Yolo Fishing Charters

Looking for a once-in-a-lifetime fishing experience? Yolo Fishing Charters offers high-energy fishing adventures along the waters of Galveston, Texas. Captain David Joel is a lifelong fisherman, an accomplished singer, and a pilot. He will put maximum effort into making your trip something you’ll remember for the rest of your life.

You will be fishing on a 36’ Triton center console. The boat is equipped with triple award-winning 300 HP Suzuki four-stroke engines, capable of taking you far offshore while ensuring a smooth ride throughout the journey. There’s also a private head on board and plenty of cold storage, meaning you won’t have to haul around your own coolers.

Whether you want to spend a few hours fishing calm, inshore waters or you’re after an ultimate deep sea thrill, Captain David is the one to make it happen for you. You can choose to fish for Redfish, Flounder, Trout, and more at the nearby jetties, or you can go offshore and do some trolling for species such as King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, and Mahi Mahi. Bottom fishing is also an option if you’re interested in catching something tasty for dinner.

All your bait and tackle will be included and prepared prior to each trip. There will also be a first mate present on board, making sure everything runs smoothly. All the fish you decide to keep will be cleaned and filleted for you free of charge, but tipping between 15% and 20% is appreciated.

Just pack your food and beverages, get a Texas fishing license, and join Yolo Fishing Charters for an exciting day in the Gulf of Mexico. After all, as the captain likes to say: “You only live once, so don’t only fish once in a while!”



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    12 Hour Trip – Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    12 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $2,000
    up to 6 persons
    If you're a hardcore angler looking for an ultimate offshore experience, this is the trip for you! Having 12 hours at your disposal will ensure you can make long runs offshore and still have plenty of time left over for fishing. You can go trolling for species like King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Spanish Mackerel, and more, or you can target bottom species such as Red Snapper (when in season), Goliath Grouper, and Tilefish, to name a few.
  • Private trip
    10 Hour Trip – Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    10 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,800
    up to 6 persons
    Jump aboard and spend an extended day offshore with Capt. David! This 10-hour trip will give you the opportunity to make longer runs and spend more time targeting fish such as King Mackerel, Mahi, Mahi, Spanish Mackerel, and more. Besides trolling you can also do some bottom fishing and fish for Red Snapper (when in season), Goliath Grouper, Tilefish, and other tasty bottom dwellers.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,600
    up to 6 persons
    Climb aboard the 36' Triton and venture far offshore. Armed with 3 powerful 4-stroke engines, you can expect a steady ride and ample time to do some deep sea fishing with Capt. David. You will either be trolling for species like King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, and Spanish Mackerel, or you can choose to do some bottom fishing and go after Red Snapper (when in season), Goliath Grouper, Tilefish, and many more.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Jetty
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,100
    up to 6 persons
    The jetties surrounding Galveston offer some of the most productive nearshore fishing in the area. On an 8-hour trip, you will have plenty of time to target species such as Redfish, Flounder, Trout, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, and more. If you want to hear your reels scream but don't want to venture very far offshore, this is the trip for you!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Jetty
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $650
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    The 6-hour trip provides ample time to catch some tasty fish while still not being as long as a full day on the water. You will be fishing the nearshore jetties out of Galveston and your primary targets will be Redfish, Flounder, Trout, Sheepshead and more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Jetty (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $400
    up to 1 person
    + $50
    each additional person
    If you can't spend a whole day on the water but still want to catch some tasty fish, this is the trip for you. Captain David will take you to the nearby nearshore jetties where you can have a crack at fish species such as Redfish, Flounder, Trout, Sheepshead and more.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Jetty (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $400
    up to 1 person
    + $50
    each additional person
    Do you have an afternoon free that you'd like to spend fishing? Embark on a 4-hour adventure with Captain David! This is a nearshore trip where you will be fishing the jetties surrounding Galveston. You can expect to catch Redfish, Flounder, Trout, Sheepshead and more!
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack Amberjack
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Triton (Center console) originally built in 2009. Powered by 3 300HP Suzuki engines.

Length
36 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. 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 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer

About the Captain

David Joel
Galveston, Texas, United States
Member since June 2019
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Captain David Joel is a 2nd generation fisherman and a Texas native. He’s been fishing Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico for over 20 years, and this has given him plenty of time to learn about the local marine wildlife. Capt. David takes pride in the level of commitment and the high energy he puts into everything he does. Besides being an accomplished fisherman, he’s a well-known country singer and a pilot. He even flies his own plane when touring the country!
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

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4.83
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Dana B.
North Richland Hills, TX
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Evening Trip, July 5

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Though the fish weren’t cooperating we had a blast watching the kids and sharing in their laughter!
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