Lake of the Ozarks Fishing Charters

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Top Lake of the Ozarks Destinations

Lake of the Ozarks: 8 fishing charters available
Camdenton
 Instant Confirmation
trips from US $400
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(3 reviews)
Osage Beach
trips from US $400
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(42 reviews)
Stover
trips from US $400
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Rocky Mount
trips from US $450
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(12 reviews)
Rocky Mount
trips from US $650
Climax Springs
trips from US $450
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Camdenton
 Instant Confirmation
trips from US $475
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
Eldon
trips from US $450

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Lake of the Ozarks

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Lake of the Ozarks are: Full list of top fishing charters in Lake of the Ozarks

The average price for a private 4 hour Lake of the Ozarks fishing trip is US $581, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $796 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Lake of the Ozarks that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Lake of the Ozarks are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Lake of the Ozarks are:

The top 2 types of fishing in Lake of the Ozarks are:

Many fishing charters in Lake of the Ozarks provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Lake of the Ozarks are:

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Lake of the Ozarks are:
  • 4-hour fishing trips – US $475
  • 6-hour fishing trips – US $670
  • 8-hour fishing trips – US $842

Fishing in Lake of the Ozarks

Nicknamed "Puff The Magic Dragon" thanks to its serpentine shape, this stunning lake in the middle of Missouri is a sight for sore eyes! See the beauty it holds for yourself with a Lake of the Ozarks fishing guide, and explore some of the most productive freshwater fishing in the state. This lake covers a whopping 54,000 acres, and has so much to offer that you’ll find it hard to ever leave.

There’s no shortage of fish species in this large body of water, and you’ll find all the freshwater trophies here. Just imagine spending the day in the wilderness, going after creatures like Largemouth Bass, Spotted Bass, Black and White Crappie, Catfish, White Bass, Hybrid Stripers, Paddlefish, Walleye, and Bluegill. Paints a nice picture, doesn’t it?

And there’s a variety of ways in which you can explore the lake. If you’re looking to spend some quality time with your family, or teach your kids how to fish, a half day trip is the best choice. On the other hand, if you’re a more ambitious angler looking to fill your bags, consider booking a full day trip so you can cover more ground and maximize your chances.

As it encompasses such a huge area, Lake of the Ozarks has a varied offer of fishing charters you can book a trip with. They’re dotted along the shoreline, so a visit to places like Lincoln, Stover, or Eldon can yield great results. Just find the charter you like, and fish on!

Rules & Regulations

When it comes to fishing regulations, you should follow Missouri state law when fishing in Lake of the Ozarks. This means that you should buy a Missouri fishing license in advance and bring it with you on your trip. Booking a trip with a reputable guide is the best way to make sure you’re following all the regulations.

Lake of the Ozarks Fishing Seasons

January

What better way to start the year than a fishing adventure in the Ozarks? Thanks to the year-round fishing opportunities here, you’ll find plenty of fish. One that’s biting especially hard in January is Crappie.

February

In February, you’ll start seeing Bass in larger numbers, and they get hungry at this time of the year. Head over to the shallower waters for the best chance of catching all Bass varieties!

March

With temperatures slowly rising, you’ll find that fishing doesn’t slow down in Lake of the Ozarks. On the contrary, the Bass bite is hot, and you’ll find them swarming the shallower waters of the lake.

April

If Bass is what you’re after, this is the time to go for them. You’ll find that both Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass are biting hard, and you can also test your luck with Crappie and Paddlefish.

May

With spring in full swing, a day on the water can do wonders. Head on down to the lake and go after some of the prized species on offer, like Bass, Crappie, Bluegill, and Catfish.

June

This is a great time to go after Bluegill, which are especially good when it comes to introducing your kids to the joys of fishing. You’ll get to go after tasty Catfish as well.

July

Summer’s here, and so are the fish! Fishing for Bluegill is at its peak, as they fill the shallow waters of the lake. Bring your kids on a great summer vacation, and have a real adventure!

August

The weather remains hot, and the bite does too! In August, you have the chance to target almost anything from Bass to Crappie and Bluegill. They’re all biting, so don’t miss the opportunity to fill your bags.

September

As the fall slowly approaches, Bass tend to flock to the lake’s deeper waters. In September you should opt for a guide who’ll take you out to all of the hotpots, and hook some trophy Bass.

October

The temperatures start to drop in October, and this marks the arrival of Crappie fishing. Bass fishing is still strong, especially in the deeper parts of the lake.

November

This is when Crappie make their way to the shoreline, so don’t hesitate to sink a line here in November! You can also head out in search of some big Catfish, as they’re still biting hard.

