Galveston Big 3 Fishing in Galveston, Texas

Guided by Ernest Pillow


About Your Guide

22 Years of Experience
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Captain Ernest's journey to becoming a Galveston fishing guide began in Nashville, Tennessee when he was four years old. At that age, his grandfather began taking him to the catfish farm with a simple cane pole with a line tied to the tip.

At the age of 10, Captain Ernest and his family moved to Houston where he explored saltwater fishing for the first time. That initial trip was an exciting adventure but, after several other successfulunsuccessful trips, he began developing an undeniable attraction to life on Galveston Bay. The Speckled Trout, Redfish, and Flounder of the Galveston Bay Complex worked their magic!

In 1999, Captain Ernest purchased his first boat after a series of failed fishing trips, and hired a few highly recommended guides who didn't disappoint and helped him learn the Bay Complex in depth.

In 2002, Captain Ernest earned his captain's license and purchased a 22' Century bay fishing boat. Today, his passion for fishing is stronger than ever, and he looks forward to passing down the knowledge others passed to him.

Captain Ernest is a genuine and fun-loving personality who looks forward to an exciting time on the water with you! Whether you're an experienced angler looking for an all-day expedition or a new saltwater angler learning the ropes, Captain Ernest looks forward to providing you and your group the fishing trip of a lifetime.

Captain Ernest is happy to fish live bait or artificial lures like Down South Lures.

Fill in date, party size, trip duration, and start time above to book and get out there with Captain Ernest III and Captain Experiences!

Galveston Big 3 Fishing Trips

Captain Ernest's trips are entirely designed to keep you on the fish at all times. You can expect most of your time on the water to be spent fishing- this trip can launch from multiple boat ramps throughout the Galveston Bay Complex and Matagorda, and Ernest is happy to launch wherever is most convenient for you or wherever's closest to where the fish are biting! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Galveston

Galveston Hook-Up

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22 ft 1 - 4 People From $138 / person

Recent Reviews of Galveston Big 3 Fishing

Steven R.


Great guide with great equipment and a lot of knowledge of the bay systems

Cole R.


Awesome guide! Best in the business !!!

Chrissy N.


We highly recommend Ernest with Galveston Big 3 Fishing. Not only was he knowledgeable about the areas and overall fishing, he was incredible to just be around. He made our son’s 8th bday celebration one he won’t ever forget. Thank you, Ernest! We will be fishing again soon! 🎣

Daniel D.


Great guide, very knowledgeable highly recommend, not only will he put you on some fish but was very helpful. Not against teaching and giving you tips. Thanks Earnest!!

Tracy B.


Captain Ernest has put me on fish everytime that I have fished with him. Through his instruction I have been able to catch more fish using artificial baits than ever before. Great prices for a great experience..


Black Drum, Flounder, Redfish, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout


Light Tackle Fishing

Types of Fishing


Start Location

Galveston Bait & Tackle, Broadway Street, Galveston, TX, USA | Bodies of water fished: Galveston Bay, Matagorda Bay, Galveston Island, Trinity River

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