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Going Deep - 35' Sea Hunter

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Deep Sea Fishing Excursion (8 Or 12 Hour)

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34 ft 1 - 6 People From $2,250
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Blue Water Adventure

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Overnight Bluewater Tuna Trip

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39 ft 1 - 6 People From $5,200

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trip description for Overnight Bluewater Tuna Trip in Hitchcock

If you are looking for the most epic and complete fishing adventure, it doesn't get much better than a Galveston overnight tuna trip! Travel out to the open blue waters 70 to 100 miles offshore. When you aren't fishing you can lay down and let the waves put you to sleep. Experience some of the best tuna fishing around the continental United States as well as the freedom of being out at sea. The 39' triple engine boat comfortably sits you and 5 others and has plenty of shade to save you on the hotter days. It also has a bathroom and kitchen area making it suitable for an overnight trip like this one. Enjoy it as you journey out to the deep blue sea and haul in some trophy size fish. Don't miss out on this unforgettable experience and book a trip today! Captain Mike’s 39’ Contender comes loaded with all the gear you could possibly need for a successful day out on the water! He brings all the finest rods, reels, tackle, bait, and knowledge so all you need to bring is your sun protection, snacks and drinks, and your Texas fishing license! Read More

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Overnight Bluewater Tuna Trip

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39 ft 1 - 6 People From $5,200
Fishing in Freeport
Fishing in Freeport
Fishing in Freeport
trip description for 50-Miler Trip in Freeport

Hop on board with Captain Mike and experience an action-packed day of fishing in Surfside Beach! Captain Mike has over 35 years of experience fishing the Texas coast and is known for reelin’ in some trophy-sized fish! On these 8-hour adventures, you can expect to target Red Snapper (depending on the season), Kingfish, Amberjack, Shark, Cobia, Tuna, and many other species of fish. For these trips, Captain Mike uses his 33ft Avanti which can accommodate 6 anglers and has enough space for you and your entire group to fish all at once. The vessel’s two 275 HP engines make the 50 mile ride out to your destination quick and easy! Captain Mike will provide tackle and artificial bait. You can purchase live bait for an extra fee. All you need to bring is a valid Texas fishing license, food and drinks of your choice (no glass), and some good company! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter near Galveston

50-Miler Trip

67% (3)
33 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,650
Fishing in Freeport
Fishing in Freeport
Fishing in Freeport
trip description for Overnight 30 hr trip in Freeport

If you want to experience real deal deep-sea fishing, Captain Steve is your guy! This trip is 30 hours out on the water with lines in the water the hole time! You will leave the dock at the Freeport Marina around 6am and book it out 100 miles offshore where the water is between 300-1000 feet deep. You can expect to encounter some crazy specimens at these depths. Thus you'll be using heavy tackle to bring in the large snapper, 50 lb Gag & Black Grouper, big tuna, blue marlin, sailfish, swordfish and wahoo to name a few. Just let Captain Steve know if there is a species you wish to target and he will put his 30 years of experience to work to make it happen. Though you can catch them while the sun is up, most of these monster specimens like to feed at night which is why it is advantageous to stay overnight! Equipped with a restroom, a cushioned lounging area, and plenty of shade, Captain Steve's 36' Cape Horn sportfisher is the perfect vessel to hangout on while you wait to reel in your next catch as well. After you've caught your fill, you will return back to the dock around 12pm following day. Captain Steve will fillet your catch and send you on your way with an experience you wont soon forget! Captain Steve will provide everything you need to get you started on the right foot. Steve and crew offer, rods, reels, bait, tackle, and water. Meals for your trip can be coordinated with Capt. Steve in the days leading up to your trip, so all you will need to bring is your sunscreen, hat, sunglasses and please do not forget a one day Texas fishing license. 10%-15% gratuity tips are not required but appreciated Read More

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Overnight 30 Hr Trip

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36 ft 1 - 6 People From $4,000
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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 From $4,000
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trip description for Deep Sea Fishing Excursion (8 or 12 Hour) in Galveston

On this trip, you'll choose between an 8-hour or 12-hour deep sea excursion between 40 and 80 miles off the shore of Galveston. On the 8-hour trip, we'll head about 40 miles offshore targeting red snapper, kingfish, mangrove snappers, triggerfish, Spanish mackerel, and mahi mahi. On the 12-hour trip, we will be between 70 to 80 miles offshore (blue water) red snapper, kingfish, wahoo, tuna, mahi mahi grouper, amberjack, and always a possibility of a sailfish. The boat is capable of cruising at 34 knots, getting us offshore and onto fish fast. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Galveston

