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Black Drum, Flounder, Redfish, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout / Spotted Seatrout


Light Tackle

About Your Trip

Captain Ernest's trips are entirely designed to keep you on the fish at all times. You can expect most of your time on the water to be spent fishing- this trip can launch from multiple boat ramps throughout the Galveston Bay Complex and Matagorda, and Ernest is happy to launch wherever is most convenient for you or wherever's closest to where the fish are biting!

About Your Boat

Boat Type: Center Console
Boat Manufacturer: Kenner
Boat Length: 22 ft
Engine Manufacturer: Mercury
Number of Engines: 1
Total Horsepower: 195 hp
Additional Amenities: elevated casting platforms, Minn-Kota silent trolling motor, Lowrance fish finder, ice chest

About Your Guide

Captain Ernest Pillow's journey to becoming a Galveston fishing guide began in Nashville, Tennessee when he was four years old. At that age, his grandfather began taking him to the catfish farm with a simple cane pole with a line tied to the tip.

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Chrissy N.

April 2, 2020

We highly recommend Ernest with Galveston Big 3 Fishing. Not only was he knowledgeable about the areas and overall fishing, he was incredible to just be around. He made our son’s 8th bday celebration one he won’t ever forget. Thank you, Ernest! We will be fishing again soon! 🎣

Daniel D.

February 21, 2020

Great guide, very knowledgeable highly recommend, not only will he put you on some fish but was very helpful. Not against teaching and giving you tips. Thanks Earnest!!

Tracy B.

October 18, 2018

Captain Pillow has put me on fish everytime that I have fished with him. Through his instruction I have been able to catch more fish using artificial baits than ever before. Great prices for a great experience..

Amenities and Information

Water Type


Skill Levels

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.


Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.


You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.

Live Bait

No live bait provided.


No meal provided.

Gear & Packing


Rods, reels, lures, ice

At an Additional Rate

No added costs.

Recommended Packing

Hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses

Required Items

Texas saltwater fishing license

Things to Keep in Mind

Payment & Tipping

After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a customary tip (we recommend 20%).

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Yes, cancel for free up to 7 days before the trip.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

Find a license for your state here.

Start Location

Galveston Bait & Tackle, Broadway Street, Galveston, TX, USA