"We caught 103 trout in a 4 hour trip.

What a blast!. My Husband and I picked an excellent fishing guide in John Sappington. He had guaranteed that we would catch at least 20 fish or we would not have to pay. We caught the first 20 fish in the first half hour and then proceeded to catch the other 83 in the rest of the time. John was friendly, knowledgeable, and knows how to fish. He was very knowledgeable about the wildlife that lived near the lake we fished. We saw eagles and blue herons. We had picked a beautiful day even though it was January. I would highly recommend John as a guide and our trip was worth the cost. Wish we lived closer to Branson so we could fish with John again but we live in Georgia and it is a long ride. John even cleaned the 8 fish we were allowed to keep. Highlight of our trip to Branson." ~ Mary on

"You won't regret fishing with John!

My wife surprised me with a trout trip guided by John. It was very cold at about 27F but John still took my uncle and myself out. John had me catching trout on a fly rod within minutes and I had never fly fished before. He has a great personality and truly knows his stuff. John was so dedicated to making our trip a success that he stayed out with us even after getting a hook caught in his lip while tying on a new fly. You won't find a better guide and I look forward to returning to Branson and fishing with John again!" ~ Kyle on 

John Sappington Guided Fishing Rates


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​​​​Fishing Guide and Charter instruction Rates For Individuals, Groups & Children. Take your kids fishing with Branson's #1 Instructor

Review The Costs For 1/4 day Fishing trips, Half or 6 hour Bass or Trout Guided fishing Trips is as follows.

1 Person (2 hour trip $175, 4 hour $275, 6 hour $375)
2 people (2 hour trip $195, 4 hour $295, 6 hour $395)

The cost below is the additional cost per angler over the first
2 anglers covered by the fees above, there is no fee for someone
riding along and not fishing.

Bass fishing Instructions
4 hour-$75 for each extra person over 2 (Max 3 anglers) per boat
6 hour-$100 for each extra person over 2
Trout fishing Instructions
4 hour-$75 for each extra person over 2 (Max 4 anglers) unless you pre-approve, per boat

6 hour-$100 for each extra person over 2

“Quality is never an accident, it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution, it represents the wise choice of many alternatives!”

Call or email first to check for availability of those dates before you leave deposit!

All tackle, rods & reels, fuel, and water to drink will be provided.

Balance to be paid by cash check or credit card the day of trip.
14 day cancellation policy!

Things to bring: Fishing license and trout stamp (if trout fishing), Rain gear! It can be cool, especially in the AM if we have to run very far, to get to the fish. Taneycomo lake will be cool!! especially if overcast.

Tackle: I will provide all top quality spinning and fly fishing equipment, You are welcome bring your favorite rods or tackle, but it is not necessary. If you do bring your own equipment, please keep to a minimum, the less clutter in a boat makes for a more enjoyable experience.
Camera, polarized Sunglasses (if you have), hat and Sunscreen.

We Instruct in the following areas: Branson, Missouri (MO) Fishing Guide, Table Rock Lake and Lake Taneycomo in Branson Mo. 65616
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