Deep Sea Fishing Excursion (8 Or 12 Hour)

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34 ft 1 - 6 People From $2,250
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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

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35 ft 1 - 6 People From $2,050
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trip description for Freeport Flounder Gigging in Galveston

This trip promises a Flounder Gigging experience you will never forget! We will start the trip right about dark and will end around 1AM . I will have an ice chest on the boat with bottle waters and will have room if you would like to bring your own drinks or snacks. Please no glass bottles. Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Galveston

Freeport Flounder Gigging

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17 ft 1 - 4 People From $550
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trip description for Fly Fishing Galveston in Galveston

Embark on a fly fishing adventure with Captain Richard through Galveston’s huge expanse of sand, grass, and mudflats that provide plenty of opportunities to cast away at your favorite gulf coast inshore species! Captain Richard specifically targets redfish but you could reel in some drum, sheepshead, jack crevalle, and speckled trout. Captain Richard will provide 8,9, and 10 weight rods, but you can also bring your own. He will also provide light snacks! Join him for a spectacular day on Galveston's inshore flats. Read More

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Fly Fishing Galveston

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18 ft 1 - 2 People From $800
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trip description for Galveston Trout and Redfish Roundup in Galveston

Get out there and enjoy an unforgettable inshore fishing adventure in Galveston, Texas, with Captain Dean as your guide! On this trip, you'll get to experience the thrill of reeling in classic saltwater game fish, including Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and more. These fish are all super fun to catch, and make for great eating as well. You'll be fishing from the deck of Captain Dean's 24' Triton center console, which is ideal for fishing here in Galveston Bay. Captain Dean's years of experience and expert knowledge of the local fishing spots ensure a successful and enjoyable trip for anglers of all skill levels. Join him for a day of fun, relaxation, and memories that will last a lifetime! Read More

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Galveston Trout And Redfish Roundup

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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $450
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trip description for Fly Fishing Galveston in Galveston

If you thought that fishing in Galveston started and ended with the Bay, think again. The grassy flats and backwater fishing here is incredible, and provides a perfect opportunity to go after big Redfish, Black Drum, and Sheepshead—all on the fly! Captain Collin is a true expert when it comes to flyfishing this area, and he knows all the local hot spots so you can be confident that you'll get on the fish. You'll be fishing from Captain Collin's 18' Bossman Tortuga shallow stalking skiff. She's an ideal boat for maneuvering through the tidal back bays and flooded marshes around Galveston. Captain Collin will pole you around with deft skill and post up in inches of water looking for pushes, tails, and shadows lurking in the dark colored water. Captain Collin will provide you with all the equipment you need including flies, rods, and reels. All you need to bring is proper clothing, a cooler for snacks and drinks, your Texas Saltwater Fishing License, and sunblock. Also, be sure to have polarized sunglasses and a camera to capture the memories! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Galveston

Fly Fishing Galveston

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18 ft 1 - 2 People From $525
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trip description for Exploring the Jetties in Galveston

Head out to Galveston jetties and fish with Captain Mike to try and reel in your next personal best! Captain Mike will help you catch the big Redfish, Sharks, and more on your 6-hour adventure. Captain Mike has over 30 years of experience fishing all of the Galveston Bay Complex and its surrounding areas, so he knows exactly where the fish bite! You’ll be fishing on Capt. Mike’s 24’ Kenner Center console. It is equipped with a GPS and a fishfinder. You may purchase a live bait well for an additional fee. Not to mention that the boat can cruise at a maximum speed of 40 knots. It can accommodate 3 anglers. Make sure you bring a valid Texas fishing license, food and drinks of your choice (no glass), a hat, sunscreen, and some good company! Captain Mike will provide the rest. Let your mind escape daily responsibilities and enjoy your day out on the water with Captain Mike! Read More

Inshore, Jetty, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Galveston

Exploring The Jetties

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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $450
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trip description for Wade Fishing Frenzy in Galveston

