Texas City at the heart of Galveston Bay 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 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 the “Old Salt” you want to show you around. Although you’ll be exactly where the best chance where many fish species can be landed, it’s called fishing, not catching.

Up to 3 anglers plus the captain can head off from the marina aboard a 19’ Mako center console. With near 365-degree vision and plenty of space to steady yourself under the shade of a great T-Top, 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.

Under Capt. Campbell vessel rules he recommends heading between 3-12 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 is 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. Remember again – it’s called fishing, not catching.

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 online at Texas Parks and Wildlife. 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.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day – Dec 1 - Jan 31 (MAX 1)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 1 - Jan 31
    $400
    Save $50 on these single-angler charters!
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Evening (MAX 2)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    $350
    A 4-hour evening or night charter for 2 guests.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $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.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $700
    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.
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About the Captain

GW Campbell
Texas City, Texas, United States
11 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
52 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
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Ladyfish Ladyfish

Boat specs

Mako (Center console) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 90HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
19 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
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
For catch, Cleaning table

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 date(s) 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 20% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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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Recent Fishing Reports

3 man trout limits with reds.
3 man trout limits with reds.
December 5, 2022
Not bad for a foggy start to the day with a sudden wind gusting over 20!
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Her first Speck!
Her first Speck!
December 3, 2022
She wanted to catch speckled trout and caught a limit.
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Bull red run!
Bull red run!
November 16, 2022
They vame just for the bulls. After the 5th they needed the fighting belt!
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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.7 / 5
out of 5 stars from 52 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (32)
Half day trip with Captain Gary Campbell
Half day trip with Captain Gary Campbell
My first fish!!
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
90%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
90%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
96%
Catch intended fish
66%
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John B.
Leander, TX
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Very good
4.0 / 5
Overall

Rainy Day Pattern Change SkipJack VERY Active

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on September 2, 2022
Good boat, bait and gear. The salt/fresh water mix was off, we marked LOTS of BIG Reds very deep and suspended trout just could...
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Dustin S.
Houston, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Captain Gary Campbell

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on December 3, 2022
It was a great time on the water and when the fish started biting it was a race to get the hooks back in the water!
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Marty M.
Grand Prairie, TX
Excellent
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Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 6, 2022
We had a great day. Temp was perfect but overcast. Bites were consistent but not getting many big keepers. Captain kept us...
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Scott C.
Houston, Texas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Captain Gary

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on September 17, 2022
Captain Gary is great! My wife and I enjoyed listening to his stories and jokes. He has an extensive knowledge of fishing the...
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Robert W.
Hutto, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day (morning) Saturday trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on October 15, 2022
Captain was as knowledgeable as they come and he gave us a very good time! Listen to him and you will definitely catch fish!!...
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FAQs about Fishin’ Hookers

Fishin’ Hookers offers the following trips to customers:
  • $300 per group, additional $100 per person after 1 guest - Half Day – Dec 1 - Jan 31 (MAX 1) (4 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip – Evening (MAX 2) (4 hours)
  • $350 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Fishin’ Hookers, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box For catch, Cleaning table

Trips booked with Fishin’ Hookers include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Fishin’ Hookers offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Fishin’ Hookers offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Fishin’ Hookers include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Ladyfish
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Sheepshead
  • Speckled Trout
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tripletail
  • Whiting