Holding The Line Guide Service -
White Bass, Largemouth Bass, Hybrid Stripers, Black Bass, Sand Bass, Crappie
Focusing on Stillhouse Hollow Lake, Belton Lake, and Lake Georgetown
Fly fishing and light tackle
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Stillhouse Hollow Lake
White Bass & Hybrid Striped Bass
Specializing in Catch & Release
There's nothing better than word of mouth advertising and nothing more rewarding than a customer telling you they are pleased with your service.
Here are some comments from my clients . . .
It was an amazing, unforgettable trip that I know we will always remember. I'm very happy my dad found you. I gave your card to my brother in law for he and his son, and he is very excited about the prospect of doing this with you. He may want Isabel and I to join, so I may see you sooner than perhaps we thought!
You really are to be commended for your professionalism and the way you work with kids. I am happy to know you're out there providing this service for families and others who are interested. Isabel has been talking non-
Well done, sir!”
Derek Matthews, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Temple, TX
“First off...... we had a great day fishing with you, when we showed up, I was hoping to just CATCH a fish, as we haven’t had much luck this winter. To not only catch many fish, but use the time to discuss techniques, signs, learn how to interpret my fishfinder, all in one trip...... it was more than worth getting up at O dark thirty. You were professional, honest, and willing to miss lunch to let us keep fishing, and we both appreciate it. I just hope that you DIDN’T miss lunch..... Neither Gaby nor I wanted to reel in the lines and go home, we were having such a good time, catching so many fish this near to Christmas..... thank you ! We will definitely be seeing you again, as the seasons change, and the techniques needed differ, we will be calling you to get out there and see how it is supposed to be done. Thanks !”
Ray Behan, U.S. Army Non-
First of all I want to thank you for running such a professional service on top of that one that is kid friendly. It is very hard these days to find any service that people go above and beyond what is expected. Your willingness to work with kids and help educate them on the sport of fishing is exceptional. This requires a patient teacher and one that can quickly recognize how to connect with the kids in order to get them to listen and at the same time enjoy what they are doing. I would gladly recommend your service to anyone considering this type of trip. We hope to see you in the near future and try out your new boat.”
Brian Hefley, Senior Estimator, MW Builders, Salado, TX
I would like to give you a huge thanks for such a great experience on Belton Lake this past Friday. Having the limited experience I do, I wasn't sure what to expect. Any expectations I had were blown away. You were fun to fish and work with, and gave me a wonderful experience I will not forget. Thank you for a great time, and know that I will surely pursue this as a new hobby and interest. Of course I know I will not have quite the same action but that's okay. Again a huge thank you.”
Sincerely, Johnny Hess, City of Belton Public Works Dept., Belton, TX
"Bob is a true professional and I think he could catch fish without a rod. We have so much fun on the lake! I've been out with Bob 4 or 5 times now and usually catch too many fish to even count!!! He will be the only guide I want to go fishing with. Bob knows what he is doing and makes it so much fun! I love taking my 14 year daughter with me! Bob is a great guy, has a good heart, and is great with kids. We had a blast. THANK YOU !!!!!!!!"
Shane McNamara, State Farm Claims Adjuster, Leander, TX
"You are without a doubt the most efficient, detail-
Dr. George B. Ward, University of Texas History Professor (Retired), Austin, TX
"Mr. Maindelle, I wanted to thank you again for the fantastic fishing trip. My boys have not stopped talking about the great things you taught us! We had a blast! Your professionalism and Christian spirit made for a perfect morning. We can't wait for our next trip! "
Dr. Jason Degenhardt D.C., Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness, Harker Heights, TX
"Bob we learned a lot. We will fish with you again. I can't wait to use the things I learned. Your detailed descriptions will help me on any body of water. My goal was to understand the controlled depth fishing, or Down-
Zacch Smith, President and Owner, PRICON L.L.C., Multi-
"Dear Bob, As a Council and supporter of our Pastor we really appreciate the wonderful time you showed our Pastor when he was on his fishing trip. When he speaks of his trip his eyes light up and he talks about how much he enjoyed it ... He really had a great time and we look forward to using your services again in the future."
