experience, knows the area, provides a boat and all the fishing gear you need. It makes traveling so much easier when you don’t have to being all of the fishing gear with you.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Having a guide that has experience, knows the area, provides a boat and all the fishing gear you need. It makes traveling so much easier when you don’t have to being all of the fishing gear with you.
Jimmy & Mary Cannedy Seigler
Jimmy & Mary Cannedy Seigler Kansas City, Missouri
If you are fishing in Branson for the first time get a guide it's well worth it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are fishing in Branson for the first time get a guide it's well worth it.
Korey  E.
Korey E.
Branson is beautiful, Table Rock lake is stunning and the people are incredibly nice and hospitable.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Branson is beautiful, Table Rock lake is stunning and the people are incredibly nice and hospitable.
Jennifer  P.
Jennifer P. Parker, CO
Book with Dave. He’ll help you out and I guarantee you’ll have a great time.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Dave. He’ll help you out and I guarantee you’ll have a great time.
Jacob  B.
Jacob B. Denver, Colorado
Morning fishing seems like it’s the key. Foggy on the water and cool in the morning before the sun got it done for us.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Morning fishing seems like it’s the key. Foggy on the water and cool in the morning before the sun got it done for us.
Justin  M.
Justin M. Tipton, IN
Book trip early to get the most desired Captain and fishing dates and times desired
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book trip early to get the most desired Captain and fishing dates and times desired
David  N.
David N. League City, TX
Using a fishing guide was the way to go. We caught our limit and had great fun doing it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Using a fishing guide was the way to go. We caught our limit and had great fun doing it.
Scott  S.
Scott S. St. Peters, MO
Yes. We were all beginners and we caught a total 14 fish and a few that got away.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes. We were all beginners and we caught a total 14 fish and a few that got away.
Stephanie  M.
Stephanie M. United States
It was a little chilly today even with it being June. Bring a light jacket just in case
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was a little chilly today even with it being June. Bring a light jacket just in case
Jordan  S.
Jordan S. Oklahoma City, OK
Bring plenty of sunscreen. More water to drink if needed. The guide will show you the best places to fish, trust the equipment it works. Overall have a great time.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Bring plenty of sunscreen. More water to drink if needed. The guide will show you the best places to fish, trust the equipment it works. Overall have a great time.
Cindy  B.
Cindy B. Lecoma, MO
I would wait another week or two for the walleye. Or talk to the captain about when a good time for trout but would highly recommend fishing with captain Eric. He was phenomenal
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would wait another week or two for the walleye. Or talk to the captain about when a good time for trout but would highly recommend fishing with captain Eric. He was phenomenal
Greg  L.
Greg L. Alliance, OH

Badock’s Guide Service
Badock’s Guide Service
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
We had a fantastic guided fishing trip with Mike. Great guy, professional and very attentive to all aspects of fishing. Mike put us on fish and we had a blast catching big Bass, a couple Walleye and an occasional Blue Gill. All of us were extremely pleased with our fishing experience and highly recommend Mike Boyles as a fishing guide. Money we’ll spent!!!!
Barbara  B.
Barbara B. Branson, Missouri
Hooked On Branson Fishing
Hooked On Branson Fishing
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Brien, thank you for a wondering time on Table Rock Lake. Your boat, equipment and knowledge of the lake where great. Hope to fish with you again when I come to Branson.
Allen  P.
Allen P. Washington, TX
Catch Mo Fish Guide Service
Catch Mo Fish Guide Service
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(52 reviews)
Captain Aaron was great. We all loved it and had a great time. Recommend it to anyone looking to do do a fishing trip in the Branson area with the family!
Jorge  G.
Jorge G. Nixa, MO
Branson's Full Throttle Fishing
Branson's Full Throttle Fishing
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(25 reviews)
My wife and I had a great day of fishing with Josh Isaacs. Josh is very Professional and determined for you to have a good time, and help you to catch fish.
Albert  D.
Albert D.
Dave's Guide Service
Dave's Guide Service
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(365 reviews)
I would highly recommend anyone to Captain Dave. Dave was very experienced and easy going. We caught a ton of fish in just hours. We will be coming back for a half day trip next!
Jake  C.
