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Rick, Many thanks for a wonderful day of fishing and camaraderie you provided for me and my family. The boat is superb as is your equipment. Your knowledge of the water and fishing spots gave us a really fun and productive time. You are really fun to be with and once again I was out-fished by one of the kids. We will be in touch to go out with you again on our next trip to Big Cedar currently planned for next July. I will call about dates soon. Thanks again

Tracy Strevey

In July 2015 my son in law and I booked a fishing trip with Captain Rick Branson Guided Fishing Trips. Absolutely one of the best fishing holes in Missouri! I'm retired Navy and have fished all over the world. I've never experienced anything quite like the Branson trip. The beginning of the trip was .............let's just say interesting! My son in law caught 5 fish to my 0 fish. Of course fishing is all about changing things up so we decided to change positions. Luck on my side I began to catch fish. Rick was a great guide sharing stories about life and fish. While we were keeping him busy with the night crawlers. Highlight of the day was the 20" brown I caught......and yes I did NOT keep him. Although I have a great picture! Just an overall outstanding trip and great comradery with our guide! Wish you all the best! Thanks for the great memories!

Don Geist
Engineer Technician
NAVFAC bldg. 1210
Stennis Space Center, MS 39529


We had so much fun on our guided fishing trip with Captain Rick. He put us on the biggest fish ever. If we were not catching at a certain spot, I liked that he was not afraid to move us to another location where the fish were biting more. I caught a huge small mouth, and my husband caught several big fatties as well. We had so much fun and will keep him in mind for any future fishing on Table Rock Lake.



We wanted to say Thank You for guiding us to catch the biggest smallmouth bas wither one of us has ever caught. Your expertise was invaluable. We enjoyed your sense of humor & funning around. We especially appreciate your thoughtfulness and assistance with our needs. It is a trip that we will never forget.

Best Wishes

Jim & Wilda

Had a trip scheduled to fish with Rick on 4/24/14. Weather forecast was looking poor so Rick was flexible and we fished 2 half days. Great time and we caught all 3 species of bass both days. The numbers and quality exceeded my expecatations We caught 25+ keepers between the 2 half days and probably boated 40/50 fish each haf day. Learned a new technique and caught a bunch of fish, tough to beat. I have hired over a dozen guides in the past and Rick is at the top of the list. I learned a long time ago that a guide's job is not as much as catching fish but making sure his client is having a good time. I was lucky enough to experience both. You will not go wrong fishing with Rick.
Thanks Rick. Tom

Rick I just wanted to thank you for the great fishing trip!. I have fished in Canada, The Great lakes,seven states, even in Russia, I can honestly say none of those trips were as good as the one we had with you in Branson Mo.We fished two mornings( one morning in the rain) and caught 85 fish! Thanks again Denny and Abby.

There just arenít the right words here to tell you how much we enjoyed our day bass fishing on Table Rock with Branson Guided Fishing Trips. Rich and I will be talking about it and spinning tales for the rest of our days. Never have we caught so many bass in one day. We will come back to Branson and spend another day, no another week, sitting in the back of that boat catching bass with Rick. When you get to be my age you savor moments and that will always be near the top of my list. Thank you Branson Guided Fishing Trips ("Rick").

Thank you!

Bob Hull
Alexandria, OH


We had a terrific birthday celebration joining you for half a day of fabulous fishing catching 37 trout in 4 hours. My two sons and I have been out with many fishing guides and we especially enjoyed the expertise, camaraderie and your honesty for knowing when to stop fishing. Looking forward to catching more trophy trout with you in the coming years.

Tom, Eric and Zib


ďI was looking for a reliable fishing guide so that my father, teenage son, nephew, and I could have an enjoyable time fishing. Iím so glad that I relied on the positive feedback left for Rick Lisek of Branson Guided Fishing Trips. Captain Rick exceeded my expectations. He promised that we would catch fish and we did. The first Ĺ day we caught over 30 bass, the second Ĺ day we caught over 30 trout. I loved that Captain Rick knew exactly where to fish, what to use, and showed us how to do it. His fishing gear and boats were the best. It was a pleasure to be with the best of everything. The value for the experience is outstanding. I found a new yearly tradition to do with my Father and son, and thatís to go fishing with Captain Rick.Ē

Brian Hedgren, Bettendorf Iowa

I highly recommend Rick Lisek for a day of fishing and fun on the Lake. He took two novices and taught us everything we needed to know to be successful. He expertly guided us to areas that put us on the fish. The conditions were not that great but he showed us several techniques to catch fish and we caught our limit of Bass even when no one else was catching much of anything. I even managed to catch the Crappie of a lifetime. We're already planning our next trip! Thanks again, we'll be in touch.


