If you love fishing, Missouri is the perfect place to visit! Bed & Breakfast Inns of Missouri has the inside scoop on some of the best places to enjoy your fishing hobby across the state. In today’s blog, we are diving into the incredible guided fishing tours in western Missouri. (Stay tuned for more fishing opportunities in the other half of the state in our next blog!)

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



Branson Fishing Guide Service

177 Boston Drive

Ridgedale, MO 65739


“Full-time professional fishing guide service for Branson, Missouri. Fish Table Rock Lake and Lake Taneycomo for large mouth, small mouth and spotted bass; crappie; white bass; spoonbill; and rainbow trout.

We specialize in large groups and families. Open all year; call us anytime!”


Pete’s Professional Guide Service

1586 Long Bend Rd

Galena, MO 65656


“Bass and trout fishing guide service on Table Rock Lake and Lake Taneycomo. Pete Wenners has been fishing these lakes since the 1980s, and a licensed fishing guide since 1993. He will share many of his proven techniques and should increase your success rates. Fishing with Pete also is an excellent way to view all the lake amenities.

Fees include all the equipment needed. You must have a current Missouri fishing license.”


Branson Fishing Guide – John Sappington

129 Pershing Dr.

Branson, MO 65616


“John Sappington welcomes you to Table Rock Lake and Lake Taneycomo. Captain John offers professional fishing guide services which gives you an exclusive and special fishing experience. Along with catching a lot of rainbow trout and bass, you also get to know a lot interesting facts about water and the habits of fish.”


Captain B’s Fishing Guide Service

2050 S. Campbell

Springfield, MO 65807


“Get out and enjoy your vacation the way it was meant to be experienced — in nature! Feel the ultimate connection to the outdoors on your day out with Captain B’s Fishing Guide Service.

Explore the beautiful lakes of Branson, Springfield, and the greater Ozark area. Let Brian show you the local honey holes and the hottest spots around where you will be able to learn a new technique or hone your skills.

Enjoy Capt. Brian’s tournament-style approach while targeting Bass. Fly fish for Trout with the finest gear available. Capt. Brian has over three decades of experience tying flies. In fact, he runs a retail resale store for Outdoor Gear!

Capt. Brian is easy-going; for him, fishing is fun first and foremost. He enjoys entertaining his clients in-between the bites, sharing fish stories and jokes. You pay for the trip; Capt. Brian throws the fun in for free! The trips are all-inclusive; all you have to do is purchase a valid fishing license.”


Thompson Fishing Guide Service

22 Route Y

Arcola, MO 65603


“Fishing trips tailored to each client’s skill level and experience. Fish for walleye, bass, crappie and catfish on Stockton Lake.

Whether you want to learn your way around Stockton Lake, learn how to fish for various species or just relax and let someone else bait your hook, we can handle it.

Full- and half-day trips. Gift certificates available.”


Mid Lakes Guide Service

331 Austin Place

Branson West, MO 65737


“Full-time fishing guide service since 2003 on Table Rock Lake and Lake Taneycomo in Branson, MO. Mid Lakes Guide Service offers anyone who enjoys fishing to come and spend a day on the lake with guide Chris Tetrick. Whether it’s Table Rock Bass or Taneycomo Trout you’re after, Mid Lakes Guide Service will be sure to show you and your groups some of the best fishing these Southern Missouri lakes have to offer! US Coast Guard Licensed and Fully Insured.”



Dogwood Canyon Nature Park

2038 W. Route 86

Lampe, MO 65681


“Our unique guided fishing adventure offers instruction based on your experience level. You’ll learn fly casting and tying, plus all the inside tricks for catching rainbow trout throughout the canyon.

All equipment, bottled water and transportation is included with your reservation.”


River Run Outfitters Fly Fishing Outfitters

2626 State Highway 165

Branson, MO 65616


“An Orvis-endorsed outfitter located half a mile from the Taneycomo section of the White River. We offer walk, wade and drift boat fly fishing trips with an abundance of rainbow and brown trout; trophy size, more than 20 inches, are a possibility.

Our guides, which include three men and two women, have the knowledge and experience to help everyone from the beginner to seasoned fly fisher. We have a complete fly shop with all the necessary fly-fishing equipment for men and women.

Forgot your gear?……don’t worry. All equipment is included in our guide trips; including the flies. We also rent all necessary fly-fishing gear and equipment if you should decide you want to check out the fishing on your own.

If you have ever dreamed of learning how to fly fish, we also offer one-day and two-day fly-fishing schools.  You will leave either with an understanding of how to select the appropriate gear for your target species, necessary knots, understanding of basic entomology (bugs), reading water, casting, and presentation techniques. And you might even catch a fish or two!”


Angler’s Paradise

1663B N.W. 80th Road

Liberal, MO 64762


“Angler’s Paradise is a private fishing camp providing bass, bluegill, and crappie fishing in private reservoirs. Bring your own boat, or rent one from us. We have three modern cabins on the six miles of private shoreline. Guide service is available. Our lake record largemouth bass is 13 pounds. Visit our Web site to see our facilities and some of the great memories from our many years of operation.”


Capt Rick’s Guide Service

3322 S. Kimbrough Ave.

Springfield, MO 65807


“Capt. Rick LaPoint – Capt. Aaron LaPoint

Capt Aaron and I are U.S. Coast Guard licensed, fully insured, professional guides for over 24 years. We do instructional guide trips on Table Rock Lake and some other area lakes.