Robert Davis, Financial Secretary, Knights of Columbus Council 10373, Pflugerville, TX
"Thanks again for another great trip. The kids had a great time as usual but we all learned something new and I have learned a great deal watching you work with both my kids. I am amazed at how you are able to operate the boat, watch the graphs, help 2 kids, and look for birds at the same time!!! I can see the right setup and equipment are part of the equation but you have a real talent for multi-
Charles Chappel, Professional Firefighter, Houston-
"Bob, Thanks so much for everything -
Jenn Dietz, Church Webmaster, Round Rock, TX
"What a pleasure to spend a day fishing with Bob! He is patient, knowledgeable, a good listener, teacher, and guide all wrapped into one. This was my first fishing trip with a guide and it was very great experience. Thanks Bob!"
Raul Gallo, Computer Programmer, Harker Heights, TX
"Thanks again for all of your hard work getting me on fish and teaching me new methods and techniques, I found your advice on live bait fishing, jigging, downrigging and more effective ways of using sonar to be immediately effective and I will definitely be getting more from my sonar and downriggers from now on. I find that it's always worth getting a professional guide because I learn so much from them, your guide services and professionalism were were outstanding. I would reccommend your services to anyone who wants to learn about fishing or to perfect their fishing techniqes, I had a great time and if I'm back this way again I'll be looking you up for another fishing trip. "
SFC Jason Willard, U.S. Army Special Forces, Salt Lake City, UT
"Thanks, Bob, for a memorable fishing trip Saturday. Dylan had a blast as well as Jeffrey and I. Your hands-
Jeff Oliver, Owner, Oliver Brothers' Transmissions, Waco, TX
"Hello Bob, thanks so much for a great trip and the extra details [about downrigging]. We had a great time and certainly did learn a lot. I got the downrigger installed on our boat Thursday night and despite the strong winds and clouds the following morning, I took the wife out and we pulled in several fish on our own. The best part was that by the end, my wife was handling the downrigger and I could just drive and work on using the sonar to find fish. I am very grateful that we were able to accomplish all the goals for the trip-
Don Nutt, Grandfather, Round Rock, TX
"I contacted Bob to help me with my consistency in catching fish. Frustration was setting in and going 2-
Matt William, Regional Manager, Walgreen's Pharmacies, Austin, TX
"Bob, Thanks for everything you did and shared with me. The boys said "this was their best fishing trip ever!!!!!" I was just hoping they would have a good time, BUT this far exceeded everyone's expectations. Hope we can do this again in the future. Thanks,"
Ken Schulz, Father of boys, Troy, TX
"Bob, thank you for a great fishing trip, I have been fishing all my life and do pretty well most of the time -
Rod Turner, Major, U.S. Army, Ft. Eustace, VA
"We had a wonderful time out with Bob. He is not only an experienced fishing guide, he was able to give us lots of interesting information concerning technique. He took his time to explain and demonstrate different techniques for fishing. We enjoyed our experience and would recommend it for anyone/any age. SUPER DAY!!!"
Luanne Miller, Speech Pathologist, Killeen ISD, Harker Heights, TX
"Thanks for the pictures. Susan showed them off to everyone all weekend!!! We had a blast. I was very appreciative of the help you gave me and for showing my wife a good time. She has already said after looking at the rest of your photo gallery that she wants to go with you again and catch an 8 lb bass!!! You will definitely hear from us again!!! We have also recommended you to several of our friends. Thanks again. I know what the boat looks like now so if I see you on the water I will say hello, but I won't "vacuum up all of the fish"!!! Thanks again!"
Craig Miller, Ellison High School, Head Baseball Coach, Killeen, TX
"Bob, thank you for your support of the soldiers and families from the 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery. Your gesture of support significantly enhances the morale of the unit and is truly indicative of your business. Thank you for your contribution to the officers, non-
1SG Robert G. Lide & LTC Terry C. Cook, Battalion Commander, 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery, Ft. Hood, TX
"Dear Mr. and Mrs. Maindelle, thank you so much for the "gifts" of time, talent, expertise, and enthusiasm that you gave to our 5th grade students [while conducting the casting/fishing station at "Eagle Experience" outdoor day]. Our students learned so much and are continuing to talk about the habitats of fish and how to cast. They loved the casting lessons and competition. You are both very gifted with children. Your passion for God's creation and love for people was clearly evident. If you ever want to go into teaching, give me a call. Your participation helped up take a "new step" in reaching our goal of designing science learning experiences for our students that are engaging, memorable, and authentic. Sincerely,"
Sharon Davis, Principal, Nolanville Elementary School, Nolanville, TX
"I caught more fish in one day with Mr. Maindelle than I ever have in my lifetime."
