Meador’s Guide Service invites you to fish with the locals out of Galveston, Texas. The waters of the Galveston Bay Complex have some of the finest inshore fishing grounds in the state. Your captain has fished all over the country, but came back home to guide on the Texas coast. He will gladly tell you why Redfish, Flounder, and Trout fishing are so good in Galveston. Or even better, he will show you!

Explore the Galveston’s inshore fishing potential by stepping aboard a 2021, 26’ Catalyst bay boat. Its single 300 HP Suzuki engine will power you to the fishing grounds in comfort and style. There is plenty of room for up to 4 anglers so feel free to bring your kids with you. The vessel is prepared for the bite with its navigational electronics, an icebox, and a live well.

Whether you want a short ride to the fishing grounds to test the water or you are looking for a full day adventure, Meador’s Guide Service will cater to your specific need. The captain will introduce you to jigging, popping, drift fishing, and fishing with light tackle if you have never held a rod in your hands. You can also test yourself in wading, just make sure to bring appropriate clothing.

In order to make a great catch possible, you will be provided with quality rods, reels, tackle, and lures. Your captain will send your catch home cleaned and filleted so that you could get your dinner sorted out. You will only need to purchase a license and bring something to eat and drink.

Live bait comes at an additional cost and it depends on the number of people and type of trip. It is charged at the market rate as follows:

Live Croaker are $10 USD per dozen.
Live Shrimp are $20 USD per quart.

Join Meador’s Guide Service and explore the prolific waters of Texas for an unforgettable time!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $650
    On this trip, you will be fishing for Flounder, Redfish, and Spotted Seatrout. Once you return to the shore, your catch will be cleaned and filleted. A dozen Croakers are at the price of $10USD. A quart of Live Shrimp is $20USD.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $550
    Don't let the length of the trip fool you! You will have just enough time to check the hot spots for Redfish, Flounder, and Seatrout. All the fish you decide to keep will be cleaned and filleted when you return to the shore. A dozen Croakers are at the price of $10USD. A quart of Live Shrimp is $20USD.

About the Captain

Tim Meador
Galveston, Texas, United States
7 Fishing Reports
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48 Customer Reviews
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Member since January 2017
Captain Tim Meador was born and raised in Sweeny, Texas and presently resides there with his wife and kids. He grew up hunting and fishing along the South Texas coast, bays, bayous and sanctuaries. He has always been passionate about the pristine beauties of the Galveston/Freeport Bay complex. To this day he is still amazed by the place he gets to call his office. Captain Tim has been a professional guide for over 20 years and has had the privilege of guiding all over the country. Unable to deny his love of fishing for trophy Trout, Redfish, and Flounder; he finds himself drawn back home to guide in what he considers to be one of the best trout sanctuaries on the Texas Coast.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Catalyst (Bay boat) originally built in 2021. Powered by a 300HP Suzuki engine.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Lake Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

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 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Buddy P.
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on October 29, 2021
I took an old high school friend, my grandson and one of his friends. The weather was great. We had just had 3 days of high...
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Fort Worth, TX
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VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on August 7, 2021
Thanks Tim for everything. We had a great day. Tim’s is well prepared and and knows the waters and current conditions to...
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Yantis, TX
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Making Memories

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 30, 2021
Fishing was awesome, Tim got us on fish immediately. Made sure that our grandson had the time of his life ( he’s 4).  He...
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Bowie, TX
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Fishing with Tim

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on July 18, 2021
Captain Tim had us our limit of trout before 10am! Really great experience will definitely be returning in the future.
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Fishing with Tim

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip on October 23, 2021
Capt Tim was timely, knowledgeable, helpful & fun.  Totally enjoyed our trip!
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FAQs about Meador's Guide Service

Meador's Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $550 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Half Day Trip (6 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Meador's Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well (extra: shrimp $20/person; croaker $30/person)
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Meador's Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Meador's Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Lake Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing

Meador's Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing

Top targeted fish species with Meador's Guide Service include:
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Spotted Seatrout