Gulf Coast King

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.



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About the Captain

Jesse Francisco
Galveston, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
6 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
35 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Flounder
Jack Crevalle
Redfish

Sheepshead
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.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

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

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 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
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
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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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4.74
out of 5 stars from 35 reviews
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Half Day Trip
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Angler Rating
29
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Robert E.
Frisco, TX
 5.00
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Half Day Trip

VERIFIED   August 23, 2019
Captain Jesse was awesome. We were running late that morning due to some traffic issues and Jesse kept us on the water longer...
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Teresa C.
Houston, TX
 5.00
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Awesome time and experience

VERIFIED   July 27, 2019
The trip could not have been better.  Caught over 20 good size trouts.  Captain Jesse is the best.  Money well...
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Steven H.
Roselle, New Jersey
 5.00
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Great 7 hour trip despite some fog

VERIFIED   February 15, 2018
Despite fog that did not burn off until after 10am my 13 yo son and I had a great day on the water. Hit appx 10 different...
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Anthony F.
Houston, Texas
 5.00
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Couldn't Have Asked for Better

VERIFIED   October 14, 2017
Capt Jesse and I were in contact several times prior to our trip. He was a pleasant man to speak with. Capt Jesse was set up...
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Travis H. C.
Houston, Texas
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What a amazing day

VERIFIED   July 2, 2017
Captain Jessie started out the day be meeting at the dock. When we left the dock I was surprised to see how smooth the boat...
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