Barber Fishing Guide Service
Why fish Lake of the Ozarks with Barber Fishing Guide Service?
Service and Teaching is what we're all about!
As a "service business", our fishing guides do their very best to provide a "full service" fishing charter experience. We're the only fishing guide service that provides a Captain AND First Mate on pontoon boat fishing charters to insure everyone has the coaching, help, and attention necessary to be successful during charters. This is especially helpful on family charters with young children. We are the first and most experienced company to offer pontoon boat family and group fishing charters at Lake of the Ozarks and know how to exceed your fishing charter expectations. You'll find that Tritoon/Pontoon boats ride much better than bass boats in rough water, making for a much more enjoyable charter.
Everything is readied "before" your charter to maximize your Lake of the Ozarks fishing time and "during" your charter we provide comprehensive service to make sure you have a comfortable, safe, and successful outing.
We advise prospective customers of the species that are biting the best when they contact us to book a charter as we want our customers to catch a lot of fish. We conduct charters for numerous fish species to include Crappie (Primary), Largemouth Bass (Secondary), Blue Catfish (Tertiary) and White Bass (Infrequent). We also conduct multi-species fishing charters when customers book 6 or 8 hour charters.
During your charter you can expect to have your poles baited, baits changed, fish netted, any tangles fixed, any snags and hang up's taken care of, and full assistance and coaching to help you put a bait in front of the fish species you're pursuing. At the conclusion of your charter we will also hang your catch for pictures AND clean your fish as part of our service.
We love to teach the skills necessary to help you become a more successful angler and/or a safer boat operator. Whether you're a novice or experienced angler or boater you'll learn a lot before, during, and after your charter. If learning new fishing skills, gaining increased knowledge of the items outlined below, or learning how to catch more or better fish is on your agenda, we're here to serve you. With more than 4 decades of fishing experience that includes competitive tournament fishing, we know how to help you become a better angler. As certified trainers with formal training and decades of teaching and coaching experience, we gladly teach, coach, and share knowledge with you to enhance your fishing and boating skills. We're confident you will be a more knowledgable, and successful angler after our time together.
Types of Instruction Provided:
Types of fishing equipment appropriate for each target species, proper rod and reel selection for targeted Lake Ozark fish species, proper line selection for each fish species, proper selection and use of fishing electronics, (Down, Forward, Side Imaging), where and how to install electronics on the vessel, optimal trolling motor features and capabilities including use of tracks, way marks, spot lock, auto-pilot, remote control vs. foot pedal use and which is optimal for each application, seasonal fish migration patterns and how to use and interpret Lake Master Software to identify productive fish structure and habitat and how to quickly verify or rule out their presence, how to properly and efficiently clean and store fish for consumption, how to effectively fish for different fresh water species, how to set up and perform multiple fishing techniques such as spider rigging, short and long line trolling for different species, drift fishing for catfish, how to prepare and use a cast net to catch bait, corking, jigging, night fishing, how to store and prepare natural baits for different species, understanding the use of different brands and types of scent attractants, bottom and top water fishing for different species, which colors and types of lures you should have in your tackle box for different species, when and how to use specific lure types at different times of the year and water temperatures, how to make and use catfish jugs, how to make and use a trot line, how to properly tie different types of knots and which types of knots to utilize for different fish species, types of boat gear needed for successful fishing (T-Bars, rod holders, nets, measuring devices, weigh scales, types of flotation devices, lights, tool box essentials, jump boxes, batteries, electronics, trolling motor features and brands, live/forward imaging transducer poles, etc.) boating regulations and safe boat operation, and the numerous MO fishing regulations you need to know to fully comply with state laws and rules. Bring your questions and we will do our very best to help you!
Please contact us via the form provided below and we will get back to you same day.
Customer Service & Experience
Our fishing guides and captains are Coast Guard licensed and possess decades of fishing and safe boating experience. Barber Guide Service always strives to meet or exceed your expectations. Our customer ratings are high because we value every customer and do our best to serve you!
We will also clean your fish at the end of your charter as part of our service at no additional charge. If you've not eaten crappie or blue catfish you're in for a special treat!