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Captain John Sappington–FLW Tour Classic Champion and a celebrated Fisherman for over Two Decades

Captain John Sappington came, saw and conquered! That’s what you often hear during the various discussions among professional fisherman across the US. What started only as a hobby turned into passion and John became one of the most successful touring fishermen in the USA. Along with an impressive resume of championships, tour winnings and participation/qualification in two most popular and elite tours, the B.A.SS fishing tour and FLW tour, John has professionally fished all over the country. He enjoys helping his clients catch fish and is the sole full-time Table Rock Lake and Taneycomo Lake fishing guide in Branson, with both local and national professional fishing tournament success record.

Experience and Expertise

Since starting fishing professionally in the year 1996, John has continued learning on a never-ceasing journey to be one of the finest fishermen and fishing guide. John guarantees his clients that they will catch a fish on their guided fishing trip, regardless of the conditions; due to this confidence and professionalism, he is the favourite fly fishing guide of fishing enthusiasts in Branson and surrounding areas. John believes that, in order to achieve success, it is important not to chase it; but rather look for ‘excellence.’ This attitude and dedication have helped him win/qualify numerous fishing competitions.

Captain John Sappington: The Achievements

  • 5 Times FLW Tour Cup Qualifier
  • FLW Class winner in 2002
  • The Field and Stream TOC winner in 2013
  • Finished 2nd in Bass Master All American Qualifier
  • Bass Master Classic Qualifier
  • Over 25 Top 10 Finishes
  • Over $750,000.00 in Tour Winnings
  • Won the Trout Fly Fishing Competition 4 out of the 5 years he has competed
  • 18 + years of serving as Branson MO Fishing Guide
  • Commercially insured and Bonded
  • Holds the all-time records for the biggest trout ever caught in Field & Stream competition

John makes the ideal fly fishing guide because of his experience, extensive knowledge and expertise. Regardless of whether you share the same passion, or are just looking for a fun-filled day, you are sure to have a memorable time while fishing with Captain John.

Contact John Today!

Find out what makes John one of the most popular fishermen and fishing guides across Branson. To book fishing tours and for any other guidance.

Call 417-434-2823 Today

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Lake Taneycomo below Table Rock Dam is famous for it trout fishing so naturally when we had our S

- BradWiegmann
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