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Galveston Fishing Charters

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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Galveston

According to customer reviews, UpScale Anglers, Reel Adventures – Galveston, and Galveston Offshore are some of the most popular fishing charters in Galveston, Texas. Full list of top fishing charters in Galveston.

The average price for a private 4 hour Galveston fishing trip is $604, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,015 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

UpScale Anglers, Reel Adventures – Galveston, and Galveston Offshore all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Galveston.

The most popular fish species you can target are Redfish, Flounder, and Black Drum. Top fishing techniques include Light Tackle, Bottom Fishing, and Heavy Tackle. Inshore fishing, nearshore fishing, and reef fishing are commonly offered by local guides.

Everything’s bigger in Texas, and Galveston fishing charters are here to prove it. Whether you’re looking to test some of the state’s finest inshore fisheries, or chase huge pelagic fish offshore, fishing in Galveston has just what you need.
 
Highlighting the inshore action are Redfish, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout, and delicious Flounder. Between these four, you’ll have your hands full no matter when you wet the line. 
 
Reds and Specks are biting year-round, but the best time to target them is during the fall. Flounder fishing is on fire from October through December. These tasty flatfish are best targeted on evening gigging trips. Don’t worry, there are plenty of expert Flounder fishing guides to show you how it’s done!
 
Galveston’s nearshore fishing charters will put you on anything from Sharks, to Cobia and Mackerel. These 6-8 hour outings typically take you several miles out around artificial reefs and long-forgotten shipwrecks. Further offshore, you’ll find Galveston’s signature species, the iconic Red Snapper. Snapper fishing trips sell out fast, so make sure you find a federally licensed guide in time!
 
For anglers looking for a true adventure, there are the bluewater offshore trips. These outings typically last from 10 to 12 hours, targeting monsters like Blackfin Tuna, Ling, and huge Amberjacks. Since the action takes place as far as a 100 miles offshore, these trips usually come with a fuel surcharge.

Rules & Regulations

Unless they’re fishing from a bank or pier in one of the Texan State Parks, anglers age 17 and older need to have a license to fish in Texas. And yes, this includes angling on a fishing charter.
 
If you’re fishing for Snapper, you’ll be glad to know that the season in Texas state waters is open year-round. However, for angling in federal waters, the season is typically limited to around 60 days in June and July.
Galveston
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4.5 / 5
Based on 27746 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

January

Weather can be cold, windy, and wet. But in between showers you will enjoy catching Sheepshead and Drum near the jetties and large Redfish and Drum in deeper water. 

February

February sees foggy mornings and large Redfish and Trout being caught over deeper ledges. Drum and Sheepshead are caught near the jetties and make for some great eating. 

March

Water temperatures increase and the fishing heats up just in time for Spring Break. It can be windy, but the back lakes and marshes provide protected waters full of smaller Redfish.

April

Speckled Trout and Redfish increase as the water heats up, with Sheepshead still a good catch and a good meal. Shark fishing gets exciting and Bull Reds and huge Black Drum appear.

May

Enjoy 80-degree temperatures and sunny skies. Trout and Redfish fishing is good, and you can also catch Bull, Hammerhead, Black Tip, Spinner, Sand Bar, and many more Sharks. 

June

Red Snapper season opens in Galveston! You can also try night time Flounder gigging for something different, or trolling nearshore for Kingfish, Cobia, and more.

July

Limiting out on Speckled Trout, heading offshore for Red Snapper, exploring the Gulf for Cobia and Mahi Mahi, and gigging for Flounder and Drum… July in Galveston has it all.

August

Warmer temperatures see bay fish head into deeper water. At the same time, Kingfish come closer to shore for some line-screaming action. Flounder gigging is heating up.

September

Daylight hours shorten and temperatures start to drop. Bull Redfish start to come into the bay in huge numbers to spawn, with 30-40 fish being caught in a day sometimes!

October

Bull Redfish and Trout are spawning, leading to incredible numbers of fish being caught in and near the bay. Flounder gigging is at its best - these trips book up fast in October.

November

Flounder gigging season closes. Weather conditions become unpredictable, but Speckled Trout and Redfish are plentiful in the back lakes and marshes.

December

Flounder gigging season reopens and this is the best time to catch a GIANT. You can also fish the back lakes and marshes for Speckled Trout and Redfish.