Dennis Littlejohn

We had a great time fishing with Branson Guided Fishing Trips. We are novice fisherman and they still put us on fish. Rick was on time in fact were at our dock before our scheduled time. Branson Guided Fishing Trips followed up with us after the trip to make sure we had a good time. Had a ball and can not wait to use them again on our next trip. Could not have had a better time on the water.

Would recommend them to anyone. Class act.

Kevin Gordon


I wanted to thank you for the best day of fishing. You are a great guide and I have recommended you to a lot of people. Bill and I have never caught so many trout and bass in such a short time. I will be back for more of the fast action, so you must stay doing what you know, BEING THE BEST GUIDE IN THAT PART OF THE COUNTRY. I hope all is well and the fish keep biting, your friend Pat. Thanks and stay in touch.

Capt. Rick Lisek,

Rick just a quick note to say "Thank You" again for the fantastic trip. Mr Quinlan (Pat) and I had a blast. Couldn't believe the amount of fish that we caught with your secret bait. It was hard to believe that we caught fish from the time we put our first line in, until the time that we ended with a double. We are from Colorado and fish for trout all the time, but have never had the results we did while on the lake with you. We would and will recommend your services to our friends and anyone we know of that are headed your way.


Bill Pace

Captain Rick was a great guide for our family fishing trip. My husband and I watched while our 2 boys caught fish. In the 4 hours we were there I bet they caught 40 fish. So much fun. We can't wait to schedule another trip.


Dana Bedwell


It was a good trip; TJ and I enjoyed it immensely. Catching over 50 trout in three hours of actual fishing, many of which were of impressive size, greatly exceeded our expectations. Want to try again in spring with you for bass.

Thanks for the memorable morning. djc


Thanks for finding time to take us out fishing. I know we contacted you with little notice, but it sure made our trip to Branson very memorable. We have visited Branson for years and tried a few different guides/guide services, but all agreed that Branson Guided Fishing Trips, with you behind the steering wheel, was by far the best fishing trip we experienced. Over 75 rainbows in 3 1/2 hours?! Unheard of. Where I come from anyway. You put us on the fish, giving us the experience of seeing them swim around and obviously had the right bait set up since we boated so many fish. You have it figured out! We had a great dinner that night too.

Thanks again Rick-


Hey Rick, just would like to say how much we enjoyed our fishing trip monday. We actually caught more fish than we ever thought possible. We appreciate the effort you put into our trip and made it so enjoyable in every way. Weactually felt like we made a new friend, and will be seeing you again next time we get the chance. Again thanks so much for a great trip.

Thank You

Eddie Connerly


We had a fun time fishing with you on Taneycomo and both my grandson and I learned a lot. You found plenty of fish to catch and were very helpful in giving us fishing tips that can be used anywhere. Thanks for an enjoyable time and we're looking forward to fishing with you again.

Ron Doke

Rick, My 9yr old grandson is still talking about our fishing trip with you. My fear now is that he will expect every fishing trip with grandpa to be like the one we had with you. Even I am smart enough to know that when no one else was catching fish, your expert guiding skills made the difference for us. As I told you, my goal was for him to catch so many fish that he finally got tired of fishing. You did that in just three hours. My sons could have fished a little longer, but after releasing more than we kept, even they had enough. Thank you so much!

Randy Casey

God delights in responding to the prayers of His children.

Captain Rick,
We have vacationed on Lake Taneycomo for many years, always fishing off the docks at our campsite. We obviously were enjoying ourselves to keep coming back from Texas. We just thought we were having fun until we took a guide trip with you. Our group had a blast! In 3 hours we caught over 70 rainbows and probably missed another 25. Rick, you were a lot of fun, giving DJ and Chase grief when a fish would get away with the bait. Looking forward to next year! Thanks again!

Clint, Deb, Chase, and D.J.


Captain Rick

Once again you showed 3 generations of a another great fishing trip. My grandson wants to go again soon. We enjoyed the day of bass fishing on Table Rock Lake and catching over 100 trout was unreal on Lake Taneycomo! I cant thank you enough for you professionalism and expertise. You truley are the top notch guide in Branson.

Once again thank you for a great job

Tom Zensen
Fort Meyers, FL

Rick Really enjoyed the trip we had bass fishing on table rock lake in Branson.  I have never caught as many fish as the three of us with you.  I learned more in one day with you than I could have in a year on my own.  We cant wait to come back down and fish with you when time allows.  Thanks for helping me catch the biggest smallmouth I have ever caught as well as those nice largemouth bass.  Talk to you soon.  

