Branson Fishing

Branson Fishing

Tucked away in the Ozarks, Branson, Missouri, is a popular Midwestern tourist destination. The family attractions in the area include 76 Country Boulevard and Silver Dollar City. While there is certainly plenty of entertainment to be had in this Ozarks destination, people typically seek out Branson for its proximity to the natural world. The Ozarks have many natural wonders, and the plentiful waterways are truly something special. With all this, the opportunities for Branson fishing are vast.

There are several key lakes in Branson, but the most popular is Bull Shoals Lake. This reservoir is massive, and it has more than 1,000 miles of shoreline. With so much water, the fish are populous at Bull Shoals. The area is best known for its population of Largemouth Bass. The fish spawn so readily here that many full-sized adults are beneath the surface. Some of the largest catches have been 12 pounds.

Another option is Table Rock Lake. Table Rock Lake is another manmade lake, and it is fueled by the White River, James River and Long Creek. Different Bass species are common here. You can find Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass and Spotted Bass. What people love about Table Rock Lake is that there are many inlets and shallow areas where the fish like to congregate. While catches are possible all year long, the best season is in the spring.

Bass is not your only potential catch in Branson’s waters. Table Rock Lake, Bull Shoals Lake and Lake Taneycomo are also great spots to catch Black Crappie, Brown Trout and Rainbow Trout. To support the population of Black Crappie, there have been a number of artificial reefs developed in these lakes. These reefs give the fish the habitat they need to thrive, and they ensure that Branson fishing is always strong.

Top Branson Fishing Spots

Etuchee Lake
5/19/2011 9:56:49 PM - Etuchee Lake 36.7401, -92.7418

Lake Taneycomo
5/19/2011 9:56:40 PM - Lake Taneycomo 36.6584, -93.1252

Rockwood Hills Lake
5/19/2011 9:56:51 PM - Rockwood Hills Lake 36.6684, -93.2435

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Latest Branson Fishing Reports

August 31st fishing report
9/11/2021 3:24:57 PM - Our generation schedule has settled down so that one can almost predict what will run on any given day except weekends.  During the week we’re seeing no generation in the mor

July 31st fishing report
8/2/2021 9:30:58 AM - Our generation schedule has been pretty consistent the last week or so.  No generation in the mornings then the water comes on about noon building to almost three units by mi

June 28th fishing report
6/28/2021 3:34:36 PM - Our lakes are still pretty high and as I type this report we’re getting new rounds of storms dumping as much as an inch of rain at a time.  More in the forecast all this week

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Branson Fishing Prediction

Optimal fishing activity will be between 5 - 9 AM on Thursday.

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data in Branson, you should target one of the following top 6 species for this time of year:
  1. Brown Trout - 25% Catch Rate
    Brown Trout

  2. Rainbow Trout - 25% Catch Rate
    Rainbow Trout

  3. Black Crappie - 25% Catch Rate
    Black Crappie

  4. White Bass - 25% Catch Rate
    White Bass

  5. Recommedations above based on 15 local reports and 4 species of fish for October in Branson.

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Top Branson Fishing Charters & Guides

Focused Fishing Guide Service
Focused Fishing Guide Service a Full time Professional Branson Fishing Guide on Beautiful Table Rock Lake and Taneycomo Lake for Bass, Crappie, White Bass, Pan Fish, and Year round on Taneycomo Lake in Branson Missouri for Brown Trout and Rainbow Tro


Capt. Rick La Point
Hi, my name is Rick LaPoint. I am a U.S. Coast Guard licensed, fully insured, professional guide for the last 18 years. I guide on Table Rock, Taneycomo and Bull Shoals Lakes I have over 35 years of bass tournament experience, with many wins. I speci

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Top Branson Bait & Tackle Stores

Lilleys' Landing Resort & Marina
Lilleys' Landing is a peaceful, scenic resort and marina on Lake Taneycomo five minutes from the middle of Branson. Lake Taneycomo offers great trout fishing. Our marina can outfit you with boat rentals or guided fishing trips. We have a fly and

Baxter Marina
Baxter Marina offers many services including a full-service fuel dock, store, boat rentals, wet and dry boat storage, and more. We will greet you at the dock, pump your fuel and get your ice for you as well. Our on-dock store offers many convenien

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Top Branson Marinas

Lilleys' Landing Resort & Marina
Lilleys' Landing is a peaceful, scenic resort and marina on Lake Taneycomo five minutes from the middle of Branson. Lake Taneycomo offers great trout fishing. Our marina can outfit you with boat rentals or guided fishing trips. We have a fly and

Scotty's Trout Dock & Marina
Family owned and operated Branson landmark providing fun for the whole family.

K Dock Marina
Our full service Marina features an onsite convenience store offering food, soda, bagged ice, snacks, ice cream, cold beer, propane exchange, tackle and live bait. Nightly boat slip rental is available offering a 10′ x 24′ slip for only $20 per nigh

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