Welcome to Galveston Bay, one of the most popular fishing destinations in Texas! This is where the Gulf of Mexico meets the bays and estuaries that are home to some of the best game fish in the region. Galveston Bay is known for its incredible flounder, redfish, and speckled trout fishing, and one of the best ways to experience it is by wade fishing. Wade fishing is a unique and exciting way to catch fish, and it's especially popular in Galveston Bay. This type of fishing involves standing in the shallow water and casting your line, using a lure or bait to entice the fish to bite. The thrill of feeling the tug on your line and the satisfaction of reeling in a big catch is hard to beat! The best time to go wade fishing in Galveston Bay is during the fall and winter months, when the water is cooler and the fish are more active. Flounder, redfish, and speckled trout are all plentiful during this time of year, and you're sure to have an amazing time. Flounder are a popular catch in Galveston Bay, and they're known for their delicious, delicate meat. These flatfish are often found hiding in the sandy bottoms of the bay, and you can use a variety of lures and baits to entice them to bite. As you cast your line and wait for a bite, keep an eye out for any movement or ripples in the water. When a flounder bites, you'll feel a distinct tug on your line, and you'll need to reel it in quickly to avoid losing it. Redfish, also known as red drum, are another popular game fish in Galveston Bay. These powerful fish can grow up to 50 pounds, and they put up a fierce fight when you hook them. You can use a variety of lures and baits to catch redfish, including live shrimp, mullet, and crab. As you reel in your line, you'll feel the redfish tugging and pulling, trying to get away. But with some skill and patience, you'll be able to land a big one. Finally, there's speckled trout, which are perhaps the most sought-after game fish in Galveston Bay. These beautiful fish are known for their distinctive spots and their tasty, flaky meat. You can use a variety of lures and baits to catch speckled trout, including topwater lures, soft plastics, and live shrimp. As you cast your line, keep an eye out for any signs of trout activity, such as jumping or splashing in the water. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, a wade fishing trip in Galveston Bay is an experience you won't soon forget. With some patience, skill, and a bit of luck, you'll be able to catch some amazing flounder, redfish, and speckled trout, and enjoy some of the best fishing in Texas! Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Galveston

Wade Fishing Frenzy

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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $575
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trip description for Shark Adventure in Galveston

We will be targeting big black tip and spinner sharks off the Galveston beachfront. There will be also other species of sharks, those are just the most common types. These trips range from 3 miles to 9 miles off the Galveston beach front. These trips are fun for all anglers of all ages. Sharks bring a thrill that most fish cannot. Hot and heavy action and a huge pull is what to expect on these trips. Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Galveston

Shark Adventure

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25 ft 1 - 4 People From $700
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Fishing in Galveston
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trip description for Galveston Catch and Release Only in Galveston

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

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Galveston

Galveston Catch And Release Only

100% (6)
26 ft 1 - 4 People From $425
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trip description for Trophy Trout Trip in Galveston

Chase Trophy Redfish and Speckled Trout with Captain Tanner in Galveston! Join us for an exhilarating fishing adventure as we target trophy-sized Redfish and Speckled Trout. Captain Tanner will lead you through the inshore waters, flats, and jetties of Galveston, Texas, in pursuit of these prized catches. What's in Store? Targeting Trophies: This trip is all about the thrill of the hunt for trophy-sized Redfish and Speckled Trout. We'll employ both artificial and live baits as we explore shallow bays and water columns. For Intermediate to Advanced Anglers: These trips are designed for anglers with intermediate to advanced skills who are eager to target trophy fish. Captain Tanner will provide the expertise and guidance to help you achieve your angling goals. All Ages Welcome: While this adventure is perfect for serious anglers, all ages are welcome! Whether you're a seasoned pro or new to fishing, you'll have the opportunity to learn and enjoy the excitement. Meet Captain Tanner: Your Expert Guide Captain Tanner is a skilled and experienced guide, ready to share his knowledge and lead you to the best spots for Redfish and Speckled Trout. With his guidance and the prime location of Galveston, you're in for an unforgettable angling experience. Book Your Trophy Fishing Trip Today! Don't miss the chance to embark on this exciting fishing adventure with Captain Tanner. Secure your spot now and get ready for a day filled with thrilling pursuits, camaraderie, and memories that will last a lifetime. Let Captain Tanner and the vibrant marine life help you create fishing memories you'll cherish forever! Read More

Flats, Inshore, Jetty Fishing Charter in Galveston

Trophy Trout Trip

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25 ft 1 - 4 People From $550
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trip description for 22' Whaler Inshore in Galveston

Captain Vincent will use his lifelong fishing experience and knowledge to take you where the fish are biting! Expect a whole lot of Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder, and Tarpon on your half (6 hour) or full (8 hour) day adventure across the Galveston Bay. Captain Vincent will provide artificial bait, so hook one on and let it rip! Treat yourself and three others to a day on the water with Captain Vincent! Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Galveston

22' Whaler Inshore

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22 ft 1 - 4 People From $550
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trip description for Half Day Bay - 24’ Kenner in Galveston

