Wed, 11/06/2013 - 11:55am

Hiring a fishing guide can be somewhat intimidating  for some  anglers who feel like they  need a certain level of skill just to launch out on the water.

But for guides on Lake Taneycomo like Bill Babler, setting guests at ease is a top priority.

“I never...

Wed, 11/06/2013 - 11:49am

Despite his years fishing professionally in tournaments and promoting the fishing industry, the daily thrill for Guide Rick Lisek, Jr., is showing off the lake wildlife to his clients.

“I see wildlife everyday — foxes, eagles and waterfowl in addition to the fish,” he said. “I love watching my customers enjoy the wildlife – and I love the trout fishing.”


Wed, 11/06/2013 - 11:34am

To many clients, Guide Tracy Frenzel seems amazingly cheerfully as he juggles his time and energy as an outdoorsman, artist, recreation director — and dad to four girls, one a newborn.

One of the benefits of guiding, he said is that “people are always in a good mood when they are fishing — at least 99 out of 100 anyway.”


Wed, 11/06/2013 - 11:24am

Most clients of Guide John Sappington never realize his celebrity status. That may change this month when the  Field and Stream Total Outdoorsman Challenge season finale airs Nov. 13 (2013) on the Outdoor Channel.


Tue, 09/24/2013 - 8:19am

About this time every year, when the leaves start to drop on the lake's surface here on Lake Taneycomo, our trout will start to hold close to or under these leaves.