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Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Galveston

48 Hour Deep Sea

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

36 Hour Deep Sea

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55 ft 1 - 6 People $$$

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Fishing in Houston
Fishing in Houston
Fishing in Houston
trip description for Inshore Special in Houston

Hit the water with Captain Joey for an amazing day of inshore fishing! Expect to target Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and some Black Drum on your 5-hour (a half-day) or 8-hour (a full day) trip. The trip can host up to 4 people. Captain Joey requires you to bring a Texas Fishing License with a saltwater stamp and recommends that you bring sunscreen and sunglasses. He’ll take care of the rest. Captain Joey will provide rods and reels, artificial lures, and a cooler with ice and drinks. Enjoy your day on the water with Captain Joey! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Houston

Inshore Special

100% (1)
22 ft 1 - 4 People $$
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Fishing in Texas City
Fishing in Texas City
Fishing in Texas City
trip description for Bay Trip - 25' Boston Whaler in Texas City

Explore the magnificent waters out of Texas City, and have an amazing fishing adventure with Captain LG! Captain LG knows just where to go and what to do to catch the tarpon that live nearshore in the Gulf. His 25’ Boston Whaler center console boasts a comfortable ride and plenty of dry storage on board. It can accommodate 3 anglers for these trips. For this 6-hour (half-day) or 8-hour (full-day) adventure, all you need to bring is a valid Texas fishing license with a saltwater stamp, snacks and drinks (no glass), sunscreen, a hat, and an ice chest for your day’s catch. Captain LG will provide you with quality rods and reels, artificial baits and lures, reimbursement for live bait, and fish processing after the trip. Have a fun morning, learn a new technique, and master your cast with Captain LG! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Texas City

Bay Trip - 25' Boston Whaler

100% (4)
25 ft 1 - 4 People $$
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Fishing in Texas City
Fishing in Texas City
Fishing in Texas City
trip description for Texas City Jetty Trip in Texas City

Explore the magnificent waters out of Texas City, and have an amazing fishing adventure with Captain LG! Captain LG knows just where to go and what to do to catch the tarpon that live nearshore in the Gulf. His 25’ Boston Whaler center console boasts a comfortable ride and plenty of dry storage on board. It can accommodate 3 anglers for these trips. For this 6-hour (half-day) or 8-hour (full-day) adventure, all you need to bring is a valid Texas fishing license with a saltwater stamp, snacks and drinks (no glass), sunscreen, a hat, and an ice chest for your day’s catch. Captain LG will provide you with quality rods and reels, artificial baits and lures, reimbursement for live bait, and fish processing after the trip. Have a fun morning, learn a new technique, and master your cast with Captain LG! Read More

Inshore, Jetty Fishing Charter in Texas City

Texas City Jetty Trip

100% (1)
25 ft 1 - 4 People $$
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Fishing in Texas City
Fishing in Texas City
Fishing in Texas City
trip description for Texas City Shark Trip in Texas City

Explore the magnificent waters out of Texas City, and have an amazing fishing adventure with Captain LG! Captain LG knows just where to go and what to do to catch the tarpon that live nearshore in the Gulf. His 25’ Boston Whaler center console boasts a comfortable ride and plenty of dry storage on board. It can accommodate 3 anglers for these trips. For this 6-hour (half-day) or 8-hour (full-day) adventure, all you need to bring is a valid Texas fishing license with a saltwater stamp, snacks and drinks (no glass), sunscreen, a hat, and an ice chest for your day’s catch. Captain LG will provide you with quality rods and reels, artificial baits and lures, reimbursement for live bait, and fish processing after the trip. Have a fun morning, learn a new technique, and master your cast with Captain LG! Have a fun morning, learn a new technique, and master your cast with Captain LG! Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Texas City

Texas City Shark Trip

NEW
25 ft 1 - 4 People $$
Fishing in Galveston
Fishing in Galveston
Fishing in Galveston
trip description for West Bay Trip in Galveston

