Hooknup River And Lake Guide Service

Looking for a freshwater fishing adventure that’ll take you off the beaten path and back out into nature? Hooknup River And Lake Guide Service has just the trip for you! Located by stunning Lake Martin in Dadeville, Alabama, Captain Randy Cound offers up unique angling excursions that’ll have you “hooking up” that Bass, Crappie, or Catfish of your dreams.

Capt. Randy is a lifelong fisherman who grew up in this area, so it’s fair to say he knows these waters like the back of his own hand. Along with this local know-how, he’s taken part in plenty of Striper tournaments, and even won a lake record for a 50 lb Striped Bass! Who could be better equipped to take you out on your adventure? Whether you’re a freshwater fishing fanatic or are looking for a family-friendly trip, Capt. Randy has something to offer every type of angler.

You’ll be exploring the inshore waters of Lake Martin and its surrounding areas on board a 20’ Alumnacraft center console. This vessel is the perfect choice when it comes to cruising freshwater fishing grounds, and has room for up to 4 guests. She’s decked out with GPS, fishfinder, life jackets for all ages, and a wireless trolling motor. This means you’ll be able to reach seriously shallow waters without spooking your catch!

Speaking of your catch, Capt. Randy uses local power generation schedules and moon phases to select the most productive fishing grounds for your trip. This means that when you join him, you’ll be taken to the hottest spots around to hook anything from mighty Striped Bass, to Spotted Bass, Largemouth Bass, Catfish, and Crappie. After your trip, he’ll happily clean and fillet your fish for you – this is included in the cost, but a tip is much appreciated!

You’ll be provided with top-quality rods and reels, as well as tackle, lures, and live bait, so all you need to bring along is a fishing license. Come aboard Hooknup River And Lake Guide Service and get ready to fall in love with freshwater fishing!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $600
    If you're an early bird, join your captain for this morning adventure! The fishing spots you'll be targeting will differ based on local power generation schedules and moon phases, which your captain uses to ensure he takes you out to the most productive locations. Generally, this includes Lake Martin and its surrounding areas. You'll have the chance to hook Catfish, Largemouth, Spotted, and Striped Bass, as well as Crappie. All fishing gear is included, so just bring along a license!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $450
    If you're an early bird, join your captain for this morning adventure! The fishing spots you'll be targeting will differ based on local power generation schedules and moon phases, which your captain uses to ensure he takes you out to the most productive locations. Generally, this includes Lake Martin and its surrounding areas. You'll have the chance to hook Catfish, Largemouth, Spotted, and Striped Bass, as well as Crappie. All fishing gear is included, so just bring along a license!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $450
    If you'd prefer to head out on an afternoon angling adventure, then this 4-hour trip is the one for you. Capt. Randy will take you out to Lake Martin and its surrounding waters - where exactly you'll be fishing is based on power generation schedules and moon phases, which your captain uses to ensure you'll be fishing at the most productive times! Get ready to target Striped, Spotted, and Largemouth Bass, as well as Catfish and Crappie. All fishing gear is included – you just need to bring along a license.
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About the Captain

Randy Cound
Dadeville, Alabama, United States
59 Fishing Reports
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14 Customer Reviews
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Member since April 2019
Captain Randy Cound is a lifelong fishing fanatic, and he can't wait to introduce you to the waters that he grew up on. He's a local to this area, so he has plenty of know-how when it comes to making the most out of your Alabaman freshwater adventure! On top of this, he's also participated in plenty of Striper tournaments, and once even won a lake record for a huge 50 lb Striped Bass. Come aboard Hooknup River And Lake Guide Service and get ready for a trip you won't forget.

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Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth) Bass (Largemouth)
Bass (Spotted) Bass (Spotted)
Bass (Striped) Bass (Striped)
Catfish Catfish

Crappie Crappie

Boat Specs

Alumacraft (Center console) originally built in 2013. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Spinning
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Checks

Recent Fishing Reports

Nice afternoon on some quality fish!!
Nice afternoon on some quality fish!!
June 17, 2021
Multi species on this trip!! Caught slab crappie, striper, white bass, spotted bass and catfish!

Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Amber H.
Tallassee, AL
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 20, 2021
Absolutely amazing experience. Capt. Randy is personable, knowledgeable, and a great captain. We couldn’t have asked for...
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Brad C.
Alexander City, Alabama
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Great day!

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on May 22, 2021
Randy took us to a bunch of great spots where caught striped bass, small mouth bass, white bass, crappie and bream. The best...
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William C.
Birmingham, AL
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Fishing with Randy

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on June 9, 2021
my customers loved the trip and caught fish.  Very complimentary of Randy
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on March 28, 2021
Randy is extremely knowledgeable about the lake and where the fish are. He is very patient and an all around great guy. I can’t...
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Bakerstown, PA
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 26, 2021
great experience with a very knowledgeable captain. Looking forward to doing it again.
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FAQs about Hooknup River And Lake Guide Service

Hooknup River And Lake Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $600 per group - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Hooknup River And Lake Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Hooknup River And Lake Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Shimano, Ambassador)
  • Live Bait (Purchased in advance, included in price)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Included, tips welcome!)
  • Drinks (Water provided)

Hooknup River And Lake Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing

Hooknup River And Lake Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Hooknup River And Lake Guide Service include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Bass (Spotted)
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Catfish
  • Crappie