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Captain Dean was a Great guide. He did everything he could to put us on the fish. I will definitely be booking with him again!!

Lakita F. with Dean Muckleroy of Baytown, Texas

Captain Dean showed our group an unbelievable time with nonstop action! We met Captain Dean at Thompson Fishing Camp in Baytown, TX (Capt. Dean does trips all around Galveston Bay and is happy to meet wherever best given the conditions). He was early and was waiting for us. After I purchased some live bait, we headed out. It was 40 degrees and raining, but none of us seemed to care. After a quick 10-15 min. run, we hit our first spot. Captain Dean positioned the boat for our drift over some shell bottom oyster flats. The bite was ferocious from the first drift on and didn't stop until we had to leave! We must've caught over 20 speckled trout, mostly in the 12-18" range, but a few that were well beyond 20 inches! Towards the back end of our last drift, something nearly ripped my rod out of my hand- after a long battle (which was an absolute blast on light tackle!), we brought to hand a massive 33" redfish! She was a tank too- awesome to see such a healthy fish swim away freely. While we should've stayed at our hot spot, we had to get going. The rain had subsided and on the way in, Capt. Dean noticed birds working the surface in a dense ball of activity. We couldn't resist, gave the area a drift, and caught a flounder on our first cast to complete the Texas Slam! Captain Dean knows his bay and its fish. He's also a fantastic personality to spend a day with- full of jokes that'll make you set the rod down laughing (by the way- he fishes Waterloo rods which are super light, strong, and smooth to cast, retrieve, and fight fish on). Book a trip with Capt. Dean, truly one of our #DamnGoodGuides. -Reviewed by Jonathan Newar, the founder of Captain Experiences.

Jonathan N. with Dean Muckleroy of Baytown, Texas

Everything You Need to Know About Baytown, Texas Fishing

Fishing in Baytown

Located where Buffalo Bayou and San Jacinto River feed into the Galveston Bay Complex, Baytown is an ideal spot for inshore species to flourish. This provides an awesome jumping-off point for bay fishing. Having plenty of bays and backwaters means there are limitless places to target inshore species including redfish, speckled trout, flounder, and sheepshead. With excellent fishing upriver from Baytown and down into the rest of the Galveston Bay Area, you can catch fish almost anywhere.

Baytown Bay Fishing

With nearby bays like Galveston Bay, Trinity Bay, and Burnet Bay finding fish will not be a problem. The bite kicks off every year with speckled trout in the spring while flounder come on strong from summer into fall. Bull redfish take things up a notch during their migration in the fall and provide your best shot at landing a giant. When things cool off going into winter sheepshead stack up near structure and can provide all the action you can handle.

Despite these seasons, Specks and reds can be caught here throughout the year but the odds of catching a monster are slightly lower. No matter what season it is, there is always at least one species biting in Baytown. If you are looking for a less conventional approach to bay fishing, a kayak fishing trip will let you sneak around skinny water and experience getting pulled around while fighting a bull red!

Offshore Fishing from Baytown

Although Baytown has all the inshore action you can handle, Galveston is more well equipped for offshore fishing. A quick drive down to Galveston will get you on a charter that can take you to the vast and productive bluewaters off the Texas coast. This area is home to incredible billfish and tuna fishing that will excite anglers of all experience levels.

Things to Do in Baytown

With a variety of activities and places to check out in Baytown you definitely won’t get bored. If you want to get out and have a look around, take a walk along Goose Creek Trail. Head to Sylvan Beach to take a load off and take in the view. With plenty of eateries and bars to choose from, there is no shortage of things to try in Baytown.

Book a Baytown Fishing Charter Today!

With numerous nearby bays, plentiful fish, and multiple ways to hit the water you are sure to have a fishing experience like no other. Book your next fishing trip in Baytown today with Captain Experiences.

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