Galveston Snapper (Red) Fishing Charters

Galveston Snapper (Red) Fishing Charters

Best Snapper (Red) Fishing Charters in Galveston

Top Snapper (Red) Fishing Charters in Galveston

Snapper (Red) Fishing in Galveston

Snapper (Red)
  • Size 5 to 20lbs
  • Food Value Excellent
  • Game Qualities Good
  • Habitats Nearshore, Offshore, Reef, Wreck

(Lutjanus campechanus)

Galveston is emerging as the runner up in Gulf Red Snapper fishing hotspots, with large fish available to target during summer in nearshore state waters (up to 10.35 miles out) at depths of around 120ft and more. Federal waters can be fished recreationally in June, but only for a short time frame (about 10 days, depending on the annual regulations).
 
During colder months, Snappers move farther out, at least 20 miles offshore, effectively disabling recreational angling from taking place. However, during this time, a number of catch share programs are available to sportfishers. These are offered by commercial fishermen as alternatives that allow going on trips and catching Red Snapper for free, with the option of purchasing fish from the landings afterwards.

Galveston Snapper (Red) Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Snapper (Red) fishing in Galveston varies moderately throughout the year. High season is June to August. Low season is January to March and November to December. There is no closed season.
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Reviews of Fishing in Snapper (Red) Fishing in Galveston

Afternoon trip with Brad from Seaplay Sportfishing
Terry S. fished with SeaPlay Sportfishing – SeaPlay VI on May 29, 2021
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Bring sunscreen, plenty of liquid to drink (non-alcoholic), and ice
Fishing with Shannon
John S. fished with Galveston Offshore on May 17, 2021
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Listen to the captain and he will put you on fish
May fishing trip
Heather H. fished with Fish On Charters on May 14, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Get a guide!!! They have all the right equipment and experience to be sure you catch some great fish.
Half Day with Cap'n Sal.
Ian H. fished with Galveston Fishing Charter Company on April 30, 2021
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Lots of rain. I would check the weather first before heading down.
Successful Half Day!!
Charlie C. fished with Galveston Offshore on April 15, 2021
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Definitely give it a shot. Always remember to make memories. Oh yeah. And catch fish!!
7 hr trip was awesome
Edgar A. fished with Keep’n It Reel Fishing Charter on April 9, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Yes Anthony is great and explains it in a way that makes it simple to understand and makes it easy.
6 hours with Capt. ERIC
Mark S. fished with Line Check Charters on April 2, 2021
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Go out with an experienced operator who can put you om the fish like Line Check Charters.
Great springtime trip with Captain Dan and Bob!
Mike T. fished with Fishin Addiction Charters 36' on March 31, 2021
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Early season can be tough but fishing can still be fun with a good guide and a little luck.