Bed & Breakfast Inns of Missouri is continuing with our inside scoop on some of the best places to enjoy fishing in Missouri. Last week, we covered some of the top guided fishing tours in the western Missouri. This week, we are diving into the tours in central and eastern Missouri! For all the fishing hobbyists out there, make sure Missouri is on your travel list. Keep reading to find your favorite fishing guide and reserve an exclusive bed and breakfast as your home base.

(Information directly sourced from Visit Missouri on August 13th, 2021.)



Show Me Catfishing Trophy Guide Service

124 Sylvanwood Terrace

St. Louis, MO 63125


“The St. Louis area is home to world-class and world-record cat fishing. The Mississippi River is abundant with trophy-class blue catfish. Successfully fishing the Mighty Mississippi takes years of experience, plus a lot of trial and error. We save you the hassle of the trial and error. Our boat is among the safest and most comfortable fishing boats on the Mississippi. It has a top for shade in the summer and a complete enclosure with heat in the winter. We have all of the rods, reels and tackle needed.”


Mark Twain Lake Chauffered Fishing Guide Service

21608 Coyote Hills

Center, MO 63436


“We specialize in various methods of crappie fishing. You will catch fish. Ken Erb has been guiding on the beautiful Mark Twain Lake since 1989. All fishing equipment is provided. We employ the latest technology to ensure a successful day on the water. Full-day, half-day and part-day guided excursions.”


Westover Farms Fly Fishing Classes & Events

546 Route BB

Steelville, MO 65565


“Located just 90 miles outside St Louis, Westover is Missouri’s premier fly fishing and luxury lodging destination. Meandering across almost 600 acres of Westover property, our spring-fed waters offer year-round access to some of the best trout fishing in Missouri.

We offer a variety of guided fishing lessons, as well as fly fishing classes, perfect for expert anglers and first-time fishermen. Our classes and events include cold water fly tying, warm water fly tying, fly fishing 101 and a kids’ fishing day. Bring your own supplies or visit our Fly Shop to rent everything you’ll need for a fun, educational day of fly fishing!”


StlCatfishing – Mississippi River Catfishing

3910 Gravois Road

St. Louis, MO 63105


“Stl Catfishing LLC is a fishing guide service that chases blue catfish on the Mississippi River. Missouri has some of the best catfishing there is on the Mississippi and Missouri River. We are home to two previous record Blue cats that were caught right here in the St. Louis area. This is an amazing world class fishery right here in my back yard. I am a United States Coast Guard-certified captain and am fully insured. I have lived in St. Louis my whole life and am a very avid outdoorsman. From fishing small lakes and creeks with my father and brothers to targeting largemouth bass on all the well-known lakes in Missouri. … If you’re in the St. Louis area and would like to experience catching big cats then send me an email or give me a ring.”



Southeast Missouri Fishing Trail

128 N. New Madrid St.

Sikeston, MO 63801


“Southeast MO Fishing Trail offers anglers 17 unique locations to experience river, lake and stream fishing for bass, crappie, bluegill, buffalo and carp. This self-guided itinerary lists the amenities available at each location, contact information and maps.”


Westover Farms

546 Route BB

Steelville, MO 65565


“Come enjoy some of the Midwest’s finest rainbow trout fishing and luxury lodging in the beautifully secluded Mark Twain National Forest, just 90 miles outside of St. Louis. Meandering across almost 600 acres of Westover property, our spring-fed waters offer year-round access to some of the best trout fishing in Missouri, perfect for everyone from expert anglers to first-time fly fishermen. Guided fly-fishing instruction is available to be booked in advance. We are open year-round and require no fishing license. Call to check our availability and we look forward to seeing you soon!”


Big Ed’s Guide Service – Lake of the Ozarks Bass Fishing

“I’m a Lake of the Ozarks Bass Fishing Guide and I get a kick out of putting you on fish.

I’m a lucky guy, getting to do what I truly love for a living – teaching others and helping others catch (and release!) bass.

I fish out of a fully loaded Champion bass boat and I’m licensed by the US Coast Guard.” – Big Ed

Big Ed also owns Bass & Baskets Bed & Breakfast (a BBIM member inn!) with his wife, Deb.

“I’d be a fool, and, well, amiss if I didn’t invite you and yours to stay at Bass & Baskets Bed and Breakfast – the inn that my wife and I own.

We’ve been named one of the best in the Midwest, the best bed and breakfast at the Lake, the best to recommend to others, the best to visit again and again and the one with the best breakfast.

If you’ve gone on ‘one too many fishing trips’ according to your significant other, a stay at our bed and breakfast might just restore some order.” – Bass & Baskets Bed & Breakfast


Fishing in Missouri


No matter which outfitter you choose, you’re sure to have a great time fishing in Missouri! Bed & Breakfast Inns of Missouri has incredible inns throughout the state for your beautiful home away from home while you travel. In fact, you may have noticed one of our inns is mentioned in this blog as a great fishing guide service – Bass & Baskets Bed & Breakfast & Big Ed’s Guide Service. Be sure to check them out!


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