Boating and Fishing Table Rock, Bull Shoals, Taneycomo
Three big, sparkling lakes await your boating and fishing pleasure in the Branson region.Table Rock Lake, Bull Shoals Lake, and Lake Taneycomo never freeze, which means year-round boating and fishing.
Missouri's deepest and clearest reservoir, known nationally for its superb bass fishing: Largemouth, smallmouth, white, and Kentucky spotted, bluegill, catfish and crappie. Find your own cove, fish with a guide, or enter any of the dozens of tournaments held each year. Plenty of resorts, cabins and camping around the lake. And with 857 miles of shoreline, there's plenty of room to locate the perfect fishing spot.
Cold water lake, with three quarters of a million rainbow trout and plenty of brown trout stocked annually. The coldest water is just below Table Rock Dam on the upper part of the lake. Lower lake sections are warmer, and many other fish species swim there. Over 2,000 acres of surface water for excellent fishing from dock or boat.
Most rustic and least developed of the three lakes, with steep bluffs and rocky ledges defining numerous sections of the 1,200 miles of shoreline. Fish for white, largemouth and spotted bass, crappie, bream, catfish and stripers. This lake is known for its big fish--stripers of more than 50 lbs., as well as bass from 5 to 15 lbs., have been hooked here.
Commercial docks and fishing guides are in ready supply; boats for rent include ski boats, pontoon boats, bass boats and wave runners. Resorts often rent boats and offer guide service; resort guests may also use their lodging's private docks for their personal boats.
Marinas on all three lakes rent boats and equipment; marina convenience stores are stocked with food, boating and fishing supplies. Many sell or rent water sport accessories and gas, and have pump-out stations; most rent out boat slips. Some sell boats, and some have dockside restaurants or are part of resort areas with campgrounds and cabins.
Table Rock Lake Marinas
Baxter Boat Dock End of H Highway, Lampe, MO. 417-779-4301
Big M Dock and Marina On Hwy M, Mano, MO. 417-271-3853
Campbell Point Boat Dock Hwy YY- Shell Knob, MO. 417-858-6331
Cape Fair Marina 1500 Shadrack Rd, Cape Fair, MO. 417-538-4163
Cricket Creek Marina 20515 Boat Dock Rd, Omaha, AR. 870-426-3474
Eagle Rock Marina Eagle Rock, MO. 417-271-3398
The Harbor on Table Rock Lake 363 Harbor Ln, Branson. 417-338-2828
The Hideaway Marina Galena, MO. 417-538-2828
Holiday Island Marina Holiday Island, AR. 479-253-8300
Indian Point Marina 3443 Indian Point Rd, Branson. 417-338-2891
Kings River Marina 27504 Big Rock Rd, Shell Knob, MO. 417-858-6429
Long Creek Marina 1368 Long Creek Rd, Ridgedale, MO. 417-334-4860
Port of Kimberling 201 Marina Way, Kimberling City, MO. 417-739-6109
Table Rock Marina 611 Rock Lane Rd, Branson. 417-338-2211
Table Rock State Park Marina 380 St Pk Marina Rd, Branson. 417-334-2628
Lake Taneycomo Marinas
Fall Creek Marina 1 Fall Creek Dr, Branson. 417-336-4937
Lazy Valley Resort 285 River Ln, Branson. 417-334-2397
Lilleys’ Landing Resort and Marina 37 River Ln, Branson. 417-334-6380
Ozark Trout Resort 347 River Ln, Branson. 417-335-4619
Rainbow Haven Resort 2927 St Hwy 176 Rockaway Beach, MO. 417-561-4179
Scotty’s Trout Dock and Marina, Branson. 417-334-4288
Taneycomo Marina 281 St. Hwy 176, Rockaway Beach, MO. 417-561-4746
Bull Shoals Lake Marinas
Beaver Creek Marina 1220 St. Hwy O, Kissee Mills, MO. 417-546-5121
Buck Creek Marina S. St. Hwy 125, Protem, MO. 417-785-4291
Bull Shoals Lake Boatdock PO Box 748 Bull Shoals, AR. 870-445-4424
Highway 125 Marina 321 Marina Dr, Peel, AR. 870-436-5390
Lakeview Cove Marina 707 Boat Dock Rd, Lakeview, AR. 870-431-5291
Oakland Marina 9924 Oakland Rd, Oakland, AR. 870-431-5381
Pontiac Cove Marina HC1 Box 600, Pontiac, MO. 417-679-3676
Sugarloaf Harbor Marina 1502 Shoreline Dr, Lead Hill, AR. 870-422-2900
Theodosia Marina Lake Rd. 160-25, P.O. Box 390, Theodosia, MO. 417-273-4444
Fishing and Boating in Springfield, MO
If your time in Southwest Missouri doesn't allow for a long, leisurely fishing excursion on one of our big regional lake or rivers, you can still find lakes in Springfield, Missouri for your daily dose. (And don't forget the James and Finley Rivers, just south of Springfield.) You'll find you can bass fish nearly everywhere in these parts.
If you're planning a vacation that centers around water sports and fishing, be sure to see what the Branson area has to offer, because Table Rock Lake, Lake Taneycomo and Bull Shoals Lake are all very close.
Please note: For all locations but the Farm Pond, you'll need a valid fishing license, which you can purchase online, at Bass Pro Shops, Walmart, sporting good stores, or bait and tackle shops.
Catch-and-release fishing at the Pond Rutlege-Wilson Farm Community Park has a fishing pond stocked with bass, bluegill and catfish. Three bucks an hour to fish includes tackle and bait, too. It's a fun time with the kids or grandkids. Click here for more info. 417-837-5949
Lake Springfield 318 acres of water hold largemouth bass, channel cats, crappie and sunfish. 6 HP motors or less; kayaks and canoes also okay--rent them and life jacket at the boat house during summer. Boat ramps, fishing jetties, docks. Hiking trails and playground. Click here for more info and directions. 417-895-6880.
Fellows Lake 820-acre reservoir 4 miles north of Springfield. 40 HP or lower motorboats, kayaks and canoes. Bass, catfish, muskie, sunfish and crappie. Click here for more info. 417-895-6880.
Finley River-James River The Finley is a branch of the James and both rivers have probably been fished since there were people in the Ozarks. Access the rivers near Ozark and Nixa. Largemouth and smallmouth bass, bluegill, perch and catfish.
McDaniel Lake Peaceful 300-acre lake north of Springfield. Fishing permitted only upstream from the Grant St. Bridge. No boating, swimming or other water activity allowed. Carp, smallmouth and largemouth bass, channel cats and sunfish. Located off Farm Rd. 68. 863-9000 for more information.
Watershed Center at Valley Water Mill Park 17-acre lake with bluegill, largemouth bass, channel catfish and the occasional crappie. No boating, no swimming. 2450 E. Valley Water Mill Rd, Springfield. Info: Missouri Department of Conservation’s Southwest Regional Office - 417-895-6880.