December

End your year with a blast, by heading out to the lake for some angling action! You’ll find that Crappie, Bluegill, and Catfish are all in the cards in December.

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What anglers said about fishing in Lake of the Ozarks

Definitely Follow your guides instructions and dress appropriately for the season....
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely Follow your guides instructions and dress appropriately for the season....
Expert Angling Guide Service
Expert Angling Guide Service
Definitely give Captain Chris a try! He’ll find you some fish for sure!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely give Captain Chris a try! He’ll find you some fish for sure!!!
Barber Guide Service – Pontoon
Barber Guide Service – Pontoon Sunrise Beach, Missouri
Book with Captain Mike Doll he gets 10 ??????????.We enjoyed ourselves immensely.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Captain Mike Doll he gets 10 ??????????.We enjoyed ourselves immensely.
Mike Doll Fishing Guide–“Best Fishing Value”
Mike Doll Fishing Guide–“Best Fishing Value” Roseto, PA
Only a 4 star instead of 5, because I believe we would have caught bigger paddlefish in April compared to March. But it was still great.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Only a 4 star instead of 5, because I believe we would have caught bigger paddlefish in April compared to March. But it was still great.
All-Out Fishing Charters LLC – Paddlefish
All-Out Fishing Charters LLC – Paddlefish Bloomer, WI
Water temperature is very important. Pay attention to this to get the best timing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Water temperature is very important. Pay attention to this to get the best timing.
All-Out Fishing Charters LLC – Paddlefish
All-Out Fishing Charters LLC – Paddlefish Kearney, MO

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Lake of the Ozarks?

