When you’re craving excellent freshwater action and you’re not sure where to go, Hooks Guide Service will lead the way! With Captain Tim at the helm, you have a chance to explore the waters of Harlan County Lake and fish for all the most popular game fish in the area.

Walleye is the most beloved catch in the area, but the lake also produces good amounts of White Bass, Striped Bass (also called Wipers). You’ll mostly be trolling or drift fishing to get these fish to bite, and if you’d like you can do some jigging. Capt. Tim will provide reliable Daiwa and Bass Pro gear, so you don’t have to bring your own tackle.

Your ride and fishing platform is a 21’ Ranger dual console that has everything you need for a successful day on the water. There’s room on board for up to 4 people to fish and fight their catch comfortably. Your guide will use navigational electronics to find the bite, and if you need to be extra quiet, there’s a trolling motor that will make it happen.

After a day of fishing games, if you’d like, the captain will clean and fillet your catch so that you can savor it as soon as you come home. Don’t forget to bring a cooler to put your catch in and keep it fresh. Also, remember to buy a fishing license before the trip, and stock up on your favorite drinks and snacks.

Capt. Tim organizes trips that are fun for all ages and levels. Families with kids, novice anglers, and pros are all welcome to come aboard and enjoy excellent fishing with Hooks Guide Service!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $250
    Make the most of your morning and go fishing with Capt. Tim! You'll prowl the most productive spots on the lake in search of beautiful Walleye, Stripers, and White Bass. Your guide will provide all the necessary gear, and you just need to show up with a valid fishing license, drinks, snacks, a cooler, and good company.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $250
    Sleep in and then head out to explore Harlan County Lake with Capt. Tim! You can target Striped Bass, White Bass, and Walleye for 4 hours and see how many you can hook in that time. You'll need to bring your fishing license, snacks, drinks, and a cooler to transport your catch.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    If you'd like more time to go fishing on Harlan County Lake, this 8-hour expedition is just the thing you need! Let Capt. Tim show you how productive local fishing is, and put you on the bite of White Bass, Striped Bass, and Walleye. Don't forget your fishing license, as well as plenty of food and drinks to last the day. If you plan on taking some catch home, make sure to bring your cooler.
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About the Captain

Tim Long
Republican City, Nebraska, United States
Angler's Choice
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16 Customer reviews
Response time 6 hours
Member since December 2019
I have fished all of my life and I fell in love with it ever since I learned how to hold a rod. With time, I realized that I like taking people fishing as much as I like fishing myself. Walleye are by far my favorite catch and chasing them on the Nebraskan waters is always fun and productive. All levels of anglers are welcome to come aboard and have some fishing fun.

About this listing

Targeted species

Bass (Striped) Striped Bass
Bass (White) White Bass
Walleye Walleye

Boat specs

Ranger 621 (Dual console) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 300HP Mercury Verado engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 58 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing techniques

Trolling
Jigging
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Life Jackets

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Daiwa, Bass Pro
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 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
All ages welcome, life jackets provided
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 1% charge will apply.

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
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Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Great trip again with Captain Tim!
Great trip again with Captain Tim!
Great trip again with Captain Tim!
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Robert B.
Omaha, Nebraska
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Full day trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 2, 2022
Capt Tim is very knowledgeable about the lake and gear needed to fish it. Trip ran smoothly gear and bait changes were made...
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Chad B.
United States
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VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on July 24, 2022
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Ted T.
Roswell, GA
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Great trip again with Captain Tim!

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on May 14, 2022
This was our second trip with Captain Tim and we had a blast!  Highly recommend Hook’s Guide Service and Captain Tim Long!
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Megan O.
Lincoln, NE
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Dads trip with Captain

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 13, 2022
We bought our fathers a fishing trip for Christmas. They had SO much fun! Said the Captain was awesome!
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Brooke E.
Holdrege, NE
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Half Day with Capt Tim

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on October 10, 2021
Great day catching bass and walleye! Very knowledgeable guide and a whole lot of fun!!
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FAQs about Hooks Guide Service

Hooks Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $250 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $250 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

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

Trips booked with Hooks Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Daiwa, Bass Pro)
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Hooks Guide Service offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

Hooks Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Hooks Guide Service include:
  • Bass (Striped)
  • Bass (White)
  • Walleye