Redfish

  • Size 3 to 12lbs
  • Food Value Good
  • Game Qualities Good
  • Habitats Inshore, Nearshore, Flats, Backcountry

Redfish can be caught year-round in the Galveston Bay, but the best time will be from September until the end of fall months. They can be caught in waters as shallow as 6'' and schools are regularly comprised of fish from 20 up to 34''.

Sight casting is a good method to try, as the shallow waters will provide additional hints that the fish are there, such as skittish bait fish, popping shrimp, water boils etc. Great big bulls are not uncommon here either.

An excellent charter guide to book in Galveston would be captain Mike with Line Check charters.

Redfish

  • Size 3 to 12lbs
  • Food Value Good
  • Game Qualities Good
  • Habitats Inshore, Nearshore, Flats, Backcountry

Galveston Redfish Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Redfish fishing in Galveston varies slightly throughout the year. High season is August to November. Low season is January to July and December. There is no closed season.

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What People Are Saying About Redfish Fishing in Galveston

"A Grand Pre-Holiday Trip!"

David Keller fished with Reel Smooth Guide Service on November 21, 2018

We had a fabulous trip with Captain Mike just before the holiday. I'd booked the trip to take my brother from the Seattle area out to experience gulf fishing and couldn't have picked a better day and boat. We caught drum, sheepshead, redfish and a limit of trout. Mike knew where to go and how to fish and his gear was top notch. We really had a good time and we'll do this again.

"Half Day Trip with Capt Mike"

Cathy Gooch fished with Line Check Charters on September 7, 2018

Out of all my fishing charters I have been on, this was by far, my favorite! He put us on the fish, first try. Oit of six people, four got a Redfish large enough to have to tag. And we kept getting hits the whole time. Will definitely call him again for another day out in the bay.

"great day on the bay !"

Jim Barton fished with Frazier’s Guide Service - Bay Boats on September 6, 2018

Ralph took me and my wife out for a 6 hour trip and put us on fish all day . My wife had no experience fishing but thanks to his attention to her while she was fishing she caught and landed some beautiful redfish ! Great times! Thanks Ralph
Galveston
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