Bow To Stern Fishing Tours

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Just out of Houston, a whole world of exciting fishing awaits. Leave Baytown’s shores behind and cross the Trinity Bay to fish the world-famous waters of Galveston. Bow To Stern Fishing Tours cater to anglers of all levels, giving beginners the chance to land their first catch, and helping more experienced guests fill the boat with plenty of delicious fish. These waters are home to a range of prized species, so don’t miss out!

Set out aboard a 24’ Shallow Sport center console, restored in 2019. Shallow and light, she’ll provide a dry and smooth ride for up to 5 guests. Powered by a 200 HP Evinrude outboard, and equipped with a GPS, fishfinder, and anchoring system, you’ll reach the sweet spots with ease. Hit up the shallow hotspots, casting from the flat deck to fill the ice box.

You’ll specialize in light tackle, bottom fishing, spinning, and drift fishing, as you get the most out of these productive waters. If you want to try your hand at fly fishing, then bring your own gear and use this technique to land your target. From Redfish to Trout, Flounder to Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel to Perch, Catfish, Sharks, and many more – there’s no end to what you can catch.

Test your skills and strength and fill the boat on what promises to be an exhilarating day. Your captain will provide all the necessary equipment, as well as water to keep you hydrated throughout. On full day trips, he’ll even provide a “captain’s lunch,” so get ready to fill up! On half day trips, feel free to bring your own drinks and snacks aboard and make the most of your day.

With over 25 years of experience fishing these productive waters, the crew knows exactly what it takes to get you on the fish. Bow To Stern Fishing Tours offer you the chance to experience these waters like no other. Come aboard and fill the boat on the fishing experience of a lifetime!



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  • Private trip
    9 Hour Trip
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    9 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $700
    up to 3 persons
    + $45
    each additional person
    Get the most out of a day exploring southern Texas's rich waters on this 9-hour trip. Using light tackle, you'll get to bottom fish for the bite of some prized fish. Test your skills against Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, Black Drum, Ladyfish, Perch, Catfish, Shark, and more. Each of these will give you a run for your money, making you work hard to fill the boat so you can head home with a delicious treat for dinner.
  • Private trip
    2 Day Weekend Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    2 day trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    Seasonal trip available (Sat, Sun)
    $675
    up to 4 persons / day
    Come and spend your weekend at an island resort where you can escape the hustle and bustle but also enjoy all the city's activities. There's a barn-style restaurant on the island, a full kitchen with dining area, and a professional chef to cook your meals. Not forgetting the fishing, of course! You'll spend 2 days out on these productive waters, going after a range of exciting and delicious fish. From Sharks to Sheepshead, Flounder to Trout, Redfish, and more, there's no end to what you can catch!
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (AM)
    In demand!
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $400
    up to 3 persons
    + $45
    each additional person
    Head out first thing in the morning to catch the early bite of a range of exciting and delicious fish in Texas' productive inshore waters. Spend at least 5 hours on the water, going after Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Sheepshead, Mackerel, Catfish, Shark, and many more tough-fighting species. Each of these beauties will make you work for your catch. Using light tackle, you'll get the most out of your time aboard, testing your skills to the max.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $400
    up to 3 persons
    + $45
    each additional person
    Spend your afternoon exploring the rich shallow waters of the Trinity Bay and her tributaries. These rich waters are overflowing with a range of prized, exciting, and delicious fish just waiting to be turned into dinner. Bottom fish with light tackle to attract the likes of Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, Black Drum, Ladyfish, Perch, Catfish, Sharks, and many more on what promises to be an exhilarating experience.
  • Private trip
    7 Hour Trip – Cast & Blast
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    7 hour trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    $275
    up to 2 persons
    + $89
    each additional person
    Combine the best elements of the outdoors on this exciting trip. Head out on the water for 7 hours, going after the delicious fish that live in the inshore waters of Texas, while also hunting for delicious ducks. A true Texan tradition, you'll live like a local, getting the most out of these productive waters and their rich surroundings. All the gear you need will be provided, so get ready for a thrilling experience.
  • Private trip
    5 Hour Trip – Bring Your Own Kayak
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    5 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $270
    up to 3 persons
    + $35
    each additional person
    Bring your own kayak and experience the magic of fishing on your own in the shallow waters. With an experienced guide and the support of the main boat, you'll test your angling skills to the max. Go after the wealth of exciting fish here as you bottom fish, pop, or jig on light gear. Get ready for a workout before earning yourself a well-deserved delicious treat.
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About the Captain

David Rappelet
Baytown, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Reports
35 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since July 2016
I come from a long line of fishermen. We have fished these waters since I was a child, and I raised in Louisiana waters as well, along with my grandparents. I became a full time fisherman to teach and share the enjoyment of the sport and all it has to offer.

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Targeted Species

Amberjack
Black Drum
Flounder
Ladyfish

Pompano
Redfish
Shark (Blacktip)
Sheepshead

Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Shallow Sport (Center console) originally built in 2012, and restored in 2019. Powered by a 175HP Evinrude engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 48 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Flounder Gigging

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
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Lunch

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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 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
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.54
out of 5 stars from 35 reviews
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Crew
Experience
Red Fish
July fishing trip
July fishing trip
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
85%
Friendly captain
97%
Recommend this charter
91%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
88%
Catch intended fish
85%
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Roberto O.
Flower Mound, TX
 5.00
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VERIFIED   NEW  July 5, 2019
It was an unforgettable experience, I didn’t think It would be as exciting but it was more than I expected especially...
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Scott S.
Midland, TX
 5.00
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Fishing with David

VERIFIED   April 11, 2019
Fishing with David was very enjoyable. He was a little frustrated saying the fishing was slow. I told him I was on the water...
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Matthew L.
Round Rock, Texas
 4.33
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Full day trip

VERIFIED   February 16, 2019
Full day trip with David was awesome. Started off early morning. Fog was heavy but that didn’t stop david from navigating...
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Kathy K.
Sugar Land, TX
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Rainy Labor Day Trip With Captain David

VERIFIED   September 2, 2018
Friends & family in town for Labor Day, booked a fishing trip with David Rappelet several weeks before, with no clue as...
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Martin S.
Houston, Texas
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VERIFIED   NEW  July 6, 2019
I booked this for my husband and our daughters boyfriend. They came back with a good amount of fish and a memorable day spent...
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