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Best Snapper (Red) Fishing Charters in Galveston

Top Snapper (Red) Fishing Charters in Galveston

Snapper (Red)

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

Snapper (Red) Fishing in Galveston

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.

Snapper (Red)

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

Galveston Snapper (Red) Fishing Seasons

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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.

What People Are Saying About Snapper (Red) Fishing in Galveston


Sean Dvorak fished with Reely Krasea Fishing Charters on November 7, 2019

Took the fiancé offshore for the first time with Capt. Kris and let's just say she's hooked! Seas were calm and the fish were biting! She also got her first Red Snapper and a small 5' shark that was released. The Capt. had beanbags on-board, which made the long ride out far more comfortable!

"Full Day Offshore"

Tristan Dittmann fished with Frazier’s Guide Service – 35’ Boat on July 29, 2019

Ralph was professional, knowledgeable and put us right on the fish. Caught our limit of Kingfish and Red Snapper before 1pm. Boat and fishing equipment was in top shelf order and I would recommend them for family, business, pleasure, as long as you are looking to bend some rods and catch some fish, these are your guys!

"8 HR Off ShoreTrip"

Michael Hodina fished with 3G Fishing Charters on July 22, 2019

Great Trip, got right on the fish. Weather put us in early but we had limited out on Snapper and had two nice Kings!. Captain Kyle was pleasant, worked hard and knows his stuff!
Based on 14,660 reviews by FishingBooker anglers