Fishing at RBR
Bring your favorite fishing pole, or just a big long stick with some string and a hook. Redbeard says you just need to stare real hard at the "fishies" and they'll jump into your lap (I don't know about that Redbeard). Anyway, make sure you have your Missouri fishing license. If you forget your bait, look for Redbeard ... he's probably got a worm or two in his pocket.
Redbeard thinks that he's quite a fly fisherman. If you ask real nice I bet he'd show you a trick or two. If you prefer a more organized approach, consider attending Chuck Bartels Fly Fishing School at RBR.
Chuck Bartels, Fly Fishing Instructor
Chuck Bartels has been fly fishing for over 40 years, growing up in northeastern Wisconsin with immediate access to over 900 miles of trout streams. He currently fishes primarily in Wisconsin, Southern Missouri, and Wyoming. He has attended fly fishing classes, including the Orvis fly fishing school. He has taught fly fishing on an occasional basis for 10 years. In addition, Chuck has presented adult education courses at the junior college level and taught undergraduate students for a number of years.
Beginners Fly Fishing Class
The following information will be presented during a 6 hour Beginners Fly Fishing Class:
Participants will have the opportunity to practice casting various types and lengths of fly rods. Instruction and practice will involve both "lawn casting" and "pond casting".
Items not covered: Entomology and fly tying. Cost is $30 and includes a catered box lunch.
While most fishermen will prefer going after that trophy German Brown or Rainbow, others may prefer fishing for the bass, crappie, catfish and perch that inhabit Redbeard's Pond. No license is required to fish on the property.
This 8-pound bass was caught by Robert Cobb (using a rubber worm for bait) while fishing with his children in the RBR Pond. Please note, the fish is hanging from a scale.
These whoppers were caught by Rob and Marian Tarasovich in the RBR Pond.
You never can tell what you might pull out of the pond at Redbeard's Ranch!
Camping, fishing, canoeing, horseback riding and hunting at Redbeard's Ranch on the Niangua River.
30075 Marigold Drive
Lebanon Mo. 65536
For information: Redbeard@RedbeardsRanch.com