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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 – Live Bait
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $500
    Arrive at the boat ramp early in the morning to take advantage of the early bite. You'll target Red Drum, Flounder, and Spotted Seatrout. I set the maximum number of people recommended on a trip to 3 for a reason. After years of experience, I have discovered that you will have a much more enjoyable trip in a less crowded boat. Live bait is available for an extra charge of $25 per person.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Artificial
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $450
    Bring your favorite fishing rod and reel (2 rod and reels are recommended but no more than 2 per person). If you do not have any, I will supply them. Bait casting reels are recommended but spinning reels are perfectly fine. I will have a large selection of soft plastic baits. But feel free to bring your own favorite lures I will teach you all the techniques to master the art of fishing with artificial lures. The maximum number of people recommended for this trip is 3 people.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Live Bait (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $450
    Arrive at the boat ramp early in the morning to take advantage of the early bite. I set the maximum number of people recommended on a trip to 3 for a reason. After years of experience, I have discovered that you will have a much more enjoyable trip in a less crowded boat. This half day trip is recommended for the hotter months of the summer. Live bait is available for an extra charge of $25 per person.
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About the Captain

Jay Durel
Galveston, Texas, United States
20 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since June 2018
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Spotted Seatrout 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
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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6 hour trip fishing

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Live Bait (AM) on May 1, 2021
Excellent knowledgeable captain.  The forecast was terrible but captain Jay had enough flexibility to work with us, delay...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Live Bait on November 7, 2020
Got an early start with plenty of live bait.  We hit the trout big time in the afternoon.  Plenty of room for 3 fishing on...
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip – Live Bait on July 10, 2021
Absolutely amazing time out with CPT Jay! Great guide with immense knowledge of the bay that paid dividends during our trip....
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Live Bait (AM) on August 8, 2021
We had a great time with captain jay. He had us on fish several different places which made it for a great day of fishing....
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Live Bait (AM) on March 21, 2021
Captain Jay was awesome! Professional, personable, friendly and very attentive! Boat and equipment were spotless and very nice....
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FAQs about Hooked On Galveston Bay Fishing Charters

Hooked On Galveston Bay Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip – Live Bait (AM) (6 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip – Artificial (8 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip – Live Bait (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Hooked On Galveston Bay Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Hooked On Galveston Bay Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Shrimp available for $30)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Hooked On Galveston Bay Fishing Charters offers the following type of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing

Hooked On Galveston Bay Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Hooked On Galveston Bay Fishing Charters include:
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Spotted Seatrout