WHO ARE WE?
Tailored experiences for you – world-class fishing, caving, arrowhead hunting, frog gigging, or just relaxing on the water and a night by the campfire.
The Ozarks are an angler’s dream and this dream is where Longboat Outfitters owner and guide Kyle Kosovich was raised since he was just a tadpole. He grew up only a mile from both the North Fork of the White River and the Bryant Creek – two of the best float fishing streams in Missouri. He began his fly fishing and fly tying early at age 12. It was in these rivers that Kyle learned to take rainbows, browns, smallmouth by fly and catch channel cat and flathead catfish during summer nights. Though he learned and grew a lot on these streams, he needed more.
The need to understand these rivers drove Kyle to recieve his Fish and Wildlife Biology Degree from Missouri State University. There he gained insight into the fine workings of a river ecosystem. Along the way Kyle has worked under a number of organizations in the outdoor field. He has been a fly fishing guide for River of Life Farm, worked for Missouri Conservation Department leading fishing clinics and stream sampling crews around the state. Kyle was also a Stream Team/Americorps Volunteer, and worked for the Watershed Committee of the Ozarks in Springfield Missouri.
Our team of experts offer experiences to fit a wide range of time and budgets, from simple coaching at your local lake to full-day and overnight excursions on some of the most exciting rivers in the Ozarks.
Bryant Creek is the North Fork's warm water brother. The watershed starts near Mansfield and Norwood Missouri and ends at North Fork Lake in Tecumseh. The beginning of the creek is a typical Ozarks' looking stream in its [...]
The James River has a fertile history. I the days of the Ozark float boat trips the James was often a starting point for travelers, and now is one of the last remnants of that [...]
You Choose the Water
We love the rivers of the Ozarks but more than anything we love getting people on the water experiencing nature and learning the art and science of fishing. Are you planning a trip-of-a-lifetime somewhere special [...]