Recent Reviews

★★★★★
We went out today with Captain Joe. He was fabulous!! We were a party of one man, one eight-year-old boy, and two seniors- a man and a woman. Captain Joe related well to everyone! He was funny, polite, knowledgeable, good spirited, and an excellent guide. We were especially impressed by the way Captain Joe worked with out young fisherman in bringing in two great (and big) fish. He has our highest rating.

Thomas T. with Cheryl A. of Galveston, Texas

★★★★★
It was awesome!

Eric M. with Reggie R. of Galveston, Texas

★★★★★
My first guided fishing trip in 25 years and first for my two grandsons. Captain Reggie provided an experience that I and my grandkids loved. I learned more about fishing technique, how to find fish and how to clean fish than from any book or article I’d ever read. Great experience !

Dallas R. with Reggie R. of Galveston, Texas

★★★★★
Our captain was awesome! Great communication all around. Couldn’t be happier with our experience!

Will B. with Meghan B. of Galveston, Texas

★★★★★
It was a great trip Bryan was awesome. I had a blast I will never forget my 24th birthday fishing trip. Thank you Bryan We are definitely going to schedule more trips, looking forward to have a blast again.

Robert T. with Meghan B. of Galveston, Texas

★★★★★
Jonathan was awesome and super friendly! My Houston trip was off to a rocky start, but this trip really turned it around. All the staff were great about communicating with me and super helpful and informative.

Jessica R. with Meghan B. of Galveston, Texas

★★★★★
My fishing buddy and I enjoyed our fishing trip with Captain Reggie. Captain Reggie was very personable, knowledgeable and an experienced fisherman. We will definitely book another trip.

Jason H. with Reggie R. of Galveston, Texas

★★★★★
Shannon took great care of our crew today. They caught a lot of fish and brought it home for frying. We recommend him for your fishing adventure.

Michael K. with Shannon L. of Galveston, Texas

★★★★★
Cpr. Cole is a nice enough person and has a fabulous boat. He tends to move away from good fishing to quick if the fish are not the size he wants. He like all guides I have ever fished with relies to much in other guides to tell him where fish are located. To be honest I would not recommend him as a guide. He also is lacking quite a bit in his fish cleaning skills. We lost a lot of meat on the one red fish we caught due to this.

Tommy A. with Cole G. of Galveston, Texas

★★★★★
We had a great time with Capt Nick. He was very knowledgeable and he really improved our fly casting, which was our objective for this trip. We will be back!

Jason C. with Nick D. of Galveston, Texas

Everything You Need to Know About Galveston, Texas Fishing

Inshore Fishing Galveston Texas

Inshore you can book Galveston fishing guides for everything from casting artificials for speckled trout to throwing bait for a bull redfish to a night of flounder gigging. The inshore fishing for sharks really turns on in the summer months and you'll have an opportunity to catch Texas tarpon from May through August. Flounder are on fire from late August through November and Sheepshead group up in the winter months. With your consistent staples of redfish and trout, all this together makes Galveston a true year-round fishery.

Fishing the Galveston Bay Complex for Specks and Reds

The biggest speckled trout and redfish are red-hot September through November. Trout and redfish are still abundant outside of the fall months during their migration, but generally in smaller sizes (which also tend to be better for eating). These fish are beloved by all experience levels for a good reason: they're abundant and fun to catch, and everyone is always shooting for their PB. Target these fish with live bait, some soft plastics, or even flies if you are up for a challenge.

Tarpon Fishing in Galveston

The Silver King is the ultimate high octane sportfish for inshore waters. This fish is a bit rare in Galveston but they can be caught on everything from traditional tackle to flies in waters ranging from nearshore to shallow backwaters. Once this fickle fish bites, hang on tight while they display their power with long leaping runs.

A Brief Geography of Galveston Inshore Fishing

The Galveston Bay system is comprised of four main bodies of water. To the North, Trinity Bay is formed by the Trinity River dumping into the gulf. Located south of Trinity Bay is Galveston Bay, which is sandwiched between East Bay and West Bay. East Bay covers the area north of the bolivar peninsula and West Bay consists of the area north of Galveston Island. You'll find similar species and seasons across the bay system but each area provides its own unique flavor - the guides that fish these waters all have their preference, and its worth taking a few trips to explore all Galveston has to offer inshore.

