Where else can you go and fish three different lakes for 23 different species of fish in one trip and all three have been ranked as some of the best lakes in America?
The answer is Branson, and the famous Tri-Lakes area of southwest Missouri and northern Arkansas.
In 2018 Branson was named No. 1 in ”Top 10 Lake Towns” and in 2020 was ranked No. 2 in “Top Affordable U.S. Lake Towns” by www.Realtor.com.
Wrapping around the eastern border of Branson is Lake Taneycomo, known as the “Trout Capital of America.” It is also internationally known for world-class trout fishing for rainbows and browns.
The Missouri state record brown trout was broken twice in 2019 with a 34-pound, 10-ounce fish followed seven months later by a 40-pound, 6-ounce brown.