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Recently Booked Trolling Charters Near Galveston Bay
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Top Types of Trolling Trips in Galveston Bay
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Trolling Charters Near Galveston Bay
Embark on an action-packed adventure to near-shore rigs and wrecks with Captain Michael to target monster bull drum, ling, and king fish! You can choose to be out on the water for 4 hours (a half-day) or 6 hours (a full day) depending on how much fishing you want to do. These trips host up to 6 people. Captain Michael will provide all of the fishing bait and tackle. All you need to bring is a Texas saltwater fishing license for those over 16 years of age, sunscreen, as well as some food and drinks. Let your mind escape from daily responsibilities and just have fun fishing. Read More
State Water Slam
Prepare yourself for a thrilling adventure in Galveston Bay chasing sharks with Captain Mike! Captain Mike will help you catch Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead, and Bull Shark throughout your 6-hour adventure. Captain Mike has over 30 years of experience fishing all of the Galveston Bay Complex and its surrounding areas, so he knows exactly where the fish bite! You’ll be fishing on Captain Mike’s 24’ Kenner Center console. It is equipped with a GPS and a fishfinder. You may purchase a live bait well for an additional fee. Not to mention that the boat can cruise at a maximum speed of 40 knots. It can accommodate 3 anglers. Make sure you bring a valid Texas fishing license, food and drinks of your choice (no glass), a hat, sunscreen, and some good company! Captain Mike will provide the rest. Test your skills and strength and fill the boat on what promises to be an exhilarating day with Captain Mike! Read More
Galveston Bay Shark Special
Explore Galveston unique jetty ecosystem brimming with quality fish! You’ll head out bright and early (~6:00 a.m) and target Redfish, Trout, sharks, and other species throughout your 6-hour adventure with Captain Brandon. Captain Brandon uses a 38’ Rampage offshore sport fishing boat. This vessel can accommodate up to 6 anglers and runs on a 510 HP Caterpillar C-9 engine. This boat is built for comfort, boasting a kitchen, toilet, shower, bed, and air conditioning. She also has a refrigerator and an ice box. You’ll also have a first mate to help you at all times. Make sure you bring a valid Texas fishing license, food and drinks of your choice, a hat, sunscreen, and some good company! Captain Brandon will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and even live bait. Galveston’s productive waters are calling your name, so book a trip with Captain Brandon today! Read More
Galveston Jetty Fishing
Hop on board with Captain Robert and prepare for an action-packed day of fishing the jetties! The jetties are the perfect spot for the unique experience of catching offshore fish inshore. On this 4-hour trip, Captain Robert will take you close-by off the coast of Galveston where you can expect to target Black Drum, Flounder, Redfish, and Sheepshead. To attract these elegant fish you'll be using various fishing techniques such as light tackle, heavy tackle, bottom fishing, and trolling. Whichever technique you use, Captain Robert has you covered. Captain Robert fishes aboard a 30’ Grady White center console, with a capacity for six people. Powered by twin 250 HP Yamaha engines, the vessel is safe and steady on its way offshore and even has a bathroom. The vessel is complete with a GPS and a fishfinder to help you get one on your line. Captain Robert will provide all rods, reels, and tackle. All you need is a valid Texas fishing license as well as some food and drinks. These family-friendly trips can host up to 6 people, so make sure you bring some good company! Read More
Galveston Jetty Trip
Want to get a quick fishing trip in during your visit to Galveston? Look no further than this half day expedition with Captain Mike. Soak in some rays and enjoy your afternoon as you pull in some trophy size fish. Be sure to allow an extra hour for traveling, cleaning and loading/unloading the boat cause you'll be fishing for the full 4 hours you're out there! The 39' triple engine boat comfortably sits you and 5 others and has plenty of shade to save you on the hotter days. Enjoy it as you cruise around the spectacular Galveston Bay Complex. Don't miss out on this unforgettable experience and book a trip today! Read More
Late Afternoon Inshore
Captain Raymond will undoubtedly take you to where the fish are biting! Captain Raymond has fished the waters of Texas City for his entire life, so pay close attention to his advice - you’ll be reelin’ in fish in no time. On these 6-hour action-packed adventures, Captain Raymond will help you target Flounder, Redfish, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout, and more! For these trips, Captain Raymond uses a 24’ Haynie center console which can accommodate up to 4 anglers. Make sure to bring some good company! All you need to bring is a valid Texas fishing license as well as some snacks and drinks of your choice (preferably no glass). Captain Raymond will provide the rest. He will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and lures. He will also provide live bait, which he prepares before the trip, and will fillet your fish at the end of your trip free of charge. We hope you have a good recipe for fish tacos! Read More
Texas City Inshore Roundup
