I, personally, had never been fishing before (neither had my wife). My kids (age 10 and 7) had been fishing locally at home a couple times. We decided to do a fishing trip while in Branson. We saw Eric’s website and saw his “kids fish free” so we decided to give it a shot. Fortunately, being morning people, the 6am start didn’t scare us and our 10 year old was really excited about the trip.
We met him at the Branson Landing boat slip right on time, he was already getting the boat in the water and off we went.
My son caught the first trout of the trip in about 2 minutes. Within an hour everyone in our family had at least 1 catch. Eric was awesome. He answered every question we had with patience and you could tell he really loved what he did. Even though I’m sure he heard all the questions a million times, you still felt like it was the first time he ever answered it; and we had a lot of questions. He was great getting the gear together, lines untangled, hooks and bait when needed; we had no idea what we were doing. He taught our 7 year old daughter how to cast the line and she was so excited she kept casting for an hour.
In all we caught about 20 trout in the 1/2 day strip we booked. We would absolutely recommend Eric for anyone looking for guide. He knows his stuff and is just a great guy to be around. We are novices and we felt like pros when we got back to the dock. It was a blast.
Anytime you can get a 10 year old boy up before 5am without having to drag him, it’s a good day.