As wonderful as the shows, museums, and restaurants are in our mountain village, there are some people who visit without any intention of seeing any of them! We know it may be hard to believe, but many travelers come to Branson to explore the great outdoors—to enjoy hikes through the woods, ziplining through the trees, or, our personal favorite, fishing in one of the three lakes that make up our natural landscape. If you are one to choose rod and reel over stage shows and arts and culture, this guide to the top Branson fishing spots will ensure your Missouri getaway will be filled with all the trout, bass, and walleye that you can handle!


Table Rock Lake

With three lakes in the area you can pretty much guarantee you’ll never find it difficult to find a spot to cast your line, and Table Rock Lake offers plenty of spots perfect for catching your allotted share of bass, crappie, and at the dam, more trout than you’ve ever seen in one place in your life! Fishing at night provides a fruitful and happy change from the same old, same old, and early morning fishing along the banks will provide moments of peaceful contemplation as well as a tasty and constant supply of smallmouth bass!


Bull Shoals Lake

Offering a fishing season that lasts year-round (it gets a little cold in the winter months, so dress warmly!), the highly popular brown trout fishery is known and loved throughout the world! Offering a huge variety of warm water fish that include the aforementioned brown trout as well as bass, stripers, catfish and so much more, your Branson fishing expedition will be an adventure that just keeps getting better! Night fishing is also popular at Bull Shoals Lake with fishermen reeling in large quantities of stripers, walleyes, and trout.


Lake Taneycomo

When you’re looking for the spots where the trout are, Lake Taneycomo is the place to be. Brown and rainbow trout make their home in this cold-water lake. Fly fishing, artificial only, and bait fishing can all be done in the various areas of the lake. Grab your gear, a cooler, and prepare to leave society behind as you spend a few hours or more enjoying the peace and tranquility of the Branson landscape!


From the Dock Behind Your Sunset Nightly Rentals Fishing Escape

Hardcore fishermen and women know the real secret to the perfect fishing getaway starts with their accommodations, and when you pick one of our lakeside cabins for your Branson journey, you’ll have to agree! Comfortable, warm, and offering many hours of fishing excitement, our homes will be the highlight of your vacation—reserve yours today!