Galveston King Mackerel (Kingfish) Fishing Charters

Galveston King Mackerel (Kingfish) Fishing Charters

Best King Mackerel (Kingfish) Fishing Charters in Galveston

Top King Mackerel (Kingfish) Fishing Charters in Galveston

King Mackerel (Kingfish) Fishing in Galveston

King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Size 10 to 20lbs
  • Food Value Average
  • Game Qualities Average
  • Habitats Inshore, Nearshore, Offshore, Reef, Wreck

(Scomberomorus cavalla)

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!

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.
Based on 19,645 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

Reviews of Fishing in King Mackerel (Kingfish) Fishing in Galveston

Big catch
David J. fished with Galveston Offshore on November 23, 2020
Book a fishing trip with Captain Shannon. We had a wonderful and exciting time. We definitely would book again.
we had a great time -
Charles D. fished with Galveston Offshore on November 21, 2020
we were after flounder and we got them - - we will be fishing the Galveston waters again for sure
Half day trip was great.
Robert B. fished with Salty Rods Charters on November 7, 2020
We waited and booked when we knew the water and weather were good. Very kid friendly and we learned a lot about the fishing. I would book again. My boy will remember his big catch for the rest of his life.
October fishing trip
Lynn A. fished with Line Check Charters on October 25, 2020
Over the top fun for the family! We would do it again today, if we could!
Amazing ride
Lena K. fished with Galveston Offshore on August 11, 2020
See if you could go when it is not so windy
David V. fished with Salty Rods Charters on August 6, 2020
Check out Salty Rods! They get the job done!
Half day trip with Captain Jason
Amanda W. fished with Rod Bending Charters on July 7, 2020
Take some motion sickness meds because the water was pretty rough.
Afternoon Shark trip w/ Capt Shannon
Ej S. fished with Galveston Offshore on June 30, 2020
Find someone who can show you where to fish.

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