Galveston Redfish Fishing Charters

Galveston Redfish Fishing Charters

Best Redfish Fishing Charters in Galveston

Galveston: 172 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(281 reviews)
Galveston
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trips from $650
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(420 reviews)
Galveston
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trips from $600
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Galveston
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trips from $525
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(8 reviews)
Galveston
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trips from $400
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(338 reviews)
Galveston
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trips from $495
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(190 reviews)
Galveston
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trips from $500
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(51 reviews)
Galveston
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(52 reviews)
Galveston
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $600

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 27,943 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Redfish 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

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