Reel Fishing Fever invites you on a fishing or sightseeing adventure in the abundant waters of Galveston, Texas. 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 bay trip for Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Black Drum, and Blacktip Shark. Alternatively, he can take you on a close offshore or jetty trip that will see you targeting Sharks, Spanish Mackerel, and whatever else bites.

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 brand new, built in 2019, 22-foot Sportsman center console. The boat is powered by a 200 HP Yamaha 4-stroke 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. It also comes equipped with a toilet, and a T-top to protect you from the sun.

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 Waterman Marina at Pirates Cove on Galveston Island.

You can purchase live bait for $20 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.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Boat Trips
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $1,000
    This is for 2 boats needed for Bay Fishing. The price is for 2 boats and 2 Captains. The price for 2 boats half day trip(6 Hrs) is $900 for 3 persons maximum per boat plus bait. Bait is $20/per person.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Nearshore/Jetty
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 1 - Dec 31
    $600
    This is a full day jetty/nearshore fishing trip. These trips target Drum,Flounder,Redfish,Sheepshead, Shark,Trout like other trips plus Kingfish, Cobia amd larger Sharks. This trip is an 8 hour trip.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip – Bay Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $600
    You will be fishing out of West Bay on Galveston Island for 8 hours and then heading back. The fish you will be looking for in the bay are Trout, Redfish, Flounder, Sheepshead, Blacktip Sharks, Jack Crevalle, Croaker and Whiting. If you wish to target a specific type of fish let the Captain know and he'll do his best to get you what you want!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Shark Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Sep 15
    $495
    If you book this 6-hour trip, you will be targeting Blacktip Sharks which are up to 4 feet long and very fun to catch!
  • Private trip
    6 Hour – Bay Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $450
    This is a 6 hour bay fishing trip. You'll be fishing for Black Drum, Flounder, Redfish, Trout, and more. This is a private charter with your party being the only ones on board. Captain Terry says "If you're not happy with your half day trip we will continue fishing the full day amount" on him. Live bait additional $20/per person. You can book a trip in as little as 24 hrs before the day of the trip.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour & More Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $450
    This trip includes fishing, sightseeing & dolphin watching all on your own private charter. This trip lasts 6 hours or more. Captain Terry launches out of Waterman's Marina in beautiful Pirates Cove on Galveston Island. Captain Terry says "If your not happy with your half day trip then we will continue fishing the full day amount for half day price." Live bait is an additional $20/per person. You may book in as little as 24 hrs from date of departure.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Afternoon Special
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    $395
    This trip offers customers the option of fishing in the warmer afternoon hours during the cold weather months of the year. We target Trout, Redfish, Flounder, and Sheepshead. The trip starts at 2 pm and returns at 6 pm.
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About the Captain

Terry Hashop
Galveston, Texas, United States
3 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
258 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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 55 years experience. Captain Terry grew up inshore fishing until age 30 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 West Bay and nearshore fishing. Captain Terry mainly fishes West Bay Galveston and close offshore trips out of San Luis Pass and some jetty trips and has so for the past 12 years. Unlike many other guides who run trips only summer months or weekends Captain Terry runs trips YEAR ROUND 7 days a week.

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Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Pompano Pompano

Ray Ray
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Whiting Whiting

Boat Specs

Sportsman (Center console) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha 4 stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Ice Box
Toilet
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days 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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Adam W.
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"And More" Trip was everything we asked for and more!

VERIFIED   6 Hour & More Trip on September 7, 2021
Two out-of-towners in Galveston for a long weekend trip. We had excellent time with Terry and his “And More” trip on 07Sept2021. ...
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VERIFIED   6 Hour Shark Trip on August 4, 2021
Our trip with Captain Terry was awesome as usual.  The day started out with rain storms in the area. He took us to spot where...
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Great Fishing Trip With Capt. Terry

VERIFIED   6 Hour – Bay Fishing on June 30, 2021
Capt. Terry is the type person you feel like you have known him for a long time. He is very knowledgeable about the Bay Area...
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VERIFIED   6 Hour – Bay Fishing on July 21, 2021
Had a blast with captain Terry along with my son and two son in laws. Captain Terry put us the fish first thing and continued...
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Awesome Trip!!!

VERIFIED   6 Hour – Bay Fishing on November 6, 2020
This was a birthday surprise trip which exceeded any hopes or expectations! Captain Terry was a great host, both friendly and...
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FAQs about Reel Fishing Fever

Reel Fishing Fever offers the following trips to customers:
  • $395 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - 4 Hour Afternoon Special (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour – Bay Fishing (6 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour & More Trip (6 hours)
  • $495 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - 6 Hour Shark Trip (6 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip - Nearshore/Jetty (8 hours)
  • $600 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip – Bay Fishing (8 hours)
  • $1,000 per group, additional $50 per person after 3 guests - 2 Boat Trips (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Reel Fishing Fever, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet (Limited Bathroom will not accommodate Plus Size )
  • GPS (Garmin )
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well (3 livewells)
  • Multimedia System
  • Wireless Trolling Motor (80lb Minn Kota)
  • Outriggers
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Reel Fishing Fever include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Variety depending on the fish we target)
  • Lures (Variety depending on fish we target)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (You supply Ice and Ice Chest)
  • Snacks (Some snacks provided)
  • Drinks (Bottled Water)

Reel Fishing Fever offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing (Close Offshore(2 miles or less) or Jetties)
  • Wreck Fishing (Both Bay and Nearshore trips)

Reel Fishing Fever offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Reel Fishing Fever include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • Pompano
  • Ray
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout
  • Whiting