Line Check Charters operated by Captain Michael Regan and Captain Eric cannot wait to show you the inshore/nearshore fishing in Galveston. The waters here are fantastic and will provide an awesome fishing trip for you and your family. For offshore trips, just check out his second listing.

The boat is a 27’ KeyWest powered by two 200 HP Suzuki engines. She has high sides that will protect you from spray even on choppier waters, as well as all the navigational and safety gear you could ever want. All of this and still plenty of room on deck for up to 6 anglers to fish without crossing rods!

Galveston is a great fishing destination for a multitude of reasons, one of the biggest being how productive the area is. You will find yourself on the fish in no time at all - and the menu options are fantastic too!

You can expect to catch in the bay and jetty species such as large Red and Black Drum, as well as Gafftop Catfish, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout, and many more! There is also a huge variety of Shark species.

Depending on the season, nearshore fishing can also provide you with Ling, Bull Drum and King Mackerel.

Light and heavy tackle is provided, but more experienced anglers that wish to fly fish will need to bring their own equipment. For everyone else, you will be using tackle by Accurate, Penn and Shimano and fishing predominantly with live bait. A variety of bait and lures are brought aboard each charter depending on what the clients are interested in catching and how the fish are biting.

All that’s left for you to do is book now, grab your fishing license, snacks and water, and meet Line Check Charters on the water!



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  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Bay & Jetty (PM)
    Just booked! Last booked: 10 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $545
    This is the most popular trip, especially for families with young kids. Come fish the famous Galveston Jetty complex. You and your party can encounter huge Red and Black Drum as well as the many Shark species that call these waters home. Fill the cooler with Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, and many other popular table fish. For very small children, please contact the captain so smaller life vests can be arranged. Bring along your fishing license, snacks and drinks, and you are ready to go!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip - Bay & Jetty (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $545
    Families with kids love this trip. You will target Black and Red Drum, Shark, Speckled Trout, Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead and many more! For very small children, parents should contact the captain prior to the trip. He will arrange smaller life vests. No experience is needed - Capt. Michael will be with you every step of the way. Please check with the captain if there is an extra fuel surcharge for offshore trips.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip- Shark & Bull Drum (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $645
    This trip is action-packed, especially in the summer months when the big Sharks of the Gulf come close to shore. This is great for people who want to dip their toes in the water of Shark fishing. You'll make some great memories here! Remember to bring you food and drink along too. Please check with the captain if there is an extra fuel surcharge for offshore trips.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Bay & Jetty
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $745
    This trip is the same as the 4 hour bay and jetty trips, but allows you to spend more time on the water, so there will be more fish in your ice box by the end of the trip! Capt. Michael is happy to fillet this for you, so your catch is ready for the oven! Please check with the captain if there is an extra fuel surcharge for offshore trips.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Shark & Bull Drum
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $845
    The hardcore version of the shorter trip. You never know how many brutes you might tangle with, so the extra time is great to reel them in. The summer months see a huge increase in shark activity closer to the shore, so be ready to battle! Please bring lots of water, sunscreen, and your fishing license. Please check with the captain if there is an extra fuel surcharge for offshore trips.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip - Nearshore Fishing
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $945
    You will head out up to nine miles on this trip. You will fish the rigs and wrecks within this distance. Expect to hook some monster Bull Drum as well as some pelagic species such as Ling and Kingfish. There is no better feeling than that thrill when a huge King takes the bait! Remember your sunscreen, snacks, and plenty of water! Please check with the captain if there is an extra fuel surcharge for offshore trips.
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About the Captain

Michael Regan
Galveston, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
8 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
628 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2015
Captain Michael specializes in offshore fishing. He is extremely passionate about the sea, more so than anything else in the world. When he isn't on trips with clients, he will be out there fishing on his own. He is in his element when at sea, and would love to share his passion with you. With over 15 years of experience, you are in safe hands with him. He will have you on the fish in no time and making loads of great memories!

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Catfish Catfish
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish

Boat specs

Key West (Center console) originally built in 2006. Powered by 2 200HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
27 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Popping
Fly Fishing
Equipment not provided
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
As the season dictates
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No min. age, life jackets supplied
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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3.5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 619 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.8 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Half day trip
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4 Hour with Captain Eric aboard Line Check!!
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Angler Rating
561
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
88%
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Shane A.
Geneva, TX
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4 hr Shark Trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip- Shark & Bull Drum (PM) on September 3, 2022
We booked this trip for my daughters 16th birthday, she has wanted to catch a shark for a couple of years.  My only goal for...
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Rick G.
Ardmore, OK
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half day with Capt. Eric

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip - Bay & Jetty (AM) on April 18, 2022
We fished a half day with Capt Eric.keep in mind he does not control the weather or the fish. This is the first review I have...
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Warren W.
Wylie, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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6 Hour trip w/ Capt Eric

VERIFIED   6 Hour Trip - Bay & Jetty on June 9, 2022
My son and I had an outstanding trip with Capt Eric. We weren’t looking to take home any of the catch so Eric focused us...
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Dwight R.
Houston, Texas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Awesome time with Captain Mike.

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip - Bay & Jetty (PM) on May 9, 2022
Been wanting to do this for years and so sad we waited this long. We had a wonderful time fishing with Mike and Billy on an...
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Jimmy T.
Longview, Texas
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Half day Jetty Trip with Captain Eric

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip - Bay & Jetty (AM) on March 17, 2022
We were a group of 3 adults and 2 kids. Captain Eric called the night before and asked could we arrive 30 minutes early to...
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FAQs about Line Check Charters

Line Check Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $545 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip - Bay & Jetty (PM) (4 hours)
  • $545 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip - Bay & Jetty (AM) (4 hours)
  • $645 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Trip- Shark & Bull Drum (PM) (4 hours)
  • $745 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour Trip - Bay & Jetty (6 hours)
  • $845 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour Trip - Shark & Bull Drum (6 hours)
  • $945 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour Trip - Nearshore Fishing (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Line Check Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Line Check Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (As the season dictates)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Line Check Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Line Check Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing (Equipment not provided)
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Line Check Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Catfish
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Shark (Tiger)
  • Sheepshead
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout