Gulf Coast King

9301 Broadway Street
Galveston TX, United States

Join Captain Jesse Francisco for a fun and family friendly fishing trip with Gulf Coast King. Fishing with a captain who has over 15 years experience fishing the local waters, you are sure to have a great time catching fish on your own personalized fishing trip!

You will be fishing aboard a roomy 23 ft Gulf Coast VS center console boat that is powered by a fast 200 HP Evinrude engine. The boat has plenty of space for up to four anglers and is equipped with the latest electronics and safety equipment to ensure that your day on the water is safe and successful. The boat’s trolling motor and anchoring system will allow you to approach fish stealthily, and with plenty of storage on board as well as an ice box and live bait tank, it will be sure to fulfill your inshore fishing needs.

Captain Jesse primarily fishes with live bait, which he provides at a charge of $25. He also enjoys throwing artificial lures, and adapts his fishing styles to what he considers to be the most effective way of targeting Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder on the day of the trip. Quality rods and reels are provided for you to use throughout your trip, and once you return to the dock Captain Jesse will clean and fillet your catch.

This is a family friendly charter, and Captain Jesse has a reputation for being great with kids who are learning to fish. Passionate about getting the next generation interested in the local waterways, he also organizes youth fishing tournaments for young local anglers through his Future Anglers Associations Fishing Series.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 425
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Fun in the sun fishing with Capt. Jesse Francisco. FLOUNDER, TROUT & REDS watch out because here we come! Live bait is extra at $25 per person

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Jack Crevalle

Spanish Mackerel (Narrow-barred)
Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Gulf Coast (Center console) originally built in 2008, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 200HP Evinrude engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 50 knots.

23 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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:
American Express

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

About the Captain

Jesse Francisco
Galveston, Texas, United States
Member since May 2016
Captain Jesse Francisco has fished the waters of the Galveston Bay since he was just ten years old. He enjoys running guided fishing trips in the Texas Bays, and provides a personalized service for a variety of types of groups. Captain Jesse specializes in fishing with live and artifical bait for Speckled Trout, Redfish, and Flounder, and he enjoys both wading and drift fishing in the bay.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.73 out of 5 stars from 33 reviews

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Fished July 20, 2018
Jesse Francisco (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 20, 2018

Hard work today but we feel it paid off.
Captain Jesse

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Glen, although nice, was complaining the entire time because of the heat and no wind. He took several personal phone calls during the trip and we caught one fish. He kept driving the boat “to cool off”. We cut the trip short because we honestly thought Glen might have a heat stroke while we were there. We were not on the boat we expected not with Jesse, whom called us the day before. We spent $50.00 on bait and used 3 “croakers” each. Not a good experience.

Fished July 10, 2018
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Fished June 27, 2018
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