Local Fishing Charters invites you to experience the stunning calm waters of Galveston Bay and Clear Lake With Captain Chris at the helm, you’ll benefit from years of knowledge and experience.

Species like Redfish, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Red Snapper, Bonnethead Shark, Blacktip Shark, Black Drum, and more are in the cards, depending on the season. During the trip, you might be spinning, or maybe something more specialized in this area.

Your vessel for the day is a 24’ Sea Pro center console with a capacity for 6 passengers. It has all the essentials. Capt. Chris will provide rods and reels, all tackle, and live bait.

Before coming aboard, you will be required to buy a local fishing license for everyone in your group. This information is usually available online, or you can ask the captain. Some species might be protected or require a tag to keep them, so make sure you know what to expect. It’s always wise to bring sunblock (non-spray), and Alcohol is allowed. There will be bottled water onboard.

How often would you rather be fishing? Go on and turn that daydream into a reality, with Local Fishing Charters.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    Price for up to 4 persons
    US $550
    Enjoy the morning fishing on the calm waters of Galveston Bay Great trip for all ages and levels of experience. Live bait, Ice, water, fishing equipment, and tackle included
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Popping
    Heavy Tackle
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Black Drum
    Black Drum
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Flounder
    Flounder
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Speckled Trout
    Speckled Trout
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    Price for up to 4 persons
    US $550
    Sleep in and enjoy the calm water of Galveston Bay and Clear Lake. Great trip for all ages and levels of fishing. Live bait, fishing equipment, tackle, water, and ice included
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Popping
    Heavy Tackle
    Spinning
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip (Fri, Sat, Sun)
    Price for up to 4 persons
    US $850
    A full day gives you a chance to fish more spots or check out local restaurants or bars for lunch on the water. Great trip for all ages and levels of experience. Live bait , equipment, tackle, and water provided.
    Types of fishing
    Lake Fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Flats Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Popping
    Heavy Tackle
    Spinning
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Customer reviews

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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
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Experience
Excellent
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Captain Chris was Amazing !!!
Captain Chris was Amazing !!!
Captain Chris was Amazing !!!
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Ashley W.
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Happy kid! Great trip!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 15, 2024
Captain Chris was wonderful! He was quick to re-bait the hook, and getour fish off the hook for us. We caught lots of fish,...
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Dj A.
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Captain Chris was Amazing !!!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on July 20, 2024
We had a Great time with Captain Chris !! He had everything we needed and knew all the spots to catch some nice fish ! Caught...
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Jose S.
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Great half day fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 2, 2024
We had a great time fishing with Captain Chris.  His boat was well equipped, and comfortable. He put us on fish despite lots...
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Joel R.
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Captain Chris

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on March 30, 2024
Was awesome there were 4 of us with some to none experience he accommodated everyone and we caught fish 🎣 thx Chris
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Fishing with Chris

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on March 16, 2024
even when the weather wasn’t on our side , we still cought some decent sized fish,. he knows where the fish are.
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FAQs about Local Fishing Charters

Local Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $550 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $550 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $850 per group, additional US $50 per person after 4 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Local Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet For emergency
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box
  • Radar

Trips booked with Local Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Water)

Local Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Local Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Local Fishing Charters include:
  • Black Drum
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Shark (Bonnethead)
  • Sheepshead
  • Speckled Trout

Meet the Captain

Chris Luikens
Houston, Texas, United States
7 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since January 2024
Capt. Chris runs trips on Galveston Bay and Clear Lake aboard a 24’ Sea Pro. These waters are known for Redfish and Sheepshead and he will show you how to catch them. With great knowledge of the area, he has a trick or two up his sleeve, and the only way to learn is to join him out on the water!

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Shark (Bonnethead) Bonnethead Shark

Boat specs

Sea Pro (Center console) originally built in 2000, and restored in 2024. Powered by a 250HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Spinning

Amenities

Toilet
For emergency
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Water

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 14 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 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
12 and under must wear life jacket.
You Keep Catch

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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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