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Weekday Fish & Fun

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42 ft 1 - 18 People $$$
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23 ft 1 - 3 People $

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Taste Of Galveston Weekend

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42 ft 1 - 18 People $$$

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Nearshore Reds, Sharks, Jack Fish

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30 ft 1 - 6 People $$

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Galveston Jetty Fishing Adventure!

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Most Popular Types of Spanish Mackerel Trips in Galveston

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Join Captain Cheryl for this fun and exciting fishing adventure! On this combo trip, you'll fish half the time with light tackle, chasing inshore species such as Redfish, Trout, and Flounder. For the other half of the trip, you will be big-rod fishing, looking for massive Bull Reds, Jacks, Mackerel, and more. This is a great trip to get a new personal best and a cooler full of keepers! You'll be fishing on board Captain Cheryl's 26’ Century center console. She's equipped with everything you need for an amazing day on the water. The deck can accommodate up to 6 anglers, and Captain Cheryl is happy to take anglers of all experience levels. The boat is powered by twin 200hp Mercury engines, which will keep you moving smoothly all day! There is a cooler for your keepers, as well as a live bait well. Everything you need is provided by Captain Cheryl. She brings all the rods, reels, bait, and tackle, as well as ice for your catches. All you'll need to bring are your favorite snacks and drinks, as well as your Texas fishing licenses for everybody over the age of 16. It is also important to have appropriate clothing, so keep an eye on the weather reports and definitely have sunblock on hand. Read More

Inshore, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Galveston

Ultimate Combo Trip

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26 ft 1 - 6 People $$

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

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Galveston

Offshore State Waters - 26’ Century

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26 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

You haven't fished Galveston unless you've fished the jetties! On this epic trip with Captain Jennifer, you'll zero in on the jetties and the shipping channels, both of which are widely known for holding tons of trophy fish! Redfish, Black Drum, Trout, Jacks, and more are all waiting to crush your bait, so get out there! You'll be fishing aboard a sleek 26' Mako center console, powered by twin Yamaha engines. She has plenty of space for up to six guests, so bring friends and folks! Captain Jennifer will provide everything you need for a blue-ribbon trip, including rods, reels, and tackle. All you need to bring is sunscreen and your Texas Saltwater Fishing Licenses! Read More

Jetty, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Galveston

Galveston Jetty And Channel Trip

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26 ft 1 - 6 People $$

Types of fish you can catch on this trip: King Fish, Flounder, Shark, Jack fish, Stingray, oversized Red fish, Ling,Trout, Spanish Mackerel, Black Drum & other types of fish This trip will take you out to the close rigs offshore and some reefs. Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Galveston

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30 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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NO FUEL CHARGE & FISH CLEANING INCLUDED The morning 5-hour trip departs at 7 am and is your best bet for some big fish action on a limited budget and schedule. This trip produces large Red Drum (Bull Red) (licenses should have a Red Drum tag), small Sharks, Gaftop Catfish, Gulf Trout, and sometimes Red Snapper. Your captain will search up to 40 square miles of nearshore waters. Once the best fishing grounds are located, the captain will attract fish and begin a feeding frenzy with a chum line from an anchored or drift position. NOTE: Sorry, we can no longer bring shark on board the boat. Read More

Deep Sea, Inshore, Jetty, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Freeport

Halfday AM 33 Ft Contender: Texas Deep Sea Fishing Charter

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33 ft 1 - 6 People $$
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NO FUEL CHARGE and fish cleaning included. The halfday afternoon trip departs at 1:00 pm and is your best bet for some big fish action on a limited budget and schedule. This trip covers 40 sq miles of nearshore waters & produces large Red Drum (Bull Red) (licenses should have a Red Drum tag), Sharks, Gaftop Catfish, Gulf Trout, & sometimes Red Snapper. NO SHARKS ALLOWED ON BOARD. Once the best fishing grounds are located, the captain will attract fish and begin a feeding frenzy with a chum line from an anchored or drift position. Read More

Deep Sea, Inshore, Jetty, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Freeport

Halfday PM 31 Ft Contender

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31 ft 1 - 6 People $$
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Everything to Know About Booking a Galveston spanish mackerel fishing charter

What are the best spanish mackerel fishing charters in Galveston?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 32 spanish mackerel trips in Galveston, and the most popular trips in the area are Weekday Fish & Fun guided by Houston, Galveston Bay Fishing guided by Blake, and Taste of Galveston Weekend guided by Houston.

