Guided Fishing Trip

Lake Taneycomo

Guided Fishing Trip

Lake Taneycomo

2 - 6 hrs
Popular Fish
49 Ft
Max Depth
Year Round

The cold, clear water, stocked annually with approximately 750,000 10-12" rainbow trout, makes Taneycomo a world-class trout fishing lake year round. The cold, clear water combined with the Shepherd of the hills trout hatchery has made it the perfect spot for rainbow and german brown trout. About 80% of the 1,200,000 trout raised at the hatchery each year are taneyc1released into Taneycomo. The upper end (restricted area) of the lake offers superb spin fishing and fly fishing for both quality and quanity of trout while the rest of the lake offers superb lure and baitfishing for numbers of fish. There is an artificial only regulation as well as a slot limit in the restricted area, but the rest of the lake has no length or lure restrictions, but is under state wide regulations.

Folks come from Branson, Missouri from all over the world to fish for rainbow and german brown trout here on lake taneycomo. Thanks to the Missouri Department Of Conservation and the Shepherd of the Hills Fish Hatchery, for their incredible management and stocking of Lake Taneycomo. This lake is truly an unparalleled trout fishing experience. A special thanks goes out to all of the local residents as well as the visitors to Lake Taneycomo who support this pristine fishery by purchasing trout stamps. The funding from trout stamps gives us the lake and fishery that we all like to visit and fish.

No experience is necessary for trout fishing!

I have coached hundreds of people both young and old into there first trout fishing trip on Taneycomo Lake in Branson, Mo. We use either spinning rods or fly rods, and I can teach you to use either in no time. Most people automatically associate trout fishing with fly rods and automatically think they don’t have the skills to fly fish. We do a lot of our trout fishing on Taneycomo Lake with spinning rods, we use the same lures and flies that we use on our fly rods but a spinning rod is easier to use for the inexperienced trout fisher person.

I have over 20 years of fly fishing experience, and fly fishing for trout is what actually brought me to Taneycomo lake for the first time so many years ago! If you are wanting to learn to fly fish, or think you might like to even try it for a few casts, we can help you see if it is for you. If it is not then don’t worry we will catch them on spinning rods. If you are a seasoned fly fisherman I can keep you on the trout all day!

Accessible from historic downtown Branson, the Branson Landing and at multiple points east including the communities of Rockaway Beach, Forsyth and Powersite and south of Hwy. 76 in Hollister and the Fall Creek area, Lake Taneycomo was formed with the completion of Powersite Dam in 1913. It was originally section of the White River, and although Taneycomo is now technically a lake, it retains the look and feel of a river. When the Table Rock Dam was completed at Taneycomo’s headwaters in 1958, the nature of the lake changed. Taneycomo’s water now comes from the bottom of Table Rock Lake, making it a cold water lake.

Lake Taneycomo Facts

  • 22 miles from Table Rock Dam to Powersite Dam
  • Average water temperature 48º F year round
  • 750,000 trout stocked each year
  • Limit of four fish per day per trout permit
  • Average elevation 698 to 704 feet
  • Flood gates are capable of releasing 500,000 cubic feet per second.
  • 2,080 service acres

You must have a valid Missouri Fishing License with you in order to fish. You can purchase your permit online at  or by phone at 1-800-392-4115.

What’s Included

  • We provide all equipment including lures, rods/reels, baits, snacks, ice and water.
  • All rates include gas and oil, life vests for all passengers and photos of your catch emailed to you and available online.
  • If you would like to keep your catch, we will clean and package your fish for you to take with you. (This is a free service and there is no charge to you.)

What’s Not Included

  • Clothes, Rain Gear, Footwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera

What Clothes to Bring

Dress for the weather. Wear clothing and footwear that is comfortable for your trip. We recommend bringing some additional items in case of rain or inclement weather.

What Gear to Bring

We provide all fishing gear, but if you want to bring your own rods, reels or tackle you are free to do so. We also recommend bringing a sack lunch or snacks, a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen.

Where Do We Meet?

We will touch base with each and every customer the day before your trip to make final arrangements including starting time, meeting place, etc.

Bad Weather Policy

We do not fish in severe weather, lighting or winds above 20 mph. If there are concerns about the weather, we will contact you the morning of your trip and we will make our choice to go or stay or delay. We will fish in the rain, but that is at your discretion. Please bring rain gear with you.


Every professional guide employed by, or referred by Branson Guided Fishing Trips is U.S. Coast Guard Licensed, Commercially Insured and Bonded, and is Red Cross First Aid & CPR Certified for your safety and ease of mind.

Group Size:

The Coast Guard mandates that our vessels occupy no more than 6 passengers at a time. For large groups, families, and corporate trips we offer multiple boats and guides for your comfort, safety, and fishing success. We do a lot of multiple boat trips due to having the largest boats in the fleet.

Corporate/Large Group trips available: We have on hand up to 12 licensed professional guides available to serve the needs of large groups. All group trips are designed to fit your needs, so call for rates and availability. Must call in advance to insure availability of guides.

Age Restrictions

There are no age restrictions. We want folks of all ages to come and enjoy the fishing trip of a lifetime. We will help everybody succeed on their trip.

Friday March 15, 2019 Fishing Report

We Do Our Homework

We analyze lake information and fish tendencies before you arrive so you spend your time catching fish, and not looking for fish.  Our guides fish 7 days a week to stay up to date for your angling success.

We Focus On You

Our guides do not fish unless you want us to.  We spend our time insuring you get 100% of our undivided attention.  We focus on proper boat control, baiting lines, untangling lines, and netting fish.  If someone needs help casting or wants to experiment with other lures, we are right there to assist you.  We want you our valued customer to concentrate on having fun and catching fish and let us handle the rest.

Professional Guides

Every guide is U.S. Coast Guard Licensed (Merchant Mariner Officers), CPR Certified,  and commercially insured for your peace of mind.

Newest Boats and Equipment

We operate the largest and newest model boats, motors and fishing equipment for your comfort and safety.

Something For Everyone

We offer instructional fishing trips for individuals, couples, families, corporate groups, large groups, tournament anglers and those needing help due to handicaps or disabilities.  We work with organizations like the DAV, Healing Waters, Wounded Warrior Project and Boys Homes.  We also love children so bring them!  With 2hr, 4hr, 6hr, and 8hr instructional fishing trips, we have a trip for everyone.

Catch Fish Guarantee

We guarantee you will catch lots of fish on your outing. Not just any guide service can give you that promise!  Fishing is made thrilling and fish are easy to catch with our professional guides.  With years of experience and fishing knowledge, we will lead you to the perfect locations to catch the lunker of the day.


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