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Bob Holmes Guide Service

Richland Chambers Record Fish

Bob Holmes – 15 Pound 3 Ounce Lake Record Hybrid!

Experience the DIFFERENCE with the #1 Guide on Richland Chambers Lake!

Whether you want to chase the “sandies” or feel the tug of a big hybrid bass, you’ve come to the right place for the experience of a lifetime.  I have over 23 years fishing experience and vast knowledge of  Richland Chambers Reservoir, which is 17 miles east of Corsicana , Texas, on Hwy 287 south.  I also guide on Cedar Creek Lake.  As a professional guide specializing in sandbass and hybrid bass, I am dedicated to giving you the best in service, hospitality and sharing my respect for the natural beauty that is Richland Chambers Reservoir.

I have the equipment and expertise to handle large corporate or family groups down to the single fisherman.

Bob Holmes Guide Service uses only top of the line equipment and I want to give you everything you’ll need to land that prize that will be the topic of stories for years to come. We offer all the instructional guidance you need – no fishing experience required!

Richland Chambers Fishing Record

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“in my twenty-five years as an outdoor writer, I have had the privilege of sharing a boat with many excellent guides.  In my humble opinion, Bob Holmes is as good as the best and better than the rest.”

Luke Clayton

Here is a quote from  a repeat customer , Sam Hallman, who said at the 2nd Annual Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center Banquet and Auction Committee:

“Bob Holmes  will guide you on Richland Chambers Reservoir, a 44,000 acre impoundment that has been judged the #1 sand bass lake in the world.  Your guide will be Bob Holmes, the #1 sand bass guide on this large lake near Corsicana, Texas, and only about 1 1/2 hours from Dallas by car.  Bob Holmes has many, many repeat customers because of the way he locates the fish and the way he pampers his customers (fixing up tackle, removing fish, teaching his customers and cleaning all of the fish, etc.)  This is also a fantastic trip for kids who always prefer to catch fish!”

“What a great experience!  I had the priviledge of filming Bob Holmes on a recent Sand Bass trip on Richland Chambers Lake.  The clients, which included two ten year olds, absolutely hammered the Sand Bass!  You can bet that I laid the camera down and joined in on the action from time to time!  It was a great fishing experience for all.”

Steve Harris
Outdoor Writer/Videographer

“I brought my whole family to fish with Bob Holmes.  It was nothing short of fantastic!  We caught lots of stripers and my kids were crazy about Bob.  We will be back again…..and again!”

Todd Wilson
Dallas, Tx

“It was definitely worth the drive from Little Rock to fish on Richland Chambers with Bob.  I’ve never caught so many fish on one trip in my life!  Save me a spot in the fall Bob!

James Perkins
Little Rock, AR