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Live Bait Fishing Charters Near Galveston Island
Climb aboard with the Captain and get ready to hunt after the predators of the ocean! The inshores and nearshores of Galveston are excellent places to catch some sizable sharks without going too far from the dock. Our Captain is known for reelin’ in some big sharks - sometimes exceeding 10 feet in length - so make sure you get a good stretch in before coming out! On this 4 to 6-hour trip, our Captain will cruise you around Galveston Bay or venture a bit out into the Gulf to go after Blacktip Shark, Bonnethead Shark, and Lemon Shark. To attract these mean-looking creatures you'll be using fishing methods with light tackle, live bait, heavy tackle, bottom fishing and drift fishing. The Captain will take you to prime spots and get you set up with the best method as you get ready to do some reeling! On this trip you'll be fishing aboard our Captain's massive 42’ Delta sportfisher that can hold an impressive 18 people, with the first 10 passengers included in the price. Powered by twin 160 HP Caterpillar engines, this vessel will cut through the surf like butter and cruise the bay waters with ease. It comes with GPS, Fishfinder, a Flybridge, and an Ice Box to store your catches. All rods, reels and tackle will be provided. All you need to bring is a valid Texas Fishing License with a saltwater stamp. You can also bring food and drink of your choice on board (no glass). This trip can host up to 18 people and is for anglers of all skill levels, so don't hold back on inviting friends! Read More
Shark Hunt: Thrilling Adventure
Texas Fishing Charters is located in Galveston, Texas. Founded by Captain Zach, this is family owned and operated company. Capt. Zach comes from a long line of honorable fishermen and his sea instinct is honed in a way that is sure to put you the fish. More than just a skilled captain and fisherman, he will take the time to teach you about fishing techniques and conservation. Expect your trip with Capt. Zach to not only be fun, productive, and rewarding, but also educational as he has been fishing these specific waters for 8 years. Depending on the time of year, you’ll chase after Speckled Trout, Redfish, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Pompano, Jack Crevalle, Sharks, and many other species. During the Red Fish or Black Drum spawn, expect to catch and release some massive trophy fish! Read More
Half Day On The Bay
Adventure out with Captain Brian and experience an action-packed day of fishing! Captain Brian offers surf and beachfront fishing around the Galveston area for Tarpon, Drum, Ling (Cobia), and large (Bull) redfish. You will be fishing out of the beachfront and surrounding bays including the Galveston jetties and San Luis Pass. You can either fish for 6 hours (a half-day) or 8 hours (a full day) depending on how much fishing you want to do. Captain Brian and his crew will provide rods, reels, and artificial lures. You can purchase live bait for an additional price. All you need to bring is a Texas Parks and Wildlife Fishing License with a Saltwater Stamp, food and drinks of your choice, and an ice chest for your day’s catch. Let your mind escape from daily responsibilities and have a day on the water with Captain Brian! Read More
Big Trout Bay Fishing
Join Captain Cheryl for this fun and exciting fishing adventure! On this combo trip, you'll fish half the time with light tackle, chasing inshore species such as Redfish, Trout, and Flounder. For the other half of the trip, you will be big-rod fishing, looking for massive Bull Reds, Jacks, Mackerel, and more. This is a great trip to get a new personal best and a cooler full of keepers! You'll be fishing on board Captain Cheryl's 26’ Century center console. She's equipped with everything you need for an amazing day on the water. The deck can accommodate up to 6 anglers, and Captain Cheryl is happy to take anglers of all experience levels. The boat is powered by twin 200hp Mercury engines, which will keep you moving smoothly all day! There is a cooler for your keepers, as well as a live bait well. Everything you need is provided by Captain Cheryl. She brings all the rods, reels, bait, and tackle, as well as ice for your catches. All you'll need to bring are your favorite snacks and drinks, as well as your Texas fishing licenses for everybody over the age of 16. It is also important to have appropriate clothing, so keep an eye on the weather reports and definitely have sunblock on hand. Read More
Ultimate Combo Trip