Capt Rick also does trips in Northern Wisconsin (Mid Aug.- Mid Oct) for trophy smallmouth. Trophy Smallmouth Trips

We have more than 40 years of bass tournament experience, and many wins. All of our guided trips are instructional, teaching fishing techniques along with some deep-water tactics for bass.”


Bucks and Spurs Guest Ranch

HC 71 Box 163

Ava, MO 65608


“Our 700-acre rance offers, among other activities: quality horses; guided trail rides; lodging; good food; a dude ranch; cattle drives; horse roundups; fishing, arrowhead hunting; horse training; kayaks and tubes furnished for floating on Big Beaver Creek. This is a natural horsemanship ranch in the Ozark Mountains.”


Lilleys’ Landing Marina

367 River Lane

Branson, MO 65616


“Located on Lake Taneycomo, we rent jon boats, pontoons and bass boats for two hours, a half-day or a full day. Guided fishing trips are available. Experience great trout fishing; Lake Taneycomo offers some of the best trout fishing in Missouri. Fishing from our dock is free. Fishing licenses, flies, bait and tackle sold in the fly and tackle store; lake maps are free. Watch our website for events and fishing tournaments.”



Firehouse Bowfishing & Outdoors

Branson Area Lakes

Rogersville, MO 65742


“Firehouse Bowfishing and Outdoors, LLC a first responder-owned and -operated fishing guide service. We cover all lakes and rivers in the south-west Missouri area including Branson!

Available trips include bowfishing, sucker gigging, and trout fishing. We also offer combo trips so you can experience multiple types of fishing during your outing. All gear provided; you just need a fishing license.”


Ozark Trout Resort

347 River Lane

Branson, MO 65616


“We are a small resort on the banks of Lake Taneycomo, two miles from the famous 76 strip. We are in a quiet valley with rolling pasture on one side and a tree-covered, 300-foot bluff on the other side of the lake.

We provide access to great trout fishing and all the activities Branson has to offer. Guests may fish from our lighted dock 24 hours per day or we can connect you with a fishing guide.”


Rockbridge Rainbow Trout and Game Ranch

4297 County Road 142

Rockbridge, MO 65741


“Hidden away in a valley along the bluff-lined Spring Creek, Rockbridge offers an atmosphere and historic charm unique to the Ozark Mountains. Discover the beautiful and enchanting scenery, interesting history, casual fine dining and staff who make it easy to stay just a little longer.

The resort’s lodging accommodations include standard rooms, up-scale suites, two remodeled 19th century farm houses and two spacious log condos. Enjoy meals in the on-site restaurant. Relax at the Grist Mill Pub in the mill building.

Rockbridge Stables offer an experience that shouldn’t be missed. Enjoy wild turkey and white-tail deer hunting during valid Missouri seasons.

In addition to hunting, check out the wobble trap, 10-station sporting clays course and five stands for the shooting enthusiast. Fishing guides are available. We offer a meeting facility for private events. Wi-Fi is available in the lobby, restaurant, Grist Mill Pub and meeting room.”


White River Lodge Bed and Breakfast

738 Ozark Hollow Road

Blue Eye, MO 65611

Lodge: 417-779-1556

Outfitters: 417-332-7016

“This spacious, handcrafted log lodge is 15 miles southwest of Branson overlooking Table Rock Lake. There are four guestrooms and one two-bedroom suite. All have private bath, king or queen log bed, stone fireplace, private entrance, lake view, and include breakfast each morning. We also operate White River Outfitters, a fishing guide service.

Captain Bill Babler guided fly-fishing and spin-cast fishing for rainbow trout and brown trout on Lake Taneycomo. Bill Babler holds the state record Brown Trout, which is also the fifth largest in the world at 40 pounds 6 ounces. Caught on September 4th, 2019, on Lake Taneycomo. Bill has been a fishing guide in the area for about 30 years and offers fishing guides for smallmouth, largemouth, and spotted bass fishing on Table Rock Lake. This is an angler’s paradise. 4-and 6-hour trips. Boat and fishing equipment included.”


Pomme Muskie Guide Service

RR 1, Box 2010

Urbana, MO 65767


“Specializing in muskie and walleye on Lake Pomme de Terre. We provide all the quality equipment needed; just bring yourself and a desire to catch a muskellunge. You will need a current Missouri fishing license; rain gear (if necessary); beverages (we supply free bottled water); and lunch/snacks (we can stop at a marina). Don’t forget your camera. No alcohol on the boat. We can arrange lodging. There is a check list on their website.”


Chartered Waters Trout Shop and Guide Service

1326 Acacia Club Road

Hollister, MO 65672


“A full-service fly-fishing outfitter, we welcome first-time fly fishermen wanting to learn the sport as well as seasoned veterans seeking the best education possible about our home waters. Our guarantee is the original and only one of its kind: we guarantee you will catch fish on your trip with us or your trip is free. Since starting our service in 2002, we have a 100 percent success rate. You’ll have a lot of fun, you’ll learn a lot and you will catch fish … we guarantee it. Located four miles below the dam, on the banks of the tail waters of Lake Taneycomo; six minutes from downtown Hollister.”


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 – White River Lodge & White River Outfitters. Be sure to check them out!


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