Galveston Redfish Fishing Charters

Galveston Redfish Fishing Charters

Best Redfish Fishing Charters in Galveston

Galveston: 155 fishing charters available

Line Check Charters

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(634 reviews)
Galveston
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $545

Fish N Divers

Excellent
4.4 / 5
(350 reviews)
Galveston
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $540

Galveston Offshore

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(629 reviews)
Galveston
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $495

Grace Fishing Charter

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(348 reviews)
Galveston
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $600

Keep’n It Reel Fishing Charter

Excellent
4.5 / 5
(128 reviews)
Galveston
 Instant Confirmation

Tommyboys Charter Services

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(40 reviews)
Galveston
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $600

SeaPlay Sportfishing – SeaPlay VI

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(338 reviews)
Galveston
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500

Reel Fishing Fever

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(312 reviews)
Galveston
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trips from $450

Redfish Fishing in Galveston

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

(Sciaenops ocellatus)

Red Drum, globally known as Redfish, are among Texas's most sought-after fish species. These inshore beasts are famous for their specific looks, fighting abilities, and delicious meat. It comes as no surprise that they're on everyone's radar. Naturally, Galveston fishing charters have mastered the art of pursuing Redfish and they'll make sure you feel what Red Drum fishing in Galveston is all about.

Galveston’s inshore waters are abundant in Redfish throughout the entire year. This means that there isn't a closed season. Some time frames, however, are more prolific than others. September, for example, is considered to be the best month to go after Reds. But you certainly won't end up empty-handed if you hit Galveston any day between late summer and early fall.

Redfish inhabit Galveston's flats, bayous, and estuaries and prefer shallow waters with depths up to 4 feet. You'll spot them meandering muddy and grassy seafloors as well as swimming near different structures and jetties. Their favorite food are live shrimps, but Redfish will gulp just about anything you throw at them. Be it live bait, dead bait, or artificials, Reds will bite.

The same goes for angling approaches. Redfish are susceptible to a variety of fishing methods. Fly fishing, surf angling, sight or blind casting, wading – you can give all of these a try and the chances are that a Red will grace the end of your line. Sight casting, however, is particularly popular in Galveston.
 

 

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.
Galveston
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 25,065 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Redfish Fishing in Galveston