Head out with Captain Cheryl to chase the Sharks! They might seem frightening in the movies you've seen but once you get face to face with them, you'll realize there's nothing to be afraid of, and only big fights to be had! Kids are more than welcome to join in on this trip, sharks are always an exciting catch for the youngins! Reeling in a monster shark is definitely a bucket-list adventure, so get ready to cross this off your list! Captain Cheryl’s 26’ Century center console is the perfect shark hunting vessel. The twin Mercury engines have a total horsepower of 400hp, making the ride fast and smooth. The live bait well on board will hold the bait provided by Captain Cheryl until it is time to put it on the hook and drop a line. Don’t worry–the spacious deck has room for up to 6 anglers to battle sharks at once, so this trip is full of action. Everything you need is provided on your trip, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle all suited for hauling in sea monsters. All you need to bring with you are your favorite snacks and drinks, and your Texas fishing licenses for all adventurers over 16 years old. Make sure to wear appropriate clothing for the weather, and close-toed shoes. This trip promises to be a blast! Read More
Shark Trip - 26' Century
Join Captain Blake on a Galveston Bay fishing trip. Using his experience and knowledge, Blake will determine what the best method is for catching fish that day and show you the ropes. Take up to three others for a max number of four anglers ensuring everybody can get lots of advice. Blake will make sure you have everything you'll need to go fishing, so just bring your fishing license, sun protection, and any snacks or extra beverages you would want. He can furnish up to a maximum of 3 single or tandem kayaks per trip. Whether you're an experienced veteran or a brand new angler, Captain Blake will ensure to cater to all of your fishing needs. Get pumped up when you've got Captain Blake by your side because you're working with one the best guides in the Galveston area! Read More
Galveston Bay Fishing
Get your kids hooked on the thrill of fishing with our Kids Out Of School Special! Celebrate the beginning of summer with an exciting fishing trip led by Captain Michael. Whether your young anglers are advanced, beginners, or somewhere in between, this trip is designed to accommodate all skill levels and create a memorable experience for everyone. We'll explore the beautiful inshore areas, jetties, and flats, where an abundance of fish awaits. The waters are teeming with a variety of exciting species, including black drum, flounder, redfish, sheepshead, and speckled trout. Captain Michael will share his expertise and provide guidance on live bait fishing techniques, ensuring that your kids have the best chance of hooking their prized catch. This special fishing trip offers a great opportunity for families to bond, enjoy the outdoors, and create lasting memories. So take advantage of our special price and book your Kids Out Of School Special today. Let your little anglers discover the joy of fishing and embark on an adventure that will ignite their passion for the sport. Read More
KIDS OUT OF SCHOOL SPECIAL!!
Climb aboard with our Captain and see what the deep waters off the coast of Galveston have to offer! The deep waters in the Gulf of Mexico are an excellent place to chase after some big game, and on this trip you'll be going extra far to get even more sizable fish! On this 9-hour trip, our Captain will take you up to 40 miles offshore to target impressive Blacktip Shark, Cobia, King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Mangrove Snapper, and Red Snapper. To attract these picture-worthy fish you'll be using a variety of techniques including light to heavy tackle, live bait, bottom fishing, trolling, drift fishing or deep dropping. Just let the Captain know what you want to catch and he'll get you set up with the best method! The fishing starts an hour and a half after leaving the dock, leaving you with a full 6 hours to try out as many of these techniques as you want! On this trip you'll be fishing aboard our massive 42’ Delta sportfisher that can hold an impressive 18 people, with the first 10 passengers included in the price. Powered by twin 160 HP Caterpillar engines, this vessel will cut through the surf like butter and smoothly get you to the deep waters. It comes with GPS, Fishfinder, a Flybridge, and an Ice Box to store your catches. We will provide all rods, reels and tackle. All you need to bring is a valid Texas Fishing License with a saltwater stamp. You can also bring food and drink of your choice on board (no glass). This trip can host up to 18 people and is for anglers of all skill levels, so don't hold back on inviting friends! Read More
Galveston Extended Day Weekday
This trip is not your average tourist jetty trip! Captain Brandon exclusively chases iconic Texas gamefish including Speckled Trout, Redfish, and Flounder here in the Galveston Bay complex. These species are a blast to catch, whether you're fishing for record numbers or a single trophy fish. Get out there with him and have a blast! You'll be chasing the fish from the deck of Brandon's 23' Gulf Coast center console, an ideal vessel for fishing inshore water. She can take up to four guests, so bring your buddies! There's no better way to enjoy the Texas coast than a classic fishing trip. Read More
Galveston Game Fish Roundup
