Best Flounder Fishing Charters in Galveston

Top Flounder Fishing Charters in Galveston



  • Size 1 to 5lbs
  • Food Value Excellent
  • Game Qualities Average
  • Habitats Inshore, Nearshore, Flats, Backcountry

Flounder Fishing in Galveston

Packed full of nostalgia-inducing piers and amusement parks, Galveston is the perfect place to spend a day reliving your childhood. But that's not all this island city has to offer! If you're looking for a break from the bright lights of Galveston's land-based offerings, then get ready to take advantage of a truly Texan tradition: hooking your very own tasty Flatfish! Flounder fishing in Galveston is something that simply should not be missed. Year after year, hardened anglers and tourists alike flock here to target this tasty species, which can be found in abundance. Why not join them?

Which charter is right for me?

Thanks to its delicious eating properties, and the fact that it reaches seriously huge sizes, Flounder has become a Galveston fishing staple – and you’ll find plenty of charters on offer. There’s also the famous Texan tradition of Flounder gigging to consider. So how do you pick your perfect fishing trip?

Still discovering your sea legs

If you’re new to the world of angling, or are still getting used to being out on the water, then Flounder fishing will fit the bill perfectly. 
This species loves to inhabit the soft, sandy bottoms of Galveston’s shallow waters, so a four-hour trip or six-hour trip both allow plenty of opportunity to hook your own Flatfish. You’ll also spend less time traveling, and won’t be at the mercy of choppy, deeper waters. 
Traveling with the family? Galveston charters are hugely child-friendly, and the majority of captains love giving beginners a crash-course in Flounder fishing!

For the Flounder fishing fanatic

If you’ve traveled to Galveston purely because of its reputation for incredible Flounder fishing, then there’s only one option to consider: gigging. With access to bays, shallow shorelines, and grassy flats, this is the perfect location to try out this Texan technique, which involves spotting and “spiking” your Flounder with a spear.
Plenty of charters in Galveston are geared toward gigging for Flounder and offer specialized trips. Although it’s possible to find daytime trips, gigging generally takes place at night. This is when the bite is best, and you can catch your Flounder unawares!
Although gigging is an exciting option for more experienced anglers, it’s also completely family-friendly, too. The majority of charters are suitable for newbies, and you’ll be taught just how to wield that spear!

What should I bring?

Like the rest of the state, charters in Galveston generally do not provide fishing licenses, so you’ll have to purchase your own beforehand. This can be done online, or at one of the city’s many bait and tackle shops.
When it comes to fishing gear, you usually won’t have to worry – the majority of charters will make sure you’re “hooked up” with rods, reels, tackle, and everything else you need for a fun day on the water. Yes, this also includes gigging equipment! What are you waiting for? Come experience the bright lights of Galveston, and hook your very own Flounder!


  • Size 1 to 5lbs
  • Food Value Excellent
  • Game Qualities Average
  • Habitats Inshore, Nearshore, Flats, Backcountry

Galveston Flounder Fishing Seasons

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Flounder fishing in Galveston varies moderately throughout the year. High season is October to December. Low season is January to March and July to August. There is no closed season.

Reviews of Fishing in Flounder Fishing in Galveston

"Fishing with Eric"

Holli Berry fished with Island Charters Galveston on September 27, 2020

The bulls didn't bite but we didnt go home empty handed! Capt'n Eric was great and made sure we were all catching fish in no time. Will be back for Flounder in October!

"Fishing with Jason"

George Livelyjr fished with Rod Bending Charters on September 29, 2020

AWSOME! We had the best time with Jason ever. It was my friends first time ever fishing and he is hooked! As I have always said, listen to your guide and you will have a blast! Thanks Jason and I will be brining the new pole down with me when I book a trip for October! Flounder will be flying!

"Full day trip"

Larry Bartz fished with Grace Fishing Charter on April 11, 2019

Aaron did everything he could to make sure we had a great time, and we did. We limited out on Sheephead and caught 4 Jack's. We could have kept going on the Jack's if we had wanted. We then had time to try for some other types and caught some Flounder and Black Drum. He knows the water well and can read the "signs" . Great job!
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