Come on down to Galveston, Texas and enjoy a fishing escapade to remember! Captain Jesse will be by your side throughout your 6-hour adventure in Galveston Bay. He’ll help you target Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder, and Black Drum using live bait (live shrimp and croaker) and artificial bait. You may purchase live bait for an additional price. If you would like to wade fish, let Captain Jesse know and he will accommodate! For these trips, Captain Jesse uses his 23’ Gulf Coast center console boat which can accommodate up to 4 anglers. Captain Jesse is also passionate about teaching little ones the ropes, so this trip is great for families! Make sure you bring a valid Texas saltwater fishing license, food and drinks of your choice, a hat, sunscreen, and an ice chest for your day’s catch. Captain Jesse will provide all of the rods, reels, and lures. They will also clean and fillet your fish at no additional cost. Have a fun morning or a relaxing afternoon, learn a new technique, and master your cast with Captain Jesse! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Galveston

West Bay Trip

100% (2)
23 ft 1 - 4 People $
Fishing in Baytown
Fishing in Baytown
Fishing in Baytown
trip description for Upper Galveston Bay Trip in Baytown

Come on down to Galveston, Texas and enjoy a fishing escapade to remember! Captain Jesse will be by your side throughout your 6-hour adventure in Galveston Bay. He’ll help you target Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder, and Black Drum using live bait (live shrimp and croaker) and artificial bait. You may purchase live bait for an additional price. If you would like to wade fish, let Captain Jesse know and he will accommodate! For these trips, Captain Jesse uses his 23’ Gulf Coast center console boat which can accommodate up to 4 anglers. Captain Jesse is also passionate about teaching little ones the ropes, so this trip is great for families! Make sure you bring a valid Texas saltwater fishing license, food and drinks of your choice, a hat, sunscreen, and an ice chest for your day’s catch. His business will provide all of the rods, reels, and lures. They will also clean and fillet your fish at no additional cost. Have a fun morning or a relaxing afternoon, learn a new technique, and master your cast with Captain Jesse! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Baytown

Upper Galveston Bay Trip

NEW
23 ft 1 - 4 People $
Fishing in Galveston
Fishing in Galveston
Fishing in Galveston
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

100% (2)
22 ft 1 - 4 People $$
Fishing in Texas City
Fishing in Texas City
Fishing in Texas City
trip description for 22' Whaler Inshore - Texas City in Texas City

Come on down to Texas City and make some memories with Captain Vincent! Whether it’s your first time on the water or you are a seasoned professional, this trip is for you. Captain Vincent knows just where to go and what to do to catch the Flounder, Redfish, and Speckled Trout that live inshore. For these 6-hour (half-day) and 8-hour (full day) trips, Capt. Vincent uses his 22’ Boston Whaler center console, which can accommodate up to 4 anglers. Make sure to bring a valid Texas Fishing License with a saltwater stamp as well as any food and drinks of your choice (no glass). Captain Vincent will provide all rods and reels (you may bring your own if you’d like), as well as artificial bait. Bring your kids or your angling buddies and head out on a fishing adventure to remember! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Texas City

22' Whaler Inshore - Texas City

NEW
22 ft 1 - 4 People $$
Fishing in Galveston
Fishing in Galveston
Fishing in Galveston
trip description for Galveston Inshore Trip in Galveston

Adventure through the West Bay, East Bay, and Trinity Bay with Captain Ralph, a highly touted guide with 40+ years of fishing experience! Stay on the lookout for Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder, three of Texas’ most sought-after game fish. You can choose between a 4, 6, and 8-hour trip, depending on how much fishing you want to do in one day. It should be smooth sailing as you navigate the bays in search of the rock piles and jetties where you can find these delicious inshore fish. Captain Ralph can fit up to 6 people on the spacious deck of his 26' center console, so bring your family and friends along for the adventure. The vessel is powered by a 350hp Suzuki engine, which will speed you around the bay complex. You will be fishing with light tackle and live bait stored in the live bait well. There is also a cooler on board where you can store your catch during the trip. You should bring a cooler in your car though to keep the fish fresh on the drive home. Besides a cooler, all you need to bring are some snacks, a valid Texas fishing license, and some good company! Captain Ralph provides all the rods, reels, live bait, and tackle. Be sure to wear appropriate clothing and check the weather in the days before your trip. A hat and sunblock are always a good idea, so you don't get too crispy out on the water. Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Galveston

Galveston Inshore Trip

100% (12)
26 ft 1 - 6 People $$
Fishing in Galveston
Fishing in Galveston
Fishing in Galveston
trip description for Bay and Jetty Fishing in Galveston

Hop on board with Captain Michael to fish the jetties of Galveston Bay! The Jetties are home to a variety of fish species, including red and black drum, flounder, speckled trout, king mackerel, and tripletail, giving you the unique experience of catching offshore fish inshore. You can choose to be out on the water for 4 hours (a half-day) or 6 hours (a full day) depending on how much fishing you want to do. These trips host up to six people. 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, some snacks, and some good company! Read More

Jetty, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Galveston

Bay And Jetty Fishing

100% (2)
27 ft 1 - 6 People $$
Fishing in Galveston
Fishing in Galveston
Fishing in Galveston
trip description for Shark and Bull Drum Trip in Galveston

Hop on board with Captain Michael on an action-packed adventure along the jetties of Galveston Bay! During the hot months of the summer, sharks and bull drum like to roam around the jetties. Shark species include spinner sharks, bull sharks, and many more. These two species in particular can exceed 6 feet in length! You can choose to be out on the water for 4 hours (a half-day) or 6 hours (a full day) depending on how much fishing you want to do. These trips host up to 6 people. 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 reel in lots of big fish with Captain Michael. Read More

Jetty, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Galveston

Shark And Bull Drum Trip

100% (1)
27 ft 1 - 6 People $$
Fishing in Galveston
Fishing in Galveston
Fishing in Galveston
trip description for State Water Slam in Galveston

Embark on an action-packed adventure to near-shore rigs and wrecks with Captain Michael to target monster bull drum, ling, and king fish! You can choose to be out on the water for 4 hours (a half-day) or 6 hours (a full day) depending on how much fishing you want to do. These trips host up to 6 people. 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

Nearshore Fishing Charter in Galveston

State Water Slam

NEW
27 ft 1 - 6 People $$

Everything to Know About Booking a Galveston tilefish fishing charter

What are the best tilefish fishing charters in Galveston?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 2 tilefish trips in Galveston, and the most popular trips in the area are 48 Hour Deep Sea guided by John and 36 Hour Deep Sea guided by John.

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

What types of tilefish fishing charters are common in Galveston?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for tilefish in Galveston.

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

How much do Galveston tilefish fishing charters cost?

for tilefish in Galveston prices can range anywhere from an affordable $10,200 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a full day trip for tilefish in Galveston is $12,350.

What month is best for tilefish fishing in Galveston?

The most popular season for tilefish fishing in Galveston is fall, and most anglers book their trips 21 days in advance.

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

In Galveston, tilefish are a prized catch that inhabit the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico. These bottom-dwelling fish are known for their firm texture and delicate flavor, making them a favorite among seafood enthusiasts. While not as commonly targeted as some other species, such as red snapper or king mackerel, tilefish offer a unique angling experience for those willing to venture offshore in search of them.

Tilefish can be found at depths ranging from several hundred to over a thousand feet, requiring specialized equipment and techniques to target them effectively. Anglers often use electric reels and heavy-duty tackle to reach these depths and handle the powerful fish once hooked. Due to their habitat preferences, tilefish fishing in Galveston typically involves longer offshore trips, making it an adventure for dedicated anglers looking to explore the deeper waters beyond the coastline.

The effort required to catch tilefish in Galveston is often rewarded with a bountiful harvest and the satisfaction of mastering a challenging fishing technique. Whether dropping baits to the ocean floor or drifting over promising areas, anglers can experience the thrill of hooking into these deep-sea denizens and bringing them to the surface. As with any offshore fishing endeavor, anglers should stay informed about regulations and best practices to ensure the sustainability of tilefish populations for future generations of anglers to enjoy.