You haven't fished Galveston unless you've fished the jetties! On this epic trip with Captain Jennifer, you'll zero in on the jetties and the shipping channels, both of which are widely known for holding tons of trophy fish! Redfish, Black Drum, Trout, Jacks, and more are all waiting to crush your bait, so get out there! You'll be fishing aboard a sleek 26' Mako center console, powered by twin Yamaha engines. She has plenty of space for up to six guests, so bring friends and folks! Captain Jennifer will provide everything you need for a blue-ribbon trip, including rods, reels, and tackle. All you need to bring is sunscreen and your Texas Saltwater Fishing Licenses! Read More
Galveston Jetty And Channel Trip
This trip is focusing on catching bull reds, huge black drum and sharks when they are in close to the beachfront. We will use both live and dead bait to attract and hopefully catch the big boys of the bay. As always, all rods, tackle, bait and fish cleaning is included. Read More
Bull Red And Black Drum Trip
There’s nothing like spending some quality time on the water with a fishing rod in your hand, and Trophy-Sized Trout on your mind. So head out with Captain Kevin to explore the Galveston bay system for a wonderful day out on the water chasing Trophy Speckled Trout, Reds, and Black Drum for this Catch and Release adventure. When you head out for a day with Captain Kevin he will give you the option of staying on the boat or wading the shallow back bays and grass lines to catch your prize. Live bait can be purchased after you leave the boat ramp, but Captain Kevin will provide all the best artificial lures, secret techniques, and instruction to help you hook into your next trophy. On the day of your trip you will launch from the best ramp in town (changes depending on weather, sea conditions, and fish habits) aboard Captain Kevin's 23' Parker. This puppy comes loaded with a 250 Suzuki strapped to the back, a trolling motor for stealth, coolers, and cushioned seats. Kevin will provide you with all the equipment, tackle (rods and reels), ice for your food, drinks & fish, artificial lures, photos of your catch, secret techniques and instruction for artificial bait fishing, and he will even clean and bag your fish for you at the end of the day! All Captain Kevin Recommends you bring is your sunscreen, sun-protective clothing, sunglasses, any food & drinks you'd like to enjoy onboard, wading gear if you'd like to wade fish ( waders, boots, belt & stingray guards), and an ice chest to tote home your days catch All guest 16 y/o and older will also need a Texas Saltwater Fishing License With all this provided at your disposal you'll have all you need to reel in your very own Trophy-Speckled Trout. If you've Captain Kevin at the wheel, your fishing adventure will sure be one to remember. Read More
Galveston Bay Trophy Trout
Captain Zach runs awesome charters out of Galveston, Texas. This is family owned and operated company is run by Capt. Zach who comes from a long line of honorable fishermen and his sea instinct is honed in a way that is sure to put you the fish. More than just a skilled captain and fisherman, he will take the time to teach you about fishing techniques and conservation. Expect your trip with Capt. Zach to not only be fun, productive, and rewarding, but also educational as he has been fishing these specific waters for over 8 years. Depending on the time of year, you’ll chase after Speckled Trout, Redfish, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Pompano, Jack Crevalle, Sharks, and many other species. During the Red Fish or Black Drum spawn, expect to catch and release some massive trophy fish! Read More
Family Fun - 34’ Competition
Captain Zach has fished professionally in Galveston for over 8 years. Zach is especially good with working with young and beginner anglers. Capt Zach's great sense of humor and ability to always find the fish is what makes him a damn good captain for fish with! If you are a novice or experienced angler, Capt Zach can find fish and create the fishing experience you are looking for. Weather it's trophy Speckled Trout, Bull Reds or Sharks, you will always have a blast fishing with him. Capt Zach likes to let the more experienced fishermen catch giant fish on light tackle. Nothing like catching Bull Reds, Jack Cravelle and Sharks on light tackle! Read More
Family Friendly Fishing
Come see what fishing in Galveston is all about with Captain Mike! Corpus Christi is home to some beautiful Speckled Trout, Redfish, Black Drum, Sheepshead, and other species. Get ready to target these fish on your 6-hour adventure with Captain Mike. You'll be using light tackle and artificial lures as you cruise around the Corpus Christi inshores. Captain Mike is also happy to provide live bait for an additional fee. No matter which technique you choose, the 23' Haynie bay boat will comfortably get you where you need to be with its 200 HP Mercury engine. Make sure you bring a valid Texas fishing license, food and drinks of your choice (no glass), sunscreen, and a hat. Captain Mike will provide the rest. See you on the water! Read More
Bay/Inshore Trip - 23' Haynie
