Hooked On Galveston Bay Fishing Charters

If you’re looking for some Texan sun, exciting fishing action, and gorgeous vistas surrounding you, you’re looking for a trip with Hooked On Galveston Bay Fishing Charters. Captain Jay Durel will put you on the hottest bite off the coast of Houston.

Join Capt. Jay on board his 23’ bay boat, made by Haynie Bay Boats. Her shallow draft and hull design, combined with a powerful 250 HP Suzuki engine will get you to your fishing grounds in no time. You can bring several fishing buddies with you, with ample room to angle across the deck. An advanced system of navigation and fishfinding electronics is on board, so you can find your prey and spend as much time fishing as possible.

Capt. Jay will take you after the A-listers of Texas inshore fishing: Flounder, Red Drum, and Spotted Seatrout. Galveston Bay is one of the finest fisheries on the Gulf Coast and you can land keepers all year round. You’ll do drift and anchored fishing, as well as wading if you’re a fan of it. Live bait is available for an extra fee ($30 for live Shrimp) while artificials are included in the price.

Kis aged 7 and up are more than welcome aboard; Capt. Jay prides himself on teaching kids all the techniques and getting them fired up about fishing. All life jackets are provided by the charter.

Pickup is available within a 25-mile radius around Dike Road, talk to the captain before arriving to work out the details.

Get ready for a fishing trip you’ll fondly remember for years to come. Book a Texan fishing adventure with Captain Jay!


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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 500
    up to 4 persons
    A full day of fishing action in Galveston Bay, that's what this trip is all about! You can target Redfish, Flounder, and Spotted Seatrout. The captain will supply you with all the needed fishing equipment for this trip. For your safety, this trip is recommended for 3 anglers maximum.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    US$ 450
    up to 4 persons
    Beat the morning traffic and hit the waters of Texas on this 4-hour trip. You'll target Red Drum, Flounder, and Spotted Seatrout. You will be supplied with all the required equipment. This trip is recommended for 3 anglers maximum.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder
Redfish
Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Haynie Bay Boats (Center console) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 250HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Visa

About the Captain

Jay Durel
Galveston, Texas, United States
Member since June 2018
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I grew up in Louisiana and my dad was an avid angler. He started taking my 2 brothers and I fishing as soon as we could walk.The three brothers bought our first boat when we were teenagers and we have owned boats and fished with a passion ever since. One still lives in Louisiana and the other lives in Florida. I fish both Louisiana and Florida several times a year and have been fishing Galveston Bay for the last 35 years. I feel blessed to have the ability to use all the knowledge I learned over the years to teach others how to fish.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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4.87
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Teri Zepeda
Fort Worth, TX
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FISH WHISPERER

VERIFIED   September 1, 2018
Captain Jay is a fish whisperer and true fish master. His boat is awesome. Believe me when I say he calls the fish because...
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George Reyes
Katy, Texas
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NEW  November 17, 2018
It was great to be with Captain Jay. TSU students had a great time catching their first of many fish. Thanks for donating this...
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It was a great day of fishing with Captain Jay.  Thanks for guiding us. It was lots of fun. Next year we will win the...
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Michael Lacombe
Fort Worth, TX
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VERIFIED   July 13, 2018
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Josh Owen
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Galveston trout

February 8, 2018
Great day on the water with Capt Jay in his Explorer fishing for trout.  I can’t wait to go again in his new boat!
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Fishing Reports

First fishing trip for these young men

November 16, 2018

I volunteer to help with young life ministries at risk kids program. Took three future leaders out for there fist fishing trip ever. Very fine young men. They were so exited. The trip starter out teaching them to cast.… Read Full Report →