Guided Fishing in the Ozarks - 8 Hour Trip

1-3 Guests • No Lodging • Public • Guided


Have the best Ozark fishing experience possible with the experienced Captain Darren. Darren has lived in the Ozarks for over 20 years and holds a degree in Wildlife Management and Conservation with an emphasis on Fishery Biology.

This full-day experience is perfect for beginners and experienced anglers alike.

Captain Darren works with each guest individually to ensure a safe and exciting experience. And don't forget about Captain Darren's dog Pepper, who is equally passionate about fishing!

Depending on what lake you choose to fish, you can expect several species of bass, brown trout and rainbow trout, several types of catfish, and crappie. It's up to you what you want from this trip.

Base price is for 2 anglers.

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Lake Information

Please review the following lake options and provide us with your ideal excursion location. Whatever the season, Darren will provide you with a range of techniques to help catch your choice of fish. If you cannot decide on a excursion location, feel free to contact us for additional information.

BULL SHOALS LAKE: Bull Shoals Lake spans Southern MO and Northwest AR and has over 700 miles of largely undeveloped shoreline. Bull Shoals Lake is protected by the Army Corps of Engine, and offers pristine wilderness with minimal residential development for your fishing experience. Bull Shoals is known for largemouth, spotted, and smallmouth bass, walleye, blue, channel, and flathead catfish, rainbow trout, and white bass.

TABLE ROCK LAKE: Table Rock is known for it's plethora of Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Kentucky Bass, Crappie, White Bass, Bluegill and Catfish. The best fishing for Largemouth Bass is from mid February to the end of the summer months. Crappie are most available in March through early June. White Bass are fished in February and in the summer months.

LAKE TANEYCOMO: This lake is best known for its Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout. Rainbow Trout are fish-able year round. Brown Trout are typically fished in August, September and November.

Boat and Equipment Information:

Our boat is a thoroughly cleaned, regularly serviced 20'4' Basscat Puma powered by a Mercury Verado 250 4-stroke outboard motor. We utilize the best electronics that are up to industry standards. All fishing and tackle gear is in excellent condition and is up to date. We normally fish with Lews Rod and Reel combos.

For fly-fishing trips we partner with River Run Outfitters an Orvis endorsed fly shop and take you out on Clackacraft drift boats using Orivs equipment.

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Darren S

Darren, your expert fishing guide, has lived in the Ozarks for over 20 years and has been an avid fisherman and outdoorsmen since childhood. After earning a degree in Wildlife Management and Conservation with an emphasis on Fishery Biology from Missouri State University (formerly Southwest Missouri State University), Darren began working in the fishing and outdoor industry. Darren's lifelong dream of operating his own fishing guide business is now a reality and he is eager to share his vast knowledge with you. Darren is skilled in finding and catching a variety of freshwater species, including bass, crappie, trout, white bass, and panfish.

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You can also pay a 50% deposit now and a final payment before your trip.

$82.50 Per Day


Base Price

$605.00 Per Experience


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Please note that there is a 50% non-refundable deposit included with your booking fee. In case of cancellation, and in accordance with the Host's cancellation policy, the remaining 50% may be returned to you or applied towards rescheduling a future trip.


  • Fishing Gear, Bait and Tackle
  • Digital Photos of Catches
  • Light Snacks and Soft Drinks
  • Comfortable Boat



Gear List

  • Missouri and/or Arkansas Fishing License
  • Sunglass, ideally polarized
  • UV Resistant Shirt
  • Hat and Sunscreen

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Rules & Guidelines


Fish bite rain or shine, and so we fish rain or shine. However, should inclement weather force us to end your trip early or cancel your trip we will work with you to reschedule the trip or make up for lost hours. 

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