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Going Deep - 35' Sea Hunter

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35 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Galveston

Blue Water Adventure

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35 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
Fishing in Freeport

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Freeport

Freeport Run - 38' Luhrs

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38 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

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Fishing in Freeport
Fishing in Freeport
Fishing in Freeport
trip description for Freeport Run - 38' Luhrs in Freeport

Climb aboard the one-of-a-kind sport fisher for a luxury seafaring experience with Captain JT and Danny. At 38 feet long and almost 14 feet wide, the vessel offers lots of shaded space, two AC systems, satellite TV and music, and a legendary hull design. Needless to say, you will be much more comfortable than on most other boats. It’s equipped with state-of-the-art electronics, safety equipment including a satellite phone, epirb, and 8 man life raft. Two captains run trips often at the same time, Danny is the fishing expert, and JT is a diving expert. The boat is powered by twin 420 horsepower Yanmar diesel engines that are meticulously maintained by the Captains. For fishing, the equipment includes premium bottom fishing rods and reels, Penn international bent butt trolling rod and reels, and two heavy-duty electric reels for deep dropping in 350 + feet. The navigation system has more than 3000 way points saved over the years known to hold fish. The tackle on board will accommodate all types of possible offshore fishing. Half-Day Charters targets kingfish and blacktip sharks. 10 Hour Charters targets reef fish like snappers and grouper. Surface fishing for kingfish and ling. 12 Hour Charter adds fishing deeper wrecks and rigs for amberjack, grouper, shark, golden tile, and barrel fish as well as trolling for mahi, wahoo, and blackfin tuna. 14 Hour trips allow for more time spent over deep water wrecks and rigs and usually correlate with more and larger fish! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Freeport

Freeport Run - 38' Luhrs

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38 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
Fishing in Galveston
Fishing in Galveston
Fishing in Galveston
trip description for Blue Water Adventure in Galveston

Embark on an action-packed 24-hour long offshore adventure with Captain Michael! You will target Swordfish, Marlin, Sailfish, Yellowfin Tuna, Tilefish, Wahoo, Amberjack, and Grouper—some of the biggest fish in the Gulf! Depending on the types of fish you want to catch, Captain Michael might recommend that you leave early in the morning and return the following morning, or leave mid-day to fish overnight and come back the next day. On these extra long trips, you'll have the opportunity to head over 80 miles off the coast to the Flower Garden Banks reefs, some of the most beautiful coral reefs in the world! Surrounded by bottomless blue waters, the Flower Garden reefs protrude from the ocean floor atop underwater hills and salt domes and bring buzzing underwater communities closer to the surface. Get ready to see some manta rays, massive coral heads, and hundreds of species of fish. 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. You might want to stretch a little before the trip - it’s not uncommon to catch lots of big fish with Captain Michael. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Galveston

Blue Water Adventure

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35 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
Fishing in Galveston
Fishing in Galveston
Fishing in Galveston
trip description for Going Deep - 35' Sea Hunter in Galveston

Hop on board with Captain Michael on an action-packed adventure! You can expect to go 20-70 miles offshore with the possibility of catching Amberjack, Black Grouper, Blackfin Tuna, Cobia, Mahi Mahi / Dorado, Red Snapper (depending on the season), and Wahoo. Michael runs a top-tier 35' Sea Hunter center console, decked out with gear and amenities and sporting twin 300-HP Yamaha engines. She's a fast vessel and can get you dock to dock in a hurry! 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

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Galveston

Going Deep - 35' Sea Hunter

100% (2)
35 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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Everything to Know About Booking a Galveston black grouper fishing charter

What are the best black grouper fishing charters in Galveston?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 3 black grouper trips in Galveston, and the most popular trips in the area are Going Deep - 35' Sea Hunter guided by Michael and Blue Water Adventure guided by Michael.

Our guides in Galveston are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 2525 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 black grouper guides / fishing lessons in Galveston? Check out our beginner and family friendly black grouper guides in Galveston.

What types of black grouper fishing charters are common in Galveston?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for black grouper in Galveston.

The most common fishing techniques in Galveston are trolling, jigging, and heavy tackle fishing but bottom fishing and deep dropping are popular as well.

How much do Galveston black grouper fishing charters cost?

for black grouper in Galveston prices can range anywhere from an affordable $2,050 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a full day trip for black grouper in Galveston is $2,774.

What month is best for black grouper fishing in Galveston?

The most popular season for black grouper fishing in Galveston is summer, and most anglers book their trips 33 days in advance.

Do I need a Galveston fishing license for black grouper and what are the bag limits for black grouper in Galveston?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Galveston, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Galveston. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Galveston.

What is black grouper fishing in Galveston all about?

