Hooked Up Guide Services

Hooked Up Guide Services invites you to join experienced captain and angling aficionado Harvey Abke for a day of freshwater fishing on Lake Somerville! If you’re looking to hook some world-famous species, including a variety of Bass and Catfish, then head down to Brenham, TX, for an incredible angling adventure alongside a captain who was raised on these waters. Get ready for a local-style freshwater fishing adventure!

Capt. Harvey’s passion for angling started at a young age. He was born into a family of fishing fanatics, and has explored a diverse variety of fishing grounds, including coastal waters and Texas’s many lakes and rivers. He started guiding on Lake Somerville in 2001, and knows exactly what it takes to provide guests with a fun and productive day. He also has some bragging rights under his belt, and has landed 32” Hybrid Striped Bass on the lake.

You’ll be traveling out to the hotspots on board a 23’ Lowe pontoon, capable of accommodating up to 4 guests. Children are welcome, so bring the whole family along, or get ready to settle some scores with your fellow freshwater enthusiasts. She’s decked out with GPS, fishfinder, and life jackets for all ages. There’s a fighting chair to help you battle huge Hybrid Striped and White Bass, as well as outriggers to cover plenty of ground when trolling.

Lake Somerville is famous throughout this part of Texas for being home to some big-name freshwater fish, and Capt. Harvey knows the best spots to hit to reel them in. You’ll have the chance to troll and jig for a variety of Bass, Catfish, and Crappie. Never fished before? Don’t worry – your captain will show you the ropes, and a friendly first mate will be on hand to help you out with whatever you need.

You’ll be provided with top-quality rods and reels to hook your catch, as well as a variety of live bait and lures. Grab a fishing license, and join Hooked Up Guide Services for a fantastic freshwater fishing adventure!



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  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $220
    Join Capt. Harvey on this 6-hour trip, where you'll have the chance to explore Lake Somerville for a variety of world-famous freshwater fish! You'll be targeting anything from White Bass, Hybrid Striped Bass, Catfish, and Crappie. Your captain will have you trolling and jigging for your catch, and will be on hand to show you the ropes. You'll be provided with top-quality Berkley rods and Quantum reels, as well as a variety of lures and live bait. All you need to bring with you is a fishing license.
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About the Captain

Harvey Abke
Brenham, Texas, United States
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58 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since July 2017
Capt. Harvey grew up on Lake Somerville, so it's safe to say that he knows it like the back of his hand! As well as this, he was raised in a family of fishing fanatics, and soon developed his own love for angling. He's been guiding on Lake Somerville since 2001, and knows the hottest spots to target for a huge variety of incredible freshwater fish. He's landed some seriously impressive catches, too, including 58" bull Redfish, and 32" Hybrid Striped Bass. In

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Targeted Species

Bass (White) White Bass
Catfish Catfish
Crappie Crappie
Hybrid Striped Bass Hybrid Striped Bass

Boat Specs

Lowe (Pontoon) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 115HP Mercury engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Trolling
Jigging

Amenities

Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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
Disabled Accessible

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

Customer Reviews

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Friendly captain
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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1/2 day trip with captain Harvey

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on July 4, 2021
Captain Harvey and deck hand Kelvin were from the start friendly and funny. They were positive about our trip as if they knew...
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Katy, TX
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VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on July 28, 2021
I have chosen many fishing guides and trips in my life time.  I must say that this one with Harvey was the most enjoyable...
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Houston, Texas
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Half day trip with Captain Harvey and First Mate Kelvin

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on August 10, 2021
Knew from an advance call from Captain Harvey that fishing was slow but had a 6 and 10 year old ready for the day so we went...
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Spring, Texas
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3/4 day with Harvey and Kelvin

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on June 20, 2021
Father’s Day fun! We had a great time with the family out fishing. We’ve got a 5 yo and 2 yo and it was a blast. We were...
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Houston, Texas
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Half day trip with Capt Harvey on Lake Somerville

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip on May 26, 2021
Even with the lake level being high due to recent heavy rains Capt Harvey put us on the fish. Spacious boat and nice fishing...
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FAQs about Hooked Up Guide Services

Hooked Up Guide Services offers the following trip to customers:
  • $110 per person - 5 Hour Trip (5 hours)

When you book a trip with Hooked Up Guide Services, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Portable)
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Hooked Up Guide Services include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • First Mate

Hooked Up Guide Services offers the following type of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing

Hooked Up Guide Services offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling
  • Jigging

Top targeted fish species with Hooked Up Guide Services include:
  • Bass (White)
  • Catfish
  • Crappie
  • Hybrid Striped Bass