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Missouri: 35 fishing charters available
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5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
Branson
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trips from $225
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5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
Branson
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4.9 / 5
(359 reviews)
Branson
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4.9 / 5
(40 reviews)
Branson
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trips from $300
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(53 reviews)
Branson
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trips from $225
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5.0 / 5
(23 reviews)
Branson
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trips from $250
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(367 reviews)
Branson
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Missouri

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 Missouri. Full list of top fishing charters in Missouri.

The average price for a private 4 hour Missouri fishing trip is $403, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $623 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 Missouri.

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

So you want to go fishing in Missouri? Excellent choice – there’s a reason the Show-Me State is known for some of the best Trout fishing in the US. There’s over 400 lakes, more than 115,000 miles of rivers and streams, and plenty of Blue Ribbon waters available; it’s hard to drop a line and not catch a Trout! Some of these waters are pretty famous, including Lake of the Ozarks and Truman Lake, both worth taking your camera to. Some waters are even stocked daily between March and October – whatever the time of year, there’ll be something to fish for and the chance to catch a lunker!

What to Catch

It’s not just Rainbow and Brown Trout that call these waters home since they were introduced here. You also have Largemouth, White, and Smallmouth Bass, Crappie, Walleye, Northern Pike, Paddlefish, Sauger, and plenty more to target. All game fish, apart from Paddlefish during the snagging season, must be hooked in the mouth or jaw – if not, return them to the water unharmed immediately. 

Non-game fish can be caught using a variety of methods, such as bowfishing, gigging, spearfishing, snagging, grabbing, and others. These species include Carp, Bluegill, Green Sunfish, Gar, Drum, and others. It’s best to fish with a guide who can inform you about the latest fishing regulations.

What type of fishing is best for me?

You don’t need to be an expert to have a great time fishing in Missouri. Guides are happy to teach you the basics so the whole family can fish together. The state even have “Kids Fishing Days” scheduled to get children into fishing. 

If you want to target a specific species, check out the Blue, Red, or White Ribbon waters. This classification tells you the species to target and the regulations in effect there. A Red Ribbon lake or river is regularly stocked and limited to catch and release, so chances of reeling in a good-sized Trout are high. Blue Ribbon waters support natural Trout reproduction, and White Ribbon have both natural and stocked Trout.

In the winter, family groups can enjoy ice fishing together. You don’t need to have sea legs, as you’ll be on top of the ice instead of on the water. Wear layers, bring a thermos of hot chocolate, and target Crappie, Bluegill, and Panfish. It might be cold but the fishing is action-packed.

Want to really test your skills? Grab your fly fishing gear and head to the North Fork River for Trout and beautiful scenery. It’s not just Trout you’ll target in the Ozarks; these waters are also great for fly fishing for Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass, as well as Catfish. Catfish are great at giving anglers a good long fight, which on the fly rod is really something.

What to Bring

Whatever fishing you decide to do, you’ll need to bring along a fishing license. If targeting Trout, don’t forget to get the Trout stamp. Some areas will also require a daily Trout tag – your guide will have all the latest information.

Fishing charters in Missouri will provide you with rods and reels. If you’re bringing your own fly fishing gear, have a 2–5 wt line for Trout, and a 6–8 wt line for Carp, Bass, and Catfish.

You’ll usually need to bring your own waders and wading boots. Check with the captain if food and drinks are included in the price.

Head out for a Missouri fishing trip and you’ll be talking about it for the rest of the year!

 

Missouri
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Based on 27742 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Go ice fishing during the winter for Bluegill, Crappie, and Panfish. This is fun for the whole family. Be sure to wrap up warm!

February

Head into deeper waters for Walleye this month. Striped Bass fishing is also great early in the year.

March

March 1 is the opening of catch-and-keep Trout season – it gets busy during this fun-filled tradition. Paddlefish snagging is big in March, too.

April

The fishing is heating up this month, especially for Crappie. Muskie can be caught during the spring before it gets too hot.

May

Bluegill is a lot of fun to target this month. Trout are always biting in Missouri and the Bass action is heating up.

June

All fishing in June is seen as good fishing! Big Bass can be found as well as Blue Catfish weighing over 100 pounds! Free fishing days are in June.

July

July is a great month for Channel Catfish and Flathead. Keep your bait moving to have the best chance of catching your fill.

August

August continues to be great for anglers all over Missouri. Target Blue Catfish, Largemouth Bass, and plenty of Trout.

September

September is all about the Bass! Smallmouth, Spotted, and Largemouth can all be caught in good numbers now.

October

Walleye comes into its peak now. You can still target Largemouth Bass and Smallmouth Bass.

November

November is a good month for Crappie and Channel Catfish. The fishing never stops in Missouri.

December

Head out ice fishing for Crappie, Bluegill, and Panfish. Always check how thick the ice is before heading out to make sure it’s safe, and remember to bundle up.

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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
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
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
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

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.
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(359 reviews)
I appreciated Eric sharing his knowledge about lures and techniques. We caught fish despite the conditions not being ideal. True professional!!!
Rick  H.
Rick H.
Catch Mo Fish Guide Service
Catch Mo Fish Guide Service
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(53 reviews)
Capt Aaron was awesome and kept us on the lunkers the whole trip. Highly recommend.
Byran  C.
Byran C.
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
(53 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
(367 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
(367 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
(359 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
(359 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
(359 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
(359 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
(359 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
(359 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
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(359 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
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.