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Light Tackle Fishing Charters Near Galveston Island
Looking for an adventure that combines the thrill of reeling in big fish with the breathtaking beauty of the Gulf of Mexico? Look no further than a fishing charter in Galveston, Texas with Captain Shawn! Captain Shawn is a seasoned angler with years of experience navigating the waters around Galveston, and he's eager to share his love of fishing with you. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a novice just looking to dip your toes in the water, Captain Shawn will tailor your charter to your experience level, so you can have the best possible time. On your fishing expedition, you'll have the chance to catch a variety of fish, including Redfish, Speckled Trout, sheepshead, puppy drum and many more. Cast your line and hold on tight, because these fish put up a fight! And with Captain Shawn's expert guidance, you'll have the best possible chance of bringing in a trophy catch. So why wait? Book your fishing charter with Captain Shawn today, and get ready for an adventure you'll never forget! Read More
Half Day Inshore Trip
Get up bright and early to catch the plethora of fish feeding at sunrise with Captain Michael! Captain Michael will help you target Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder throughout your inshore bay and nearshore fishing experience. Captain Michael’s 26’ skiff can host up to 4 people. He requires that you bring a Texas fishing license with a saltwater stamp, food and drinks (no glass), and an ice chest for your day's catch. Other than that, Captain Michael will cover the rest. He will provide quality rods and reels, artificial baits, all tackle, and ice for drinks. You can also purchase live bait at an additional price. Be sure to listen to Captain Michael’s advice - he’ll take you where the fish are biting. Read More
"Trout Man Mike" Adventures
Hit the water with this memorable fishing experience off the coast of Galveston. There are lots of locations you can visit along this four-hour excursion, and Captain Rick will make sure you find fish wherever you go, including flounder and black drum. Don't worry about bringing any fishing gear because everything will be waiting for you on the boat. Captain Rick will provide all Shimano reels, including TLD 25s, 50s, a set of Shimano Nexave 6000s, as well as small open-face spinning reels for smaller fish. At the end of your trip, the captain will even clean and fillet your catch, free of charge. The only things you need are licenses and some food or drinks. Join Captain Rick for an unforgettable time! Read More
Bay And Jetty Trip - 27’ Robalo
Climb aboard with Captain Meghan and explore the Jetties of Galveston Bay on her 23’ Edgewater! These charters are great for any level of fisherman, and especially for families with children. However, you must be at least five years old to ride this ride! You will travel 5-6 miles into the Gulf of Mexico, fishing the North and South Jetties. The South Jetty is located at the East point of Galveston. The North Jetty is located on Bolivar Peninsula. These 6-hour trips can accommodate 1-6 people. You must bring a valid Texas Saltwater Fishing License. You may also bring food and drinks of your choice (no glass, no seeds), as well as an ice chest for the day’s catch. Her business will provide the equipment and bait. You can purchase live bait for an additional fee. Captain Meghan and her crew will also clean and fillet your fish for you. We hope you have a good recipe for fish tacos! Read More
Epic Jetty Trip - 23' Edgewater
Hit the water with Captain Cheryl and embark on an action-packed adventure in Galveston Bay! In the bay you will be hopping from jetty to jetty in search of the best fishing holes. The jetties are home to a variety of species, including Red and Black Drum, Flounder, Speckled Trout, Redfish, and Tripletail, giving you the unique experience of catching offshore fish inshore. You’ll be targeting all of these species and more on your half-day or full day adventure! On this trip, Captain Cheryl uses her 26-foot Century center console equipped with twin 200 HP engines, making the ride out to your destination both smooth and quick. The spacious deck can fit up to 6 anglers, all with rods in hand. There is also a cooler and a live bait well on board. Captain Cheryl will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and bait. She will also clean and package your day’s catch at no extra cost. All you need to bring is some food, drinks of your choice, a hat, sunscreen, and a cooler to take home your fish. Bring your kids or your angling buddies with you and embark on a thrilling adventure with Captain Cheryl! Read More
Bay And Jetty Trip - 26' Century
Captain Shannon will use his 25+ years of experience to take you where the fish are biting! The jetties are home to a variety of fish species, including red and black drum, flounder, speckled trout, king mackerel, and tripletail, giving you the unique experience of catching offshore fish inshore. These trips host up to 6 people. Captain Shannon will provide all the bait and tackle you need for the trip. All you have to bring is a fishing license with a saltwater stamp (applies to all members of the party), food and drinks, an ice chest, and some good company! Read More
Galveston Jetty Roundup
