Stray Cat Charters Galveston

Stray Cat Charters invites you to experience a true Galvestonian fishing experience with Captain Jerry Praker. Jerry has fished the waters of Galveston, Texas his whole life, and comes from a family of commercial fishermen who have been operating here since the 1920’s. This fishing-rich heritage means your captain has learned from the best and is able to provide unforgettable experiences for everyone on board.

The 30’ Chris Craft Flybridge was originally built in 1977 and restored in 2017 to update all its features and provide its guests an even better fishing experience. The vessel is very comfortable with a bed, a kitchen, a toilet, air-conditioning inside the cabin, a multimedia system for entertainment, and plenty of other features. You will use the livewell to store the bait, the icebox to keep the catch fresh, and the flybridge to sight the fish.

Captain Jerry can take you fishing inshore or nearshore, depending on the trip option you choose for your party. The half day trip in the jetties are reserved for Redfish, Trout, Flounder, and Black Drum. The Shark trip will let you target Bull Shark, Blacktip, Hammerhead, and others. Lastly, if offshore fishing is your dream, you’ll be pleased to know that Kingfish, Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish, Skate, and other species live in these waters.

Stray Cat Charters carries Shimano and Penn rods and reels, a selection of live and artificial bait, a variety of tackle, and they have a first mate present on all trips. If you wish to keep some fish for dinner, they can clean and fillet your catch. All you should bring are your sunscreen and a choice of snacks and drinks. Children under the age of 6 are not permitted on the boat due to safety reasons.

Now, simply set aside a date, get your group together and join Stray Cat Charters Galveston for your next angling adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Shark (AM) 4 MAX
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    Join the captain on a trip going after all the various shark species calling these waters home. Some of the beach Sharks you'll get to target include favorites such as Spinner, Hammerhead, Bonnethead, Blacktip, Sand Shark, and more. This trip has a maximum capacity of 4 people for the best experience. Please make your booking at least 48 hours in advance to allow enough time for the necessary preparations. Please check with the captain if there is an extra fuel surcharge for offshore trips.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Shark (PM) 4 MAX
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    This is a trip for all anglers that have been dreaming of battling these infamous marine predators. You will get the chance to target a variety of beach Sharks such as Spinner, Hammerhead, Bonnethead, Blacktip, Sand Shark, and more. Please keep in mind that you should book your trip at least 48 hours in advance to allow the captain to make all the necessary preparations. Please check with the captain if there is an extra fuel surcharge for offshore trips.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Jetty Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Get on the water bright and early and enjoy a period of high activity as you visit some of the area's richest spots. You'll visit the Galveston Jetties or other hotspots in the early morning from 6:30 am to 10:30 am. Your targeted species will include Redfish, Flounder, Trout, Black Drum, and more. Please allow 48 hours advance notice ahead of booking a trip to ensure all required crew are available and prepared for your trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Jetty Fishing (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    If you'd like to get after some feisty fish but aren't too keen on waking up at the crack of dawn this is the trip for you. You'll be fishing the Galveston Jetties or other local hotspots in the afternoon from 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM. Your targeted species will include Redfish, Flounder, Trout, Black Drum, and more. Please book your trip at least 48 hours in advance to ensure all required crew are available and prepared for your trip.
There are 4 people looking at this charter.

About the Captain

Jerry Praker
Galveston, Texas, United States
1 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
15 Customer Reviews
Response time 7 hours
Member since April 2017
Captain Jerry has been fishing his whole life and says: "My family has been in the fishing charter business since 1920's.". He has been a captain for over 35 years and really enjoys the time he spends on the water. Jerry and his crew are polite and courteous, they take care of their guests, and love to see them smile. Captain Jerry is a big supporter of the Catch and Release method.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Cobia Cobia
Flounder Flounder
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Ladyfish Ladyfish
Ray Ray
Redfish Redfish

Shark (Hammerhead) Shark (Hammerhead)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Chris Craft (Flybridge) originally built in 1977, and restored in 2017. Powered by 2 350HP Yanmar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 27 knots.

Length
30 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Bed

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
First Mate

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
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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

Galveston Fishing Calendar

Loading Fish Calendar!
Please Wait...

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Photos by reviewers (4)
4.89
out of 5 stars from 15 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Morning half day trip with Captain Jerry Praker and Jordan.
Morning half day trip with Captain Jerry Praker and Jordan.
Morning half day trip with Captain Jerry Praker and Jordan.
+1
Angler Rating
13
2
0
0
0
Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
77%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
62%
Sort By:
Featured  
Showing:
5 of 15 reviews
Mark C.
Kingwood, Texas
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

Morning half day trip with Captain Jerry Praker and Jordan.

VERIFIED   August 3, 2020
Best family outing a dad can have with grown kids and grown grandchildren. Since I am not a saltwater fisherman, Fishing...
Mark C. recommends Stray Cat Charters Galveston
Mark as helpful
1 person finds this review helpful
You and 1 other person found this helpful
Mark C. recommends Stray Cat Charters Galveston
Mark as helpful
1 person finds this review helpful
You and 1 other person found this helpful

Kolin B.
Mobile, Alabama
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

Wife’s Birthday

VERIFIED   August 22, 2020
Outstanding time for all!  What a great Captain and Assistant. Excellent “FISHING“ and Conversations. To be...
Kolin B. recommends Stray Cat Charters Galveston
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful
Kolin B. recommends Stray Cat Charters Galveston
Mark as helpful
You found this helpful

Stanley G.
Houston, Texas
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

Great time!

VERIFIED   July 11, 2020
Great experience with Capt. Jerry., Will definitely book again+++++++
Stanley G. recommends Stray Cat Charters Galveston
Mark as helpful
1 person finds this review helpful
You and 1 other person found this helpful
Stanley G. recommends Stray Cat Charters Galveston
Mark as helpful
1 person finds this review helpful
You and 1 other person found this helpful

Cory P.
Bryan, TX
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

June fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 18, 2020
Great trip would highly recommend!
Cory P. recommends Stray Cat Charters Galveston
Mark as helpful
4 persons find this review helpful
You and 4 people found this helpful
Cory P. recommends Stray Cat Charters Galveston
Mark as helpful
4 persons find this review helpful
You and 4 people found this helpful

Craig B.
Montgomery, TX
 5.00
Experience:
Boat
Crew
Overall

Fishing with Jerry

VERIFIED   May 27, 2020
Craig B. recommends Stray Cat Charters Galveston
Mark as helpful
1 person finds this review helpful
You and 1 other person found this helpful
Craig B. recommends Stray Cat Charters Galveston
Mark as helpful
1 person finds this review helpful
You and 1 other person found this helpful