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March 12, 2020

Frozen flying fish rigged to a kite is your best bet for a big bite. It's hard to get this as bait and a single frozen flying fish cost about $50. We of course will provide a few (if we can get them) for free. You only need like 4 to have a successful day! This is because we use this type of bait exclusively for kite fishing, and you can generally only fly one at a time. But man, do these things work. They are like cotton candy to Blue Fin.

March 3, 2020

1. VERY TASTY!

Rockfish is some of the best-eating fish out there. Soft, white, flaky meat that doesn't have a fishy taste. Of course, the best dish to make is MEXICAN FISH TACOS. Most people do not know it, but if you have ever had real Mexican fish tacos, you were probably being served rockfish or rock cod. Check out the end of this article for a few recipes. On our larger boats like the Easter B, we will cook up some fish tacos for you on the way home! (8-hour trip or longer). Cleaning is always included.

March 3, 2020

Quick Take: · The Galveston Bay System is the largest bay system in Texas · Inshore fishing trips provide quality options for beginners and experienced anglers · Jetty trips are fun for families and groups chasing bull redfish, large black drum, sharks, and more · Galveston offers access to a vibrant, year-round offshore ecosystem, from 8-hour day trips to hardcore multi-day excursions

Lay of the Land:

The Galveston Bay System covers ~540 square miles and is separated from the Gulf of Mexico by the Bolivar Peninsula and Galveston Island. East Bay, West Bay, and Trinity Bay make up the greater Bay System.

February 29, 2020

When will the fish get here and how long is tuna season?

To answer that question, we need to ask a question. What temperature range to our target fish like? Once we know this we can make an educated guess of the arrival date by predicting water temps. Everyone has their own opinion on this one, but here is mine.

Bluefin Tuna

Bluefin fishing is the pinnacle of Southern California sportfishing (and arguably the world) for its pure brute strength and incredibly tasty table fare. Favoring water temps around 60-72 degrees, this broader spectrum of temperature flexibility allows this fish to bite nearly year round. However, the general season usually starts in March and goes through October. However, this year, our fleet started seeing them show in decent numbers up as recent as February 20th! This is very rare.

February 23, 2020

I met Mark at our Captain Experiences booth at the Houston Boat Show. I told him about how Captain Experiences makes booking a fishing charter quick and easy, and he was all in. He requested a 12-person Galveston offshore tuna fishing trip for his group of devoted fishermen, and that was that.

Then I remembered that Capt. Lee wanted to plan one of his 36-hour offshore trips with us and bring a professional photographer/videographer to capture some content for his trip listing on our website.

February 15, 2020

1. The Chase.

In my opinion, the hardest to catch, and the best-tasting fish to roam the oceans. To catch a bluefin tuna requires a seaworthy vessel, the very best equipment, competent fisherman, good electronics, and lots and LOTS of fuel. Bluefin fishing is usually deeper waters and further away from shore. Around San Diego, there have been instances where Bluefin was caught as close as the nine-mile bank, but this is extremely rare and does not last very long. Most successful bluefin trips are multi-day and venture as far out as 250 miles from shore, for best results. Your other choice is to head south deep into Mexican waters to the outer banks of Baja, Mexico.

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