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Book a private charter. A tad more expensive but way worth the experience. What a blast during the fall season.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a private charter. A tad more expensive but way worth the experience. What a blast during the fall season.
Luke  K.
Luke K. Hutto, TX
If you think you might get seasick, take your motion sickness medication at least 30 minutes before boarding. My (adult) son found this out the hard way.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you think you might get seasick, take your motion sickness medication at least 30 minutes before boarding. My (adult) son found this out the hard way.
Angie  B.
Angie B.
Ask questions about the charter, such as do you fish or the captian. The charter I was on the crew cast the poles, set the hook and you just realed the fish in. Not what a seasoned fisherman really wants.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Ask questions about the charter, such as do you fish or the captian. The charter I was on the crew cast the poles, set the hook and you just realed the fish in. Not what a seasoned fisherman really wants.
Kevin  B.
Kevin B. Springtown, TX
Wait until the weather gets colder than now but anyways Cap Epi will fight to find those fish ?
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wait until the weather gets colder than now but anyways Cap Epi will fight to find those fish ?
Ricardo  B.
Ricardo B. Katy, TX
It was record high heat so we are glad we went in the morning for just a few hours. Can’t wait to go again a cooler time of year.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
It was record high heat so we are glad we went in the morning for just a few hours. Can’t wait to go again a cooler time of year.
Ryan  P.
Ryan P.
By all means, book with a friendly, knowledgeable guide like Rene. He does all he can do to get you to where the fish hang out. Local reefs and honey holes are hard to find. Learn the basics from a Pro!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
By all means, book with a friendly, knowledgeable guide like Rene. He does all he can do to get you to where the fish hang out. Local reefs and honey holes are hard to find. Learn the basics from a Pro!
James  F.
James F. Woodway, TX
There we plenty of Balcktip and Atlantic Sharp Nose Sharks to catch this time of year.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
There we plenty of Balcktip and Atlantic Sharp Nose Sharks to catch this time of year.
David  W.
David W. Baird, TX
It is very hot and the seas were choppy but nothing too rough, but overall the trip was great.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It is very hot and the seas were choppy but nothing too rough, but overall the trip was great.
Joey  Y.
Joey Y. Waskom, TX
Just check fish patterns and weather our trip wasn’t limited due to captain’s ability
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just check fish patterns and weather our trip wasn’t limited due to captain’s ability
Jon  R.
Jon R. Plano, TX
We all got to catch a fish. They were mostly small and we threw them back so it was for fun more than it was for dinner. Keep that in mind but it was absolutely perfect for my family.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We all got to catch a fish. They were mostly small and we threw them back so it was for fun more than it was for dinner. Keep that in mind but it was absolutely perfect for my family.
Amy  P.
Amy P. Leander, TX
Go early in the morning in August, Be patient and flexible. Having a great attitude is the best. Enjoy the moment and experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go early in the morning in August, Be patient and flexible. Having a great attitude is the best. Enjoy the moment and experience.
Ruben  M.
Ruben M. Dallas, TX
Perfect if it’s your first time captain was really hands on and helped out teaching and catching!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Perfect if it’s your first time captain was really hands on and helped out teaching and catching!
Kameron  S.
Kameron S.
Wonderful experience. My family and I had a wonderful time and the captain was great
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wonderful experience. My family and I had a wonderful time and the captain was great
Ashli  R.
Ashli R. Glenpool, OK
I would say get captain Brad I fish alot and this was one of my funnest trips,not only did we catch fish but he was professional and knowledgeable.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would say get captain Brad I fish alot and this was one of my funnest trips,not only did we catch fish but he was professional and knowledgeable.
Anthony  S.
Anthony S. Billings, MT
Really bad fishing for this time of year, too hot and too clear water. Let's hope fall will be great!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Really bad fishing for this time of year, too hot and too clear water. Let's hope fall will be great!!!
Jaime  Q.
Jaime Q. Galveston, TX
The entire experience is just amazing. You absolutely have to give it a try!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The entire experience is just amazing. You absolutely have to give it a try!
Deanna  G.
Deanna G. Timpas, CO
If you want to have some fun, hit up Fish N Divers. They put you on the fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you want to have some fun, hit up Fish N Divers. They put you on the fish.
Ed  B.
Ed B. Cameron, MO
Seems like common sense but make sure you have sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, dont have your phone where it could fall in the water, and listen to the captain ?
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Seems like common sense but make sure you have sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, dont have your phone where it could fall in the water, and listen to the captain ?
Julie  B.
Julie B. Conroe, TX
For first time fishers to see if their legs are sea worthy yes, fishing in Galveston is worth it.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
For first time fishers to see if their legs are sea worthy yes, fishing in Galveston is worth it.
Richard Martin Or Renne Kay Wallace
Richard Martin Or Renne Kay Wallace Rockdale, TX
Do your own research as to what fish are biting in the month you plan on going out.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Do your own research as to what fish are biting in the month you plan on going out.
Eric  L.
Eric L. Houston, TX

