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If you’re looking to explore some of Texas’s most prolific waters, hop aboard one of the many Galveston Bay fishing charters. This brackish estuary is known for its incredible fishing, and these shallow waters are just what you need to unwind. With prairies and marshland all around, it’s one of the most beautiful spots on the Gulf Coast, so come and check it out for yourself.

The waters of Galveston Bay are a unique blend of fresh and saltwater, and this makes it a great habitat for a variety of marine life. You’ll be able to go after some of the most prized inshore species, including Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder. The list also includes creatures like Sheepshead, Black Drum, Sharks, Jack Crevalle, Mangrove Snapper, and Croaker.

Depending on what you’re looking for, you can head out on a nice half day trip with the family, and enjoy some time relaxing on the water. But if you really want to fill your bags with delicious fish, opt for a full day trip. That will give you enough time to find the best fishing grounds and reel ‘em all in. And if you’re looking to have some unconventional fun, consider booking a Flounder gigging trip – it’s a real rush!

With the sheer size of Galveston Bay, you’ll find fishing charters in a variety of places. You can visit East Bay and head out of the Bolivar Peninsula, or opt for the prolific fishing out of Galveston Island. Texas City, Baytown, and Houston are also great spots to head out of. Just take your pick!

Rules & Regulations

In order to fish in Galveston Bay legally, everyone age 17 and above is required to have a Texas fishing license. This is the case regardless of whether you’re fishing alone or on a fishing charter.

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January
The weather in January can be fickle, but when rain isn’t in the forecast, fishing is. You can search the bay for Sheepshead, Black Drum, Redfish, and of course, Speckled Trout.
February

If you’d like to have delicious fish fillets for dinner, then Galveston Bay Snapper (aka Sheepshead) are there for the taking, as are Redfish and Speckled Trout.

March
As the skies are becoming friendlier, the fish are biting more and more. Live shrimp works well for Speckled Trout, and Black Drum in all sizes are abundant this time of the year.
April

The waters are getting warmer, which means that the Speckled Trout spawning season is upon us. There’s plenty of Redfish and Sheepshead to chase, as well.

May

Speckled Trout are all the craze this month thanks to their consistent bite. Casting your line around shores and reefs is your best chance for catching bigger fish.

June

It’s getting quite hot on the water in June, so fishing action can be spotty. Thankfully, Speckled Trout and Redfish are still active, and you can also reel in a Shark here and there.

July

July is here and so is first-class fishing on Galveston Bay. Look for big Speckled Trout around underwater structures, and you can also hook Redfish and Sheepshead.

August

Speckled Trout is the star in the beginning of August, but toward the end of the month Bull Redfish are in the cards as they start spawning. Catch and release is recommended.

September

You can smell fall in the air and you can see it because the fish in the bay are starting to migrate toward the back of the bay. Redfish, Speckled Trout, and many more are in the cards.

October

In October, jetties are the place to be if you want to land your share of Redfish and Speckled Trout. You could also find a Flounder at the end of your line.

November
The Flounder season begins in November, so if they’re your prey of choice, this is the month to visit the bay. Reds and Specks are biting left and right as well.
December

Just because it’s December, doesn’t mean the fun on the bay has to stop. On the contrary, fishing for Flounder is excellent, while Speckled Trout and Redfish aren’t far behind either.

Galveston Bay Fishing Calendar

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Half Day with Cap'n Sal.
Ian H. fished with Galveston Fishing Charter Company on April 30, 2021
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Lots of rain. I would check the weather first before heading down.
Successful Half Day!!
Charlie C. fished with Galveston Offshore on April 15, 2021
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Definitely give it a shot. Always remember to make memories. Oh yeah. And catch fish!!
7 hr trip was awesome
Edgar A. fished with Keep’n It Reel Fishing Charter on April 9, 2021
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Yes Anthony is great and explains it in a way that makes it simple to understand and makes it easy.
6 hours with Capt. ERIC
Mark S. fished with Line Check Charters on April 2, 2021
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Go out with an experienced operator who can put you om the fish like Line Check Charters.
Great springtime trip with Captain Dan and Bob!
Mike T. fished with Fishin Addiction Charters 36' on March 31, 2021
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Early season can be tough but fishing can still be fun with a good guide and a little luck.
Half day with Captain Matt
Jill T. fished with Grace Fishing Charter on March 19, 2021
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Use Grace Fishing charters. Captain Matt or Captain Aaron
Windy
Gilbert G. fished with Galveston Offshore on March 19, 2021
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Watch the weather. It was really windy and the wind had the water all churned up and muddy. Fish were not biting as well as they maybe would have otherwise.
Fishing trip with captian shannon!
Destiny E. fished with Galveston Offshore on February 6, 2021
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I would reccomend to first timer fishers to take a fishing guide trip or go to a fishing pier and ask plenty of questions! Its the ocean, much different than fresh water. Its good to be informed!

FAQs about Fishing Charters in Galveston Bay

According to customer reviews, Nautilus Charters, Galveston Offshore, and Fish N Divers are some of the most popular fishing charters in Galveston Bay. Full list of top fishing charters in Galveston Bay.

Nautilus Charters, Galveston Offshore, and Fish N Divers all received great reviews from families who booked fishing trips in Galveston Bay.

The best way to experience fishing in Galveston Bay is to book a private charter with a licensed fishing guide. See the full list of charters available for online booking here: List of fishing charters in Galveston Bay.

The top 8 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Galveston Bay are:

Speckled Trout are all the craze this month thanks to their consistent bite. Casting your line around shores and reefs is your best chance for catching bigger fish. Check availability for local fishing charters in Galveston Bay.