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trip description for Full Day Baytown Slam in Baytown

If you’ve never fished the Galveston Bay system, you’re missing out. These productive waters are home to the “Texas Big Three” (Redfish, Flounder, and Speckled Trout), Amberjack, Sheepshead, Black Drum, and many more species. On this 9-hour action-packed adventure, Captain David will help you reel ‘em all in. Captain David conducts these trips using his 24’ Shallow Sport center console which can accommodate up to 4 anglers. This vessel is meant for those shallow hotspots and makes for a smooth ride to and from your destination. When fishing with Captain David, you’ll be fishing light tackle gear as you drift the bays with popping corks or site fish the shallows for cruising fish. Captain David can also accommodate fly fishing if you'd like to bring your own gear. Your captain will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and lures. He’ll also provide water, although feel free to bring your drinks. On these trips he’ll even provide a “captain’s lunch” for you and your group! Make sure you bring a valid Texas saltwater fishing license, but otherwise Captain David will take care of the rest. Get ready for an exciting day of fishing with Captain David! Read More

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Full Day Baytown Slam

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trip description for Ultimate Fishing Getaway in Baytown

Join Captain David for 2-full days of fishing in Galveston Bay’s productive waters! You’ll start your trip at Thompson’s Bait Camp. From there, Captain David will take you out on the water for 5-6 hours. The Galveston Bay system is home to the “Texas Big Three” (Redfish, Flounder, and Speckled Trout), plus Amberjack, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Shark, and many more species. Captain David will help you reel ‘em all in! You’ll return to Thompson’s Bait Camp where Captain David and his crew will clean and fillet your fish. Captain David will then cook you a “captain’s lunch” from your day’s catch. Captain David will then take you back out on the water for 4-5 hours where you will test your casting accuracy once again. You will return to Thompson’s Bait Camp just in time for dinner. Captain David will cook you your day’s catch as you watch the sunset from the camp’s dock. You’ll stay at a hotel provided by Captain David (included in the cost of the trip) and return the following morning bright and early for another productive day of fishing! **Day 2** Captain David will have breakfast ready for you on the dock upon your arrival. You may also bring your own food if you like, although Captain David is an amazing cook. You’ll then hit the water for 6-8 hours where the Redfish, Flounder, and Speckled Trout will be awaiting your arrival. Learn to fish new techniques and create lasting memories on the water while reeling in your personal best with Captain David! Read More

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Ultimate Fishing Getaway

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trip description for Ultimate Combo Trip in Galveston

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

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trip description for Galveston Jetty and Channel Trip in Galveston

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

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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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Fishing, Hunting in Baytown
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trip description for Baytown Hook and Shoot in Baytown

Fishing and Duck Hunting—no better combination. If you’ve never fished the Galveston Bay system, you’re missing out. These productive waters are home to the “Texas Big Three” of Redfish, Flounder, and Speckled Trout, plus Sheepshead, and Black Drum, and many more species. On this 6-hour action-packed adventure, Captain David will help you reel ‘em all in. Don’t forget your shotgun, ammo, and thermal chest waders. You’ll be hopping off the boat to go hunting for some delicious ducks. Captain David conducts these trips using his 24’ Shallow Sport center console which can accommodate up to 3 anglers. This vessel is meant for those shallow hotspots and makes for a smooth ride to and from your destination. When fishing with Captain David, you’ll specialize in light tackle, bottom fishing, spinning, and drift fishing. If you’re willing to try something new, Captain David can also accommodate fly fishing. You’ll need to bring your own gear. Your captain will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and lures. He’ll also provide water but feel free to bring your drinks. You’ll also want to bring some food. Make sure you have a valid Texas saltwater fishing license. Put your game face on and embark on this one-of-a-kind combo adventure with Captain David! Read More

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Everything to Know About Booking a Hitchcock spanish mackerel fishing charter

What are the best spanish mackerel fishing charters in Hitchcock?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 26 spanish mackerel trips in Hitchcock, and the most popular trips in the area are Texas Close Offshore Trip guided by Mike, Great Galveston Inshore guided by Chris, and 39' Bluewater Extreme Trip guided by Mike.

Our guides in Hitchcock are rated a 4.96 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.

Other popular cities nearby for booking a Spanish Mackerel charter include Galveston, Baytown and Dickinson.

Looking for kid friendly spanish mackerel guides / fishing lessons in Hitchcock? Check out our beginner and family friendly spanish mackerel guides in Hitchcock.

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

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

The most common fishing techniques in Hitchcock are bottom fishing, light tackle fishing, and live bait fishing but artificial lure fishing and heavy tackle fishing are popular as well.

How much do Hitchcock spanish mackerel fishing charters cost?

for spanish mackerel in Hitchcock prices can range anywhere from about $560 to $2,080, but the average price for a half day trip for spanish mackerel in Hitchcock is $877. The average price for a full day trip for spanish mackerel in Hitchcock is $1,406.

