Galveston Fishing

Everything's bigger in Texas, and the Galveston fish are here to prove it. Whether you're looking to test some of the state's finest inshore fishing grounds, or chase after the monster pelagics roaming beyond the continental shelf, there's no place you'd rather be than right here. The Galveston Bay Complex comprises the biggest estuary this side of the Gulf, and is generally considered the strongest contender for the Lone Star State's preeminent fishery. Trout, Redfish and the popular Sea Trout aplenty, with Black Tip Sharks and Silver Kings awaiting just a few miles off the coastline. Venture further offshore, and expect to come across anything from Kingfish, Snapper and Dorado, to prime specimen of Tuna, Wahoo, and even the elusive Blue Marlin. And for those anglers that think they've tried just about everything, a proud Texan tradition of flounder gigging is an absolute must!

Known For

Galveston Pleasure Pier, Moody Gardens, The Strand district, 1877 Tall Ship ELISSA, Bishop’s Palace, Port Bolivar Ferry, Stewart Beach, Seawolf Park, San Luis Pass, Grand 1894 Opera House, Moody Mansion Museum, Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Haunted Mayfield Manor

Rules & Regulations

A valid fishing license is required to fish in the public Texan waters, along with a freshwater or saltwater stamp endorsement in case you’re planning to take fish. A One-Day All-Water Fishing License can be purchased, which does not require an additional stamp endorsement. Licenses for consecutive days can be bought as well.

Galveston Fishing Calendar

See what’s biting by month or species.