On this trip, you'll set out with Captain Jon for the classic Texas gamefish: Spotted Seatrout, Redfish, and some Flounder—if the season is right. You'll go after these fish with everything from live bait to lures, knowing you can rely on Captain Jon's expertise to point you in the right direction and give you the best chance to catch a personal best! On the morning of the trip, you'll head out on Captain Jon's 23' Shoalwater Cat bay boat—the perfect craft for fishing shallow flats and inshore waters. He'll provide everything you need for a perfect day. Just remember to bring proper clothing, sunscreen, and a hat! Read More
Texas Inshore Sportfish Trip
Climb aboard with our Captain and see what the deep waters off the coast of Galveston have to offer! The deep waters in the Gulf of Mexico are an excellent place to chase after some big game, and on this trip you'll be going extra far to get even more sizable fish! On this 12-hour trip, our Captain will take you up to 60 miles offshore to target impressive Cobia, King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, and Wahoo. To attract these picture-worthy fish you'll be using a variety of techniques including light to heavy tackle, live bait, bottom fishing, trolling, drift fishing or deep dropping. Just let the Captain know what you want to catch and he'll get you set up with the best method! The beauty of this 12 hour trip is that you'll have time to try out a few different methods. On this trip you'll be fishing aboard our massive 42’ Delta sportfisher that can hold an impressive 18 people, with the first 10 passengers included in the price. Powered by twin 160 HP Caterpillar engines, this vessel will cut through the surf like butter and smoothly get you to the deep waters. It comes with GPS, Fishfinder, a Flybridge, and an Ice Box to store your catches. All rods, reels and tackle will be provided. All you need to bring is a valid Texas Fishing License with a saltwater stamp. You can also bring food and drink of your choice on board (no glass). This trip can host up to 18 people and is for anglers of all skill levels, so don't hold back on inviting friends! Read More
Galveston Dawn-till-Dusk Trip
Come on down to Galveston, Texas and enjoy a fishing escapade to remember! Captain Derek will be by your side throughout your 4-hour adventure exploring the Galveston Bay Complex. He’ll launch these trips out of Trinity Bay, West Bay, or East Bay depending on the weather and where the fish are biting harder. He’ll help you target Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder, using live bait (shrimp and croaker) and artificial bait. You may purchase extra live bait for an additional price. If you would like to wade fish, let Captain Derek know, he is more than willing to accommodate! For these trips, Captain Derek uses his 21’ Saber Cat bay boat which can accommodate up to 4 anglers. This boat is the perfect vessel for exploring Galveston's inshore waters and comes loaded with a power pole anchoring system, a Minn Kota trolling motor, iced down coolers for your snacks and drink, and cushioned seats. Captain Derek is also passionate about showing little ones the ropes, so this trip is great for families! Make sure you bring a valid Texas saltwater fishing license, food and drinks of your choice, a hat, sunscreen, and an ice chest for your day’s catch. Captain Derek will provide all of the best rods, reels, and lures, and will even offer to clean and fillet your fish at no additional cost after you've loaded up the box! Read More
Galveston "Texas Trio"
Everything to Know About Booking a Galveston Island live bait fishing charter
What are the best live bait fishing charters in Galveston Island?
Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 33 live bait fishing trips in Galveston Island, and the most popular trips in the area are Half Day Inshore Trip guided by Shawn, Bay Fishing Trip guided by Ryan, and Galveston Inshore Jetty Trip guided by Corey.
Our guides in Galveston Island are rated a 4.68 out of 5 based on 9596 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 live bait fishing guides in Galveston Island? Check out our beginner and family friendly live bait fishing guides in Galveston Island.
What types of live bait fishing charters are common in Galveston Island?
Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for live bait fishing in Galveston Island as well as inshore fishing, jetty fishing, and nearshore fishing.
The most commonly sought after species for live bait fishing in Galveston Island are: 1. redfish, 2. speckled trout, 3. flounder, and 4. blacktip shark.
How much do Galveston Island live bait fishing charters cost?
for live bait fishing in Galveston Island prices can range anywhere from an affordable $375 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip for live bait fishing in Galveston Island is $823. The average price for a full day trip for live bait fishing in Galveston Island is $2,164.
What month is best for on a live bait fishing charter in Galveston Island?
The most popular season to go on a live bait 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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