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
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $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.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Apr 20
    $500
    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.
  • Private trip
    May Special
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:15 AM
    Seasonal trip May 3 - May 21 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $450
    May is great for Speckled Trout and Redfish. Save a few dollars with this trip. Please note that live bait is extra.
  • Private trip
    September Special
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Sep 1 - Sep 30 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sun)
    $450
    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.
  • Private trip
    Spring Special
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 10 - Mar 25 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $450
    This is a special trip run until May 15. If you would like to try fishing with live shrimp and target Speckled Trout and Reds, it is a perfect choice for you! Please, have in mind that this is a trip for up to 4 people. Book it now!
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Special
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $425
    This trip includes a 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.
  • Private trip
    Catch and Release Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $400
    I will be offering a catch and release trip to help with restocking of the fish due to freeze in Texas.
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About the Captain

Michael Meza
Galveston, Texas, United States
16 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
84 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2016
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
Redfish Redfish

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Majek (Skiff) 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
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing

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
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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
You Keep Catch

Payment

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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Customer Reviews

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Great Trip
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Great fishing day with Captain Mike
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Angler Rating
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Friendly captain
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96%
Appropriate for children
95%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
96%
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Linda D.
Galveston, Texas
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Great fishing day with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 21, 2021
Mike is very professional, attentive and conscientious. He was great with my kids and was patient with us semi newbies. Ive...
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Paul R.
Houston, Texas
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Dad/daughter fishing trip.

VERIFIED   4 Hour Special on July 4, 2021
We booked a half day with Captain Mike and were not disappointed!  He was great working through a challenging forecast and...
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Keith M.
Houston, Texas
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We had a Great Trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 6, 2021
My grandson & I had a Great trip we caught a lot of fish and Captain Mike was very accommodating.  We highly recommend Captain...
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Blaine T.
Yuba City, CA
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Many Fish Species

VERIFIED   3/4 Day Trip on March 20, 2021
We had a great time with Michael! We caught 4 different species of fish flounder, black drum, sheepshead fish, and spotted...
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Jerry B.
Waxahachie, Texas
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Fishing with Michael

VERIFIED   4 Hour Special on June 2, 2021
We were treated great and had a good time. Thanks for the memories my grandson and son in law will never forget their first...
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FAQs about Reel Smooth Guide Service

Reel Smooth Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $400 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Catch and Release Trip (5 hours)
  • $425 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 4 Hour Special (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - May Special (5 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - September Special (5 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Spring Special (5 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - 3/4 Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $62 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
  • Drinks (Water provided)

Reel Smooth Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Galveston Bay)
  • Reef Fishing (Natural)

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

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