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.

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 (5 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $700
    up to 5 persons
    Take a full day on the boat to make the most of your trip! Captain Mike is an expert on local fisheries so you expect to be led to some pretty enjoyable fishing spots. Live bait can be included at an extra cost. Make sure to purchase your fishing license in advance and bring some snacks.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip (5 MAX)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $600
    up to 5 persons
    This trip includes a wonderful day of fishing on Galveston Bay. Captain Mike will take care of all your needs and we will have fun along as educate while we are on the water. If you want to use live bait, the captain can purchase it for an extra charge.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 5:30 AM
    $525
    up to 2 persons
    + $62
    each additional person
    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
    $425
    up to 2 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    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
    SPRING SPECIAL
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 20 - May 15
    $400
    up to 5 persons
    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
    $375
    up to 2 persons
    + $25
    each additional person
    This trip includes a wonderful 4 hrs of fishing on Galveston Bay. Bring your kids along and see them catch their first fish. The captain will cover your fishing equipment and fresh water. You only need to purchase fishing licenses for the adults and bring your food.
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About the Captain

Michael Meza
Galveston, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
16 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
58 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 Yamaha V6 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 60 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 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

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.99
out of 5 stars from 58 reviews
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Experience
6 hour trip with Captain Mike
6 hour trip with Captain Mike
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
97%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Santos L.
San Antonio, TX
 5.00
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6 hour trip with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   NEW  March 13, 2020
Enjoyed our trip! My daughter caught so many fish, captain was patient and took his time with us. He took us to several spots...
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Derek M.
Sugar Land, TX
 5.00
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4-hour Tripp’s with Captain Mike

VERIFIED   November 25, 2019
We had a wonderful time! He was prepared and waiting for us to arrive. His boat was clean and all tackle was new. He is very...
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Aaron D.
Winnie, TX
 5.00
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4 hour morning breezy

VERIFIED   August 9, 2019
Started out early in the morning with Captain Mike, in the dark with very windy conditions. He actually called me earlier in...
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David U.
CLARKSVLE CTY, TX
 5.00
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   March 10, 2020
Capt Mike was incredible. We are novices and he was terrific. Visibility was almost zero but he got us out safely and put us...
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Drew J.
Carrollton, TX
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Knowledgeable, friendly guide who puts the customer first!

VERIFIED   July 29, 2019
Great 4 hour trip for my son, his friend (both 12), and me with Captain Mike - he worked hard to make sure that we got the...
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