Fishin’ Hookers

Texas City represents the best of Texas inshore fishing. Located on the Galveston Bay, Fishin’ Hookers will take you to every corner of the world-renowned bay for some exceptional inshore fishing. Captain Gw Campbell is a Galveston Bay native and has over 50 years of experience fishing these waters. With a background in marine habitation, he knows exactly where to find the fish, so he’s just the guy you want to show you around.

Up to 3 anglers plus the captain can head off from the marina aboard a 20’ Mako center console. With near 365-degree vision, and plenty of space to steady yourself, she’s a true fishing vessel. Equipped with a fishfinder, GPS, and live bait well, you’ll be at an advantage as you try to discover and catch the great fish in the bay. A light boat, a 90 HP Suzuki engine is more than enough to get her, and you, speeding off to the sweet spots.

Capt. Campbell recommends heading between 8–12 miles away from the launch, where you’ll start casting. Try jigging, spinning, and bottom fishing, as you hunt the inshore flats, along with the Gulf’s reefs and wrecks, for exciting species. Beautiful Redfish are a must for any angler, while delicious Flounder is a delight on anyone’s plate. With Black Drum and Speckled Trout on offer too, there’s no end to the fun you’ll have.

Your catch will be put on ice right away, but make sure to bring some snacks and drinks to stay refreshed while on board. You should also purchase your Texas fishing license before coming aboard – try Walmart or any similar store. And that’s it, you’re ready for a productive day on the water with Fishin’ Hookers! Get down to southern Texas’s biggest gem and experience the Galveston Bay.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    Chase the fish around the Galveston Bay's hottest spots on this 8-hour trip. You'll be in the hands of a captain who knows all about fish habitats and he'll get you reeling in as many Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and Black Drum as legally allowed. Start times can vary, so you can take advantage of the morning bite, the last of the day, or the night time.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $350
    price breakdown
    $350
    Head out early in the morning to catch that all important morning bite on Galveston Bay's inshore waters. Try bottom fishing, spinning, or even popping to entice the bite of exciting Redfish, delicious Flounder and Speckled Trout, and many more. You'll usually reach the limit of fish caught within this time.
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About the Captain

Gw Campbell
Texas City, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
22 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since December 2018
Captain Gw Campbell grew up on Galveston Bay and has been fishing these waters from childhood. A professional in cargo aviation, he returned home after 30 years in the sky to fish. While working in aviation, he also worked on marine habitats, and continues to take a keen interest, researching habitat and movements 4–5 times a week. Naturally, his work took him all over the world, and in 2002 he used his downtime in Saudi Arabia to go fishing, where he caught a 470 lb Marlin!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Bull) Shark (Bull)

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Whiting Whiting

Boat Specs

Mako (Center console) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 90HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
20 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Popping
Fly Fishing
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
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the dates of your booking.

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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.91
out of 5 stars from 22 reviews
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
76%
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Kayla V.
Spring, TX
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VERIFIED   May 26, 2020
Our trip was awesome! Our captain kept in touch with us throughout the week, especially in regards to the weather. We were...
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Rita H.
Dorchester, TX
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VERIFIED   NEW  July 10, 2020
Had a great time and the Captain was awesome!
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Jennifer W.
Houston, Texas
 5.00
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VERIFIED   June 13, 2020
great trip! If fiah weren’t biting he would go to where they were!! Really enjoyed meeting captain gary and plan on booking...
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Zach Z.
Cypress, TX
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VERIFIED   May 6, 2020
didn’t catch many fish but captin gw still made it a good time and i will definitely be going again with him
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Juanita E.
Houston, TX
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VERIFIED   June 19, 2020
Great time on the water today. Thanks to Capt Gary for a wonderful time.
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