Missouri

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Missouri Fishing Charters

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Missouri: 17 fishing charters available

Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(147 reviews)
Branson
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Catch Mo Fish Guide Service

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(9 reviews)
Branson
 Instant Confirmation

Dave's Guide Service

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(268 reviews)
Branson
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trips from $200

Payable Guide Service LLC – 24'

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(60 reviews)
Branson
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $380

Payable Guide Service LLC – 22'

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(93 reviews)
Branson
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $380

Chartered Waters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(8 reviews)
Branson
 Instant Confirmation

Dodson Guide Service

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(59 reviews)
Branson
trips from $225

All-Out Fishing Charters LLC – Paddlefish

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(20 reviews)
Stover

Captain B's Fishing Guide Service 2

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(17 reviews)
Branson
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $200

Center Punched Bowfishing

St. Louis

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Missouri

The average price for a private 4 hour Missouri fishing trip is $377, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $548 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

According to customer reviews, Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson, Catch Mo Fish Guide Service, and Dave's Guide Service are some of the most popular fishing charters in Missouri. Full list of top fishing charters in Missouri.

Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson, Catch Mo Fish Guide Service, and Dave's Guide Service all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Missouri.

The most popular fish species you can target are Rainbow Trout (Steelhead), Largemouth Bass, and Brown Trout. 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 24785 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 a professional, don't go it alone. It's big, it's deep. Pay, ask questions catch fish..
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Call a professional, don't go it alone. It's big, it's deep. Pay, ask questions catch fish..
Jessie  N.
Jessie N. Bushong, KS
Fish Table Rock if you want to target small mouth bass and Taneycomo if you want to catch brown and rainbow trout.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish Table Rock if you want to target small mouth bass and Taneycomo if you want to catch brown and rainbow trout.
Jason  C.
Jason C. Kenner, LA
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.
Jeff  Y.
Jeff Y. Kearney, MO
Understand what is hitting at the time of your visit. We were a few weeks too early for the bass.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Understand what is hitting at the time of your visit. We were a few weeks too early for the bass.
Dick  C.
Dick C. Fennville, MI
Let the captain know what you're fishing for. Dress appropriately and bring you're sunglasses.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Let the captain know what you're fishing for. Dress appropriately and bring you're sunglasses.
Faye  C.
Faye C. Keller, Texas
You have to be prepared for the fact that if there is a major change in the weather (cool front), the trout may not bite during your trip. It has nothing to do with your boat captain or equipment.
Very good
4.0 / 5
You have to be prepared for the fact that if there is a major change in the weather (cool front), the trout may not bite during your trip. It has nothing to do with your boat captain or equipment.
Cindy  B.
Cindy B. Saint Clair, MO
Table Rock bite was on fire, landed well over 100 fish in 3 hours on water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Table Rock bite was on fire, landed well over 100 fish in 3 hours on water.
Travis  O.
Travis O. United States
There was a lot of pressure on the lake. Robbie kept mentioning how unusually busy the lake was. I think it may be due to folks being ready to shake this pandemic. But again, it was a great time and beautiful lake.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
