Circle H Outfitters – 48' Express Cruiser

Everything is bigger in Texas, including the fish! If you have any doubts about it, let Circle H Outfitters take you out and show you to the best fishing spots in the Galveston Bay. Captain Scott Hickman and his crew have spent decades exploring the local waters and whatever you want to catch, they can make it happen.

You can hook a variety of favorites like Redfish, Jack Crevalle, Speckled Trout, and Sheepshead in the nearshore waters and fill your cooler. If you prefer deep sea fishing expedition, think Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Tuna, Barracuda, and much more. There’s something for everyone in these waters, so whether you’re a novice or a pro angler, this abundant fishery won’t leave you indifferent.

To start your fishing trip, you’ll come aboard a 48’ express cruiser, fitted with twin 480 HP Cummins engines, and enough room to sit up to 6 people. You’ll have plenty of space to fight your catch and lounge in the sun until you hear the reel scream.

There’s a private toilet on the boat, along with an air-conditioned salon, beds, and a kitchen, so you will fish and spend time in full comfort. Rods, reels, and tackle will be prepared, as well as lures and live bait for you to use, and after the trip, the first mate will clean and fillet everything you caught. It’s customary to tip the first mate 10–15%.

Everything fishing-related will be provided, and it’s up to you to bring your fishing license, drinks, snacks, and lunch on longer trips. Don’t forget plenty of sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, and comfortable clothes.

You can come with your fishing friends or your family and Circle H Outfitters will do everything in their power to put you on the best bite and organize a memorable fishing trip for you!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Deep Sea Fishing
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Jun - 31 Jul
    $2,400
    up to 6 persons
    Deep sea fishing expeditions are reserved for anglers that don't mind spending a whole day on the water and going after the monsters of the deep. Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Sailfish, and many more are on your to-catch list. For this trip, you will need to cover the cost of the fuel, and depending on how far offshore you go, you will need up to 200 gallons. You'll need a valid fishing license and a good supply of food and drinks.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Nearshore
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available 1 May - 1 Sep
    $1,600
    up to 6 persons
    More time on the water grants you the chance to cover more fishing grounds, some of them further from shore. On this trip, you can expect anything from Red Snapper and Jack Crevalle to King Mackerel and Redfish. Bear in mind that the cost of the fuel isn't included in the trip's price, so there will be an additional charge for that. Take your fishing license with you, snacks, and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Bay & Jetty (AM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hour trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $875
    up to 6 persons
    Stay in the Galveston Bay and its jetties, and go after inshore favorites like Speckled Trout, Redfish, Jack Crevalle, Black Drum, and Sheepshead. Stock up on drinks and snacks, and remember to have your fishing license with you. The cost of the fuel is included in the trip's price.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Bay and Jetty (PM)
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hour trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    $875
    up to 6 persons
    Stay in the Galveston Bay and its jetties, and go after inshore favorites like Speckled Trout, Redfish, Jack Crevalle, Black Drum, and Sheepshead. Stock up on drinks and snacks, and remember to have your fishing license with you. The cost of the fuel is included in the trip's price.
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Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Black Drum Black Drum
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Sailfish Sailfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)

Boat Specs

Fountain (Express cruiser) originally built in 2008. Powered by 2 480HP Cummins Turbo Diesel engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 36 knots.

Length
48 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
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

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.

About the Captain

Scott Hickman
Galveston, Texas, United States
Member since December 2014
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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.
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We had lots of fun. We definitely do it again!
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