Reel Hook Guide Service offers nearshore, reef, and flats fishing of the entire Galveston Bay Complex. Captain Richard Cabrera is a very professional and experienced captain. No matter if you are a group of friends, on a family outing, or with business clients, he will take you on a fun and safe saltwater fishing adventure.

You’ll fish from a 22’ Transport center console boat, with a spacious deck that accommodates up to 4 anglers, and has plenty of storage space. It is powered by a 200 HP Suzuki 4-Stroke motor, providing a smooth ride in the bays and shallow lake waters. It comes equipped with a Garmin GPS and fishfinder, a power pole, and a trolling motor, live bait tanks, and an icebox. 

Reel Hook Guide Service specializes in wade and drift fishing for trophy Speckled Trout, Redfish, Black Drum, and Flounder. Trips include rods, reels and tackle, lures, ice, bottled water, as well as catch cleaning and bagging. Don’t forget to organize Texas saltwater fishing licenses for all anglers who are over 18 years.

Capt. Richard is fully licensed by the United States Coast Guard and the Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. He runs charters all year round, and can cater to all skill levels. You can be sure that he’ll put you on the fish in no time with his experience and skills.

All you need to do is choose a trip that suits you, join Reel Hook Guide Service, and get ready to have some serious fun!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $625
    If you're after some more fun, then head out on this full day trip, fishing the Galveston Bay Complex for Speckled Trout, Redfish, and Flounder. Trips include rods, reels and tackle, lures, ice, bottled water, as well as catch cleaning and bagging. Don't forget to organize Texas saltwater fishing licenses for all anglers who are over 18.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $525
    Join Capt. Richard for a fun half-day trip, fishing the Galveston Bay Complex for Speckled Trout, Redfish and Flounder. Trips include rods, reels and tackle, lures, ice, bottled water, as well as catch cleaning and bagging. Don't forget to organize Texas saltwater fishing licenses for all anglers who are over 18 years.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 1 day notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $475
    This is a 6-hour trip that will have you fishing in Galveston Bay. You can expect to target species like Speckled Trout, Redfish, and Flounder. Note that bait isn't included in the price, it's an additional cost.
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About the Captain

Richard Cabrera
Galveston, Texas, United States
ID & License verified
8 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since April 2016
For over 20 years, Captain Richard has been fishing the Galveston Bays and Texas Gulf Coast. He has spent many hours navigating and fishing these waters, and has gained much knowledge of where and when to catch fish in this area. If you are after a fun day on the Galveston waters, then join Capt. Richard for an enjoyable fishing experience.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Transport (Center console) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki Four Stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 1 day prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 1 day 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
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% 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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Scott M.
Cedar Park, TX
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March fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on March 23, 2021
Capt. was genuinely interested in us catching fish, put us on ‘em and had a ball. Excellent yrip.
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Houston, Texas
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 26, 2016
I brought my nephew, who never went fishing and a friend on Sunday,  June 26th. We met Captain Richards at 600 and by 630...
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Half day fishing with captain Richard

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on July 7, 2017
This trip was perfect.  Capt Richard was helpful, knowledgeable and friendly.  We had experienced fishermen and novices on...
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Sealy, Texas
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Great trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 6, 2016
A great day of fishing. Captain Richard got us on fish right away and the action was consistent. We caught our limits on specs...
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Half day with Capt Joey

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on June 2, 2017
We went with Capt Joey Yarba Excellent highly recommend him.
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FAQs about Reel Hook Guide Service

Reel Hook Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $475 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (6 hours)
  • $475 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - Half Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $625 per group, additional $50 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Reel Hook Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Live Bait Well (Live Shrimp or Live Coakers)
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Reel Hook Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Reel Hook Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Nearshore Fishing (Galveston Bay Complex)
  • Reef Fishing (Galveston Bay Complex)
  • Flats Fishing (Galveston Bay Complex)

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

Top targeted fish species with Reel Hook Guide Service include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Speckled Trout