Guided Fishing Trips
Whether you’re looking for a last minute, fun activity while visiting Branson or travel to our lake area exclusively to fish one of our lakes, our professional fishing guides offer short or long fishing trips for the whole family. Considering the Missouri Department of Conservation stocks about 550,000 trout in Lake Taneycomo, catching trout is relatively easy even for the novice angler. Our Taneycomo fishing guides have all the equipment and expertise to provide a fun day catching fish.
A Guided Fishing Trip Includes:
- Nice professional guide boat
- The perfect rods and reels to catch trout
- Bait, lures and flies
- Life jackets
- Fish cleaning and packaging
It is your choice to fish with fly rods or spincast gear; both types of trips are available, depending on which guide you go with. Some specialize in fly fishing trips so if you want to fly fish, make sure you find a guide that does that.
All of our guides are insured and provide the boat and equipment for your trip. Each one is USGS Approved with an OUPV Coast Guard Captain’s License to commercially guide on the White River System of Lakes.
1-2 PeopleGuided Fishing Trip
$450 for 6 Hours
3 PeopleGuided Fishing Trip
$535.00 for 6 Hours
4 PeopleGuided Fishing Trip
$620.00 for 6 Hours
Depending on the time of year, guided trips usually start very close to sunrise in the morning. Afternoon trips start anywhere from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., depending on the client’s and guide’s schedule. On most trips, the client is to meet their guide here at the resort. Please come a little early if you need a fishing license.
Refreshments: Our guides will have bottled water on board.
For larger groups please call for rates. There is an option to rent a pontoon in which a guide can take only up to 6 people. His USCG license does not permit him to take more than 6.
Things To Consider
- Taneycomo is a coldwater lake averaging about 50 degrees year round. The water in the summer is actually the coldest so early morning trips can be pretty chilly. Bring at least a sweatshirt, even if the forecast calls for triple digit temps during the day.
- If you’re going to keep fish, you should have a plan to transport your catch back home. Bring a cooler and ice. Your guide will clean and bag your trout.
- We strongly encourage catch and release for our trophy trout because if you get lucky enough to catch a trophy, you have many anglers to thank for releasing it before you. Our trout do not get big by being lucky… they are caught many times and released for someone else to catch. Your guide will help you take good pictures of your catch and even measure your trophy if you want to get a replica made.
- If you catch a 20-inch or larger trout and release it, Lilleys’ Landing will issue you an official Catch & Release Certificate, a C&R Patch and a nice C&R bronze pin. You will also be featured on our website here: https://bit.ly/2NBk3W6 Ask your guide about it.
Wade Trips and Drift Boat Trips also Available.
Meet Our Guides
Our StoryAfter 15 years of commuting to what had become my favorite trout fishing location, a change in job status afforded me the opportunity to finally live near Lake Taneycomo. I spent every possible moment, day and night, on the water, watching, learning, and enjoying. I started posting my fishing adventures on local and national forums. Before long, I had people contacting me from all over the country wanting me to join them for some trout fishing on Lake Taneycomo. It did not take much arm-twisting to get me on the water. In 2006, I logged over 2500 hours on the water, day and night, including one stretch of 39 hours straight, all while still maintaining a full time job. I started moonlighting for a local fly shop, picking up guide trips in the evenings and on weekends. At this point in time, I concluded that a mainstream job might be getting in the way of what I really enjoyed doing- fishing. In 2007, I found myself in Alaska on a fishing adventure of a lifetime. By the end of the week, I had secured a position as a guide at Naknek River Camp, in Katmia National Park, Western Alaska. That is where I now spend my summers, helping clients live their dreams chasing all five Pacific Salmon, Arctic Char, Dolly Varden, Arctic Grayling, and Giant Rainbows, along with some of the world’s most intense bear viewing, thrown in on the side. Each year, I returned to the Branson area around the 1st of October, just in time for the awesome Lake Taneycomo Fall Brown trout run. Following the Browns, Rainbows make a small run, and then, with a little luck, the shad kill can make for some really intense fishing conditions. Just as Spring came around and the water starts running non stop on Lake Taneycomo, I head back to Alaska for the summer season of fishing in the Land of the Midnight Sun. On December 31st of 2008, I married the beautiful woman of my dreams. We spent the night of our wedding, ringing in the New Year under the fireworks from the Chateau on the Lake, while wade fishing Lake Taneycomo, just below Table Rock Dam. My wife, Mona Chari, is just as passionate about fishing as I am. As a guide, my intent is more than just taking a person fishing for a day. I would rather educate clients about the water being fished, the species pursued, and, then, by sharpening their learning curve, making it possible for them to return, without a guide, for a productive fishing trip. I enjoy and take great pride in sharing the information, knowledge and experiences I have learned from my countless hours on the water to help others create great memories of fantastic fishing adventures.
- CAREER EARNINGS: $574,262
- CUP APPEARANCES: 4
- YEARS AS FLW TOUR PRO: 8
- CAREER WINS: 3
- CAREER EARNINGS: $72,869
- CAREER TOP 10 FINISHES:6
- CAREER EARNINGS: $78,000
- CAREER TOURNAMENT WINS :6
- CAREER EARNINGS: $61,000
- CAREER TOURNAMENT WINS :6