Black grouper, a popular target species for anglers in Galveston, Texas, are prized for their robust size, excellent fighting ability, and delicious taste. These bottom-dwelling predators inhabit the offshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico and are commonly found around rocky reefs, wrecks, and other underwater structures. Black grouper are characterized by their dark coloration with distinctive white markings, making them easily recognizable to seasoned anglers. While they can be caught year-round, peak seasons for black grouper fishing in Galveston often coincide with the warmer months when water temperatures are favorable.

Anglers targeting black grouper in Galveston employ various fishing techniques to entice these elusive predators. Bottom fishing with live bait, such as pinfish, mullet, or squid, is a popular method for targeting black grouper. Anglers anchor near known grouper habitats and present baits on heavy-duty tackle, allowing the bait to reach the bottom where grouper are likely to be lurking. Additionally, jigging with vertical jigs or bucktail jigs can also be effective, especially around offshore structures where black grouper tend to congregate.

While black grouper are a prized catch in Galveston, anglers can also target a variety of other species while fishing in the area. Red snapper, amberjack, king mackerel, and red drum are among the numerous species that inhabit the offshore waters of the Gulf of Mexico near Galveston. Whether bottom fishing for reef species, trolling for pelagic fish, or casting along the shoreline for inshore species, anglers visiting Galveston have a wide range of options to explore and enjoy the diverse fishing opportunities the area has to offer.

What are the most popular months to fish for black grouper in Galveston?

In Galveston, Texas, the black grouper fishing season offers anglers specific periods when targeting these prized bottom-dwelling predators is most productive. Black grouper can be caught year-round in the waters off Galveston, but certain times of the year are more favorable for successful fishing trips. Typically, the prime seasons for black grouper fishing in Galveston coincide with the warmer months, spanning from late spring through summer and into early fall when water temperatures are optimal for grouper activity.

During the spring months, as the waters begin to warm up after winter, black grouper become more active and move into shallower waters to feed. This period marks the beginning of the black grouper fishing season in Galveston, with anglers finding success targeting these fish around offshore reefs, wrecks, and other underwater structures. As summer progresses, the black grouper fishing reaches its peak, presenting anglers with excellent opportunities to hook into these formidable predators.

As fall approaches and water temperatures gradually cool, the black grouper fishing season in Galveston begins to wind down. However, early fall can still offer productive fishing for black grouper before the onset of colder weather. Throughout the season, anglers can employ various fishing techniques, such as bottom fishing with live bait or jigging with artificial lures, to target black grouper successfully. Overall, the black grouper fishing season in Galveston provides anglers with a distinct window of opportunity to pursue these prized catches and enjoy memorable offshore fishing experiences during the warmer months of the year.

What techniques are popular for catching black grouper in Galveston?

Fishing for black grouper in Galveston, Texas, requires a combination of skillful techniques and knowledge of the fish's behavior and habitat. One effective method for targeting black grouper is bottom fishing with live bait. Anglers typically use heavy-duty tackle and drop bait rigs equipped with large live baits like pinfish, mullet, or squid. These baits are presented near the bottom around rocky reefs, wrecks, and other underwater structures where black grouper are known to inhabit. Patience is key, as anglers wait for the telltale signs of a grouper strike before setting the hook.

Jigging is another popular technique employed by anglers targeting black grouper in Galveston. Vertical jigging with heavy metal jigs or bucktail jigs can be highly effective, especially around offshore structures where grouper are often found. Anglers drop their jigs to the bottom and then work them back up through the water column using sharp upward jerks to mimic the movement of fleeing baitfish. This method can trigger aggressive strikes from black grouper lurking near the bottom, providing thrilling battles for anglers.

Trolling is also a viable technique for targeting black grouper in Galveston, particularly when covering larger areas of water. Anglers troll along reefs, drop-offs, and other underwater structures with deep-diving plugs or large swimbaits to entice black grouper to strike. Varying trolling speeds and depths can help anglers locate actively feeding grouper and increase their chances of success. Overall, employing a combination of these fishing techniques allows anglers to effectively target black grouper and maximize their chances of landing these prized bottom-dwelling predators in the waters off Galveston.

What other species are popular in Galveston?

In addition to black grouper, Galveston, Texas, offers anglers a wide array of other species to target, ensuring diverse and exciting fishing experiences. One popular catch in the waters off Galveston is the red snapper, a prized reef fish known for its vibrant coloration and delicious taste. Red snapper are commonly found around offshore reefs, wrecks, and artificial structures, making them accessible to anglers using bottom fishing techniques with live bait or artificial lures. The red snapper season in Galveston typically runs from June to August, providing ample opportunities for anglers to reel in these sought-after catches.

Another sought-after species in Galveston is the king mackerel, prized for its speed and aggressive strikes. King mackerel, also known as kingfish, are commonly found in nearshore and offshore waters around Galveston, particularly during the warmer months. Anglers often target king mackerel by trolling with live bait or artificial lures, such as spoons or diving plugs, along drop-offs, color changes, and other productive areas. These pelagic predators provide thrilling battles for anglers and are a prized catch for both recreational and tournament fishermen.

