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Mahi Mahi Fishing Charters In Galveston

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Deep Sea Fishing Excursion (8 Or 12 Hour)

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trip description for Big Shark Hunt offshore in Galveston

Climb aboard with our Captain and get ready for an action-packed day of shark fishing! 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. These trips have a range of up to 35 miles one way. Expect to target Black Tip, Spinner, Sand Bar, Bull, Fine Tooth, Black Nose, Dusky, Tiger, and Nurse sharks. These 8-hour adventures can host up to 6 people and are for anglers with more experience, so make sure you bring some good company! Captain requires you to bring a valid Texas Fishing License with a saltwater stamp. You can also bring food and drink of your choice on board (no glass). You can also purchase live bait for an additional fee. Get ready for a monster day of fishing with our Captain! Read More

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Big Shark Hunt Offshore

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40 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,900
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trip description for Offshore State Waters - 26’ Century in Galveston

Head up to 9 miles out with Captain Cheryl for an awesome offshore adventure! On this trip, you'll be hooking into some of the best sportfish that the Texas Coast has to offer! You can expect to set the hook on drag-yanking Jacks, delicious Cobia, and a bunch of Mackerel species! You might even get a bite from a Mahi Mahi or a Shark! You'll be fishing aboard Captain Cheryl’s beautiful 26’ Century center console. The twin 200HP Mercury engines will power you smoothly through the offshore chop, so you can enjoy a comfortable experience. Six anglers can cast lines from the spacious deck, so this trip is great for family and friends. Just ask Captain Cheryl which baits are best for your target species! Everything is provided on your trip, including top-of-the-line rods, reels, bait, and tackle. All you need to bring with you are your favorite snacks, drinks, and your Texas fishing licenses for all adventurers over 17 years old. It can get hot out there, so make sure to bring sunblock and appropriate clothing. This offshore adventure will be super fun! Read More

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Offshore State Waters - 26’ Century

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26 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,610
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trip description for Federally Permitted Deep Sea in Galveston

This trip is a deep sea trip out 40 miles. Trip fuel, bait & tackle are all included on each trip. As always, fish are cleaned and packaged with all of our charters Read More

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Federally Permitted Deep Sea

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32 ft 1 - 6 People From $1,950
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trip description for King Fish Trip in Galveston

This trip is a deep sea trip out 20-30 miles where you will angle some of the biggest, meanest fish in the ocean... Kingfish! These trips usually involve a lot of trolling, you'll be looking for grass lines and flocks of birds feeding on bait balls and race over to get your baits moving through the action! After you've caught your limit of Kings you can spend the rest of the time trolling for mahi mahi, and scouting for ling (cobia). Trip fuel, bait & tackle are all included on each trip. As always, fish are cleaned and packaged with all of our charters Read More

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King Fish Trip

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Fishing in Hitchcock
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trip description for 39' Bluewater Extreme Trip in Hitchcock

This deep sea trip will allow you to experience some of the best and most extreme fishing in the Gulf of Mexico. Depart at 5 a.m. and spend the next 12 hours with some nonstop, action-packed fishing. You can be sure that there will never be a dull moment on this outing. Journey 70 to 100 miles offshore with the your trusty guide, Captain Mike. Listen to his advice and you can learn some new techniques while perfecting old ones during this outing. The 39' triple engine boat comfortably sits you and 5 others and has plenty of shade to save you on the hotter days. 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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39' Bluewater Extreme Trip

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Fishing in Hitchcock
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trip description for 39' Offshore Deep Sea Trip in Hitchcock

Travel 30-60 miles offshore for this guaranteed great time! Spend nine hours exploring the waters and catching all kinds of fish, but allow an extra hour for cleaning those fish you caught and loading/unloading the boat. Allow Captain Mike to share some advice from his years of experience, both as a fisherman and a guide. Learn some new techniques while perfecting old ones during this outing. The 39' triple engine boat comfortably sits you and 5 others and has plenty of shade to save you on the hotter days. Enjoy it as you cruise around the spectacular Galveston Bay Complex. 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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Everything to Know About Booking a Galveston mahi mahi fishing charter

What are the best mahi mahi fishing charters in Galveston?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 13 mahi mahi trips in Galveston, and the most popular trips in the area are Going Deep - 35' Sea Hunter guided by Michael, Galveston Deep Sea Trophy Fishing guided by Brandon, and Deep Sea Adventure guided by Jason.

Our guides in Galveston are rated a 4.8 out of 5 based on 2710 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 Mahi Mahi charter is Hitchcock.

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

What types of mahi mahi fishing charters are common in Galveston?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for mahi mahi in Galveston as well as nearshore fishing.

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

How much do Galveston mahi mahi fishing charters cost?

for mahi mahi in Galveston prices can range anywhere from about $1,760 to $4,900, but the average price for a full day trip for mahi mahi in Galveston is $3,444.

What month is best for mahi mahi fishing in Galveston?

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

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

In Galveston, Texas, mahi mahi, also known as dolphin fish or dorado, offer anglers exciting opportunities for offshore fishing adventures. These vibrant and acrobatic fish are known for their dazzling colors, impressive leaps, and delicious taste, making them a highly sought-after species among anglers. Mahi mahi are typically found in offshore waters, often around floating debris, weed lines, and offshore structures where they congregate to feed on baitfish and crustaceans. During the warmer months, from late spring through early fall, mahi mahi are abundant in the Gulf of Mexico near Galveston, presenting anglers with ample opportunities to target these prized catches.

