Badlands Fishing Charters is ready to take you on inshore, nearshore, and offshore fishing trips out of Galveston, Texas. Join Captain Troy Smith aboard his sturdy boat and have a great time fishing the Galveston Bay, its jetties, and beyond. The captain will show you the best spots and give you all the help you need to have a fun and safe angling journey. Pack your stuff and enjoy some memorable moments on the waters of Texas!

Your boat for the day will be a 22’ Sea Pro center console with room for up to 6 guests. It’s powered by a 250 HP Yamaha engine with a maximum cruising speed of 60 knots. The boat uses a modern GPS, fishfinder, and radio, as well as radar electronics for safe and efficient movement on the water. The boat also features a wireless trolling motor, multimedia system, an ice-box, along with a livewell. In case there’s anything you need, don’t hesitate to ask the first mate for help.

You’ll try to catch fish by jigging using light and heavy tackle. Some of the species you’ll target are Blacktip Shark, Tarpon, Red Snapper, Sheepshead, Bonefish, and Flounder – you can even try gigging for these flatfish!  Feel free to keep your catch as well as to bring your kids aboard.

Capt. Troy will supply all the fishing tackle, lures, live bait, as well as snacks and drinks. He’ll also offer to clean and fillet your catch at no extra fee. You’ll only need your fishing licenses before you embark on the trip.

Come spend a day with Badlands Fishing Charters and create wonderful memories on the water!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    This full-day trip comes with all the rods, bait, fuel, fish cleaning, water, and an optional boxed lunch included. Prepare for a one-on-one fishing experience with a skilled and licensed captain. The base package covers 4 guests, and you'll target Tarpon, Snapper, Sheepshead, Flounder, Redfish, Speckled Trout, Sharks, Crab, Mackerel, Black Drum, or any fish that bites.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Flounder (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Jan 31
    $575
    Stuffed Flounder anyone? Come aboard and enjoy a fun-filled Flounder fishing adventure! With years of experience behind your crew, you’re guaranteed not to be disappointed. They'll take you to all of the hideouts and teach you the tricks of the trade to land this unique fish. All trips include bait, rods, gas, fish cleaning and packaging, water, and light snacks. Book today and the crew will send you home with some Flounder.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Flounder (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Jan 31
    $575
    Ready for some stuffed Flounder? Jump aboard with the captain and his mate for a terrific Flounder fishing adventure! The years of experience under the crew's belt guarantee you'll return home satisfied. You'll visit all the best spots and learn the tricks to capture this unique species. The captain covers you for rods, bait, gas, fish cleaning and bagging, along with water and light snacks. Join today and the crew will make sure you head back home with some Flounder!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $490
    Each tour includes rods, bait, fuel, bait, as well as the guidance of an experienced and licensed captain. You'll also get an ice chest to store your fish, cold water, and an optional boxed lunch (just request it), as well as fish cleaning and bagging. The base package covers 4 people. The species you'll chase include Shark, Tarpon, Flounder, Redfish, Speckled Trout, Snapper, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, and Black Drum. You can also try out Crab trapping and fish for whatever else is biting.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $490
    Don't fancy an early start? No worries, this 4 person trip has you covered. With all the fishing gear, fuel, an ice chest, fish cleaning, and cold water available, along with lunch on request, you'll want for nothing, as you and the crew fish for Redfish, Flounder, Speckled Trout, Tarpon, Shark, Snapper, Sheepshead, and more.
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Sunset Fishing Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $385
    Hop aboard with the crew for an evening cruise when the fish is biting the most, and watch the beautiful sunset over the Galveston Bay. This is an all-inclusive trip where bait, rods, and fish cleaning and packaging are included. You'll be chasing Flounder, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, Speckled Trout, Redfish, and whatever else is biting. Don’t miss out on a unique fishing experience enjoyed by all!
  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trip – Ladies Mimosa Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    $350
    On this trip, you'll enjoy mimosas and fishing. Bait, rods, fuel, and a one-on-one experience with a seasoned and licensed captain are all in the price. You can store the fish in an ice-chest and have it cleaned and packaged. With space for up to 4 guests, you'll be fishing for Flounder, Redfish, Speckled Trout, Shark, Snapper, Crab, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Spanish Mackerel, Tarpon, or whatever else is biting.
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About the Captain

Troy Smith
Galveston, Texas, United States
ID & License verified
15 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since November 2020
Badlands Fishing Charters is a Texas fishing charter service located in Galveston, and wants you to enjoy the fishing experience of a lifetime! Captain Troy Smith and his crew offer a wide range of Galveston Bay and jetty trips. They specialize in Flounder, Speckled Trout, Redfish, Shark hunting, Crab trapping, Snapper, Sheepshead, Black Drum, Spanish Mackerel, Tarpon, and whatever else is biting. With more than 25 years of experience, Captain Troy knows how and where to find fish in the Gulf of Mexico.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Bonefish Bonefish
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish

Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Red) Red Snapper
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel

Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Sea Pro (Center console) originally built in 2012. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 60 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Jigging
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
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
Visa
Mastercard
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Hunter M.
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4 hour trip with Captain Dakota

VERIFIED   NEW  4 Hour Trip – Flounder (AM) on November 26, 2021
This was such an amazing trip! We had such a great time and Captain Dakota knew where all the best spots were!! Caught the...
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Monica P.
Silsbee, TX
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Afternoon fishing and mimosas

VERIFIED   NEW  3 Hour Trip – Ladies Mimosa Trip on November 20, 2021
Dakota was our captain and we had a blast. We’ll definitely ask for him again. We were out for 3 hrs and never went too long...
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3/4 day with Captain Dakota

VERIFIED   NEW  7 Hour Trip on November 6, 2021
We had a great time. Caught a few big Reds, Captain Dakota took good care of us very professional. Definitely recommend and...
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Dwight M.
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Half Day Trip with Badlands Fishing Charters

VERIFIED   NEW  3 Hour Trip – Sunset Fishing Trip on November 7, 2021
Badlands Fishing Charters Provided a Very Exciting and Professional Service - Great Experience with Dakota and Father Team...
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VERIFIED   3 Hour Trip – Sunset Fishing Trip on October 10, 2021
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FAQs about Badlands Fishing Charters

Badlands Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • $350 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Ladies Mimosa Trip (3 hours)
  • $385 per group, additional $35 per person after 4 guests - 3 Hour Trip – Sunset Fishing Trip (3 hours)
  • $490 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $490 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 4 Hour Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $525 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - 4 Hour Trip – Flounder (AM) (4 hours)
  • $525 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - 4 Hour Trip – Flounder (PM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group, additional $50 per person after 4 guests - 7 Hour Trip (7 hours)

When you book a trip with Badlands Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Badlands Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Snacks
  • Drinks
  • First Mate

Badlands Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing

Badlands Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Jigging
  • Flounder Gigging

Top targeted fish species with Badlands Fishing Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Bonefish
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Red)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Tarpon