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

In Galveston, the availability of tilefish can vary throughout the year due to factors such as water temperature, currents, and migration patterns. While tilefish can be found in the deep waters off the coast of Galveston year-round, certain times of the year may offer more favorable conditions for targeting them. Typically, the summer months, from late spring to early fall, see increased activity among tilefish as water temperatures rise, enticing them to move closer to the surface.

The peak tilefish season in Galveston often aligns with the warmer months when these deep-sea dwellers are more active and accessible to anglers. During this time, anglers venturing offshore may have better success in locating and hooking into tilefish, especially in deeper waters beyond the continental shelf. However, tilefish can still be caught in Galveston during other seasons, with some anglers finding success even in the cooler months when these fish may migrate to deeper waters in search of prey.

Weather conditions and oceanographic factors play a significant role in determining the success of tilefish anglers in Galveston throughout the seasons. While summer may be considered the prime season for targeting tilefish, anglers with knowledge of local fishing patterns and techniques can find opportunities to hook into these prized fish year-round. Whether embarking on extended offshore expeditions or targeting specific depths closer to shore, Galveston offers anglers a chance to pursue tilefish and enjoy the thrill of deep-sea fishing regardless of the season.

What techniques are popular for catching tilefish in Galveston?

Tilefish fishing in Galveston requires specialized techniques tailored to the deep waters where these bottom-dwelling fish reside. Anglers often employ a method known as deep dropping, which involves lowering baits or lures to depths ranging from several hundred to over a thousand feet where tilefish are commonly found. This technique demands heavy-duty tackle and electric reels to handle the pressures of deep-water angling and effectively present baits to tilefish lurking on the ocean floor.

To target tilefish effectively in Galveston, anglers typically utilize baited rigs or specialized jigs designed to entice these deep-sea denizens. Common baits for tilefish include squid, cut fish, or specially prepared concoctions known as "tilefish candy" that emit enticing scents to attract fish from afar. Anglers often rig multiple lines with different baits to increase their chances of enticing a strike, deploying them strategically over promising underwater structures or along drop-offs where tilefish congregate.

Patience and persistence are key when tilefish fishing in Galveston, as locating and enticing these deep-water dwellers can require time and effort. Anglers may need to make multiple drops to varying depths and carefully monitor their equipment for signs of activity. Once a tilefish takes the bait, anglers must employ skillful rod handling techniques to reel in the powerful fish from the depths below. Overall, tilefish fishing in Galveston offers a rewarding challenge for anglers seeking to explore the depths of the Gulf and test their skills against these prized bottom-dwellers.

What other species are popular in Galveston?

In Galveston, anglers have a wide array of species to target aside from tilefish, offering diverse opportunities for fishing enthusiasts. One popular catch among anglers is the red snapper, known for its vibrant color and delicious taste. These prized fish inhabit the waters around artificial reefs and underwater structures, providing an exciting challenge for fishermen seeking a rewarding catch. Additionally, Galveston offers opportunities to reel in species like king mackerel, cobia, and amberjack, each presenting its own unique thrill and culinary appeal.

For those preferring inshore angling, Galveston's estuaries and marshlands offer excellent opportunities to target species such as speckled trout and redfish. These inshore favorites are renowned for their spirited fights and are highly prized by both recreational and competitive anglers alike. Moreover, the shallow flats and channels of Galveston Bay teem with flounder, a prized catch known for its delicate flavor. Whether casting from a boat or wading in the shallows, anglers can find ample opportunities to hook into these sought-after species while enjoying the scenic beauty of the Texas coast.

Beyond the thrill of the catch, fishing in Galveston provides an opportunity to immerse oneself in the vibrant coastal ecosystem. From encountering bottlenose dolphins to witnessing flocks of seabirds diving for prey, the waters surrounding Galveston are alive with activity. Whether fishing from a charter boat, pier, or kayak, anglers can enjoy the scenic beauty of the Texas coast while pursuing a diverse range of fish species, making each outing a memorable and enriching experience.

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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