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Missouri: 24 fishing charters available
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Branson
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4.9 / 5
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Branson
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4.9 / 5
(307 reviews)
Branson
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4.9 / 5
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Branson
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Missouri

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

The average price for a private 4 hour Missouri fishing trip is $395, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $586 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Missouri that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Missouri are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Missouri are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Missouri are:

Many fishing charters in Missouri 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 Missouri are:

Who are the top awarded captains in Missouri?

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Missouri are:
  • 2-hour fishing trips – $227
  • 3-hour fishing trips – $300
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $351
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $382
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $517
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $650
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $1,000

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
4.6 / 5
Based on 25527 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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Definitely do it. I loved how big and beautiful the lake was I'm more of an out doors person so having this option to go on a fishing trip while being in Branson was great! It was cold but was still a blast and still caught nice bass.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely do it. I loved how big and beautiful the lake was I'm more of an out doors person so having this option to go on a fishing trip while being in Branson was great! It was cold but was still a blast and still caught nice bass.
Anita  B.
Anita B. Altus, OK
Hire a guide. Generally will get you on fish for not much more money than renting a boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Hire a guide. Generally will get you on fish for not much more money than renting a boat
John  J.
John J. Westphalia, MO
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
Go with a guide to learn the area and style of fishing. Dress warm for November fishing!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with a guide to learn the area and style of fishing. Dress warm for November fishing!
Rachelle  C.
Rachelle C. Columbia, Missouri
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

Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(235 reviews)
Had a blast. Eric was very nice and helpful makin sure he got us in the right places on this beautiful lake to catch nice bass. He was very good with my kids and you could tell he was very knowledgeable and enjoyed what he does as well as helpin others have the best time possible. We will definitely be planning more fishing trips with him. Thank you for helping us celebrate my boys 8th birthday Eric!
Anita  B.
Anita B. Altus, OK
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(235 reviews)
This is my second time with Capt Eric. He is fantastic. Always puts us on the fish and is very personable. Will definitely book with him again.
Erick  H.
Erick H. Calumet, OK
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(235 reviews)
I went out on a learning trip with captain Eric. He answered any and all questions that I had. We got on the fish fairly quick and we ended up having a wonderful day on the water.
Bryan  W.
Bryan W. Billings, MO
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(235 reviews)
Great trip! Eric was informative, helpful, and we caught fish from start to finish.
Stephen  L.
Stephen L. Alpharetta, GA
Dave's Guide Service
Dave's Guide Service
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(307 reviews)
This guy knows his business, I fished all over the country, I cought more big trout than I have ever caught in my life and I have spent 100's of hours and 1000 's of dollars and in 2 hours I caught more big trout than I have ever caught....
Midwest  R.
Midwest R. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Captain B's Fishing Guide Service and Lodging
Captain B's Fishing Guide Service and Lodging
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(120 reviews)
Had a great time, Captain Brian was amazing! Put us on a lot of fish and kept us entertained the whole trip. Best guided trip I’ve ever been on!! Totally recommend it!
Hugh  P.
Hugh P. Overbrook, KS
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(235 reviews)
Had the best time fishing ever!!. Eric worked very hard, found the fish, and we caught more fish then I thought we could in a half day trip.
David  S.
David S. Cresson, TX
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(235 reviews)
Fishing was tough due to the unusually warm weather and no current but we caught a few trout. Eric is very knowledgeable of the lake and what baits are needed to catch the trout.
Johnnie  L.
Johnnie L. Owasso, OK
Dave's Guide Service
Dave's Guide Service
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(307 reviews)
Boat was great, accommodating my arthritic wife. Gear was up to task. David helped my wife (non-fisher) catch 2 beautiful rainbows. As the flow from dam was off, the fish weren’t as active, but I still caught one. David helped me learn fly casting
Alan  B.
Alan B. Lake Saint Louis, MO
Badock’s Guide Service
Badock’s Guide Service
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Me and the wife got are limit within two hours, how in the hell can you ask are say enough for a guide like that. Very experience and no question he will be one of the top Bass Fisherman in the future.
Gordon  B.
Gordon B. St. Louis, MO
Mid-American Anglers' Guide Service
Mid-American Anglers' Guide Service
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Great trip! Captain Jack went beyond our expectations. Caught 9 fish in the trophy area we had to release then went down and caught some more to take home. Great trip on a beautiful day!
Tim  S.
Tim S. Norwich, OH
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(235 reviews)
The captain Eric very knowledgeable of lake , professional. overall great time. Recommend to all.
Leslie  K.
Leslie K. Brownstown, IL
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(235 reviews)
Although Table Rock Lake is really tough in late October, Eric was able to put us on fish. Great guy, great guide, I would definitely book him again.
Clifton  K.
Clifton K. Lubbock, TX
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(235 reviews)
The guide caught two small fish and I caught one but he gave us all three and he clean them. You could tell that he cared that the fish weren’t biting but it was beautiful and we had a great time. I would definitely go with him again. Very nice guy.
Toni  W.
Toni W. St Louis, Missouri
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(235 reviews)
My husband and I had a great fishing experience with Mike. He was knowledgeable and super patient with me as a novice to fishing. We each caught some large mouth bass, and my husband caught a small mouth bass as well. I would recommend Eric's Elite Guide Service to anyone looking for a great fishing experience.
Barbara  L.
Barbara L. O'Fallon, MO
Dave's Guide Service
Dave's Guide Service
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(307 reviews)
Had an amazing time with my family on the lake! Dave was great, friendly, and really accommodated my ten year old and thirteen year old kids. Caught plenty of fish to keep me and the kids active and happy. The scenery is gorgeous and the weather was perfect. I’ll definitely go out fishing with Dave again.
Matthew  K.
Matthew K. Lawton, OK
Badock’s Guide Service
Badock’s Guide Service
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(4 reviews)
Bryan was on the money locating fish with a changing weather front. Found a nice covered dock when some heavy rain moved in and we continued to catch them there. After it passed we kept moving about and continued to catch fish. Excellent time and we will book him again next time down. We highly recommend him.
Elizabeth  R.
Elizabeth R. Elgin, IL
Payable Guide Service LLC – 24'
Payable Guide Service LLC – 24'
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(79 reviews)
Fantastic day Fishing, best day ever according to my 12 year old granddaughter.
John  H.
John H. Columbus, MS
Dave's Guide Service
Dave's Guide Service
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(307 reviews)
We are very inexperienced and Captain Dave was extremely patient and helpful. The kids caught a lot of trout and he knew the best fishing spots. We had a great time and it was an experience that the kids and I will always remember. Highly recommend.
Kristina  N.
Kristina N. McKinney, TX
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson
Fishing charter in Branson
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(235 reviews)
I’ll say this first! Wow!! Mike Gold put us on fish immediately!! We fished for 4 hrs and caught more fish than I ever expected.Mike told us the bite was stingy. If it was I’d love to see it when it’s good!! Thanks Mike and Eric’s Elite Guide Service for the great hospitality and the perfect day!!
John  A.
John A. Monahans, TX