Bobby Livingston

We scheduled a fishing trip for Late December and had the fishing trip of a life time. 72 Rainbow in four hours with three people, hard to beat!! Rick was a fantastic guide and knows where the fish are and how to catch tem. Most boats were very limited in their success while we just kept pulling them in. They cleaned and packaged them for us, ice included for the long trip back to Michigan, made for several great meals.

I have NO reservations in recommending His service to anyone interested in a fishing trip in the Branson area. If I get back there you can bet Ill be hooking up with him again!

Thanks for the wonderful time.

Eric Hornbeck.( the Erickson Gang

I want to thank you again for a wonderful morning on Table Rock. You showed me alot. Thanks to for the patience you had with this old cowboy.
Pat Kukes

Cheyenne, WY

Rick is a top notch guide. He knows where the fish are and exactly how to catch them. We had our first fish in less than 5 minutes. We were catching fish when other boats were not. Rick was great with my kids, he made them feel special and they loved catching over 40 trout with "Captain Rick". Thanks again and I can't wait to get back out there again!

Joshua Douglas, Nashville, TN

Rick - thank you for the great time during our company's corporate trip to Table Rock Lake.  I have never caught as many or as big of fish anywhere.  It was so much fun catching largemouth and smallmouth on topwater baits.† I can't wait until next year when we come back.† I look forward to fishing with you next year.†
Thanks again,

Jeff Chase, Canton, MA

Capt. Rick I had such a good time fishing with you last week.  I really appreciate you taking the time to help me catch fish.  The whole day was great, and the 4 1/2 lb smallmouth made it even better.  Thank you for teaching me how to drop shot. 
See you soon,

Bob Harrington, Westwood, MA

Rick - My wife and I had so much fun trout fishing with you the other day.† We feel like we can go fishing and actually catch something now after learning what you taught us.† I never thought we would go through so much power bait.† Went to Wal-Mart today and bought 6 jars.† I'll give you a call next month and try to†come and fish with you with my son in October.†
Thank You,

Gary Crane, Dehnam Springs, LA

Rick is a great guide and fishing instructor.  He'll put you on the fish, show you how to catch them and you'll have a great time anytime of year.,
David Moore, Cambridge City, IN

Thank you for everything you have taught me and for treating me like family.† Thanks to you, I have opened my eyes to drying different things on the water.† As a result of learning how to fish a football jig, I was able to take first place and big bass in my club tournament at Smith Mountain Lake.† My big fish went 6.86lbs.† What a blast.
Steve St. Clair, Roanoke, VA

I owe a great deal of gratitude to Rick for teaching me how to†fish a jig†and throw a swimbait.† i was always flustered trying to use these baits, but now I have 100% confidence in what I' am doing.† I now can go and catch fish on my home waters.†
Toby Leon, Baton Rouge, LA

Rick, thank you for making sure that my daughters and I had a successful and fun day on the water.† Nicole is still rubbing it in about her 6 1/2 lb largemouth she caught with you.† We all had such a good time.† I am planning a trip to fish with you in the spring during prespawn.  I cant wait.
Brice Stevenson, Kansas City, MO

What a blast flipping the bushes with you Rick.† I have never caught so many bass, especially at Stockton.† Can't wait to fish with you next Spring.† Thank you for the hand tied jigs.† I used them to place 5th in a local tournament here on the mighty Mississippi.† -
Shawn Pilaspy, Ft. Madison, IA

Hey Rick,
Just wanted to touch base with you and say thanks again for a great fishing trip. Glad they bit as good as they did. Here is my email address for you to send those pictures. Again thanks for taking us out. If we decide to come back that way we will hit you up for another one.

Mark Speed


Hi Rick, great pictures! Sorry I didnít get back to you earlier but Iím playing catch-up after being gone for a week. We had a great time and caught plenty, you guys are Masters and I would definitely look you up again, at this time we havenít thought about our next yearís trip but if itís Branson I will be in touch. Thanks for making it a great trip even with the bad weather.

Chicago, IL

Rick, Chuck and I had a great time fishing last Friday. You know where the fish are and how to catch them. I haven't caught that many, that big in long time .Even if the two biggest got away (My fault for stop reeling).

Thanks again for great time.
Mike Shook 

Hello Rick:

First of all, Caroline and really enjoyed the trip last Thursday. She got some of the pictures developed and those spots were bigger than I remembered.

