Galveston Flounder Fishing Charters

Galveston Flounder Fishing Charters

Best Flounder Fishing Charters in Galveston

Galveston: 128 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(7 reviews)
Galveston
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trips from $525
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(338 reviews)
Galveston
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trips from $495
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Galveston
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trips from $400
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(51 reviews)
Galveston
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trips from $500
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(82 reviews)
Galveston
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trips from $550
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(82 reviews)
Galveston
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trips from $375
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(296 reviews)
Galveston
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trips from $477
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(14 reviews)
Galveston
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trips from $325

Flounder Fishing in Galveston

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

(Paralychtis spp. / Pseudopleuronectes americanus)

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!
 

Galveston Flounder Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

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.
Galveston
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 27,940 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Flounder Fishing in Galveston

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.
In November, wear jeans and a shirt and a hoodie. If you have a water repellent jacket, that will be perfect.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
In November, wear jeans and a shirt and a hoodie. If you have a water repellent jacket, that will be perfect.
Tina  M.
Tina M.
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