Enjoy a day on the water with Captain Jason! The jetties are home to a variety of fish species, including red and black drum, flounder and trout. Captain Jason usually likes to fish out of the ship channel as well as near both the North and South Jetties (the specific location will depend on the season). Captain Jason offers a 4-hour (half-day) and 6-hour (full-day) trip depending on how much fishing you want to do. His 30ft Sea Hunt can accommodate 6 people. He and his team will provide all rods/reels, bait, and tackle. All you need to bring is a Texas Fishing License (for those over 17 years of age), a Bull Red Tag, as well as food and drinks of your choice (no glass or bananas). Let your mind escape from daily responsibilities and have a day on the water with Captain Jason! Read More
Galveston Jetty/Ship Channel 30ft Seahunt
Captain Shannon has a reputation for helping people reel in some trophy-sized fish! Captain Shannon will help you target Blacktip Shark, Cobia, and Kingfish throughout your 5 hour trip on the water. You can expect to fish anywhere between 5 and 15 miles offshore. With Captain Shannon’s 31 foot Ocean Master, you’ll be out on the water in no time. These trips host up to 6 people. Captain Shannon will provide all the bait and tackle you need for the trip. All you have to bring is a fishing license with a saltwater stamp (applies to all members of the party), food and drinks, an ice chest, and some good company! Read More
Trophy Thrills With Captain Shannon
Cruise through the West Galveston Bay with Captain Ryan, a highly reviewed guide who is passionate about fishing and eager to entertain! Stay on the lookout for flounder, redfish, and speckled trout, three of Texas’ most sought-after game fish as well as Bull Reds & Sharks. All you need to bring is whatever you want to eat or drink to put into our cooler, sunscreen, a valid Texas fishing license and wear a light colored shirt. Able to begin trips at Captain Marks Bastrop Marina, Sea Isle Marina, San Luis Pass County Park. Read More
Bay Fishing Trip
Hop on board with Captain Dan and prepare for an action-packed day of fishing the jetties! The jetties are the perfect spot to catch some big fish without a long offshore excursion. On this 4 to 6-hour trip, Captain Dan will take you close-by off the coast of Galveston where you can expect to target Cobia, Jack Crevalle, Redfish, and Speckled Trout. With his 16 years of experience, Captain Dan is sure to put you where the fish are biting. To attract these picture-worthy fish you'll be using various fishing techniques such as light tackle, heavy tackle, bottom fishing, gigging and trolling. Captain Dan is happy to demonstrate proper fundamentals for any of these techniques. Captain Dan fishes aboard a 36’ Contender center console, with a capacity for six people. Powered by 3 100 HP Suzuki engines, this well-outfitted vessel is sure to keep you comfortable. It even has curtains to keep you dry from any ocean mist! Captain Dan 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 Bay Jetty Run
Hit the water with Captain Brandon and fish the deep waters of Galveston Bay! Expect to target kingfish, sharks, snapper, ling, mahi-mahi, and tripletail on your 8-hour (half-day) or 12-hour (full day) action-packed adventure. Captain Brandon has an eye for kingfish. Take his advice and he’ll lead you to where the fish are biting! Captain Brandon uses a 38’ Rampage offshore sportfishing 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 icebox. You’ll also have a first mate to help you at all times. Captain Brandon requires you to bring a valid Texas Fishing License with a saltwater stamp. You’re also more than welcome to bring snacks and an ice chest (no bottles). Alcohol is acceptable as well (no liquor). Come on down to Galveston, Texas, and make some memories with Captain Brandon! Read More
Galveston Deep Sea Trophy Fishing
Join Captain Michael for a productive day of fishing in Galveston, Texas! Captain Michael will help you target Redfish and Speckled Trout on this 5-hour trip. You will fish aboard his 26’ Majek Extreme center console boat equipped with a 300 HP Suzuki engine as well as a GPS, fishfinder, live bait well (shrimp and croaker - included at additional price), multimedia system, wireless trolling motor, and an icebox. He can accommodate up to 4 anglers. Make sure to bring a valid Texas fishing license, food, a hat, sunscreen, and some good company! Captain Michael will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and lures. He will also provide water but feel free to bring your own drinks. Whether it’s your first time on the water or you are a seasoned professional, Captain Michael would love to take you out on a fishing adventure to remember! Read More
Galveston Catch And Release Only
Hit the water with this memorable fishing experience off the coast of Galveston. There are lots of locations you can visit along this 6-hour (3/4-day) or 8-hour (full day) excursion, and Captain Rick will make sure you find fish wherever you go, including flounder and black drum. Don't worry about bringing any fishing gear because everything will be waiting for you on the boat. Captain Rick will provide all Shimano reels, including TLD 25s, 50s, a set of Shimano Nexave 6000s, as well as small open-face spinning reels for smaller fish. At the end of your trip, the captain will even clean and fillet your catch, free of charge. The only things you need are licenses and some food or drinks. Join Captain Rick and Captain Experiences for an unforgettable time! Read More
Galveston Nearshore Hunt
