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Best King Mackerel (Kingfish) Fishing Charters in Galveston

Top King Mackerel (Kingfish) Fishing Charters in Galveston

King Mackerel (Kingfish)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)

  • Size 10 to 20lbs
  • Food Value Average
  • Game Qualities Average
  • Habitats Inshore, Nearshore, Offshore, Reef, Wreck

King Mackerel (Kingfish) Fishing in Galveston

If you’re looking for an angling adventure that’ll leave you with a great story to tell, come try your hand at hooking the King Mackerel Galveston’s waters have to offer! Known locally as “Kingfish,” it may not be the biggest fish around, but thanks to its tenacity at the end of a line, it’s definitely one of the most fun to catch. Galveston provides direct access to the Gulf of Mexico, where Kingfish love to lurk. Where better to start your adventure?

What to Expect

King Mackerel is a great target for brand new anglers, families, and experienced fishermen alike. If you’re just discovering your sea legs, captains recommend joining them on board a half day charter, where you’ll be able to target the waters just a few miles from shore. This makes Mackerel fishing a great choice for families looking for an adventure that their little ones can enjoy – you’ll spend less time traveling, and more time casting off!
For more experienced fishermen, the nearshore reefs and wrecks are beckoning. You’ll find bigger variations of Kingfish here, which means a harder fight! Charter captains will generally have you trolling for your catch, and you’ll travel around 20–30 miles from shore to reach the most productive fishing grounds. Opt for a full day trip to make the most of these waters, and hit your limit of Kingfish.

How to Prepare

Galveston charter captains understand that visitors expect quality fishing gear to be included in their trips. Water and ice are also usually provided. Your fishing license won’t be covered, however, so make sure you purchase this beforehand. King Mackerel fishing in Galveston will give you plenty to write home about, so come and discover it for yourself!
King Mackerel (Kingfish)

King Mackerel (Kingfish)

  • Size 10 to 20lbs
  • Food Value Average
  • Game Qualities Average
  • Habitats Inshore, Nearshore, Offshore, Reef, Wreck

Galveston King Mackerel (Kingfish) Fishing Seasons

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King Mackerel (Kingfish) fishing in Galveston varies moderately throughout the year. High season is June to August. Low season is January to March and October to December. There is no closed season.

What People Are Saying About King Mackerel (Kingfish) Fishing in Galveston

"Awesome Trip"

Dawn Gibbs fished with Frazier’s Guide Service – 35’ on September 1, 2019

Hit our limit of King Fish! Awesome day!!

"Full Day Offshore Fishing "

Allan Greene fished with Galveston Offshore on August 8, 2019

Another great day of fishing with Captain Shannon. Everyone in our party caught several nice sized King Mackerels. Captain Shannon ensures everyone catches fishi He's a good, honest man who makes everyone feel welcome on his boat. Looking forward to returning to Galveston soon and booking with Captain Shannon. Highly recommend Captain Shannon!

"Whole Day With Captain Scott!"

Richard Howell fished with Circle H Outfitters - Catch Share on July 8, 2019

Amazing Red run and King

"Absolutely Awesome!"

Donnie Deatherage fished with Galveston Offshore on July 7, 2019

Captain Shannon got us right on the Red Snappers immediately and was reeling our first one in after 2 minutes. We limited out on the Red Snappers and got a 40lb Ling and a King Mackerel.

"10 hour Off Shore trip of a lifetime."

Gary Hedrick fished with Galveston Offshore on July 29, 2018

10 hour trip but we limited out on King Mackerel within the first hour of trolling. Captain Shannon maxed out our time on the water and made sure we got the best trip of the year. He spent a lot of time giving one on one instruction with each person. I would highly recommend this trip and Captain.

"20 mile trip"

Matthew Hoppens fished with Line Check Charters on June 13, 2018

Capt. Michael was great! Plain and simple. He was ready for us when we got there, put us on a 20lb King and Jack Crevalle with the first lines in, and couldn't have been more accommodating. We make this trip yearly, but have never been with the same guide twice, until now. We will definitely be booking with Capt. Michael again next year.

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