Reel Smooth Guide Service

Reel Smooth Guide Service is located in Galveston, Texas, and offers bay fishing trips throughout the entire Galveston Bay complex. Owned and operated by Capt. Michael Meza, the charter service provides fun family friendly and corporate Texas fishing trips.

Capt. Michael fishes aboard a 25’ Majek Extreme center console boat that accommodates up to 5 guests. The boat is equipped with top of the line electronics, two huge livewells, an oxygen system for bait, a power pole, and a jack plate. The boat gives a very comfortable ride, and has plenty of space, with bucket seats and dry storage on board for all to use.

During your trip, you can try out wade fishing, drift fishing or anchored fishing throughout the inshore Galveston Bay. You can either use live bait or artificial lures to target Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Sheepshead, Black Drum and more, or you can travel further out to experience some exciting Shark action. Please note, live bait comes at an extra cost.

You will be supplied with high-quality tackle, with Shimano reels and Redtail rods making up a large part of the gear used. Whether you want to practice spin casting or bait casting, Capt. Michael will be able to provide what you need.

Thanks to Capt. Michael’s extensive experience fishing the Galveston Bay complex, you and your friends or family will have an enjoyable and exciting trip with Reel Smooth Guide Service. The captain works hard on every single trip to make sure everyone on board has the adventure to remember.

Whatever sort of trip you’re looking for, Capt. Michael will cater for your fishing needs!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Last minute cancellation trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jul 14 - Jul 16 (Mon, Tue, Wed)
    US $325
    Someone canceling last minute saves you $$$. You are still targeting the same fish – Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Drum, and Sheepshead – just at a lower price during off-peak season. Live bait is extra at bait stand price.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    WINTER SPECIAL 2023
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:45 AM
    Seasonal trip Oct 15 - Dec 15
    US $325
    Come fish in the late fall for some of the best fishing you will dee in Galveston. Its a 4 to 5 hr bay fishing fishing for Speckled Trout and Reds and what ever else bites. This time of year yields mixed back with drum, sheephead , and flounder as well. Live bait is extra
    Targeted fish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    BACK OF SCHOOL SPECIAL!!
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 6 - Sep 10 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sun)
    US $350
    Fish on a budget for the first week of may and into June. Target Trout, and reds. Perfect time to get out and fish. Live bait is additonal charge.
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    Catch and Release Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $350
    I will be offering a catch and release trip to help with restocking of the fish due to freeze in Texas.
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Spring Break Special
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Apr 15 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $375
    This is a special trip run until April 15. If you would like to try fishing with live shrimp and target Speckled Trout and Red, it is a perfect choice for you! Please, have in mind that this is a trip for up to 4 people for 4 to 5 hours. You will also target Bull Red and big Drum. Book it now!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    Fall Weekday Special
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Nov 30 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    US $375
    You will be fishing for all species that are biting. Even try to get a tug from out Bull Reds running this time of year. Live bait comes at an extra charge at market price.
    Targeted fish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    May Special 2023
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:15 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - May 31
    US $375
    May is great for Speckled Trout and Redfish. Save a few dollars with this trip. Please note that live bait is extra.
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Special
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US $400
    This trip includes wonderful 4 hours of fishing on Galveston Bay. Bring your kids along and see them catch their first fish. The captain will cover your fishing equipment and bottled water. You only need to purchase fishing licenses for the adults and bring your food. Live bait is charged extra.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Feb 28
    US $475
    If you don't have the time to spend a whole day on the water, take this half day trip. The captain will cover your fishing equipment and fresh water. Live bait comes at an extra cost if you want to use it. You need to purchase your fishing license and bring some food for the day.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Fly Fishing
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    US $600
    This full day trip is a great option if you want to spend a whole day on the water but you have less than 5 people in your group. Bring your food and purchase your fishing license – the captain will cover everything else. Get in touch and discuss the details, just in case.
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Jack Crevalle
    Jack Crevalle
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Pompano
    Pompano
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 110 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (195)
June fishing trip
June fishing trip
Great day!
+192
Angler rating
103
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
99%
Friendly captain
99%
Recommend this charter
96%
Appropriate for children
96%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
96%
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Dalton H.
Ottumwa, IA
Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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4 Hour Trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   WINTER SPECIAL 2023 on September 7, 2023
We ended our week in Texas by going on a fishing trip with Captain Mike. From the beginning to the end was a great time. Fishing...
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Karissa P.
Excellent
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Experience:
Excellent
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Boat
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5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Amazing fishing trip!!!

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Special on March 10, 2024
This was hands down, one of the best fishing trips ever! My boyfriend and I booked this trip to celebrate our one year, and...
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Mindy J.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Great day!

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on April 15, 2024
Wasn’t ideal conditions but we were in it to learn new techniques and for the experience. We caught fish and learned a lot....
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Kim K.
Gonzales, LA
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5-Hour Trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Special on August 6, 2023
Captain Mike communicated the weather to us very well and ultimately it was our decision the night before if we wanted to go...
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Bryan H.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
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Boat
Excellent
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Crew
Excellent
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   5 Hour Trip – Special on June 9, 2024
Great trip! Captain Micheal did a great job putting us on fish. We had a great time and made good memories.
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FAQs about Reel Smooth Guide Service

Reel Smooth Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $325 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Last minute cancellation trip (4 hours)
  • US $325 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - WINTER SPECIAL 2023 (4 hours)
  • US $350 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - BACK OF SCHOOL SPECIAL!! (5 hours)
  • US $350 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - Catch and Release Trip (5 hours)
  • US $375 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Trip – Spring Break Special (4 hours)
  • US $375 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - Fall Weekday Special (5 hours)
  • US $375 per group, additional US $50 per person after 2 guests - May Special 2023 (4 hours)
  • US $400 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 5 Hour Trip – Special (5 hours)
  • US $475 per group, additional US $75 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • US $600 per group, additional US $100 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Reel Smooth Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well Live Shrimp/ Croaker
  • Multimedia System Radio/Sirius Radio
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Reel Smooth Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (No charge and cleaned and bagged)
  • Drinks (Water provided)

Reel Smooth Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Galveston Bay)
  • Nearshore Fishing (Within 5 miles)
  • Reef Fishing (Natural)
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Reel Smooth Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Reel Smooth Guide Service include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Pompano
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout

Meet the Captain

Michael Meza
Galveston, Texas, United States
24 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
110 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2016
Angler's Choice
The Angler's Choice Award is given to listings that consistently deliver a high-quality service and earn great reviews from customers.
I was brought up on the water and become a fishing guide to follow my love and passion I have to share for the outdoors and also to educate anglers on how to become more successful.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Pompano Pompano

Boat specs

Majek (Bay boat) originally built in 2011. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 60 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Galveston Bay
Nearshore Fishing
Within 5 miles
Reef Fishing
Natural
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Live Shrimp/ Croaker
Multimedia System
Radio/Sirius Radio
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
No charge and cleaned and bagged
Drinks
Water provided

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No age limits. The younger the better. Love to see the kids with bent rods.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
PayPal
Checks
Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 4% charge will apply.

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