Hook Set Guide Service

Come spend the day fishing on beautiful Lake Belton with the help of Hook Set Guide Service. Together with your guide, Charles Howard, you’ll have a trip to remember for years to come. With more than 20 years of fishing experience under his belt, he knows all there is to know about this fishery and where to find the best angling spots.

His boat is a 24’ Skeeter center console that runs on a powerful 250 HP Yamaha V6 four stroke engine. It’s got room for up to 6 guests, which means you can take your family along for the ride and share the fun and excitement. The boat has everything you need for this type of fishing, including a GPS and fishfinder device, a livewell for bait storage, and a wireless trolling motor.

As for the fishing itself, Lake Belton is a real paradise for Striped Bass fishing. You’ll be using live bait for Stripers and artificials when fishing for White Bass. It’s good fishing throughout the year, so you’re more than welcome to come fishing any time you want!

You’ll be provided with all the necessary rods, reels, and terminal tackle for getting the job done. Not only that but Capt. Charles will clean and fillet your catch after the trip. All you need to do is bring a valid fishing license, proper clothing for the weather, some drinks or snacks, and a cooler to take your catch home in. Hook Set Guide Service looks forward to getting you on some fish very soon!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $650
    If you're looking to explore the best fishing Lake Belton has to offer, you've come to the right place! You'll be fishing for the likes of Hybrid, Striped, and White Bass for up to 7 hours, giving you plenty of time to fish until you drop.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $350
    This trip is all about making the best of that Hybrid and Striper bite in the waters of Lake Belton. You'll be provided with all the necessary fishing gear, just make sure to bring a valid fishing license with you for the trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $350
    If you're not much of a morning person, this trip is for you! You'll be fishing the productive Lake Belton for Hybrid and Striped Bass. Departure times may vary depending on the time of year, so it's a good idea to check in with the captain prior to departure.
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About the Captain

Charles Howard
Belton, Texas, United States
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16 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since June 2019
Captain Charles Howard has been fishing for more than 20 years now, his love for the sport going back to early childhood. Born and raised in this part of Texas, he likes nothing more than to help people make their fishing dreams come true. He's also the proud winner of a Texas Association Tournament for Hybrid Striper.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Hybrid Striped Bass Hybrid Striped Bass

Boat Specs

Skeeter (Center console) originally built in 2010. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha 250 four stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
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
Visa
Mastercard
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

Customer Reviews

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HANK F.
Moody, TX
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on September 5, 2021
I took my two boys out fishing with Capt Charles. We got a mess of fish and he was so good with my boys. Very nice man, made...
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Temple, TX
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Half Day Trip with Captain Charles

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 25, 2021
Had a great day with Captain Charles, Very attentive, Very Friendly, always making sure we had the best opportunity to catch...
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San Antonio, Texas
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Half day with Capt Charlie

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on January 13, 2021
Took a group of 6- he was very responsive prior to trip- very knowledgeable and was friendly and patient since half our group...
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Kimberly C.
Austin, TX
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Fishing with Charles

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 28, 2021
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on May 22, 2021
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FAQs about Hook Set Guide Service

Hook Set Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Hook Set Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Hook Set Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Ugly Stiks, Shimano)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Hook Set Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Lake Fishing (Lake Belton)

Hook Set Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Hook Set Guide Service include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Hybrid Striped Bass