Head out of Galveston for a phenomenal day out on the water with Captain Reggie! On this trip, you'll drift-fish over shelves, underwater structure, and secret "honey holes" that Captain Reggie has identified over his many years fishing the Galveston area. Depending on your goals for the day, you can target Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder and Sheepshead—to name just a few. This trip is also a great chance to go for a "Texas Grand Slam" or a "Texas Triple" by catching a Redfish, a Trout, and a Flounder in one day! No matter which species you choose to pursue, Captain Reggie is a pleasure to share a boat with. He's happy to work with box experts and beginners alike, and loves showing "greenhorns" the wonders of saltwater fishing. His knowledge of the Galveston waterways makes him a great captain and an even better teacher, for beginners to experienced anglers! Captain Reggie provides all the rods, reels, tackle, and bait you could possibly need for a successful day slaying the fish. All you need to do is meet Captain Reggie at the dock. Please remember your sun protection, your cooler with snacks and drinks, and your Texas Fishing License. Captain Reggie will take it from there and ensure you have a fantastic day on the water! Read More

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Half Day Bay - 24’ Kenner

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24 ft 1 - 4 People From $500
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trip description for Half Day on the Bay in Galveston

Captain Zach owns and operates his family run charter out of Galveston, Texas. 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

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Everything to Know About Booking a Galveston blackfin tuna fishing charter

What are the best blackfin tuna fishing charters in Galveston?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 7 blackfin tuna trips in Galveston, and the most popular trips in the area are Going Deep - 35' Sea Hunter guided by Michael, Deep Sea Fishing Excursion (8 or 12 Hour) guided by Brandon, and Blue Water Adventure guided by Michael.

Our guides in Galveston are rated a 4.2 out of 5 based on 2711 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.

Another popular city nearby for booking a Blackfin Tuna charter is Hitchcock.

Looking for kid friendly blackfin tuna guides / fishing lessons in Galveston? Check out our beginner and family friendly blackfin tuna guides in Galveston.

What types of blackfin tuna fishing charters are common in Galveston?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for blackfin tuna in Galveston.

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

How much do Galveston blackfin tuna fishing charters cost?

for blackfin tuna in Galveston prices can range anywhere from about $1,760 to $4,000, but the average price for a full day trip for blackfin tuna in Galveston is $2,850.

What month is best for blackfin tuna fishing in Galveston?

The most popular season for blackfin tuna fishing in Galveston is summer, and most anglers book their trips 69 days in advance.

Do I need a Galveston fishing license for blackfin tuna and what are the bag limits for blackfin tuna 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 blackfin tuna fishing in Galveston all about?

Blackfin tuna are highly prized among anglers in Galveston for their fast-paced fights and delicious taste. These sleek and powerful fish can be found in the Gulf waters off Galveston throughout the year, making them a popular target for both recreational and commercial fishermen. While blackfin tuna are not as large as some other tuna species, they more than make up for it with their impressive speed and agility, often putting up a spirited battle once hooked. Anglers in Galveston can typically find blackfin tuna feeding near oil rigs, weed lines, and other offshore structures, where they hunt for smaller fish and squid.

The best time to target blackfin tuna in Galveston is typically during the warmer months, from late spring through early fall, when water temperatures are warmer and baitfish are abundant. During this time, blackfin tuna can be found in good numbers patrolling the deeper offshore waters of the Gulf, often in schools mixed with other tuna species such as yellowfin and skipjack. Anglers targeting blackfin tuna in Galveston often employ a variety of techniques, including trolling with artificial lures or live bait, chunking, and drifting with live baits or jigs. Successful anglers pay close attention to water temperature, current patterns, and baitfish activity to locate productive fishing grounds.

In addition to their exciting fights and culinary value, blackfin tuna also offer anglers in Galveston the opportunity to test their skills and techniques against a challenging and rewarding quarry. Whether fishing from a private boat, charter vessel, or kayak, anglers can enjoy the thrill of hooking into these powerful fish while surrounded by the stunning natural beauty of the Gulf waters off Galveston. With their abundance, accessibility, and sporting qualities, blackfin tuna are a prized target for anglers of all experience levels in Galveston's vibrant fishing community.

What are the most popular months to fish for blackfin tuna in Galveston?

In Galveston, the blackfin tuna season typically aligns with warmer months, spanning from late spring through early fall. During this period, the Gulf waters off Galveston experience rising temperatures, which trigger an increase in baitfish activity and attract predatory species like blackfin tuna. These months offer prime conditions for blackfin tuna fishing, as the warmer waters bring the tuna closer to the surface and make them more active feeders.