Anglers in Galveston also have the opportunity to target a variety of other species, including amberjack, cobia, and red drum. Amberjack are known for their powerful runs and aggressive behavior, often found around offshore wrecks, reefs, and oil rigs. Cobia, on the other hand, are prized for their large size and excellent fighting ability, commonly found along the coastline and nearshore structures. Red drum, or redfish, are a popular inshore species known for their resilience and willingness to take a variety of baits and lures. With such a diverse range of species available, anglers visiting Galveston can enjoy a thrilling fishing experience and the chance to reel in a variety of prized catches.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    we had a great time who was great captain was even better than took us to all the fish were made at home made us feel comfortable. Really appreciate the trip.

    Gerald Y. with Brandon M. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Justen was amazing! Had us on fish all night between big reds and slot buster speckled trout we had a busy night and he kept up with us making sure we had everything we needed. I would plan a trip to Galveston just to go fishing with him again. Amazing experience!!

    Colin G. with Justen S. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Blake was great! He knows where the are.

    Patrick U. with Blake S. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Amazing trip, Capt Jonathan made the experience really special for my son and I!

    Greg A. with Meghan B. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Steve is the best. Knows so much about fishing in general and the area in specific. We didn’t catch many today but we had an excellent experience anyway. Can’t wait to head out with him again.

    Calvin S. with Brandon M. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Had a great time with Dean. Hard fishing but he never gave up. First cast put a 20” spec in the cooler and a couple more to follow. Will contact Dean for our next fishing trip. Highly recommended. Thanks- Don and Carol

    Kenneth D. with Dean M. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Dean is an excellent guide. He was so patient and did his best to find us the perfect fishing hole. We throughly enjoyed our trip and will definitely book Dean as our guide in the future!

    Kenneth D. with Dean M. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great time on this Trip, the captain and crew were 10/10.

    John A. with Houston F. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Richard was fantastic! He was a wealth of knowledge about fishing in Galveston Bay. My family caught enough fish for a fresh supper.

    Ross H. with Richard C. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    5 stars for sure. Reggie was a pro. He put us on fish even when the weather messed up the conditions. I’d recommend Captain Reggie to anyone looking for a great fishing experience.

    Joe W. with Reggie R. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip with Captain Bob. We will be booking more trips in the future with him. Great fishing and stories while we were out.

    Derek Z. with Robert R. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Thank you, We had a great time.Guide was very courteous and very attentive to my 82 year old dad needs to make sure was safe and he had an amazing time.

    Shanon B. with Meghan B. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Doug? did a great job. started of slow, but we found what we were looking for. My son in law and grandkids got to catch some large black drum, I got to use my redfish tag. would recommend the trip and will do it again when we come back. Scott

    Scott D. with Chris B. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great time fishing with Captain Saul. He and Douglas put us on the fish and hustled their tails off to make sure we were Killin it . We landed some monster Black drum and alot of 18" Sheepshead. Got these guys from Captain Dan's number saved in my phone for next time.Would recommend to anyone looking for a quality outing , catching fish.

    George P. with Dan G. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Dean was an awesome guide. He provided everything we needed to make this trip one heck of an experience. We caught plenty of fish at a nice size and really enjoyed pulling them in. My son (13) caught the biggest one Lol you should've seen the smile on his face. It was PRICELESS! :) We caught drum and trout that day. I have to say we a had a Damn good time! We will be back for sure! Catching good fish like that was a Blast! Good eating and too easy to catch. Dean put us right on the fish. Oh yea and did I mention Dean also filleted all the fish for us and zip locked it. We got back to the house heated up two pots of cooking oil made ourselves a seasoned batter and dropped that Fresh filleted fish in one of the Hot pots of oil and then dropped some french fries out the bag in the other. Let me tell you, we had ourselves a fish fry that day Jack! Big Shout to Dean AWESOME GUY and GUIDE!!

    Leon T. with Dean M. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    We booked with captain Ralph but we're switched to captain r Ryan. Both were great on the phone and informed us what to expect. Ryan was fantastic. Myself and two sons caught plenty of fish. I would highly recommend. We did the 6 hour trip.

    Jonathan H. with Ralph F. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Mike was great! He was experienced, had a great rig that was perfect for the mission and had a great attitude. Lot's of fun.

    Stuart F. with Mike A. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Had a good time with capt shawn and his son. Very helpful and knowledgeable. Would for sure book him again.

    Justin D. with Shawn W. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Great experience . We were booked where anther captain could not take us and Captain Bubba gladly took us on. Captain Bubba knew what bait to bring which allowed catching experiences for us where the other boats were not catching . Highly recommend !!!

    Marshall S. with Cheryl A. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Didn't catch no fish but I did enjoy it myself and I appreciate the God. Happiness, thank you. I will try again.

    Kevin C. with Meghan B. of Galveston, Texas

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