Embark on an extended nearshore fishing charter in Galveston, Texas. Venture 12 miles offshore for an exciting 6-hour fishing expedition. Experience the thrill of targeting a wide range of species, from Snapper and Kingfish to Shark. With expert guides and top-notch equipment, reel in impressive catches in the deep waters. Enjoy the stunning Gulf scenery and create unforgettable fishing memories. Book now for an exhilarating 12-mile nearshore fishing adventure! Read More
Galveston Near Shore
Climb aboard and explore the deeper waters of Galveston Bay! On this 5 hour trip, you can expect to fish within the bays and jetties surrounding Galveston. Captain Bobby has an eye for black drum, so don’t be surprised when the fish bite! In addition to black drum, you could catch shark, flounder, jack crevalle, king mackerel, ladyfish, mangrove snapper, and many more species of fish. The trip can host up to 6 people and is for anglers of all skill levels. Captain Bobby's 40’ sportfisher cuts through the surf making for a smoother and quicker ride out. Captain Bobby requires you to bring a valid Texas Fishing License with a saltwater stamp. You can also bring food and drink of your choice on board (no glass). You can also purchase live bait for an additional fee. Get out there and have a blast! Read More
Bay Or Jetty Fishing-Weekday
Head a little further off shore to catch both big fish and limits on this 4-6 hour expedition as you check out Galveston's jetties and channels. You will be fishing for the full time so be sure to allow an extra hour for traveling, cleaning and loading/unloading the boat. The 25' twin engine boat comfortably sits you and 5 others and has plenty of shade to save you on the hotter days. Enjoy it as you cruise around the spectacular Galveston Bay Complex. Don't miss out on this unforgettable experience and book a trip today! Captain Mikes 25' Grady White comes loaded with all the gear you could possibly need for a successful day out on the water! He brings all the finest rods, reels, tackle, bait, and knowledge so all you need to bring is your sun protection, snacks and drinks, and your Texas fishing license! Read More
Galveston Jetty And Channel
Come on down to Texas City and make some memories with Captain Vincent! Whether it’s your first time on the water or you are a seasoned professional, this trip is for you. Captain Vincent knows just where to go and what to do to catch the Blacktip Shark, Tarpon, and many other species of fish that live in and around Galveston Bay. For these 8-hour trips, Captain Vincent uses his 22’ Boston Whaler center console, which can accommodate up to 4 anglers. Make sure to bring a valid Texas Fishing License with a saltwater stamp as well as any food and drinks of your choice (no glass). Captain Vincent will provide all rods and reels (you may bring your own if you’d like), as well as artificial bait. Bring your kids or your angling buddies and head out on a fishing adventure to remember! Read More
Texas City Jetty Trip
Everything to Know About Booking a Galveston Bay trolling charter
What are the best trolling charters in Galveston Bay?
Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 16 trolling trips in Galveston Bay, and the most popular trips in the area are Weekday Fish & Fun guided by Houston, Galveston Inshore Jetty Trip guided by Corey, and Galveston Summer Fun Trip guided by Michael.
Our guides in Galveston Bay are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 9581 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.
All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.
Looking for kid friendly trolling guides in Galveston Bay? Check out our beginner and family friendly trolling guides in Galveston Bay.
What types of trolling charters are common in Galveston Bay?
Jetty fishing is the most popular for trolling in Galveston Bay as well as nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and flats fishing.
The most commonly sought after species for trolling in Galveston Bay are: 1. blacktip shark, 2. black drum, 3. redfish, and 4. sheepshead.
How much do Galveston Bay trolling fishing charters cost?
for trolling in Galveston Bay prices can range anywhere from an affordable $450 to $2,700, but the average price for a half day trip for trolling in Galveston Bay is $1,148. The average price for a full day trip for trolling in Galveston Bay is $1,528.
What month is best for on a trolling charter in Galveston Bay?
The most popular season to go on a trolling charter in Galveston Bay is summer, and most anglers book their trips 26 days in advance.
Do I need a Galveston Bay fishing license and what are the bag limits in Galveston Bay?
See here for more information on fishing licenses in Galveston Bay, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Galveston Bay. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Galveston Bay.
Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences
Great time we had a great day captain and deck were very good had 12 keepers. Didnt get to go out with capt. Dan , but capt. Saul did a really good job thx guys will always be our choice for galveston.
troy S. with Dan G. of Galveston, Texas
We had a great time with Cap Mike. We will be booking another trip with him again. He is a 10 out of 10. We highly recommend him to anyone
John C. with Mike S. of Galveston, Texas
Mike does a great job as a captain. Fishing was great and Mike was very patient in showing how to fish in the bays. I would definitely go out with Captain Mike again.
