Galveston Fishing Charters

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Galveston Fishing Charters

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Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Galveston

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Galveston, Texas are: Full list of top fishing charters in Galveston

The average price for a private 4 hour Galveston fishing trip is $602, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you $1,021 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Galveston that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Galveston are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Galveston are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Galveston are:

Many fishing charters in Galveston provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Galveston are:

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Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Galveston are:
  • 4-hour fishing trips – $523
  • 5-hour fishing trips – $594
  • 6-hour fishing trips – $808
  • 7-hour fishing trips – $2,250
  • 8-hour fishing trips – $1,405
  • 10-hour fishing trips – $2,625

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
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 27933 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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Jackets and rain gear. Even though it was not rainy or windy the spray from the run out was still cold.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Jackets and rain gear. Even though it was not rainy or windy the spray from the run out was still cold.
Charles  T.
Charles T.
The water was choppy and the wind was cold but that is November. We went in the morning. The sun came out later in the day and it warmed up nicely.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The water was choppy and the wind was cold but that is November. We went in the morning. The sun came out later in the day and it warmed up nicely.
Daniel  F.
Daniel F.
The weather can change by the day, watch the weather forecast and bring appropriate clothes.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The weather can change by the day, watch the weather forecast and bring appropriate clothes.
Matt  D.
Matt D.
Captain Aaron was super helpful with instructions and recommendations on how to improve your opportunities if catching fish. All you need is a hat, sunscreen, snacks and beverages, and a fishing attitude while paying attention to the captain. You should be able to catch some redfish or trout, & perhaps some black drum.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Aaron was super helpful with instructions and recommendations on how to improve your opportunities if catching fish. All you need is a hat, sunscreen, snacks and beverages, and a fishing attitude while paying attention to the captain. You should be able to catch some redfish or trout, & perhaps some black drum.
Jim  W.
Jim W.
It truly depends on when I’m November and what the rather is doing, I recommend always checking with your Captains prior to booking. In my experience it was amazing!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It truly depends on when I’m November and what the rather is doing, I recommend always checking with your Captains prior to booking. In my experience it was amazing!
Joe  H.
Joe H.
Understand that it may be very, very cold. We wnet at this exact same time last year and it was very pleasant. This time of year it could go either way depending on the day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Understand that it may be very, very cold. We wnet at this exact same time last year and it was very pleasant. This time of year it could go either way depending on the day.
Josie  F.
Josie F.
Dramamine for first time Boaters/Anglers beginning the day before the trip is a must!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dramamine for first time Boaters/Anglers beginning the day before the trip is a must!
Nathan  D.  W.
Nathan D. W.
Pee before going. Bring snacks and drinks, sun block. Wear a long sleeve and pants with shorts and a short sleeve shirt underneath. It was cold when we went out, but got hot. Wear shoes that can get wet. Have fun!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pee before going. Bring snacks and drinks, sun block. Wear a long sleeve and pants with shorts and a short sleeve shirt underneath. It was cold when we went out, but got hot. Wear shoes that can get wet. Have fun!
Whitley  B.
Whitley B.
Get a really good Captain. The Captain makes the day. His/her knowledge of the areas are very important. Knowing the spots and their communications with other Captains are instrumental in catching fish. By the way, fish are tricky little creatures. Sometimes they are not very happy.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get a really good Captain. The Captain makes the day. His/her knowledge of the areas are very important. Knowing the spots and their communications with other Captains are instrumental in catching fish. By the way, fish are tricky little creatures. Sometimes they are not very happy.
Patrick  K.
Patrick K.
This was our first time, and we all caught a fish, but he said they usually are biting better
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was our first time, and we all caught a fish, but he said they usually are biting better
Sheila  B.
Sheila B.
Do it! Your Captain will provide you with their knowledge and expertise, an amazing adventure!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do it! Your Captain will provide you with their knowledge and expertise, an amazing adventure!
Frank  B.
Frank B.
Weather can be hit or miss same with the fish. The red fish do seem to be running in October.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather can be hit or miss same with the fish. The red fish do seem to be running in October.
Robert  D.
Robert D.
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