From Trinity Bay, East Bay, West Bay, down to Christmas Bay, Captain Chris knows how and where to get you on the fish for an inshore adventure you won’t soon forget! On your trip, you will drift shells, coves, and a myriad of other secret locations Capt. Chris has accumulated over his 25+ years of consistently limiting out on trophy trout, redfish, and flounder in the Galveston area. Captain Chris is happy to provide all the gear you need for a technique-specific trip. If you want to fill up a stringer while wading the flats, just let us know and we can set it up. He fishes with the best G. Loomis rods and DownSouth lures. Read More
Galveston Inshore Hookfest
Hop on board with Captain Michael to fish the jetties of Galveston Bay! The Jetties are home to a variety of fish species, including red and black drum, flounder, speckled trout, king mackerel, and tripletail, giving you the unique experience of catching offshore fish inshore. 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 six 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, some snacks, and some good company! Read More
Bay And Jetty Fishing
Embark on an exhilarating fishing expedition along the Galveston Jetty, where the thrill of the catch awaits you. Join us for an unforgettable inshore and nearshore fishing trip that promises to satisfy anglers of all skill levels. With a wide array of target species including Black Drum, Blacktip Shark, Florida Pompano, Jack Crevalle, Redfish, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, and Speckled Trout, this adventure is sure to ignite your passion for fishing. Our knowledgeable guides will lead you to the best fishing spots along the Galveston Jetty, where you'll have the chance to employ various techniques such as bottom fishing, drift fishing, heavy tackle fishing, and light tackle fishing. Whether you're an advanced angler looking for a challenge, a beginner eager to learn the ropes, or an intermediate angler seeking to hone your skills, our experienced crew will provide guidance and support every step of the way. Prepare yourself for heart-pounding action as you battle against powerful Black Drum, outsmart speedy Spanish Mackerel, and reel in prized Redfish. Feel the thrill of the chase and the adrenaline rush as you engage in an exciting tug-of-war with the mighty Blacktip Shark. With the picturesque Galveston Jetty as your backdrop, this fishing trip promises not only a rewarding catch but also unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime. Don't miss your chance to experience the thrill of the Galveston Jetty Trip. Book your adventure today and get ready to embark on an unforgettable fishing journey in the scenic waters of Galveston. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a novice, we guarantee an action-packed and enjoyable fishing experience that will leave you hooked. Read More
Galveston Jetty Trips
Join Captain Shane at 6 AM for a morning excursion in the Galveston Bay. You'll be targeting Speckled Trout, Redfish, and Tarpon, making it a great trip for a serious trophy trout hunter or for somebody just looking to bring in a whole mess of fish! Although Florida has become the hottest Tarpon fishery in recent years, the Texas coast is home to many of these beautiful fish, and if you want to battle with a fish that will test your strength, stamina, and fishing skills, you're in the right place! If you can handle the challenge, the “Silver King” is the fish for you. These fish are as tough as they are beautiful, and are a worthy opponent for any angler. Captain Shane will provide the boat, ice for drinks and fish, rods and reels upon request, and all baits. All you need is a Texas Fishing License with Saltwater Stamp and any sun protection and snacks you may want out on the boat. You will need to bring along waders if you plan on wade fishing. Read More
Galveston Bay Tarpon Hunt
Depending on conditions, you might hook into Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Blacktip Shark, King Mackerel (Kingfish), Jack Crevalle, and anything else that bites. Planning a family adventure? Kids are absolutely welcome! For baby life vests please ask ahead of time, these are not typically kept in the boat unless requested. Captain Corey has four kids (two teenagers, and two under the age of five) therefore, he keeps a "Kids Only Snack Stash" on the boat, just remember to send over any allergies ahead of time! Your adventure begins aboard a 23’ Sea Pro center console with a capacity for 6 passengers. It comes with all the essentials no fishing machine can run without. You’ll find rods, reels, and tackle waiting for you, along with lures. Live bait is on offer, but you should ask the captain whether you’ll be catching it yourself. A First Mate will be there to make sure everything is running smoothly. Mates work hard to make your trip count, so a 10–20% tip is customary. Before coming aboard, you will be required to buy a local fishing license for everyone in your group. This information is usually available online, or you can ask the captain. Some species might be protected or require a tag to keep them, so make sure you know what to expect. Don’t leave home without sunscreen, sunglasses, and bottled water. If you’d like to bring other drinks, just ask. Alcohol is allowed in moderation, so long as you avoid hard liquor as well as glass bottles. Now, come aboard with Reel Adventures and get hooked! Read More
Galveston Inshore Jetty Trip
Everything to Know About Booking a Galveston Island light tackle fishing charter
What are the best light tackle fishing charters in Galveston Island?
Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 74 light tackle fishing trips in Galveston Island, and the most popular trips in the area are Jetties & Jaws: Reel in the Fun guided by Meghan, Galveston Inshore Trip guided by Ralph, and Half Day Bay - 24’ Kenner guided by Reggie.
Our guides in Galveston Island are rated a 4.91 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 light tackle fishing guides in Galveston Island? Check out our beginner and family friendly light tackle fishing guides in Galveston Island.
What types of light tackle fishing charters are common in Galveston Island?
Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for light tackle fishing in Galveston Island as well as inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and jetty fishing.
The most commonly sought after species for light tackle fishing in Galveston Island are: 1. redfish, 2. black drum, 3. speckled trout, and 4. flounder.
How much do Galveston Island light tackle fishing charters cost?
for light tackle fishing in Galveston Island prices can range anywhere from an affordable $400 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip for light tackle fishing in Galveston Island is $732. The average price for a full day trip for light tackle fishing in Galveston Island is $1,469.
What month is best for on a light tackle fishing charter in Galveston Island?
The most popular season to go on a light tackle fishing charter in Galveston Island is summer, and most anglers book their trips 21 days in advance.
Do I need a Galveston Island fishing license and what are the bag limits in Galveston Island?
See here for more information on fishing licenses in Galveston Island, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Galveston Island. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Galveston Island.
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
We had the time of our lives! It won't be the last time we fish with these guys.
Xavion B. with Jason W. of Galveston, 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!
6 hrs of fun in the sun.. Caught plenty of fish for the trip well deserved..
Richard L. with Jason W. of Galveston, Texas
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
I had a great trip with Captain Colin sight fishing for redfish in the Galveston Bay. While the fishing was slow and water conditions were not ideal (we only saw 3 fish), Captain Colin made the experience enjoyable. This was my first experience sight fishing for redfish, and Captain Colin was a good instructor teaching me the techniques and the biology of the fishery. Overall, a great experience.
Robert J. with Collin S. of Galveston, Texas
Great trip, exceeded expectations!
Robert T. with Justin J. 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
Captain Mike was awesome! Very knowledgeable and confident. We truly enjoyed our first flounder gigging experience and will definitely return. The process was well organized and we were well informed every step of the way. Would strongly recommend Captain Mike!
Dean H. with Mike A. of Galveston, Texas
Capt Colin was really really patient with us and took us to where the fish was. Amazing!!!
Sanjay M. with Collin S. of Galveston, Texas
Captain experience really did my group well! Great way to celebrate a bachelors party. They helped in many ways, especially when there was last minute adjustments needed due to weather. They were all in ! Captain Jason & Connor gave us the experience we needed !
Crockett G. with Jason W. of Galveston, 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
Captain Jason had us on the fish early. Great day of fishing. Probably caught at least 30. Great day on the water with my family and very laid back Captain. Appreciate you Captain Jason and we will definitely be booking again
Dustin H. with Jason W. of Galveston, Texas
We had a great time, Had a lot of fish biting , "BUT" there where all under 20in. we still came home with a red fish., and that's all we want .
Jimmie J. with Mike E. of Galveston, Texas
Great trip, me and my boys had a blast!
Richard B. with Corey B. of Galveston, Texas
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