There was a lot of pressure on the lake. Robbie kept mentioning how unusually busy the lake was. I think it may be due to folks being ready to shake this pandemic. But again, it was a great time and beautiful lake.
Anthony  S.
Anthony S. Fayetteville, AR
Dress warm and be ready to wok for the fish, they a a little lethargic. HAVE FUN!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress warm and be ready to wok for the fish, they a a little lethargic. HAVE FUN!
David  M.
David M. Fate, TX
Make sure to use lure colors and line for clear water fishing. I did not have clear lakes in my home area.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure to use lure colors and line for clear water fishing. I did not have clear lakes in my home area.
Donna  F.
Donna F. Portland, TN
Book with Dave. He is amazing. He helped my 6 year old and I have the time of our lives
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Dave. He is amazing. He helped my 6 year old and I have the time of our lives
Tim  B.
Tim B. Edmond, OK
Plan for plenty of time and expect different weather. Just enjoy your time on the water. Take time to enjoy the tranquility of it all
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Plan for plenty of time and expect different weather. Just enjoy your time on the water. Take time to enjoy the tranquility of it all
Jeff  L.
Jeff L. Belgrade, 00
You may want to try bass fishing if you are a novice fishermen. The trout fishing trip requires some experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You may want to try bass fishing if you are a novice fishermen. The trout fishing trip requires some experience.
Katherine  R.
Katherine R. Midland, MI
Definitely use a guide. They know the area and the techniques for the area. Brian at Captain B’s was great.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely use a guide. They know the area and the techniques for the area. Brian at Captain B’s was great.
Brad  M.
Brad M. Malvern, Arkansas
Yes I would recommend fishing in Branson. It was a little slow due to the cold water but crappies are due to spawn shortly guide was very professional boat was great. Scenery and weather was absolutely perfect I would recommend fishing Branson and with a guide could easily get lost on this Lake if you don't know it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes I would recommend fishing in Branson. It was a little slow due to the cold water but crappies are due to spawn shortly guide was very professional boat was great. Scenery and weather was absolutely perfect I would recommend fishing Branson and with a guide could easily get lost on this Lake if you don't know it.
Ted & Linda Ostby
Ted & Linda Ostby Clinton, Iowa
Fishing in April in Branson is great as the weather is moderate and fish are active at various depths due to warming of water. Recommend sun screen and/or long sleeves and head protection
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing in April in Branson is great as the weather is moderate and fish are active at various depths due to warming of water. Recommend sun screen and/or long sleeves and head protection
Michael  N.
Michael N. Jackson, Michigan
I love Branson. Can be cold, but we happened to be there on a 60 degree day. Had a great time!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I love Branson. Can be cold, but we happened to be there on a 60 degree day. Had a great time!
Westover  F.
Westover F. Steelville, Missouri
Best place to be in October is in Branson, fishing for Brown Trout! Look up Captain Dave, we will put you on some nice Browns!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Best place to be in October is in Branson, fishing for Brown Trout! Look up Captain Dave, we will put you on some nice Browns!
Robyn  M.
Robyn M. Newton, Iowa
You definitely want to get a guide the way we caught fish in Branson was nothing like the way we fish in California the expertise of the captain made all the difference
Excellent
5.0 / 5
You definitely want to get a guide the way we caught fish in Branson was nothing like the way we fish in California the expertise of the captain made all the difference
Jeff  J.
Jeff J. Kansas City, MO
Book your trip with Captain B. Awesome guy with lots of fishing knowledge.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book your trip with Captain B. Awesome guy with lots of fishing knowledge.
Amanda  G.
Amanda G. United States