Dan M. with Mike C. of Texas City, Texas
Captain Corey was absolutely amazing! We had fun caught several red fish, he is the best with kids big and small. We will back in the near future to fish with Captain Corey again.
Andrea H. with Corey B. of Galveston, Texas
Capt Cory put us on fish!!! Although the action started out slow, Capt Cory worked until he found fish. Once found, the action was non-stop and very chaotic at times, which gets the heart pumping and makes you realize you are alive. As chaotic & exciting as is was, we never lost a single fish that was brought to the boat. Two thumbs up to Capt Cory for providing this father&son a fishing trip to remember. 5 STAR CAPTAIN
Mark B. with Meghan B. of Galveston, Texas
Great trip with captain Steve!
BRADLEY . with Brandon M. of Galveston, Texas
Had a great time with captain Jonathan! I would definitely book with them again!
Had a wonderful time and good fishing. Captain was great will go again with him. Thanks for the experience.
Michael J. with Meghan B. of Galveston, Texas
Booked the charter for my husband for his birthday, and they had a great time!
Amanda, A. with Reggie R. of Galveston, Texas
Fun day. Great guide. Highly recommend.
David R. with Colton C. of Texas City, Texas
Great time fishing captain CJ did an amazing job putting us on some fish that were definitely worth it.
Carson A. with Meghan B. of Galveston, Texas
Guide was great and put us right on top of the fish
Stan W. with Meghan B. of Galveston, Texas
Even though is was very windy and fishing conditions were challenging, we had a great time with Captain Rick and Jonathan. We caught some very nice bull reds, and had fun fishing with the smaller rod. We definitely plan to go again.
Terry M. with Houston F. of Galveston, Texas
Great trip, me and my boys had a blast!
Richard B. with Corey B. of Galveston, Texas
We had an unbelievable time with Capt. Cheryl and first mate Thomas! They were kind enough to take us out for a super last minute half day trip and did not disappoint. Within minutes of anchoring at the jetties, we were catching slot redfish and black drum. Things escalated quickly once we found the spot, and we pulled in TWO 40 inch plus redfish from there. Capt. Cheryl and Thomas kept our hooks baited, kept multiple lines in the water at all times, and kept the vibes positive and fun. I can’t recommend them more highly, thanks for putting me on my personal best redfish. This one will be tough to top! - Jonathan with Captain Experiences
Jonathan N. with Cheryl A. of Galveston, Texas
Our trips last Thursday and Friday were with Dan and Saul (both boats were Dan’s). I think both guys tried. Sometimes the fish bite and sometimes they don’t. That’s why they call it fishing and not catching. This said, I was unpleasantly surprised that most of both days we spent fishing for bait fish. And unless you tell me differently this was not in the plan. Given our travel cost the boat costs, I was and remain disappointed. Paul
Paul G. with Dan G. of Galveston, Texas
Knowledgable and will put you on the fish!!
Jacob L. with Michael M. of Galveston, Texas
Absolutely Amazing! Our trip couldn’t have started off better. All details were laid out the day prior and we arrived at the marina at 6:45am for a 7:00am departure. It was a beautiful morning, couldn’t have asked for better weather. Our captain, captain Corey, had everything ready to go and we were on the water and on the way to our fishing location on time. Corey, although very young, was an absolute professional and was just as excited to go fishing as we were! Enough can’t be said about that kid. He was on it from the time we arrived until the time we left the marina. Corey had us on the fish from the first line getting wet, and we had a great time. The equipment we used for our 4hr trip was everything we needed, and allowed us to land a lot of fish. I would never hesitate to recommend this charter and captain Corey for anyone looking to land fish and have a great time doing it!
I found chartering through Captain Experiences really easy and the trip we had was great. We had such a good time with our Captain Jonathan and his first mate. They were great, kept us loaded up on bait, and found us great places to keep the fishing rockin. My boys had never had an opportunity to fish like this and they loved it.
Aaron J. with Meghan B. of Galveston, Texas
We had the best time with Captain David! He was so nice and fun to fish with. I had never saltwater fished and he was very patient with me. She showed me how to bait the hook and did it for me until I was comfortable doing it myself. No judgement. He was an all around good guy! Took us to several spots and put us in fish every spot. We caught black drum, croakers and red drum. He took me to his Hail Mary spot ( shhh it’s a secret). And I caught a 15 pound Red Drum. He helped me step by step land it into the boat. It was so much fun and he was as excited as I was. We saw a mama and her baby dolphin and he took me as close as he could to them so I could get some pictures because he knew I was excited to see them. On the way back to the pier he told us some history and info about the things we were seeing. I will definitely book with Captain David next time we go down there.
Teresa L. with David R. of Baytown, Texas
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