Bravo Zulu Fishing Charters
Bravo Zulu Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(190 reviews)
Rene was great with my son and I. We are experiened Oregon fisherman, fresh and salt water. Rene made the trip enjoyable and fun, and we did better than most boats on the water that day. Thanks Rene
Brian  K.
Brian K.
Deep Sea And Bay Fishing
Deep Sea And Bay Fishing
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(13 reviews)
I think this pic said it all. 5 hours of fun, The boat was big, clean, AC & Heat, big bathroom, beds for the kids to sleep. TV, satellite stereo, full kitchen. This boat had it all. We did not want for anything. We did not keep any of the many fish, ( we had to catch a cruise ship the next day). If you are looking for a big boat that will show you a great time, This is the one. Thanks. Robert
Rob  S.
Rob S. Houston, Texas
Line Check Charters
Line Check Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(770 reviews)
We caught fish and had a great time. Captain Michael was awesome and explained exactly what we had to do to catch some fish.
Alexander  Z.
Alexander Z.
Frisky Reds
Frisky Reds
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(56 reviews)
The crew was AMAZING and really did a great job of finding the fish!. Can't wait until next time.
Mark  B.
Mark B.
Grace Fishing Charters
Grace Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(420 reviews)
The day started off slow, Captain Matt made many moves to find the fish. By the end of the trip he had us on very large reds and black drum. It was a great trip, will be booking with them again in the summer.
Troy  H.
Troy H.
Charter Fishing Galveston
Charter Fishing Galveston
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(15 reviews)
It was my B-DAY, and we picked the right boat, just look at the photo. Thanks
Rob  S.
Rob S. Houston, Texas
Island Fishing Guru LLC – 30' Contender
Island Fishing Guru LLC – 30' Contender
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(108 reviews)
Captain Eric did a great job putting us on the fish. We didn't pick the best day weather wise but the boat had plenty of power to get through the choppy waves. He made sure to accommodate our needs and helped us hook some fish. We had a great time.
Daniel  F.
Daniel F.
Line Check Charters
Line Check Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(770 reviews)
Even though we knew it was late season we couldn’t beat the Red fish we caught. Captain helped us get two to the taxidermy and get the meat to the cooler. What a great experience!!
Elizabeth  H.
Elizabeth H.
Liv Fishing
Liv Fishing
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Captain Anthony was great. We caught some flounder (released due to out of season), sheepshead, black drum and trout. Snapped off on some gar. Great captain and experience.
Brandon  S.
Brandon S.
2 Reel Charters
2 Reel Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(107 reviews)
Great fishing trip. Captain tanner kept us busy minutes from dropping bait in the water and it didn’t stop until the end of the trip.
Adrian  G.
Adrian G.
Rod Bending Charters – 24'
Rod Bending Charters – 24'
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(296 reviews)
first off I want to thank Captain Bill and Dave for making our trip memorable.. they were patient, kind and made our first charter amazing!!! We caught plenty of fish and it was just an incredible experience . 10 out of 10 totally recommend!!!!
Celeste  B.
Celeste B.
UpScale Anglers
UpScale Anglers
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(79 reviews)
Tyler the captain kept in constant contact with us prior to the trip. He knew exactly where to go and had us on the fish the entire trip. Highly recommended!
Matt  D.
Matt D.
UpScale Anglers
UpScale Anglers
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(79 reviews)
Captain Tyler and Deja were thoughtful and helpful with the younger ones on the trip. Definitely, child friendly. Their knowledge of the waters and the fishing was exceptional.
Daryl  K.
Daryl K.
Skunk Fishing
Skunk Fishing
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Captain Josh did a fantastic job with me and my son. Went out far longer than he should have to try and catch some more fish. We got some nice 22” and 23” trout, along with several others. Josh has a good personality and is easy to spend a day fishing with. Overall a fantastic trip with ample fish and good conversations/jokes.
Wayne  C.
Wayne C.
SeaPlay Sportfishing – SeaPlay VI
SeaPlay Sportfishing – SeaPlay VI
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(429 reviews)
Captain Richard and Deck Hand Adrian were phenomenal. Put us on the fish until we tagged out. Great equipment and boat combined with big fish for the win!!
John  S.
John S.
Reel Adventures – Galveston
Reel Adventures – Galveston
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(29 reviews)
Corey put us on the fish! He’s very knowledgeable and accommodating! We will book again! Thx!
Jeff  T.
Jeff T.
UpScale Anglers
UpScale Anglers
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(79 reviews)
We had a wonderful trip with me, my husband, and our three boys aged7, 11, and 13. They were so kind, helpful, and patient with the kids and me 😂 I would definitely recommend them for any trip! They had a lot of knowledge and experience.
Erin  C.
Erin C.
Tommyboys Charter Services
Tommyboys Charter Services
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(82 reviews)
Was great experience fishing with my 7 year old son. Awesome guide and service
Johnathan  S.
Johnathan S.
Nautilus Charters
Nautilus Charters
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(281 reviews)
We had a great time learning what it takes to be successful at not just fishing but also catching. We caught more fish than we can eat and will be having a group fish fry. Many thanks to Capt Matt for his professionalism and patience. We will be booking again for a longer trip.
Roger  D.
Roger D.
Stray Cat Charters Galveston
Stray Cat Charters Galveston
Fishing charter in Galveston
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(48 reviews)
Trip was wonderful, Captain and crew were enjoyable and hard working. Will 100% rebook with them in the future.
Jacob  F.
Jacob F.

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