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Premier trophy catfish and paddlefish adventures in St. Louis & Lake of the Ozarks

Trophy Catfish & Paddlefish Guide Service

Land a trophy catfish or paddlefish today!

We are a full time catfish and paddlefish guide service specializing in landing trophy blue catfish on the Mississippi & Missouri Rivers and monster paddlefish in the Lake of the Ozarks.  

Missouri is home to some of the best catfish and paddlefish fishing in the country, which keeps us running 7 days a week and 2 trips per day.  We would love for you to join in our pursuit of world class fishing and an exceptional experience on the waters of Missouri.  

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Family Friendly

Share the experience of landing trophy catfish and paddlefish with the family, kids included.

Corporate Events

Entertaining clients or planning a team building event, our award winning adventures will impress.

Flexible Booking

Running trips 7 days a week, 2 trips per day, we have the flexibility to accommodate any family or party.

Superior Equipment

Partnering with providers like SeaArk Boats, Lowrance, Whisker Seeker and more to put you on trophy fish.

Meet The Captain

Capt. Jason Schneiderhahn

I am Captain Jason Schneiderhahn.  Fully insured USCG-certified captain and my specialty is targeting trophy blue catfish on the Mississippi River near St. Louis, and paddlefish at the Lake of the Ozarks.  I fish from Grafton, Illinois to Chester, Illinois, and the Lake of the Ozarks in search of trophy blue catfish and paddlefish.

We fish for paddlefish from March 15th through April 30th at the Lake of the Ozarks.  We catfish from May 5th through mid-October conditions permitting.  Our style of fishing is controlled drifting,  back bouncing, and traditional anchor fishing.  Paddlefish are caught by trolling or Livescope.  These styles put blue catfish and paddlefish on the boat.  Our goal is to land trophy blues and paddlefish but we occasionally hook up on multiple species such as channels and flatheads.

I have lived in St. Louis my whole life and I’m an avid outdoorsman. Growing up, I fished lakes and creeks with my father and brothers targeting largemouth bass all over Missouri.  Not until about 2005 did my addiction to catfishing take hold and now I can’t get enough! Once I felt the fight of a monster blue catfish, I was hooked!  There is no other fish in the area that put up a fight like the Mississippi River blue catfish.

I only use the freshest bait. People think catfish are trash eaters when in actuality they can be very picky.  People do get lucky from time to time and catch catfish on hotdogs, dough baits, and whatnot, but you will not find any of this on my boat. I use fresh Skipjack Herring, Mooneye Herring, Goldeneye Herring, and Gizzard Shad. The fresher the bait the better productivity and the more fish we land.

If you’re ready for an award-winning catfish and paddlefish experience in Missouri, book your trip with STL Catfishing today!

Missouri's Premier Trophy Catfish & Paddlefish Guide Service

Are you ready to go fishing, yet?

guide service pricing

Reel in an unbeatable experience!

Multiple boats available to get you out on the water

4 Hours

Mississippi & Missouri River
$ 425
2 passengers
  • + $100 per additional passenger
  • - 4 Passenger Max

6 Hours

Mississippi & Missouri River
$ 525
2 passengers
  • + $100 per additional passenger
  • - 4 Passenger Max

Paddlefish Trolling & Livescope
4 Hours

Lake of The Ozarks
$ 400
2 passengers
  • + $200 per additional passenger
  • - 5 Passenger Max
Additional Information
Familiarize Yourself with Our Fishing Trip Rules & Regulations

We want to ensure that all participants have a safe and memorable experience.  Please read the trip information provided and make yourself aware of any applicable state rules or regulations prior to your adventure.  

  • non-refundable deposit of $100 is required to reserve your trip.  Credit Card or PayPal options are available on our booking form.  
  • The remaining balance must be paid in cash upon completion of the trip, unless other arrangements are made.  
  • Our Captain’s reserve the right to adjust trip date and/or time due to dangerous weather, flooding, or river conditions.  
  • Rates are subject to change without notice.
  • All cancellations must be made 14 days prior to the reservation.  Failure to do so will result in a loss of deposit. 
  • In the event that the caption must cancel your trip, we will gladly reschedule the trip at our earliest availability.  
  • Our Captain’s reserve the right to adjust trip date and/or time due to dangerous weather, flooding, or river conditions.
  • Our Captain’s reserve the right to refuse service or cancel a reservation due to any unforeseen issues concerning emergency situations or safety issues pertaining to your reservation. 
  • An additional charge of $100 per additonal passenger will apply for trips exceeding two passengers up to a maximum of four passengers per trip.
  • If group exceeds four passengers, please inquire about chartering a second or third boat for your party. 


  • All legal sized paddlefish must be kept.
  • All paddlefish will be cleaned and processed once the trip is concluded
  • Please bring your own cooler.
  • Please refer to the Missouri Department of Conservation’s paddlefish rules and regulations by clicking here.
  • All necessary fishing equipment and bait will be provided.  
  • Ice and water will be available on the boat.
  • Incredible Scenery
  • Unforgettable Experience
  • A current state fishing license.
  • Any food or drink you would like while on your trip.
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen *no spray-on sunscreen*
  • Appropriate apparel.  Please consider weather conditions prior to your trip.  
  • STL Catfishing guides practice CPR.  Catch, Picture, and Release.  This practice helps ensure that we are doing our part to maintain a healthy and thriving fishery for future generations of angler’s and enthusiast’s.
  • We do not clean catfish, only paddlefish. 
  • On catfish trips, if you would like to keep your catch it must be 10 pounds or less.  Anything larger will be returned to the water.
  • On paddlefish trips, all legal size paddlefish will be cleaned.  Please refer to the “Paddlefish Trip Information” tab for more details. 
  • An unmatched experience fighting monster catfish and paddlefish.

Our Partners

At STL Catfishing guide service, we believe that using top-quality equipment is the key to maximizing your chances of catching more fish. That’s why we proudly partner with the best equipment manufacturers in the industry. By utilizing state-of-the-art rods, reels, lines, and tackle, we ensure that you have the necessary tools to tackle those trophy catfish with confidence.

Partnering with renowned equipment manufacturers allows us to stay ahead of the game, incorporating the latest advancements in fishing technology into our operations. From high-performance reels with smooth drag systems to specialized catfish rods designed for optimum strength and sensitivity, we leave no stone unturned in providing you with the best gear available.


2020 SeaArk 240 ProCat


This is a very stable and safe boat for fishing the big rivers.  I am fully rigged with all of the latest and greatest gear to insure you have the best odds possible for landing your trophy fish.

Length: 24′
Beam: 94″
Bottom Width: 72″
Side Depth: 26″
Gauge: .125
HP Rating: 250
Weight Cap: 2550
Persons Cap: 8/1110
Approx Weight:
Transom Height: 25″