What month is best for spanish mackerel fishing in Hitchcock?

The most popular season for spanish mackerel fishing in Hitchcock is summer, and most anglers book their trips 27 days in advance.

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

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

What is spanish mackerel in Hitchcock all about?

In Hitchcock, Texas, anglers have the opportunity to target Spanish mackerel, a popular pelagic species known for its speed and agility. Spanish mackerel can often be found in nearshore waters along the Gulf Coast, where they migrate in schools in search of baitfish. These sleek and streamlined fish are prized by anglers for their impressive fighting abilities and delicious taste. While not as large as some other mackerel species, Spanish mackerel provide anglers with thrilling battles once hooked.

Spanish mackerel fishing in Hitchcock is typically most productive during the warmer months, particularly in the spring and summer. Anglers commonly encounter Spanish mackerel while trolling nearshore reefs, jetties, and structure-rich areas where they feed on small baitfish and squid. Trolling with shiny lures or feathered rigs allows anglers to cover a large area of water and present their offerings at varying depths, increasing their chances of encountering Spanish mackerel.

Once hooked, Spanish mackerel put up a spirited fight, testing the angler's skill and equipment to the limit. Anglers must use sturdy tackle and heavy-duty rigs to handle the speed and strength of these fish, as well as exercise caution when bringing them alongside the boat for landing. While Spanish mackerel may not reach the size of their larger cousins, they still provide anglers in Hitchcock with an exhilarating and adrenaline-filled fishing experience that is sure to leave a lasting impression.

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

In Hitchcock, Texas, Spanish mackerel seasons offer anglers distinct opportunities throughout the year to target these prized pelagic species. Generally, Spanish mackerel are more abundant and active during the warmer months, particularly from late spring through early fall. As the water temperatures rise during these seasons, Spanish mackerel migrate closer to shore along the Gulf Coast in search of baitfish, making them more accessible to anglers.

Spring and summer are often considered prime seasons for Spanish mackerel fishing in Hitchcock, as these fish are more plentiful and widespread. Anglers typically encounter Spanish mackerel while trolling nearshore reefs, jetties, and structure-rich areas where they feed on small baitfish and squid. The warmer water temperatures stimulate the activity of Spanish mackerel, leading to increased feeding and more opportunities for anglers to hook into these fast-swimming predators.

While Spanish mackerel may be less abundant during the cooler months, they can still be found in Hitchcock's waters, particularly during periods of mild weather. Fall and winter can offer opportunities for anglers to target Spanish mackerel in deeper offshore waters as they follow baitfish migrations. Anglers may need to adjust their tactics and fishing locations during these seasons, but with the right approach, they can still enjoy success in targeting these prized pelagic fish.

What techniques are popular for catching spanish mackerel in Hitchcock?

In Hitchcock, Texas, anglers employ various techniques to target Spanish mackerel, leveraging their speed and agility for exciting fishing experiences. Trolling is a prevalent and effective method for Spanish mackerel fishing in nearshore waters. Anglers often deploy multiple lines equipped with shiny lures or feathered rigs, trolling them at varying speeds to mimic the movement of baitfish. Spanish mackerel are attracted to the flash and movement of the trolling lures, making them more likely to strike as they chase down their prey.

Another popular technique for Spanish mackerel fishing in Hitchcock is casting and retrieving lures. Anglers may encounter Spanish mackerel feeding near the surface, particularly in areas with baitfish concentrations. Casting metal spoons or shiny jigs into these feeding frenzies can yield explosive strikes from hungry Spanish mackerel. Anglers should vary their retrieval speeds and mimic the movements of fleeing baitfish to entice strikes from these fast-swimming predators.

Live bait fishing is also effective for targeting Spanish mackerel in Hitchcock. Anglers can deploy live baitfish such as pilchards, mullet, or cigar minnows using techniques like freelining or slow trolling. These methods allow the live bait to swim naturally through the water, enticing strikes from Spanish mackerel as they hunt for prey. Regardless of the technique employed, anglers targeting Spanish mackerel in Hitchcock can expect an adrenaline-pumping fight once hooked, as these fish are known for their speed and agility.

What other species are popular in Hitchcock?

Aside from targeting Spanish mackerel, anglers in Hitchcock, Texas, have a variety of other species to pursue for thrilling fishing experiences. One popular target is the redfish, also known as red drum, a prized inshore species known for its powerful runs and delicious taste. Redfish can often be found in shallow flats, marshes, and along the shoreline, where they feed on crustaceans and baitfish. Anglers commonly use live bait such as shrimp or mullet, as well as artificial lures like soft plastics and topwater plugs, to entice strikes from these elusive fish.

