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 – Jetty Fishing (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $525
    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)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    $525
    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.
  • 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
    $700
    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
    In demand! Last booked: 3 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:30 PM
    Seasonal trip May 1 - Oct 1
    $700
    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.
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About the Captain

Jerry Praker
Galveston, Texas, United States
ID & License verified
30 Customer Reviews
Response time 11 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) Hammerhead Shark
Snapper (Mangrove) Mangrove Snapper
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
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Multimedia System
Ice Box
Toilet
Air Conditioning
GPS
Fishfinder
Bed
Flybridge

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, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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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Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 30 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Half day trip with Captain Praker
Sheepshead
Sheepshead
+20
Angler Rating
28
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
88%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
81%
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Donna P.
Houston, Texas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
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5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Captain Praker

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Jetty Fishing (AM) on May 11, 2022
Our trip was great and although we didn’t catch any “whoopers!” We had an excellent time. Jerry and Brian were a lot...
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Timothy R.
Hardin, MO
Excellent
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Sheepshead

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Jetty Fishing (PM) on March 16, 2022
This was a fun action packed fishing excursion for my family. The sheepshead were biting but getting them landed was tricky...
Timothy R. recommends Stray Cat Charters Galveston
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Kim S.
United States
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half day jetty trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Jetty Fishing (AM) on March 28, 2022
Captain Jerry made sure we were satisfied and went above and beyond to get us on the fish!  First mate Brian (Yardstick) was...
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Henry B.
Dallas, Texas
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Jerry the captain with his Deck Hand Brian

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Jetty Fishing (AM) on March 20, 2022
Jerry the Captain and Brian the Deck Hand did a great job.  Jerry called us the day before and the day off the fishing experience. ...
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Edwin C.
Galveston, Texas
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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Half day trip with Captain Jerry

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Shark (PM) 4 MAX on August 9, 2021
Captain Jerry knew the weather conditions, the correct bait, and fishing spots assuring that we would enjoy our time on the...
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FAQs about Stray Cat Charters Galveston

Stray Cat Charters Galveston offers the following trips to customers:
  • $525 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip – Jetty Fishing (AM) (4 hours)
  • $525 per group, additional $75 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip – Jetty Fishing (PM) (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - Half Day Trip – Shark (AM) 4 MAX (4 hours)
  • $700 per group - Half Day Trip – Shark (PM) 4 MAX (4 hours)

When you book a trip with Stray Cat Charters Galveston, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Toilet
  • Air Conditioning
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Live Bait Well
  • Kitchen
  • Multimedia System
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Stray Cat Charters Galveston include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks
  • First Mate

Stray Cat Charters Galveston offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Offshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Stray Cat Charters Galveston offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Stray Cat Charters Galveston include:
  • Black Drum
  • Cobia
  • Flounder
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Ladyfish
  • Ray
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Hammerhead)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Spotted Seatrout