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Top Fishing Charters in Missouri

Missouri: 45 fishing charters available

Excel Fishing Charters
Excel Fishing Charters

Branson • 20 ft • 4 persons

Hoping to go fishing in Branson? Look no further than Excel Fishing Charters!

" Myself , 2 son in laws , and grandson had minimal trout fishing experience and the water conditions were not optimal the day we fished with captain Blake ." —⁠ Steve,
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trips fromUS $225
Hooked On Branson Fishing
Hooked On Branson Fishing

Branson • 21 ft • 4 persons

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.

"Had a great time with Brien! He worked really hard at helping our grandson catch fish." —⁠ Cara,
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trips fromUS $225
Badock’s Guide Service
Badock’s Guide Service

Branson • 22 ft • 6 persons

Badock’s Guide Service runs angling trips out of Branson and offers to show you what the local fishery is all about.

"My son and I are experienced bass fisherman and can tell a real fisherman from a tourist guide." —⁠ Scott, KS
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trips fromUS $275
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson

Branson • 22 ft • 4 persons

Eric's Elite Guide Service invites you to lake and rivers trips jam-packed with fun!

"Eric is a great guide who works real hard to put you on the fish." —⁠ David,
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trips fromUS $250
Catch Mo Fish Guide Service
Catch Mo Fish Guide Service

Branson • 20 ft • 4 persons

Catch Mo Fish Guide Service provides trips on local fisheries near Branson, MO.
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trips fromUS $275
Real Deal Guide Service
Real Deal Guide Service

Branson • 20 ft • 6 persons

Based out of Branson, Real Deal Guide Service is your ticket to a memorable time on the water.

"It was early in the year and the bass weren’t really biting, we did catch a couple." —⁠ Roger,
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trips fromUS $300
Dave's Guide Service
Dave's Guide Service

Branson • 22 ft • 5 persons

It’s time for the lake fishing adventure you’ve always dreamed about.
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trips fromUS $225
Branson's Full Throttle Fishing
Branson's Full Throttle Fishing

Branson • 20 ft • 6 persons

Branson's Full Throttle Fishing is located in Branson and offers to show you a memorable time in these waters.
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trips fromUS $225
Breaking Bass Guide Service
Breaking Bass Guide Service

Branson • 21 ft • 4 persons

Hoping to go fishing in Branson, MO? Breaking Bass Guide Service is here to make it happen!

"Caught a lot of fish a great captain and knowledgeable, will get you on the fish." —⁠ Marvin,
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trips fromUS $300
Branson's Reel Fishing LLC
Branson's Reel Fishing LLC

Branson • 20 ft • 4 persons

Book your next trip with Branson’s Reel Fishing and find out what keeps anglers coming back to Branson for more.

"Dustin was a great captain! We got to see a fair amount of table rock lake." —⁠ Lucas,
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trips fromUS $225
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Missouri

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Fishing in Missouri

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!

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Missouri Fishing Seasons

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.

Missouri Fishing Calendar

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How did anglers rate fishing charters in Missouri?

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Top Types of Fishing in Missouri

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Top Fishing Techniques in Missouri

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Top Targeted Species in Missouri

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