Secondly, I bought a red fin, went fishing this morning in a neighborhood pond and caught two largemouth. Thanks for the enjoyable learning experience and fish catching.


Thomas E. Willingham, SVP


Thanks to you, our family had a fantastic time fishing Lake Taneycomo. Every one fishing limited out and we enjoyed a delectable meal centered around our catch of fresh water, Rainbow Trout. You are the best, and we will book with you again! God bless you.
Dr. Wendell E. Hutchins II

We had a wonderful fishing trip. The kids definitely rank it as their favorite activity during our five days in Branson. They continue to remind us (the adults) on how they out fished us. You were patient, kind, and generous with the kids. We caught over 40 rainbows and two nice sized small mouth bass. Again, thanks for your time, service, and success.


Andy Thyen (Tyler, T X) &
Steve Schultz (Norman, OK


Just wanted to tell you what a great time we had fishing. You guys were great with the kids and it was a fun morning for the entire family. The trout recipe you gave us was great! Especially appreciate your being able to accommodate us on fairly short notice.

Gene R. Tacey
Sutherland, NE

I just wanted to send a thank you for the great fishing trip while we were in Branson Mo. You were fantastic as a guide. You kept us all hooked & baited & between the five of us, I think we caught over 40 trout that morning. My 2 sons had only been fishing once or twice before & the constant action by finding the right spot on the lake, kept them engaged & excited. That's a pretty good feat considering they didn't have a phone in their hands & they weren't texting somebody. They are 16 & 13.
Rest assured, I'll recommend you & your company to anyone who asks.

Thanks again,
Lee greenwood

Hey Rick, thanks for the photos, any guide that actually sends photos is truly rare. Thanks so much for the memories. Giant rainbows on a light line is always a blast. Karen and I enjoyed our time together with you on Taneycomo recently. The bite was fast and furious at daylight with constant hookups all day. The thing I remember most is the bright beautiful rainbows with deep shades of green and red accented by the black spots. The clear, cold water of the Ozarks make the fish picture perfect. Thanks for sharing your expertise and many talents with us. We caught and released so many fish my arm was sore, really, the tendonitis was really hurting after so many fighting trout. You handle your boat with ease and finesse, aways ready with the net (even with a double) and make catching trout on 2 lb test seem easy. I noticed several anglers looking on with curiosity, wondering how we were hooking up so often. Thanks Rick for a great day, we hope to see you again on the water soon.

Doug Grann
President & CEO
Wildlife Forever

Dear Rick,
My friends and I had so much fun with you. We will never forget this awesome experience with our funny guide. We caught the most fish and the biggest fish of the day in our large group. My catching the trophy fish made our trip there so memorable. Count on a call from us when we wander back to Branson. Thanks so much!

Valerie Leitner,
Dalhart, TX

Hi Rick.

Thanks for the enjoyable time on Lake Taneycomo the morning of October 29th. My son and nephew had a good time as well. I grilled the trout that Sunday evening. Very good! We caught more fish with you in one morning than we have ever caught fishing on our own. We are looking forward to coming back and fishing with Branson Guided Fishing Trips again soon.

Steve Welsh

I took a group of customers to Branson to Trout fish on lake Tanycomo and Branson Guided A Fishing Trips was my contact to help set this whole trip up.
We caught fish both dayís (a lot of Trout) and on the 2nd day a trophy catch of a 22.5Ē Rainbow was caught. The group had a great time and they are ready to go back and try Bass or Trout fishing with Branson Guided Fishing Trips again. I would recommend if you have a group wanting to fish or just want to catch fish
call Branson Guided Fishing Trips.

Jeff Stroup - KANSAS


I want to thank you for the attention and time you took to truly help my fiance and I learn more about Trout fishing, and catching 41 fish in 4 hours doesn't hurt either. You are a true professional and an asset to the fishing community. I speak for both Abbi and I in saying that we can not wait for the opportunity to fish with you again.

Best wishes
Cory Schuh

Hey Rick
Just wanted to drop a line telling you what a good time Carol, James and I had fishing with you last week. That was the first time we had fished for Rainbow Trout, it was different and we had a lot of fun also thanks for having the patient with us with all the broken lines we had. The 45 some odd fish we caught in just an hour in half or so was great!!! The boat, poles and all the gear we used (and lost) was great and 1st class. Another thing that was good about this fishing trip was that you were very knowledgeable on all the different conversations that we had, just like an old fishing buddy. Again thank you and we look forward fishing with you again.

Kenny, Carol and James Gallia
Portland Texas


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