One of the most effective techniques for targeting mahi mahi in Galveston is trolling. Anglers troll along weed lines, current edges, and offshore structures with a spread of colorful lures, rigged baits, or natural baitfish to attract mahi mahi. Skirted trolling lures, diving plugs, or squid imitations are commonly used to mimic the prey items favored by mahi mahi, while live bait such as ballyhoo or small baitfish can also be highly effective. Trolling allows anglers to cover a large area of water and locate actively feeding mahi mahi, providing an exhilarating fishing experience.

Another productive method for catching mahi mahi in Galveston is drift fishing or casting around floating debris or weed lines. Anglers can present live baitfish, squid, or artificial lures such as jigs or soft plastics to entice mahi mahi lurking beneath the surface. Mahi mahi are known to gather around floating objects like debris or weed lines, which serve as natural habitats and attract baitfish, making them ideal locations to target these pelagic predators. By drifting or casting around these structures, anglers can increase their chances of encountering mahi mahi and enjoy memorable fishing trips in the waters off Galveston.

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

In Galveston, Texas, mahi mahi, also known as dorado or dolphinfish, are primarily found offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. The mahi mahi season in Galveston typically coincides with the warmer months of the year, particularly from late spring through early fall. During these months, the Gulf waters warm up, attracting schools of mahi mahi to the area as they migrate along the offshore currents. Peak mahi mahi season in Galveston usually occurs from May to September when water temperatures are ideal and baitfish are abundant.

The summer months, in particular, offer prime conditions for mahi mahi fishing in Galveston. As the waters warm, mahi mahi become more active and move closer to the surface, making them more accessible to anglers trolling offshore. Additionally, the presence of floating debris, weed lines, and offshore structures serves as prime habitat for mahi mahi, attracting them in search of food and shelter. Anglers targeting mahi mahi during this season often encounter schools of these colorful and acrobatic fish, providing exhilarating fishing opportunities.

While the mahi mahi season in Galveston extends through the summer months, anglers may still encounter these prized fish in the early fall before water temperatures begin to drop. During this time, mahi mahi can be found in similar offshore habitats, providing anglers with continued opportunities to target these highly sought-after game fish. Overall, the mahi mahi season in Galveston offers anglers a chance to enjoy exciting offshore fishing adventures and reel in these vibrant and delicious fish during the warmer months of the year.

What techniques are popular for catching mahi mahi in Galveston?

When targeting mahi mahi in Galveston, anglers employ various effective fishing techniques to lure these vibrant and acrobatic fish. One popular technique is trolling, where anglers use outriggers to spread lines with colorful lures or natural baits behind the boat. Mahi mahi are attracted to fast-moving objects and are often found near floating debris, weed lines, and offshore structures. Trolling allows anglers to cover large areas of water and search for active fish. Anglers can vary the speed of their troll and adjust the depth of their lures to target mahi mahi swimming at different levels in the water column.

Another successful method for catching mahi mahi in Galveston is drifting or casting with live bait. Anglers can use live baitfish such as mullet, pilchards, or squid to entice mahi mahi. By drifting over productive areas or casting around floating debris, anglers can present live bait to mahi mahi in their natural habitat. Using a combination of chumming and live bait can further attract mahi mahi to the boat and increase the chances of a successful catch.

Additionally, anglers targeting mahi mahi in Galveston often employ sight-fishing techniques when conditions permit. Mahi mahi are known for their distinctive coloration and often swim near the surface, making them visible to anglers scanning the water. When sight-fishing, anglers look for signs such as birds diving or fish jumping, indicating the presence of mahi mahi. Once spotted, anglers can cast lures or live bait directly to the fish, leading to exciting visual strikes and thrilling battles. Overall, employing a combination of trolling, live bait fishing, and sight-fishing techniques can enhance the success of mahi mahi fishing expeditions in Galveston.

What other species are popular in Galveston?

Apart from mahi mahi, Galveston offers anglers a diverse range of fish species to target, providing ample opportunities for exciting fishing adventures. One popular catch in Galveston's waters is the red snapper, known for its vibrant coloration and delicious flavor. 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, offering anglers a chance to reel in these prized catches during the summer months.

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 visiting 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 in Galveston can enjoy thrilling fishing experiences year-round.

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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Houston’s crew (Bobby and Gabriel) was awesome. My family and I had a great experience and made crazy fun memories. Recommend deep sea fishing with these guys highly. Thanks Kevin

    Kevin M. with Houston F. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Trip was great! Got wore out reeling in so many fish! Captain Steve was the best.

    Ernest B. with Brandon M. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    We went out on a 12 hour trip and had an amazing time. We caught lots of fish and enjoyed the captain and his mate they were very knowledgeable and put us on several different kinds of fish both big a small. Want to say thanks and will use them again.

    David J. with Michael R. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Great time, awesome guides

    Dalton B. with Brandon M. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Caputn Cody and his deckhand Donny were great. He was also very flexible due to weather and we were able to reschedule it for the next day. It took us a while to find a good spot, but once we did, they were both very helpful. Will recommend using him and would be using him again if able in the future

    Guillermo Y. with Houston F. of Galveston, 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

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