Make sure you have a small cooler for drinks or snacks and a poncho for wet weather. Other than that the captain took care of everything.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you have a small cooler for drinks or snacks and a poncho for wet weather. Other than that the captain took care of everything.
John  S.
John S. TENN COLONY, TX
August is still a bit too hot! The sun will wear you down quickly. Make sure to hydrate and wear plenty of sunscreen as well as mosquito spray. As far as the fish, watch for the weather. The murky water after lots of rain can make it hard to see the bait and means less fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
August is still a bit too hot! The sun will wear you down quickly. Make sure to hydrate and wear plenty of sunscreen as well as mosquito spray. As far as the fish, watch for the weather. The murky water after lots of rain can make it hard to see the bait and means less fish!
Amanda  H.
Amanda H. Lufkin, TX
It was our first time and having someone who knew what they were doing makes all the difference!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was our first time and having someone who knew what they were doing makes all the difference!
Tina  H.
Tina H. Willis, TX
First time out but fish weren't biting. The Capt even called others and they were having similar experiences.
Very good
4.0 / 5
First time out but fish weren't biting. The Capt even called others and they were having similar experiences.
Misty  L.
Misty L. Springfield, MO
I would recommend hiring a charter if you want to catch quality fish. If a charter is out of your budget, I recommend 61st street fishing pier...you will be able to get helpful fishing tips and techniques from experienced local anglers
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I would recommend hiring a charter if you want to catch quality fish. If a charter is out of your budget, I recommend 61st street fishing pier...you will be able to get helpful fishing tips and techniques from experienced local anglers
Thomas  G.
Thomas G. Oak Point, TX
We had clear skies and some wind, but be prepared for the sun with lots of sun screen. Waves can pickup to so take meds for motion sickness hrs ahead of time if the bothers you.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We had clear skies and some wind, but be prepared for the sun with lots of sun screen. Waves can pickup to so take meds for motion sickness hrs ahead of time if the bothers you.
Clint  A.
Clint A. Merkel, TX
Be sure to take water and sunscreen. The breeze on the water is great but it is still very hot. We brought sandwiches each time just to have something to munch on.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be sure to take water and sunscreen. The breeze on the water is great but it is still very hot. We brought sandwiches each time just to have something to munch on.
Julie  F.
Julie F. Fairfield, ID
Sometimes the fishing is hard. If it were easy you are at the grocery store. Enjoy it anyway. Don't make it a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Sometimes the fishing is hard. If it were easy you are at the grocery store. Enjoy it anyway. Don't make it a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Gary  K.
Gary K. Corinth, TX
Conditions were tough. Very windy, but that was just the day we had to work with.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Conditions were tough. Very windy, but that was just the day we had to work with.
Jesse  K.
Jesse K. Sulphur Springs, TX
Absolutely fish in Galveston during June. Book with Island Fishing Guru!!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely fish in Galveston during June. Book with Island Fishing Guru!!!!
Ash  B.
Ash B. Haslet, TX
Next year I’ll book two shorter trips with Texas fishing charters instead of one long one. But that’s just so that I can spend two nights at Katie’s Restaurant eating the fish Capt Zack puts me on top of
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Next year I’ll book two shorter trips with Texas fishing charters instead of one long one. But that’s just so that I can spend two nights at Katie’s Restaurant eating the fish Capt Zack puts me on top of
John  C.
John C. Fouke, AR
Absolutely well worth spending at least a half a day with Get Hooked Charters Captain Damien
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely well worth spending at least a half a day with Get Hooked Charters Captain Damien
Ron  B.
Ron B. Houston, Texas
Dress appropriately. In the morning, it's a bit chilly so bring a sweatshirt or sweater.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress appropriately. In the morning, it's a bit chilly so bring a sweatshirt or sweater.
Andrew  W.
Andrew W. Sugar Grove, IL
Familiars yourself with your fishing location and make sure you tip them. Jerry and Brian the Deck Hand work their butts off and I tipped them more than my budget allowed. When you get good work pay them accordingly.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Familiars yourself with your fishing location and make sure you tip them. Jerry and Brian the Deck Hand work their butts off and I tipped them more than my budget allowed. When you get good work pay them accordingly.
Henry  B.
Henry B. Dallas, Texas
There are a lot of boats hitting the same area but all of them are bringing in fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
There are a lot of boats hitting the same area but all of them are bringing in fish.
Timothy  R.
Timothy R. Hardin, MO
This was our first time fishing in Galveston. We caught the biggest fish I've ever caught. I would highly recommend it. You'll have a great time and priceless memories. My only regret this trip is that we didn't catch anything we could keep and eat, but I'll make a meal of those pictures and bragging rights for atleast a year.?
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was our first time fishing in Galveston. We caught the biggest fish I've ever caught. I would highly recommend it. You'll have a great time and priceless memories. My only regret this trip is that we didn't catch anything we could keep and eat, but I'll make a meal of those pictures and bragging rights for atleast a year.?
Daniel Panniell And
Daniel Panniell And Baltimore, MD
Talk to the captain in advance and make sure you're prepared for the weather, the time underway, and sea state. And HAVE FUN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Talk to the captain in advance and make sure you're prepared for the weather, the time underway, and sea state. And HAVE FUN
LaVelle  V.
LaVelle V. OLD RVR-WNFRE, TX
September can be spotty in this area depending on Temps, currents, wind and moon phase. Be sure you book with the right charter to ensure a good time. Fishing addiction definitely took care of us.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
September can be spotty in this area depending on Temps, currents, wind and moon phase. Be sure you book with the right charter to ensure a good time. Fishing addiction definitely took care of us.
Jason  B.
Jason B. Longview, TX
Make sure u use the restroom before u go if u have long hair put it up wear comfortable clothing u will get splashed every now and then so be ready for that have fun!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure u use the restroom before u go if u have long hair put it up wear comfortable clothing u will get splashed every now and then so be ready for that have fun!
Jessica  R.
Jessica R. Cleveland, TX
See Chad at Bite Me Charters. Pay attention to his coaching and fill the boat with fish!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
See Chad at Bite Me Charters. Pay attention to his coaching and fill the boat with fish!!!
Jose  C.
Jose C. Fort Worth, TX

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