The peak of the blackfin tuna season in Galveston often occurs in the summer months, from June to August, when water temperatures are at their highest and baitfish populations are most abundant. Anglers can expect to encounter larger schools of blackfin tuna during this time, particularly around offshore structures such as oil rigs, wrecks, and reefs. Additionally, favorable weather conditions and calmer seas in the summer months make it easier for anglers to access offshore fishing grounds and target blackfin tuna effectively.

While blackfin tuna can be caught year-round in Galveston, the spring and fall months also offer opportunities for successful outings. During these transitional periods, blackfin tuna may be found in shallower waters closer to shore as they migrate along the Gulf Coast. Anglers can capitalize on these seasonal movements by adjusting their fishing techniques and targeting areas where blackfin tuna are known to congregate, such as along weed lines, current edges, and bait-rich waters offshore. Overall, the blackfin tuna season in Galveston provides anglers with ample opportunities to pursue these prized game fish and enjoy the thrill of offshore angling in the Gulf of Mexico.

What techniques are popular for catching blackfin tuna in Galveston?

When targeting blackfin tuna in Galveston, anglers often employ a variety of fishing techniques to increase their chances of success. One popular method is trolling, which involves pulling artificial lures or rigged baits behind a moving boat. Anglers typically use diving plugs, feather jigs, or skirted lures designed to mimic the baitfish that blackfin tuna prey upon. Trolling allows anglers to cover a large area of water and locate schools of blackfin tuna, especially around offshore structures like oil rigs, wrecks, and buoys.

Another effective technique for catching blackfin tuna in Galveston is live bait fishing. Anglers often use live baitfish such as pilchards, sardines, or small bonito to entice blackfin tuna. Live bait can be fished on the surface or at various depths using techniques like free-lining, slow trolling, or kite fishing. Presentation is key when using live bait, and anglers may need to adjust their rigging and bait placement to match the feeding behavior of blackfin tuna, which can vary depending on factors like water depth and current.

Vertical jigging is also a popular technique for targeting blackfin tuna in Galveston, especially when fishing over deepwater structures or reefs. Anglers use heavy metal jigs that are dropped vertically through the water column and worked in a jerking motion to mimic injured baitfish. Vertical jigging requires precise rod control and timing to attract the attention of blackfin tuna and trigger strikes. This technique is particularly effective when blackfin tuna are holding near the bottom or suspended at mid-water depths, and it can produce fast-paced action for anglers looking to hook into these powerful and agile game fish.

What other species are popular in Galveson?

In addition to blackfin tuna, Galveston offers anglers a diverse range of other species to target throughout the year. One popular species among anglers is red snapper, known for its delicious taste and challenging fight. Red snapper can be found inhabiting the reefs, wrecks, and offshore structures around Galveston, particularly during the summer months when they are in season. Anglers often use live or dead bait such as squid, mullet, or cut fish to entice these prized bottom-dwellers.

Another sought-after species in Galveston waters is king mackerel, also known as kingfish. These fast-swimming predators are often found nearshore and offshore, particularly around bait-rich areas such as reefs, wrecks, and oil rigs. King mackerel are known for their aggressive strikes and blistering runs, making them a favorite among anglers seeking an adrenaline-filled fishing experience. Anglers typically use live baitfish, such as cigar minnows or blue runners, as well as artificial lures like spoons and diving plugs to target king mackerel.

Galveston is also home to a variety of shark species that provide anglers with thrilling battles and memorable fishing experiences. Species such as bull sharks, blacktip sharks, and hammerhead sharks can be found patrolling the waters around Galveston, particularly in deeper offshore areas. Anglers targeting sharks often use heavy tackle and large baits such as whole fish or chunks of bonito or mullet to attract these apex predators. Catching a shark can be an exhilarating experience, and anglers should always exercise caution and follow proper handling techniques when landing and releasing these powerful fish.

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    Larry W. with Mike S. of Freeport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Great captain, put us on lots of fish, & felt safe the entire time. This is a really great outfit.

    Peter M. with Michael R. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Want to give a big, "Thanks!" to Jonathan at Captain Experiences for hooking me and my family up with Captain Mike and Daisy out of Surfside Beach, TX. Captain Mike took us right where the fish were right off the bat on our first stop where we caught our limit of red snapper including a 32", 22 pounder! We were also able to "rescue" some king fish out of the water as well. We thoroughly enjoyed our time deep sea fishing and look forward to our next outing.

    Brock P. with Mike S. of Freeport, Texas

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