Galveston Jetty Fishing

Fishing the Galveston jetties is a great experience for anyone looking for a laid-back trip that consistently puts fish in the boat. Cut bait or live bait is the go-to for jetty fishing trips and is great for catching redfish, various sharks, speckled trout, and drum. In between catching fish, you can relax while watching boats and dolphins come and go nearby, or just enjoy being on the water. This is where you'll also have the easiest shot at some big fish, since the bait around the rocks always brings in the big ones.

North Jetty vs South Jetty vs Texas City Dike

The North Jetty begins on the Bolivar peninsula while the South Jetty starts on the east most point of Galveston island. The pair of jetties were built to protect the shipping channel but anglers discovered that all kinds of fish use them as feeding grounds. The Texas City Dike extends from Texas City toward the mouth of the North and South Jetties. The dike is 5.3 miles long making it the largest man-made fishing pier in the world, and is a great spot to throw a line, from the pier or the boat.

Galveston Nearshore Fishing - Snapper and Kingfish

Red snapper season in Texas state waters is open year-round in state waters which extend up to 9 miles out. This means you can always have a shot to take home some of the best table fare that bottom fishing has to offer.

Kingfish are also commonly found in the nearshore waters of Galveston and are one of the most explosive feeders when they strike. Kingfish put up a good fight and till run toward the horizon. A day spent nearshore to Galveston on a boat filled with kings and snapper and you'll be a happy camper.

Deep Sea Fishing Galveston, Texas

For groups looking to leave land behind, Galveston deep sea fishing trips present true offshore opportunities. You can hook up to amazing sportfish any time of year with an offshore fishing charter out of Galveston - you can get just about everything Texas has to offer. Deep sea charters usually leave from the Galveston Yacht Basin, just a short 5-10 min drive from the Seawall.

Mahi, Amberjack, and Wahoo

Trolling for mahi-mahi and wahoo provides some of the best offshore action and meals that the gulf has to offer, and hitting amberjack during their shorter season is a fantastic way to spend a day. Amberjack season typically opens May 1st which is during the peak of their spawning season. Big AJs will give you one of the most serious fights of your angling career. Trolling when water temperatures are warming up will bring on the mahi-mahi bite, but when the water temps cool off the wahoo bite heats up and is the perfect time to catch a giant.

Galveston Bluewater Trips

Charter a bluewater trip for sailfish and the elusive marlin in deep bluewater. Catching a blue marlin means trolling in deep water around offshore platforms or bottom structures but sometimes they manage to show up out of nowhere. These massive predators are formidable fighters and the battle between marlin and angler can last for hours. Wahoo, sailfish, and tuna are also common target species that patrol bluewater and may hit your spread while you troll.

Headed to the Texas Floaters for Tuna

If you love non-stop fishing then an overnight "floaters fishing trip” is for you. Head out and fish all night around deepwater oil platforms known as floaters (because...they float). These floaters are the perfect structure for baitfish and at night they are brightly lit which makes for perfect tuna hunting grounds. These tuna are far into the gulf, and an overnight trip is best here. 36-48 hours straight fighting tuna? How could we say no to that.

Yellowfin tuna can be hauled in all year trolling offshore from Galveston, but fishing is best from fall through the winter months. Yellowfin tuna is a bucket list fish for many anglers, and for good reason. This fish puts up a big fight and will drag out line at incredible speed every chance it gets. Galveston tuna can also grow up to a massive 400 lbs and reach lengths of nearly 7 ft. Yellowfin tuna are widely known for their delicious meat which makes catching one even more rewarding.

Things to do in Galveston, Texas

While our Galveston fishing guides are tough to beat, this city is far from a quiet fishing town. Check out Moody Gardens, Schlitterbahn Galveston Island Waterpark, or stroll down the historic Seawall Boulevard to take it all in. Galveston also throws a “Best in Texas” Mardi Gras celebration every spring. If you are tired of being on your feet, take a load off and visit any of the fantastic public beaches like Stewart Beach.

Book a Galveston Fishing Charter Today

Whether you're an experienced angler or just taking the family out for a nice day on the water, our selection of top Galveston charter fishing boats has you covered. Book your next fishing charter in Galveston today for unbeatable fishing any season, any time!

Galveston Tides and Weather

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