Circle H Outfitters - Catch Share

Circle H Outfitters specializes in offshore fishing trips out of Galveston, Texas. Here, you will find the local crew, rich waters, and plenty of fish. Out there, you can go after King Mackerel, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, Amberjack, Wahoo, and Sharks. It’s a year round action! Circle H Outfitters will also take you around nearshore waters in search of Speckled Seatrout, Redfish, and Black Drum.

When you come onboard, the crew will help you fish for some nice specimens of local waters. Captain Scott, the charter owner, has been in the charter business for two decades. He has run numerous fishing trips around these waters, with a lot of catch. Browse through the photos to have a look at the action.

You will be fishing from a 36’ custom built center console. She is powered by Yamaha engines, and features an ice box, life jackets, GPS, a fishfinder, a porta potty, a freshwater shower, and enough shade for anglers coming along. Onboard, you will find the fishing gear, including rods, reels, and tackle. The boat can take up to six people.

You can select from a variety of packages, depending on what you want to target and how far offshore you want to go. The fishing license is not included in the price of the trip and neither is the fuel. To give you an idea of how much the fuel may cost, have a look here:

- 20 mile trip - 100-125 gallons
- 30 mile trip - 125-150 gallons
- 50 plus miles - 180-200 gallons

The pricing can vary, but it now stands at $3.00 per gallon.

When coming onboard, you should bring snacks and drinks. Alcohol (beer and wine) is fine, but no glass is allowed onboard. You should pack sunblock though not in spray. You can also pack sunglasses, a cap, comfortable clothes and footwear, soft white soled shoes, and sea sickness medication if needed. Get ready for the action and hop onboard!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,395
    up to 6 persons
    On this full day trip, you will head out to the real offshore waters. It lasts 10-12 hrs and you will be heading up to 80 miles out. You can catch Kingfish, Ling, Snapper, Mahi Mahi, Amberjack, Tuna, and Wahoo. The fuel is NOT included. You will need to bring a valid Texas fishing license, food and beverages, sunglasses, a hat, sunblock but not in spray, comfortable white soled shoes, cosy clothes, and sea sickness medications if needed.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Nearshore (30 mls)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,050
    up to 6 persons
    This eight hour private trip will take you 30 miles off the shoreline. There, you will be fishing up and down the nearshore waters of Galveston. You can catch Kingfish, Sharks, Snapper, Ling, Mahi Mahi, and Tripletail. The fuel is NOT included. You will need to bring a valid Texas fishing license, food and beverages, sunglasses, a hat, sunblock but not in spray, comfortable white soled shoes, cosy clothes, and sea sickness medications if needed.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip - Nearshore (20 miles)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $850
    up to 6 persons
    On this six hour private trip, you will be going up to 20 miles off the coast., fishing up and down the nearshore waters of Galveston. You can catch Tarpon, Kingfish, Sharks, Snapper, Ling, Mahi Mahi, and Tripletail. The fuel is NOT included. You will need to bring a valid Texas fishing license, food and beverages, sunglasses, a hat, sunblock but not in spray, comfortable white soled shoes, cosy clothes, and sea sickness medications if needed.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Jetty/Nearshore AM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $650
    up to 6 persons
    This trip is great for families. You will be fishing around bays or jetties. The Galveston Bay complex is teeming with Speckled Seatrout, Redfish, and Flounder. This is a private package. You will need to bring a valid Texas fishing license, food and beverages, sunglasses, a hat, sunblock but not in spray, comfortable white soled shoes, cosy clothes, and sea sickness medications if needed.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Jetty/Nearshore PM
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $650
    up to 6 persons
    Great for families, this trip takes you fishing around bays or jetties. The Galveston Bay complex is teeming with Speckled Seatrout, Redfish, and Flounder. This is a private package. You will need to bring a valid Texas fishing license, food and beverages, sunglasses, a hat, sunblock but not in spray, comfortable white soled shoes, cosy clothes, and sea sickness medications if needed.
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About the Captain

Scott Hickman
Galveston, Texas, United States
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39 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since December 2014
Captain Scott Hickman has spent over 20 years specializing in the bay and offshore fishing for trophy-sized Kingfish, Ling (Cobia), Snapper, Amberjack, and Mahi Mahi in the Texas Gulf coast/Galveston Bay area. He also offers Shark and Tarpon fishing trips, as well as bay fishing trips for Trout and Redfish in the Galveston Bay.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Barracuda (Great)
Black Drum
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)

Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish
Sailfish

Sheepshead
Snapper (Red)
Speckled Trout
Tuna (Blackfin)

Boat Specs

Custom Built (Center console) originally built in 2004. Powered by 3 300HP Yamaha engines.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. 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 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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.71
out of 5 stars from 37 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Snapper Experience indeed!
July fishing trip
A Team Offshore
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Angler Rating
32
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
89%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
92%
Appropriate for children
88%
Satisfied with the boat
94%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Chris K.
Venus, TX
 5.00
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Great 6 hr Trip

VERIFIED   July 5, 2019
We had a great time with Circle H! They worked with our time limitations and custom made a trip. We wanted to catch some sport...
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Kenneth P.
Crystal Beach, TX
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A Team Offshore

VERIFIED   July 26, 2019
What a day.  Christian and Trevor hooked us up with a fantastic trip in spite of the bumpy water.  Put us on countless...
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Miguel G.
Austin, TX
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20m near shore

VERIFIED   June 9, 2019
Captian Scott has the science down. Very knowledgeable. We were hoping for snapper but he was able to explain they were about...
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Jonathan P.
Houston, TX
 5.00
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Reds!!

VERIFIED   September 28, 2019
Had a great trip with Captain Scott Hickman!  We will be back for the snapper soon!!
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Mikhail N.
Houston, Texas
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Half day trip with captain Scott

VERIFIED   June 22, 2019
Captain Scott did his best to put us on the fish. Great trip overall, I’d highly recommend this crew.
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