Reel Fishing Fever

Broadway Street
Galveston TX, United States

Reel Fishing Fever invites you on a fishing or sightseeing adventure in the abundant waters of Galveston, Texas. You will be fishing from Hitchcock, a city located on Galveston’s West Bay, just north of Galveston. Captain Terry has over 50 years of fishing experience and is a warm and welcoming person. He loves taking kids and families out on fishing and sightseeing trips.

Captain Terry can take you on an inshore trip to the Bays and Jetties for Redfish, Black Drum, Flounder, Trout, and Blacktip Shark. Alternatively, he can take you on a close offshore trip that will see you targeting Sharks, Tarpon, Kingfish, Cobia, and more.

The Dolphin watching and sightseeing tours can be done on their own or combined with your fishing trip. In the words of Captain Terry: “I see these combo trips on many of my family outings, non-avid fisherman and quite frankly with a lot of my friends”.

You will fish aboard a 20-foot Mako center console, originally built in 1983, and restored in 2017. The boat is powered by a 225HP Evinrude E-Tec engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots. That means it is fast and reliable on the water and will get you to the best fishing grounds quickly. The boat contains all the safety and electronics you might need, as well as all the fishing gear.

Reel Fishing Fever is a reasonably priced charter that offers a wide variety of choices for your boating pleasure. You will typically launch out of the beautiful, safe and private HarborWalk Yacht Club & Marina. Here they have a Ships Store for all your needs on the trip. Captain Terry is able to pick you up at a dock of your choosing if HarborWalk isn’t convenient.

You can purchase live bait for $15 per person, so make sure you let Captain Terry know you are interested. He will provide you with bottled water and snacks on the trip, as well as a cleaning and filleting service at the end of the trip. Waivers must be signed by everyone onboard before the trip starts.

Reel Fishing Fever invites you on a fishing or sightseeing adventure in the abundant waters of Galveston, Texas. You will be fishing from Hitchcock, a city located on Galveston’s West Bay, just north of Galveston. Captain Terry has over 50 years of

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  • Full Day Trip - Tarpon
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 650 private charter
  • Full Day Near Shore Trip
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 550 private charter
  • US$ 375 private charter
  • US$ 375 private charter
  • US$ 200 private charter
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Black Drum
  Jack Crevalle

  King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  Shark (Blacktip)

  Shark (Bull)
  Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Mako (Center console) originally built in 1983, and restored in 2017. Powered by a 225HP Evinrude E-Tec HO engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

20 ft
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Drift Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
First Mate


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 3 days before the trip date.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Galveston to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory


Book with 30% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% 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

About the Captain

Terry Hashop
Galveston, Texas, United States
Member since March 2017
Born in Houston, Captain Terry is a licensed Captain through the U.S. Coast Guard. He has been fishing these waters all his life. He brings with him over 50 years experience. Captain Terry grew up inshore fishing until age 30 when he purchased the Mako he now Captains. After that time he spent the next 20 years fishing mainly offshore within 30 miles. At age 50, with the lowering of Snapper limits to 2 per trip he split his fishing time to inshore and nearshore fishing. Nearshore fishing within 10 miles, jetty fishing and bay fishing are the trips Captain Terry now focuses on.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Galveston Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.78 out of 5 stars from 32 reviews

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The weather during the weekend didn’t want to cooperate so Captain Terry switched the fishing trip from Saturday to Sunday.  There’s was great communication to coordinate the trip. Despite the cold weather Captain Terry did what he could to make the trip successful.  We had live bait & went to the jetties where we caught a 35 pound red, 2 whitening,  a sheep head & a jack. It was a good day & my family had a blast for a reasonable price.  I would definitely recommend & will be using Captain Terry’s fishing services in the future.

Fished April 8, 2018
Terry Hashop (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 17, 2018

Well the day turned out much better that Saturday for us. I think we did well considering this was after the front blew in Saturday. I posted your Jack Crevalle Tina and Stan’s big Redfish. Remember that Jack was just as big as the Redfish and all muscle. Let’s not forget that Victoria caught whiting which is one of my personal favorites. I’m looking forward to our next outing in June. Thanks again for letting me be your Captain. Tight lines Captain Terry.

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Fished March 18, 2018
Terry Hashop (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 23, 2018

I posted your picture with Sheepshead and Whiting, all total you caught 25 fish.

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If you are looking for a big new boat and high end rod and reels—Captain Terry is probably not your charter.  However, if you want a knowledgeable guide that will work hard to help you catch fish—Captain Terry should be your charter.  He is a best value.  His main goal is to have his customers catch as many fish as they possibly can.  His boat is smaller and older, but fast, durable, safe, and very versatile.  He is willing to adapt techniques to increase the odds of the individual catching fish.
  Our day started out with a change from the bay to the jetty (no additional charge) due to current fishing reports.  We were put on the bite, but could not hook the fish.  Captain Terry changed the rigging and I ended up catching a 19 inch sheepshead.  We tried a while longer without any more luck.  We tried several other spots without any bites.  We saw a few sites of interest and returned to the jetty for the afternoon bite.  Where we caught several more sheepshead.  My grandson and I ended up catching 6 sheepshead
From 16 to 19 inches.  Thank you Captain Terry for not letting me give up.  My grandson had a blast making the trip worth it.

Fished March 16, 2018
Terry Hashop (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 23, 2018

Well you summed it up very well, but let me clarify so points. I’m older possibly wiser than younger fisherman and do things a certain way for a reason. The older models of Mako were built better than now and a 20 foot Mako like mine can go in both bays and jetties no matter how high the seas are safely.Larger boats can fish the jetties but can’t fish the bays and on 50% of the time bay boats can’t safely fish the jetties. My boat has a power pole, Bob’s jack plate, Lenco trim tabs all 2017 and an E-Tec engine that is a 2018. As far as rod/reels I use newer equipment but less expensive. I broke a rod on our trip and if that happened on a $200 rod your guide and your trip would be upset. If you broke it or dropped it over board he would most likely want you to pay for it. I don’t punch a clock for someone and if there is an afternoon bite I will continue to fish even after your trip is technically ended.
Two days later with Gene and Tim we caught 25 fish and limited out on Sheepshead, (I posted there photo) that’s fishing, some days are better than others. I felt your assessment and with my reply will help others know if I’m the right fit for what they want in a trip and Thank you for taking the time to write a very informative review.

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