UpScale Anglers
UpScale Anglers
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
First time as a family of 6 fishing trip and definitely one for my kids to remember the captin ans his assistant were so patient with my 4 kids we caught a huge bull drum and a massive sting ray and they assisted my kids in reeling the lines in and it was just an all around amazing trip definitely going to book with them for my next adventure 😀
Eduardo  G.
Eduardo G.
Aqua Safari Charters – Island Girl
Aqua Safari Charters – Island Girl
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(20 reviews)
We took our adult kids and grandkids on a day when we were told due to weather conditions might not be ideal, and they set our expectations accordingly, but thanks to a talented crew that never gave up, we tagged 4 huge red drums. Each grandkid got huge fish and great photos!!! We were so excited! It was a fun, family friendly, comfortable boat. Highly recommended!
Julie  H.
Julie H.
3G Fishing Charters
3G Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(32 reviews)
Captain Matt took us out where we’ve never been. We got on some reds and we’re able to take a few home. Awesome, laid-back captain! Great experience!
Nathan  B.  V.
Nathan B. V.
Bite Me! Charters Galveston
Bite Me! Charters Galveston
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(114 reviews)
Great experience and very helpful and child fun time with capt Chad. Highly recommended! .
Fernando  V.
Fernando V. Klein, TX
SeaPlay Sportfishing – SeaPlay VI
SeaPlay Sportfishing – SeaPlay VI
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(412 reviews)
Capt. Richard is the best guide I’ve had and I’ve done this many times with family and friends! He knows his stuff and is a cool guy! Highly recommend
Briana  F.
Briana F. Selma, TX
Scouts Out Fishing Charters
Scouts Out Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(47 reviews)
Great captain, kept moving us and trying different sports although the fish where not biting. He kept us out a tad longer as some of us got some more bites near the end!
Joshua  C.
Joshua C. Houston, TX
Reel Adventures – Galveston
Reel Adventures – Galveston
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Had an incredible time!!! Corey made sure we hit the fish and caught big reds!!!!
Stephen  L.
Stephen L. The Woodlands, TX
UpScale Anglers
UpScale Anglers
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
Had a great time celebrating our boys 14th bday. The Captain and deck hand did great. Would book again.
Joey & Amy Green
Joey & Amy Green Tyler, TX
Skunk Fishing
Skunk Fishing
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Josh was awesome. Knowledgeable and fun to fish with. Highly recommend booking a trip with him, as I know I will definitely be going again.
Jeff  H.
Jeff H. Bennett, CO
Reel Adventures – Galveston
Reel Adventures – Galveston
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
We could not have had a more picture perfect day and all around amazing experience with Captain Corey! We got huge redfish, sheepshead, pompano and that’s just to name the keepers we wanted. Such an amazing time.
David  H.
David H. Shenandoah, TX
Bravo Zulu Fishing Charters
Bravo Zulu Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(176 reviews)
Captain Rene is great person, teacher and fisherman. We got a lot of tricks to get a good catch. Boat is very well maintained, clean and with all the safety equipment on board. Recommended 100%. We will see you soon. Thanks!
IVAN  G.
IVAN G. Katy, Texas
Skunk Fishing
Skunk Fishing
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(10 reviews)
Josh was great will book again. He had everything for someone on vacation to go fish and have a fun time. Couldn't have been a better captain and guide, he even cast each time for my dad so he could last the day (without asking) shows his true character. Thanks again Josh will see you in the future.
Chris  E.
Chris E. Idaho Falls, ID
Reel Adventures – Galveston
Reel Adventures – Galveston
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Cory is very knowledgeable, great guy , caught the biggest bull red I’ve ever caught ( 461/2” , 45 lbs ) Great day .
Michael  C.
Michael C.
Reel Adventures – Galveston
Reel Adventures – Galveston
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(19 reviews)
Definitely top five guided experience for me awesome equipment, great boat, and captain Corey really knows what he’s doing. I have zero complaints with the whole trip every thing went exactly like I wanted it to 10/10 recommend to anyone wanting to a offshore experience.
Willard  W.
Willard W. Tull, AR
Ledet Guide Service
Ledet Guide Service
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
We had an excellent time with Captain Pierce yesterday. His boat and equipment were excellent and he was great with showing us different spots to catch all the fish. He was great with the kids too which made the trip awesome! He went out of his way to make sure we all had a good time and we had everything we needed. He is extremely knowledgable of the good spots to fish! Highly recommend!
Bill  S.
Bill S. Houston, Texas
Bravo Zulu Fishing Charters
Bravo Zulu Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(176 reviews)
Words cannot even express how grateful I am to Bravo Zulu. Captain Garcia is definitely one of a kind. His knowledge is unsurpassed, his patience and passion for fishing surrounds him. He is a true professional. Our birthday trip was above and beyond our expectations. Thank you Bravo zulu. We will see yall again.💪🏼
Rick  V.
Rick V. Huffman, TX
UpScale Anglers
UpScale Anglers
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
What a day of fishing we had. Had 8 RedFish on the line & got 4 of them on the boat to keep. Caught some massive Black Drum & a shark. Captain T$ PUT us ON the FISH!! Highly recommend him & his team 🙌🎣
Luke  K.
Luke K. Hutto, TX
Reel Smooth Guide Service
Reel Smooth Guide Service
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(105 reviews)
This was the absolute best fishing charter I have ever been on. Captain Mike was great. He was super knowledgeable and put us on fish. We had a wonderful time. Great communication about the weather and trip also.
Kim  P.
Kim P. The Woodlands, TX
Early Out Fishing
Early Out Fishing
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(71 reviews)
Had amazing time we got to experience what we wanted to bring out the little man on something big to let him have a good Fight. Looking forward to booking another trip.
Jayce  B.
Jayce B. Great Bend, Kansas
UpScale Anglers
UpScale Anglers
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
Best we could have asked for! Way more than our moneys worth!! They genuinely care about your trip and PUT YOU ON FISH!! Finally a charter that lives up to their name!! Upscale!!
Harley  M.
Harley M. Montgomery, Texas

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