Mike Doll Fishing Guide–“Best Fishing Value”
Mike Doll Fishing Guide–“Best Fishing Value”
Fishing charter in Eldon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
Had a great day of fishing with captain Mike. Very knowledgeable and professional. Caught several species using different techniques. Would definitely recommend captain Mike and will certainly be back.
Pat  S.
Pat S.
Barber Guide Service – Pontoon
Barber Guide Service – Pontoon
Fishing charter in Rocky Mount
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Great trip! Loved their sense of humor; and stories shared; Plus, the unforgettable 48lb catfish
Rebecca  B.
Rebecca B. Smoot, WV
Mike Doll Fishing Guide–“Best Fishing Value”
Mike Doll Fishing Guide–“Best Fishing Value”
Fishing charter in Eldon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
Captain Mike was great! Great communication as we waited for a storm to pass through before we went out. Taught my 13 year old son and I how to jug fish for catfish and we had some great catches!
Michael  M.
Michael M. Camdenton, Missouri
Mike Doll Fishing Guide–“Best Fishing Value”
Mike Doll Fishing Guide–“Best Fishing Value”
Fishing charter in Eldon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
He is so much fun! So easy to talk with! He is now a friend. Chris Spiekerman Phoenix, AZ
Chris  S.
Chris S. Indianapolis, Indiana
Mike Doll Fishing Guide–“Best Fishing Value”
Mike Doll Fishing Guide–“Best Fishing Value”
Fishing charter in Eldon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
Captain Mike was amazing!!! He went above and beyond to make our experience memorable. Captain Mike is highly recommended. It was a great and enjoyable time!! Of course the crew was amazing too 😁
Jeff  L.
Jeff L. Westfall, KS
Barber Guide Service – Bass Boat
Barber Guide Service – Bass Boat
Fishing charter in Rocky Mount
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Very nice guy. Setting up our outing and working out the details was so easy. Very knowledgeable and was great with my son. I would charter with him again.
David  P.
David P. St Louis, Missouri
Mike Doll Fishing Guide–“Best Fishing Value”
Mike Doll Fishing Guide–“Best Fishing Value”
Fishing charter in Eldon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
Great experience. Capt Mike was very knowledgeable and helpful. He did a wonderful job taking us to spots to catch fish. By the end of the trip we had a nice catch for dinner.
Darak  L.
Darak L. Waterloo, IL
Mike Doll Fishing Guide–“Best Fishing Value”
Mike Doll Fishing Guide–“Best Fishing Value”
Fishing charter in Eldon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
Great experience. My three boys and I had a blast. Mike actually asked us if we mind staying out a little Longer(ah yes please) I’m looking forward to going back out and catching some blue catfish next trip.
Jason  U.
Jason U. St Louis, Missouri
Barber Guide Service – Pontoon
Barber Guide Service – Pontoon
Fishing charter in Rocky Mount
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Took 6 of my kids fishing. Captain Barber and Addy did a fantastic job. They were friendly, informative, and constantly looking for fish and safety of the passengers. They even indulged my daughters and their desire to talk and tell knock knock jokes. They knew the lake, and are very accommodating. Thanks for all you did for us! We had a lot of fun!
Shaun  S.
Shaun S.
Barber Guide Service – Pontoon
Barber Guide Service – Pontoon
Fishing charter in Rocky Mount
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Had a good time catching crappies with my son-in-law, 2 sons and my 5 year old grandson. Captain Chris is very knowledgeable and my grandson had a great time.
John  H.
John H. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Barber Guide Service – Bass Boat
Barber Guide Service – Bass Boat
Fishing charter in Rocky Mount
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Chris with Barber fishing was incredible. Super nice guy. Very knowledgeable of the lake and where to fish. Catered to what we wanted to do and really put us on some fish. Was a incredible experience. 100% coming back. 10/10 experience.
Jared  M.
Jared M. United States
Barber Guide Service – Bass Boat
Barber Guide Service – Bass Boat
Fishing charter in Rocky Mount
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
We had a great time! Captain 👩‍✈️ put us on on the fish for an early morning bite and it was popping. Fish on! Crappie tacos tonight. Great experience with my son, we had a ball! We highly recommend this trip.
Rod  G.
Rod G. Wichita, KS
Barber Guide Service – Pontoon
Barber Guide Service – Pontoon
Fishing charter in Rocky Mount
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
We had a perfect fishing experience with Captain Chis and Captain Abby. We caught lots of fish, enjoyed the lake scenery, and had tons of laughs! Caption Chris offered tons of advice, and was right there to help in any way. There was plenty of poles and fishing gear, making it very easy for everyone. Captain Chris was so accommodating, and made the trip amazing for the experienced fisherman as well as for the beginners. There is no question we will back next year!!!
Tamara  S.
Tamara S. Kalamazoo, MI
Barber Guide Service – Pontoon
Barber Guide Service – Pontoon
Fishing charter in Rocky Mount
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
We had a great time fishing with Captain Chris and his daughter Rachel. They were both super friendly and an absolute wealth of knowledge about the lake and fishing. We caught a ton of fish and a really big catfish of about 30 lbs. I’d definitely recommend!!!
Jude  H.
Jude H. Sunrise Beach, Missouri
Barber Guide Service – Bass Boat
Barber Guide Service – Bass Boat
Fishing charter in Rocky Mount
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
We experienced an excellent trip today!! We caught fish,gained knowledge,enjoyed our guides company, and had an amazing day!!! The Father and Daughter team proved highly successful!! I would highly recommend this guide service!!!
Stephen  L.
Stephen L. St. Louis, MO
Mike Doll Fishing Guide–“Best Fishing Value”
Mike Doll Fishing Guide–“Best Fishing Value”
Fishing charter in Eldon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
Capt Mike was great. Super knowledgeable and knew where to go. Would definitely come back and do it again!
Gina  S.
Gina S. St Louis, Missouri
Stained Water Snagging
Stained Water Snagging
Fishing charter in Camdenton
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
I would 100% do this trip again, and would recommend it without hesitation. This was the first time my son(9yrs old) and I had ever been Bowfishing. These guys were great teaching us the ropes and then getting us on fish. Even as the night went on and my son got tired, they stayed positive and patient. I look forward to doing this again.
Brian  C.
Brian C.
Mike Doll Fishing Guide–“Best Fishing Value”
Mike Doll Fishing Guide–“Best Fishing Value”
Fishing charter in Eldon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
Captain Mike Doll worked extremely hard to find the fish.Highly recommend him for anyone who wants a memorable fishing experience.captain Mike was knowledgeable, pleasant,very personable,sensitive to your individual needs. His choice of equipment that we used was spot on.
Barbara  B.  W.
Barbara B. W. Roseto, PA
Mike Doll Fishing Guide–“Best Fishing Value”
Mike Doll Fishing Guide–“Best Fishing Value”
Fishing charter in Eldon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
This was a awesome day of fishing. Mike is a professional and attention to detail. I learned alot. I highly recommend mike for a quality down to earth adventure fishing trip. I’ll be back.
Travis  B.
Travis B. Ballwin, Missouri
Mike Doll Fishing Guide–“Best Fishing Value”
Mike Doll Fishing Guide–“Best Fishing Value”
Fishing charter in Eldon
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(22 reviews)
My s 2 sons, son in law and myself did trip with Mike and it was a great experience. Very knowledgeable, great guy and we all enjoyed the experience. Will do again
Gregory  B.
Gregory B. Solon, IA

Top Targeted Species in Lake of the Ozarks