Before We Go


What You Will Need


Under Missouri law anyone fishing between the ages of 16 and 65 requires a fishing permit. Under Arkansas law everyone fishing is required to have a valid fishing license regardless of age. All fishers must present a valid fishing license for the appropriate state prior to departure. For licensing information and to purchase or update a fishing license, please visit either the Missouri or Arkansas Department of Conservation's website.  




What To Bring

Nothing ruins a good day on the water like a sunburn.  We strongly recommend that you bring sunscreen, wear a UV resistant shirt, and bring a hat along with you to ensure that you are protected from sun-exposure. Polarized sunglasses will also help increase your visibility of underwater activity.  

Because fish bite in all weather conditions, we fish rain or shine.  Weather conditions on the water can change throughout the day, especially in spring and fall. We recommend bringing weather-appropriate clothes and gear. Weather service sites are a good way to get up-to-date information on weather conditions and to determine what to wear on the day of your excursion. 

While we do not normally face choppy waters, if you are prone to sea-sickness you may wish to take Dramamine or a similar motion-sickness medication. 

Mozark Fishscapes Fishing Excursion Checklist:

  • Sunscreen, hat, or UV-resistant shirt
  • Sunglasses 
  • Weather appropriate attire- coats, sweaters, hats, rain gear
  • Fishing license- Arkansas or Missouri
  • Medications- allergy medicine, Dramamine, other medications

What We Need To Know


Please email or call us with any special requests or concerns regarding your trip and let us know how many are in your party and if anyone in your party requires a life-jacket size other than medium or large.

How We Operate


Our boat is a thoroughly cleaned, regularly serviced 20'4' Basscat Puma powered by a Mercury Verado 250 4-stroke outboard motor. We utilize the best electronics that are up to industry standards. All fishing and tackle gear is in excellent condition and is up to date. We normally fish with Lews Rod and Reel combos. 

For fly-fishing trips we partner with River Run Outfitters an Orvis endorsed fly shop and take you out on Clackacraft drift boats using Orivs equipment. 


Fish bite rain or shine, and so we fish rain or shine. However, should inclement weather force us to end your trip early or cancel your trip we will work with you to reschedule the trip or make up for lost hours.  


We offer a 10% service discount to active and reserve military members, law enforcement officers, paramedics, and fire fighters. If you request this discount please bring your department/military ID card on the day of the trip.  

Lake Information

Please review the following lake options and provide us with your ideal excursion location. Whatever the season, Darren will provide you with a range of techniques to help catch your choice of fish. If you cannot decide on a excursion location, feel free to contact us for additional information. 

  • BULL SHOALS LAKE: Bull Shoals Lake spans Southern MO and Northwest AR and has over 700 miles of largely undeveloped shoreline. Bull Shoals Lake is protected by the Army Corps of Engine, and offers pristine wilderness with minimal residential development for your fishing experience. Bull Shoals is known for largemouth, spotted, and smallmouth bass, walleye, blue, channel, and flathead catfish, rainbow trout, and white bass.  

  • TABLE ROCK LAKE: Table Rock is known for it's plethora of Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Kentucky Bass, Crappie, White Bass, Bluegill and Catfish. The best fishing for Largemouth Bass is from mid February to the end of the summer months. Crappie are most available in March through early June. White Bass are fished in February and in the summer months.

  • LAKE TANEYCOMO: This lake is best known for its Rainbow Trout and Brown Trout. Rainbow Trout are fish-able year round. Brown Trout are typically fished in August, September and November. 

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