Cadet Charles Ybarra, United States Military Academy, West Point Class of 2011
"There were three of us that went out with Bob. He put us on fish immediately. I took a couple of my college aged kids from my church and they had a BLAST!!! The total for the day was 361 fish. THAT'S RIGHT, 361. If you want to catch fish, you need to call Bob. He know's Stillhouse and Belton Lakes like the back of his hand. We used a jigging method to pull most the fish off the bottom. At times it did not seem fair to the fish because we would catch them as the lure was going down. I WILL USE BOB AGAIN IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE."
Jerry Worley, Owner, Progressive Insurance Agency, Harker Heights, TX
"Bob! Thank you so much for a wonderful day -
Christy Toribio, Killeen, TX
Tom Coddrington, Grandfather, Cedar Park, TX
"I didn't hire Bob Maindelle and his guide service, but I did give him a call about Lake Belton. I am a tournament angler and I was fishing an upcoming tournament on Lake Belton, a lake I had never even seen before. I was nervous about going into a tournament blind, so I called Bob. Never having seen the lake before, I wanted to get some idea of what to look for when I got there. He gave me some info of the lake structure and the terrain around it that I was able to focus on pre-
Jake Shotz, Texas Tech Anglers Association, Lubbock, TX
"Dear Mr. Maindelle, I'll always remember watching our Peebles [Elementary School] kids cast! What a wonderful, meaningful experience you gave them. Thank you for your enthusiastic participation in our science day. Sincerely,"
Gayle Dudley, Principal, Peebles Elementary School, Killeen, TX
"Dear Bob & Rebecca, Thank you so much for participating in our "science adventure" out at the Parrie Haynes Ranch! It was an incredible day of hands-
Pam Anderson, Campus Instructional Specialist, Nolanville Elementary School, Nolanville, TX
"Bob is the best fisherman I know! Every time I go fishing with him we always catch fish. I never thought I could be a part of catching 99 fish in one trip until I went with Bob. He knows what to do, when to do it, and how to set those fishing with him up for success."
Justin Moss, Senior Pastor, Memorial Baptist Church, Killeen, TX
"Bob, I enjoyed meeting you, and appreciate your knowledge about fishing. The trip was well over my expectations. You were over the top on different techniques and most of all your character. I meet so many people in my business and employ many, you stand out in such a positive way. I will want to book another trip with you before Rachelle and I vacation in the fall. Thanks for the pictures!"
Mike Maraffa, Cotton Patch Cafe Restaurant Chain Owner, Salado, TX
"Bob, Thanks for a great time this morning and showing us all the tricks, we have never caught fish like that (although Spencer's fishing trip exceptions have increased dramatically now!) Thanks again, and we look forward to more trips with you."
Scott Liles, Scott & White architect, Temple, TX
"Fishing with Bob was great! My son and I met Bob at the lake. After a couple of minutes of safety and where things were on the boat and a quick class on how we were going to catch the fish, we were off. Within 30 minutes of being at the lake we were catching fish! We caught over 100 (one hundred) fish in about 4 hours. My son caught the biggest, a 5lb hybrid bass. I would recommend Bob to anyone who wants to catch fish and have a good time. Thanks Bob, for an awesome outing!!"
Joe Lavimoniere, Military Contractor, Harker Heights, TX
"Mr. and Mrs. Maindelle, thank you so much for joining us out at Parrie Haynes [Ranch]. The students loved learning how to cast and are ahead of schedule with life science. You helped to make the day so memorable!"
Karey Pierce, 5th Grade Science Teacher, Nolanville Elementary School, Killeen, TX
"Bob, thanks for the trip....Amy was as excited as the boys....they all loved it. Thanks again. It was the most fish they ever caught."
Karen Cole, Georgetown, TX
"Bob, thank you for the great trip and the pictures. Both kids had called their dads before we were across the Stillhouse Dam heading home. Tanner's dad then called me for specifics. Deb was really impressed with the pictures, as was I. Thanks again,"
Bill Hudgens, Bell County Road Department, Belfalls, TX
Larry Tooker, Manufacturer's Sales Representative, Fairview, TX