What would you recommend to anglers fishing in Branson, Missouri for the first time?

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Perry Hart
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Went fishing with Captain Micham's Guide Service on June 28, 2024
Book Captain Micham! It will be well worth the money and create lasting memories. No question his knowledge and expertise will help me fishing on my own anywhere in any lake. Great for beginners through experts.

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Daniel Weidner
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Went fishing with Branson's Reel Fishing LLC on June 10, 2024
We enjoyed the fishing a great deal. However, we may not return again to the Branson area because the political environment is “in your face“, and does not always appear appropriate for families and children. It is a shame because we enjoy the area and politics should not pollute that experience. The people in the restaurants and stores were wonderful and friendly, it was the people and the places that we saw outside of there that we felt were unnecessary and intrusive. This cannot be good for tourism if there is an environment that excludes and alienates half (+) of your potential customers .

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Jimmy & Mary Cannedy Seigler
Kansas City, Missouri
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Went fishing with Badock’s Guide Service on July 5, 2023
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.

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Anita Black
Altus, OK
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Went fishing with Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson on January 14, 2023
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.

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Ted & Linda Ostby
Clinton, Iowa
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Went fishing with Payable Guide Service LLC – 22' on April 7, 2019
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.

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Tyler Ondes
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Went fishing with Excel Fishing Charters on July 16, 2024
Give Blake a call for whatever fish you are wanting to catch he is definitely an expert and extremely well with children I will definitely use him again

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Mitchell Morgan
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Went fishing with Breaking Bass Guide Service on June 18, 2024
Captain Spenser’s technique allowed me to catch fish in hot tough conditions. Will use this back in Louisiana on my lakes.

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Kayle Henderson
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Went fishing with Hooked On Branson Fishing on June 14, 2024
It’s starting to get hot! Recommend mid to late May for spawning season! Table rock was gorgeous though!

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Dennis Kirk
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Went fishing with Branson's Full Throttle Fishing on June 12, 2024
Expect fun, wear sunscreen, let Captain Josh Issacs show you the ropes, and he will get you catching fish fast

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Alan Petro
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Went fishing with Dave's Guide Service on June 6, 2024
Time of day is important. I’d suggest communicating to the captain prior to booking to see if he/she recommends a particular fishing time.

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John Sams
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Went fishing with Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson on June 3, 2024
Listen to your guide. They are on the lake daily and know where and what fish are biting on. They also give you tips along the way to get fish in the boat.

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Juan Cebollero
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Went fishing with Branson's Reel Fishing LLC on July 6, 2024
Hit the morning hours before sun heats up the water and other boaters rattle the lake…

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Tim Creel
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Went fishing with Excel Fishing Charters on July 4, 2024
Cool in the mornings, lake is infested with quality fish. Blake Harris gets it done!

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Jason Walter
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Went fishing with Catch Mo Fish Guide Service on July 3, 2024
First time fishing for us at Table Rock Lake and booking a guide was the best decision we made.

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Travis Pardue
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Went fishing with Freedom Fishing Guide Service – Branson on June 22, 2024
Absolutely.. I kept out anglers # and we are already talking about a return trip

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Brad Gordon
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Went fishing with Hooked On Branson Fishing on June 15, 2024
For your first time you need a guide. So many places to fish you will miss all the best spots.

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Melissa Delaine
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Went fishing with Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson on May 27, 2024
Probably bigger and better fish earlier in the year when water is cooler and fish are spawning.

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Marti Johnson
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Went fishing with Cody Spetz Fishing Adventures on May 21, 2024
We caught fish consistently and Cody tries to make everything conducive to catching fish at this time of year!

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Thomas Kittel
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Went fishing with Hooked On Branson Fishing on April 22, 2024
I booked this trip with no expectations just wanting to get on the water for the experience. Catching fish was the bonus.

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David Congos
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Went fishing with Cody Spetz Fishing Adventures on April 13, 2024
Hire a guide like Cody Spetz to learn tactics, equipment and technique. After that you’ll be ready to go on your own.

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SHANE STRATMAN
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Went fishing with Payable Guide Service LLC – 22' on April 4, 2024
If fishing before middle of April be sure to bring some warm clothes. If bringing your own gear bring multiple types of lures.

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John Murdoch
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Went fishing with Real Deal Guide Service on March 20, 2024
Read the refs and know what species you want to chase. We chose Paddlefish and had a great time. Missouri is very out of stater friendly.

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William (Matt) Butler
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Went fishing with Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson on March 19, 2024
Just show up. Captain Eric will handle the rest. He was very informative about the area and gave my 12 year old great tips for fishing while he was pulling in the big ones. Awesome time!!!

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Keith Wells
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Went fishing with Excel Fishing Charters on March 20, 2024
There are lots of fish to be caught if you know where and how. It’s definitely worth hiring a guide to start with.

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Jack Vivrett
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Went fishing with Badock’s Guide Service on March 18, 2024
Fishing is very good, but weather can fluctuate from really nice to freezing, which was the case today when we fished

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Fred Hays
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Went fishing with Mid-American Anglers' Guide Service on March 11, 2024
Just remember, " it's fishing, not catching". Use a professional guide the first time. It will pay off in the long run...

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Greg Guffin
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Went fishing with Hooked On Branson Fishing on December 23, 2023
Not sure what to say, this is my first fishing trip in branson and it was a bummer day as far as biting goes. Guide worked hard and tried, just wasn't our day

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Michael Lewis
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Went fishing with Eric's Elite Guide Service–Branson on November 21, 2023
It was a beautiful and cold day. I love Branson this time of year. This was my first time to fish Table Rock in the winter and it was totally worth it.

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Don Bowlin
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Went fishing with Branson's Full Throttle Fishing on October 21, 2023
The weather is fantastic but the fishing from mid-October to mid-November is tough doing because the daily weather changes.

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Jose Rodriguez
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Went fishing with Badock’s Guide Service on October 17, 2023
Definitely hire a guide service -- it really makes a difference. They know where the fish are and you will most likely catch some nice fish to take home and enjoy for dinner!