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Other popular cities nearby for booking a Spanish Mackerel charter include Hitchcock, Bolivar Peninsula and Dickinson.

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What types of spanish mackerel fishing charters are common in Galveston?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for spanish mackerel in Galveston as well as nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and jetty fishing.

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

How much do Galveston spanish mackerel fishing charters cost?

for spanish mackerel in Galveston prices can range anywhere from an affordable $275 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip for spanish mackerel in Galveston is $995. The average price for a full day trip for spanish mackerel in Galveston is $1,479.

What month is best for spanish mackerel fishing in Galveston?

The most popular season for spanish mackerel fishing in Galveston is summer, and most anglers book their trips 19 days in advance.

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

Spanish mackerel, renowned for its firm texture and rich flavor, is a prized catch among anglers frequenting the waters of Galveston, Texas. Situated along the Gulf of Mexico, Galveston offers an abundance of opportunities for fishing enthusiasts to reel in these sleek and speedy fish. Spanning from late spring through autumn, the Spanish mackerel season in Galveston sees a flurry of activity as both locals and tourists alike venture out into the Gulf in pursuit of this prized species. With its distinct blue-green back and silver-white underside, the Spanish mackerel is not only a delight to catch but also a culinary favorite in the region.

In Galveston, Spanish mackerel can be found prowling the nearshore waters, particularly around jetties, piers, and along the surf. Anglers often employ a variety of techniques such as trolling with spoons or casting with flashy lures to entice these swift predators. The thrill of battling a Spanish mackerel as it darts and darts through the water is matched only by the satisfaction of landing one of these feisty fish. Whether fishing from a boat or casting from shore, the waters off Galveston provide ample opportunity for anglers of all skill levels to hook into these prized game fish.

Beyond the excitement of the catch, Spanish mackerel in Galveston offer a delectable treat for seafood enthusiasts. Known for its mild yet flavorful flesh, Spanish mackerel can be prepared in a myriad of ways, from grilling and broiling to smoking and frying. Its versatility in the kitchen makes it a beloved ingredient in Gulf Coast cuisine, featuring prominently in dishes like ceviche, tacos, and grilled fillets served with zesty citrus sauces. For both anglers and food connoisseurs alike, the presence of Spanish mackerel in the waters of Galveston adds to the vibrant tapestry of marine life that defines this coastal community's identity.

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

In Galveston, Texas, the arrival of Spanish mackerel season marks a time of heightened excitement for anglers and seafood enthusiasts alike. The Spanish mackerel season typically kicks off in late spring, around April or May, as these sleek and agile fish migrate into the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico. As summer progresses, Spanish mackerel populations peak, offering prime opportunities for anglers to target these prized game fish. With their distinctive blue-green backs and silver-white bellies, Spanish mackerel are easily recognizable and eagerly sought after by fishermen seeking thrilling battles and savory catches.

During the peak of Spanish mackerel season in Galveston, anglers can expect frenetic action both offshore and along the coast. Spanish mackerel are commonly found patrolling nearshore waters, including around jetties, piers, and along the surf. Anglers employ various techniques, such as trolling with flashy lures or casting with spoons, to entice these fast-moving predators. The thrill of hooking into a Spanish mackerel as it puts up a spirited fight is a highlight of the fishing experience in Galveston, drawing seasoned anglers and novices alike to the bountiful Gulf waters.

As autumn approaches, Spanish mackerel season gradually winds down in Galveston, signaling the end of the peak fishing period for these prized fish. While some stragglers may linger in the waters into early fall, the majority of Spanish mackerel begin their migration southward, following warmer currents as they move to wintering grounds. Despite the eventual tapering off of the season, memories of exhilarating battles with Spanish mackerel and delectable seafood feasts linger, fueling anticipation for the next year's arrival of these coveted fish along the Galveston coast.

What techniques are popular for catching spanish mackerel in Galveston?

In Galveston, Texas, Spanish mackerel fishing is both a thrilling pursuit and a cherished tradition among anglers. Successful fishing for Spanish mackerel in Galveston often requires a combination of skill, patience, and strategic use of fishing techniques tailored to these swift and elusive fish. One popular method employed by anglers is trolling, where boats cruise along the coastline at moderate speeds while trailing artificial lures or spoons behind them. This technique mimics the movement of small baitfish, enticing hungry Spanish mackerel to strike as they hunt for prey.

Another effective technique for Spanish mackerel fishing in Galveston is casting with flashy lures or spoons from piers, jetties, or beaches. Anglers can cover a wide area by casting their lures into the surf or around structures where Spanish mackerel are known to congregate. Retrieving the lure at varying speeds and depths can mimic the erratic movements of fleeing baitfish, enticing strikes from aggressive mackerel. Additionally, live bait such as small fish or shrimp can be used with a similar casting technique to appeal to the predatory instincts of Spanish mackerel prowling the shallows.

For those seeking a more stationary approach, bottom fishing with cut bait or live bait rigs can also yield success in targeting Spanish mackerel in Galveston. Anchoring near known Spanish mackerel hotspots such as reefs, wrecks, or submerged structures allows anglers to present bait directly to fish cruising along the bottom or suspended in the water column. Patience is key with this method, as anglers wait for the telltale tug of a mackerel taking the bait before setting the hook. Regardless of the chosen technique, the thrill of hooking into a spirited Spanish mackerel and the satisfaction of a successful catch make fishing for these prized game fish a beloved pastime in the waters of Galveston.

What other species are popular in Galveston?

While Spanish mackerel may be a prime target for anglers in Galveston, the coastal waters of this Texas gem offer a diverse array of other species to pursue. Among the most coveted catches are speckled trout and redfish, both of which thrive in the bountiful estuaries, marshes, and shallow flats of the Galveston Bay system. Speckled trout, prized for their delicious flavor and fighting spirit, can be found year-round but are particularly abundant during the warmer months. Anglers often employ a variety of techniques such as live bait fishing, artificial lure casting, and drift fishing to hook into these elusive predators.

Redfish, also known as red drum, are another sought-after species that anglers target in the Galveston area. These powerful fish are known for their bronze-colored scales and distinctive black spot near their tail. Redfish are prevalent in both shallow flats and deeper channels, making them accessible to anglers fishing from boats, kayaks, or even the shoreline. Using live or cut bait, as well as artificial lures designed to mimic their natural prey, anglers can entice redfish to strike and experience the thrill of battling these formidable opponents.

In addition to speckled trout and redfish, Galveston offers opportunities to target a variety of other species depending on the season and location. Flounder, sheepshead, black drum, and various species of snapper and grouper are among the many catches that anglers may encounter while fishing in the diverse coastal ecosystem of Galveston. Whether casting from a pier, wading in the shallows, or venturing offshore, anglers in Galveston are sure to find a wide range of species to test their skills and provide memorable fishing experiences.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    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

  • ★★★★★
    Capt CJ was AMAZING! He went above and beyond to make sure we had a great time and were on top of fish. He was patient with us and such an expert in answering all of our questions! We all had a wonderful time and are planning our next trip!

    Jami F. with Meghan B. of Galveston, Texas

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