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

Larger groups can be set up, give me a call, and I can set you up

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

Boat trips:
1-2 people (2 hour trip $225, 4 hour $325, 6 hour $500)

Fly Fishing Wading trips* click to learn more
1-2 people (2 hour trip $ 200, 4 hour trip $300, 6 hour $400)

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.

Trout fishing Guide Instructions & Fly Fishing Instructions
​2 hour-$50 for each person over 2 (max 6 anglers)
4 hour-$75 for each extra person over 2 (Max 6 anglers) per boat

6 hour-$100 for each extra person over 2 (Max of 6 anglers)

​You will need waders for wading trips

“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, Spinning and Fly Fishing rods & reels, fuel, and water to drink will be provided on boat trips

Balance to be paid by cash check or credit card the day of trip.

​7 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 fly fishing and spinning equipment, You are welcome bring your favorite Fly 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: Best Fly Fishing Guide in Branson Missouri (MO) Fishing Guide, Table Rock Lake and Lake Taneycomo in Branson Mo. 65616
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