Payable Guide Service LLC – 24'
Payable Guide Service LLC – 24'
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(60 reviews)
Had an absolute blast! Captain was amazing will be coming back to see y’all again
Carl  C.
Carl C. Springdale, AR
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(147 reviews)
Fast boat and top notch electronics with pro gear . No wasted time putting around the lake on a pontoon Eric is a pro to the core ( legit tournament angler) with an awesome personality. He new all the right spots and techniques. We had a great day Family friendly ! (Ages 7+) this is guy I would go fishing with on a Saturday on MY boat. FYI no shade or potty on the boat, bring a small cooler 5 stars
Jeff  K.
Jeff K. Flagstaff, AZ
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(147 reviews)
Our grandson's first guided fishing trip and we caught fish in 98 degree weather. Captain Eric was great with him. Will be doing this again. Good time!
Bob  W.
Bob W. United States
Chartered Waters
Chartered Waters
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
We had a half day trip for fly fishing with Captain Brett. The Captain was very patient and knowledgable for our fly fishing lesson. Our trip was great, fun, and a learning experience. We caught fish and had fun! Thank you Captain Brett. Highly recommend to all fisherman....beginner to experienced.
Michael  B.
Michael B. Richmond, VA
Dave's Guide Service
Dave's Guide Service
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(268 reviews)
Fisherman Dave was amazing. Our group caught a total of 9 fish in 2 hours. The water is beautiful and the lake has cold pockets that feel wonderful as you pass through them. My only regret was we didn’t stay on the water for longer. If you have a chance to book with Fisherman Dave, I highly recommend it!
Kelsey  S.
Kelsey S. Springfield, MO
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(147 reviews)
I brought my daughter and parents on this fishing trip! We had an absolute blast!! My parents couldn’t stop talking about it! They are already planning another trip down to fish with Eric. Eric is extremely knowledgeable and his fishing technique is unique and precise! We caught over 20 fish!! Would highly recommend Eric to anyone traveling to the Branson area!!
Sarah  A.
Sarah A. Sioux Falls, SD
Dodson Guide Service
Dodson Guide Service
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
ROBBIE was great. He knew the lake and best part we caught the limit and threw back even more
Steven  D.
Steven D. Arnold, MO
Dave's Guide Service
Dave's Guide Service
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(268 reviews)
He put us on the fish immediately and was great making sure we were always served up with a pole ready. He was also very patient with my 8 year old and made him comfortable. Great trip!
Robert  F.
Robert F. Depew, OK
Payable Guide Service LLC – 24'
Payable Guide Service LLC – 24'
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(60 reviews)
A great morning out on the water with Captain Troy. Myself and my three boys enjoyed every minute and came home with lots of fish for lunch. We will be back!
Kendra  S.
Kendra S. Defiance, MO
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(147 reviews)
We had an outstanding half-day trip with Jacob on Table Rock Lake. He was incredibly knowledgeable, and a great teacher and guide. He was also fantastic with my 10 y/o daughter, who had never fished before. I would definitely book with him again!
Tara  P.
Tara P. St. Louis, MO
Captain B's Fishing Guide Service
Captain B's Fishing Guide Service
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(119 reviews)
Captain B took us fishing at Lilley”s Landing on Taneycomo Lake for trout. He is the guide to book, a half day we truly enjoyed. Will book again if back in Branson area. Thanks again, Brian!
Bonnie  D.
Bonnie D. Dallas, Texas
Payable Guide Service LLC – 22'
Payable Guide Service LLC – 22'
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(93 reviews)
If ever there could be an experiance that surpses expectations, payable guide services has it. First charter experiance, and because of captain Bruce, I feel sorry for the the next charter service, they will have a high bar to reach. If you want an experiance you will remember to share with people you cars about. Call payable guide service..
Jessie  N.
Jessie N. Bushong, KS
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(147 reviews)
Guide was great especially with my 16 year old grandson who had not fished before!
Douglas  C.
Douglas C. Mesa, AZ
Dave's Guide Service
Dave's Guide Service
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(268 reviews)
Captain Dave offers tireless pursuit on the water. Enjoyable guy with considerable fishing knowledge. Timely, polite and friendly.
Rob  R.
Rob R. Shawnee, Kansas
Chartered Waters
Chartered Waters
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Brett coached my son through a 20 minute battle with a 22 inch rainbow. It was only the second fish Owen had caught on a fly rod. Best charter I've been on in my 54 years.
Paul  W.
Paul W. Paw Paw, MI
Catch Mo Fish Guide Service
Catch Mo Fish Guide Service
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Had a great time. Our captain went above and beyond it was an awesome experience and a great time.
Dave  H.
Dave H. Blue Eye, MO
Payable Guide Service LLC – 24'
Payable Guide Service LLC – 24'
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(60 reviews)
While on family vacation, I took my son and future son-in-law out for trout fishing. Did a half day trip with Captain Troy. We had an awesome time that we’ll always remember. Troy was really helpful and skilled. Made everything easy and took good care of us. Would highly recommend!
Jeff  R.
Jeff R. Gaston, IN
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(147 reviews)
This trip exceeded all expectations. We caught so many fish. We did the 6am morning 4hr trip. It was great to be taken to where the fish were. Definitely recommend booking this trip.
Mandy  B.
Mandy B. Kansas City, KS
Dodson Guide Service
Dodson Guide Service
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(59 reviews)
We initially booked a half day bass fishing charter on Table Rock. Robbie called and suggested fishing for trout instead, due to a slow bite for bass and starting earlier due to the heat wave. He put us on the rainbows pretty steady from start to finish. Great captain, boat and gear.
Paul  W.
Paul W. Paw Paw, MI
Catch Mo Fish Guide Service
Catch Mo Fish Guide Service
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Caught plenty fish on my 4 hour trip with Capt Aaron… I was immediately reeling in fish after fish on our first stop and the action never stopped the whole time… Capt Aaron was extremely knowledgeable about the areas we were fishing and went above and beyond to make sure I was enjoying my experience… I would definitely recommend Capt Aaron’s Catch Mo Fish Guide service to my friends and family if they visit this area if they want to go fishing and catch fish…
Jayson  S.
Jayson S. Van Horn, Texas