Another sought-after species in Hitchcock's waters is the speckled trout, also known as spotted seatrout, a favorite among anglers for its delicate flavor and impressive fighting abilities. Speckled trout can be found in shallow bays, estuaries, and along the Gulf Coast, where they feed on a variety of prey including shrimp, mullet, and small baitfish. Anglers often use live bait such as shrimp or mullet, as well as artificial lures like spoons and soft plastics, to target these elusive fish.

For anglers looking for a true challenge, Hitchcock offers opportunities to target a variety of pelagic species such as king mackerel, dorado (mahi-mahi), and tuna. These fast-swimming predators are known for their aggressive strikes and powerful runs, providing anglers with exhilarating battles. Anglers typically venture offshore in search of these species, using trolling techniques with artificial lures or live bait fishing to entice strikes. Whether targeting inshore species like redfish and speckled trout or pelagic predators like king mackerel and tuna, Hitchcock provides anglers with a diverse and rewarding fishing experience throughout the year.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip, he took my Dad and I out and put us on some specs.

    Jacob M. with Blake S. of Galveston, Texas

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

    Patrick U. with Blake S. of Galveston, Texas

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

    John A. with Houston F. of Galveston, Texas

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    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

  • ★★★★★
    Loved it! It was a little slow since it was cold but Cory and Hunter made it entertaining!

    Leslie H. with Houston F. of Galveston, Texas

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    Even though is was very windy and fishing conditions were challenging, we had a great time with Captain Rick and Jonathan. We caught some very nice bull reds, and had fun fishing with the smaller rod. We definitely plan to go again.

    Terry M. with Houston F. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great time, Had a lot of fish biting , "BUT" there where all under 20in. we still came home with a red fish., and that's all we want .

    Jimmie J. with Mike E. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    We had the best time with Captain David! He was so nice and fun to fish with. I had never saltwater fished and he was very patient with me. She showed me how to bait the hook and did it for me until I was comfortable doing it myself. No judgement. He was an all around good guy! Took us to several spots and put us in fish every spot. We caught black drum, croakers and red drum. He took me to his Hail Mary spot ( shhh it’s a secret). And I caught a 15 pound Red Drum. He helped me step by step land it into the boat. It was so much fun and he was as excited as I was. We saw a mama and her baby dolphin and he took me as close as he could to them so I could get some pictures because he knew I was excited to see them. On the way back to the pier he told us some history and info about the things we were seeing. I will definitely book with Captain David next time we go down there.

    Teresa L. with David R. of Baytown, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Mike was great! Gauged our skill level and treated each of us appropriately.

    Robert K. with Mike E. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Had an awesome trip with Captain Mike fishing the Jetty for a variety of fish then topped it off with some sharks, some 100 plus lbs and over 6ft. Kept some smaller ones for eating and released the big boys. Can’t wait to go again!!!!

    Jamie G. with Mike E. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain David was great. The weather and the tide was working hard against us and he worked harder to put us on fish. Great trip with a quality guide, I will be back.

    Terry M. with David R. of Baytown, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Houston was always quick to respond to text and emails as was captain experiences. However we had Captain Bobby and his deck hand "Boots". Two super good guys and their handling of our excursion only made us want to go again. Our family was 10 and half us spent most of our four hour trip nauseated from the rough waters and these two gentlemen were very attentive to the people. We appreciated this greatly. We would overwhelmingly recommend this trip and crew. Boots cleaned our catch and recommended a restaurant that would cook it for us We took his advice and were not disappointed. They helped us have a great family vacation highlighted by this fishing trip. Thanks guys!!

    Kevin A. with Houston F. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Houston and Boots were great! Had a great time making memories, I’m hopeful my granddaughters and family will remember for a lifetime. Definitely appreciate the added touches of making it super fun for the little ones!

    Miguel R. with Houston F. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Trip was great! It was a Fathers Day gift for my boyfriend so he and his friend went. They said Captain Mike was awesome and they had the best time!

    Kirsty E. with Mike E. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Awesome experience as always. Great Captain and knowledgeable deck hand. He pulled a jelly fish out of the ocean so my 6 year old nephew could get a closer look.

    Darryl R. with Houston F. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    We did a 1/2 day trip with Captain Todd and Jonathan and they worked hard to get us on the fish and they delivered. They took care of everything. We ended up taking our fish to the Huli Huli Hut at their recommendation and they prepared our fish three different ways with loads of sides. Excellent recommendation by the crew. Highly recommend.

    Matt D. with Houston F. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Robert did an excellent job getting us on some fish and taking care of us! Would definitely recommend!!

    Colleen S. with Robert M. of Freeport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Phenomenal day on the water! Caught sharks, fish and a ray but most importantly had fun the whole time.

    Ethan P. with Cheryl A. of Galveston, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Great morning out for my son’s birthday & Father’s Day!

    Christy E. with Blake S. of Dickinson, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Cody was amazing. thanks for saving our trip after our offshore got canceled due to weather.

    Patrick G. with Blake S. of Dickinson, Texas

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