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Fishing Info


Light Tackle, Artificial Lures

Water Type


Skill Level

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


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

About Your Trip

Come on down to Galveston, Texas and enjoy a fishing escapade to remember! Captain Jesse Francisco of Gulf Coast Kings will be by your side throughout your 6-hour adventure in West Galveston Bay. He launches these trips out of Trinity Bay, West Bay, or East Bay depending on the weather and where the fish are biting harder.

He’ll help you target Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder, and Black Drum using live bait (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. Gulf Coast Kings will provide all of the rods, reels, and lures. They will also clean and fillet your fish at no additional cost.

Get ready for six hours of memorable inshore fishing with Captain Jesse!

About Your Boat

Boat type: Center console

Boat Manufacturer: Gulf Coast

Boat length: 23 ft

Engine Manufacturer: Evinrude

Engine HP: 200HP

Number of engines: 1

Extras: GPS, Fishfinder, Live Bait Well, Wireless Trolling Motor

About Your Guide

Captain Jesse Francisco is a full-time Galveston fishing guide who looks forward to having you on board to chase Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder and more. Captain Jesse Francisco has fished the waters of the Galveston Bay since he was just ten years old. He enjoys fishing with live and artificial bait for Speckled Trout, Redfish, and Flounder, and offers wade and drift fishing trips through East Galveston Bay, West Galveston Bay, and Trinity Bay.

Captain Jesse runs a 23’ Gulf Coast center console boat powered by a 200 HP Evinrude engine. The boat has plenty of space for up to 4 anglers and is equipped with the latest electronics, safety equipment, a trolling motor, and anchoring system to ensure that you stay on top of the fish. The boat also contains plenty of storage, as well as an icebox and live bait tank.

Captain Jesse primarily fishes with live bait, which he provides at an additional fee of $25. He also enjoys throwing artificial lures depending on anglers' preferences, and adapts his fishing based on the activity of Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder in the moment.

Captain Jesse is sponsored by Waterloo Rods and provides quality reels as well. Once you return to the dock, Captain Jesse will be happy to clean and fillet your catch for fridge (or grill!) back home.

This is a family-friendly charter, and Captain Jesse prides himself on showing kids the ropes. Passionate about growing the sport amongst the next generation, he also organizes youth fishing tournaments for young local anglers through his Future Anglers Associations Fishing Series.

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June 4, 2020


Verified Review

Great time On the Water with captain Jesse very nice guy an funny we had to find them but he put us on them I recommend him every time if you want to have fun and catch fish.


December 12, 2019


Verified Review

Jesse was a great guide! My brother and I had not been fishing in a while and needed to knock some rust off. Jesse was very patient with us and helped when we needed it. He knew the area well and even cleaned everything we caught! I would definitely recommend him to anyone that is looking for a fun helpful guide in the area.

Robert E.

August 23, 2019

Captain Jesse was awesome. We were running late that morning due to some traffic issues and Jesse kept us on the water longer than required to make sure we had a great experience. Definitely went above and beyond. Thanks again Jesse.

Teresa C.

July 27, 2019

The trip could not have been better. Caught over 20 good size trouts. Captain Jesse is the best. Money well spent and a great time.

Steven H.

February 15, 2018

Despite fog that did not burn off until after 10am my 13 yo son and I had a great day on the water. Hit appx 10 different spots and hooked over a dozen speckled trout. Including the last one that we caught and ate at a restaurant two hours after boating it. Excellent trip… excellent captain. Very prepared and good with kids. My son refused to bring a jacket and when he started shivering on the boat captain Jesse offered his. A+ Customer service and A+ enthusiasm for his profession.



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.

Live Bait

Yes, Included


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.


No meal provided.

Gear & Packing


Rods and reels, artificial lures

At an Additional Rate

No added costs.

Recommended Packing

Hat Polarized Sunglasses

Required Items

Texas Saltwater 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 10-20% customary tip.

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

Gulf Coast King, Broadway Street, Galveston, TX, USA

Start Time(s)

06:00 AM, 01:00 PM


6 hours,