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.

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 fishing trip allows you to target all the inshore species that like to swim by the beach including Bull Shark, Blacktip, Hammerhead, Bonnethead, Sand Shark, Spinner, and lots more.

If offshore fishing is your dream option for a fun day on the water, you’ll be pleased to know that Kingfish, Jack Crevalle, Ladyfish, Mangrove Snapper, Skate, and other species live in these waters.

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. Powered by twin 350 HP Yanmar engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 27 knots, this vessel is fast and safe. It features all the safety equipment such as life jackets and a CPR-crew (a huge plus!), as well as electronics used to locate the most productive fishing spots.

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.

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.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Offshore Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 1
    $1,200
    up to 4 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Enjoy an eight-hour Texas offshore fishing trip for Ladyfish, Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Mangrove Snapper, Rays, and lots more. Please allow 48 hours advance notice ahead of booking a trip to ensure I can get all required crew available and prepared for your trip.
  • 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
    up to 6 persons
    This trip has a maximum capacity of 4 people for the best experience. You will target a variety of beach Sharks such as Spinner, Hammerhead, Bonnethead, Blacktip, Sand Shark, and more. Please allow 48 hours advance notice ahead of booking a trip to ensure I can get all required crew available and prepared for your trip.
  • 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
    up to 6 persons
    This trip has a maximum capacity of 4 people for the best experience. You will target a variety of beach Sharks such as Spinner, Hammerhead, Bonnethead, Blacktip, Sand Shark, and more. Please allow 48 hours advance notice ahead of booking a trip to ensure I can get all required crew available and prepared for your trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip - Jetty Fishing (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $500
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Fish 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 I can get all required crew 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
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Fish the Galveston Jetties or other 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 allow 48 hours advance notice ahead of booking a trip to ensure I can get all required crew available and prepared for your trip.

About the Captain

Jerry Praker
Galveston, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Reports
9 Customer Reviews
Response time 4 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
Cobia
Flounder
Jack Crevalle

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Ladyfish
Ray
Redfish

Shark (Hammerhead)
Snapper (Mangrove)
Spanish Mackerel
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

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
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

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.89
out of 5 stars from 9 reviews
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Experience
August fishing trip
Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
71%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
43%
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Eldon S.
Coahoma, TX
 5.00
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Great Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   July 17, 2019
We had a great time. Captain Jerry was very helpful and easy to get along with. The boat was great, and seemed larger than...
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Lynne R.
Fort Worth, TX
 5.00
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Fishing with Jerry

VERIFIED   July 27, 2019
Captain Jerry and deck hand Geeb were great. We had a wonderful time and caught lots of fish. looking forward to booking...
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Robert S.
Galveston, Texas
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Half day on the Stray Cat with Jerry Parker

VERIFIED   September 1, 2019
Had a GREAT time! Would highly recommend and would definitely would go again!
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Dan H.
Jenks, OK
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VERIFIED   August 28, 2019
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Cedar Park, TX
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VERIFIED   August 15, 2019
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