Jake C. Excelsior Springs, Missouri
Dave's Guide Service
Dave's Guide Service
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(365 reviews)
Highly recommend Capt Dave! We saw an abundance of trout; both rainbow and brown. Landed dozens and took home our limit. Gorgeous lake and weather!
Chelsea  M.
Chelsea M.
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(357 reviews)
Eric provided an ideal trip for us! If your looking for a professional guide service...look no further your expectations will be met booking with Eric! Will book again the next time we come to visit!
Andrew  M.
Andrew M.
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(357 reviews)
Eric was great! My husband and I had a super time - lots of laughs, fish, and learning. Beautiful lake and weather, couldn’t have been better! Thank you!
Lynn  C.
Lynn C. Branson, Missouri
Hooked On Branson Fishing
Hooked On Branson Fishing
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Brien was very patient and helpful with my daughter and myself, two inexperienced fisher people. We caught lots of fish. He told great stories and kept us entertained. My son, who loves to fish, was able to catch his fill and hope to be able to fish with Brien again someday.
Gladys  H.
Gladys H. Branson, Missouri
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(357 reviews)
Absolutely fantastic time with captain Eric. He’s is extraordinary, very knowledgeable and wonderful all round. Caught fish from the minute we started to minute we stopped, Eric provided absolutely everything we needed and made it a breeze.
John  C.
John C. San Antonio, TX
Mid-American Anglers' Guide Service
Mid-American Anglers' Guide Service
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(5 reviews)
Jack was the perfect guide for our first fishing experience in Missouri. He’s laid back, funny, and knowledgeable on fishing. We’ll definitely set up another time with Jack, in the future😎
Leisa  S.
Leisa S. Williamsburg, IA
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(357 reviews)
Thanks Eric !! My son and I had a great time . We caught a ton of fish . We will be back. We're going to make it a father son tradition every year. If anyone wants to go and catch good quality fish and use awesome gear and travel the lake in style Eric is the man 100% .
Kenneth  W.
Kenneth W. Doniphan, NE
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(357 reviews)
We spent 4 hours on table rock. My boys (ages 9, 12)had a blast bass fishing. Caught a bunch of bass and explored the table rock fishing spots. Definitely recommend and will do again when in Branson
James  R.
James R. O'Fallon, IL
Hooked On Branson Fishing
Hooked On Branson Fishing
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Great trip! Even though it was a slow day of fishing brien explained and accommodated for our needs. Would 100% recommend booking with brien.
Tony  A.
Tony A.
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(357 reviews)
By far.my best experience fishing a charter. Captain Eric was AMAZING. Professional and fun. He made it so much fun for me that I didn't even feel bad at all for out fishing my husband 😲
Kathie  B.
Kathie B. United States
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(357 reviews)
Eric was very knowledgeable and down to earth! He put us on some fish and we had a blast!
Jackie  C.
Jackie C. Arlington, KS
Badock’s Guide Service
Badock’s Guide Service
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
Bryan was a great Captain and guide. He showed us where and how we should fish for the best chance of catching more fish!! Great conversation and he showed a lot of experience for his age!! It was a pleasure to spend the day on the water with Bryan. My brother-in-law can’t stop talking about our great day of fishing. The 24 inch Walleye was one of my best fish ever. Oh, by the way, we spanked the bass!!!!
Joe  P.
Joe P.
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(357 reviews)
Had a great time with Eric, we highly recommend him. We will use him Eric’s on our future trips.
Marty  W.
Marty W. Lincoln, NE
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(357 reviews)
Three of us met Captain Eric for a 3 hour guided trip and it was a great experience. The equipment was top notch and Captain Eric was so very knowledgeable! Had a great time and caught a few fish. Will book with him again and highly recommend his services !!
Jimmy  E.
Jimmy E. Pottsboro, TX
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(357 reviews)
Anything I write here will not do this trip justice! But I’ll give it a try! It was the highlight of our whole vacation! We are already planning our next trip! Eric was funny, professional, and just an all around nice guy! He knows fishing and the lake better than everyone we have ever met! We caught fish after fish after fish!! It was so exciting!! If you’re thinking about booking a trip like this, don’t hesitate to choose Eric to book with!! So much fun!!
Pamela  W.
Pamela W. Ellsinore, MO