Galveston Inshore Fishing Charters

Galveston Inshore Fishing Charters

Best Inshore Fishing Charters in Galveston

Galveston: 159 fishing charters available
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(119 reviews)
Galveston
Trips from US $650
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(58 reviews)
Galveston
Trips from US $550
Just listed
Galveston
Trips from US $500
Just added to our fleet
Galveston
Trips from US $500
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(314 reviews)
Galveston
Trips from US $477

Inshore Fishing in Galveston

There’s something special about Galveston inshore fishing. With amazing scenery in the bays, a 150 year old jetty system, and 32 miles of beaches, you barely even need to mention the fish to want to get out on the water. Factor in some of the best Redfish, Trout, and Flounder fishing in the state, and you really can’t go wrong. There’s a reason why Galveston is considered one of the top places for saltwater fishing in the US.

What to catch and where to fish for it

You don’t need to travel far to get to the fish in these parts. Most Galveston inshore fishing charters are located just minutes from the action, with jetties and beaches providing immediate fishing access. Local specialties include big Black Drum and trophy Redffish, with Speckled Trout, Flounder, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, and much more there for the catching, too. Various species of Shark are also common in these waters. Catching a Bull Shark right by the Galveston Fishing Pier is something you won't forget in a hurry.

Flounder fishing is also something of a specialty in these parts. For your best chance of catching these tasty flatfish, join the best Galveston Bay fishing charters at Rollover Pass in the East Bay during the fall. At other times of the year, head to the flats around Pelican Island to search for them alongside tasty Redfish and Trout.

Top Techniques

Most often, inshore fishing in Galveston involves casting a popping cork with live bait attached. But experienced anglers will find drift fishing and casting with soft plastic lures is especially productive, particularly in the fall, winter, and spring. Live bait fishing can be just as good, especially in the Summer when the fish are deeper in the water. Gulf killfish (known as marsh minnows or mud minnows in these parts) are local favorites on the bait front. 

Insider’s tip: for the real Galveston inshore fishing experience, get your feet wet. Join a local guide and try wade fishing with artificials or bait under a popping cork -- you’ll be amazed at the results!

Galveston
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 28,767 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Inshore Fishing in Galveston

Lots of dolphins were out playing near the offshore jetty that was cool to see and the boat that was near us caught a black tip. We got on a big drum and we got on a bunch of reds and a small drum near one of the bridges overall Zack was amazing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Lots of dolphins were out playing near the offshore jetty that was cool to see and the boat that was near us caught a black tip. We got on a big drum and we got on a bunch of reds and a small drum near one of the bridges overall Zack was amazing.
Keep’n It Reel Fishing Charter
Keep’n It Reel Fishing Charter
Great captain to work with if you have any interest in a Galveston fishing trip
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Great captain to work with if you have any interest in a Galveston fishing trip
Scouts Out Fishing Charters
Scouts Out Fishing Charters
Dramamin started the night before. Bring sunscreen, battery operated fan, drinks, snacks and a good attitude.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dramamin started the night before. Bring sunscreen, battery operated fan, drinks, snacks and a good attitude.
Big Tex Fishing Charters
Big Tex Fishing Charters
The temperature was great but the wind was a problem and kept us nearer to the shore than we liked. Weather in May is varied so you just have to keep that in mind.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The temperature was great but the wind was a problem and kept us nearer to the shore than we liked. Weather in May is varied so you just have to keep that in mind.
Galveston Offshore
Galveston Offshore
Go with Captain Corey. He is very professional, friendly, customer service oriented.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with Captain Corey. He is very professional, friendly, customer service oriented.
Reel Adventures – Galveston
Reel Adventures – Galveston
Captain Steve will discuss the trip with you and fully prepare you for the experience!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Steve will discuss the trip with you and fully prepare you for the experience!
Tejas Salt Fishing
Tejas Salt Fishing
If this is your first time fishing Galveston, take the time to hire a captain. It will be a great experience and well worth the expense.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If this is your first time fishing Galveston, take the time to hire a captain. It will be a great experience and well worth the expense.
Nautilus Charters
Nautilus Charters
I don't think it was the best time of year for the atea but we had fun and caught fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I don't think it was the best time of year for the atea but we had fun and caught fish.
Big Tex Fishing Charters
Big Tex Fishing Charters
Get your fishing license several days in advance. Can take a couple of hours if there are people ahead of you in line.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get your fishing license several days in advance. Can take a couple of hours if there are people ahead of you in line.
SeaPlay Sportfishing – SeaPlay VI
SeaPlay Sportfishing – SeaPlay VI
Lots of variety of fish make sure you got your red fish tag if you get a great catch
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Lots of variety of fish make sure you got your red fish tag if you get a great catch
Scouts Out Fishing Charters
Scouts Out Fishing Charters
Expect to get a little wet and a little dirty with fish and bait slime and water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Expect to get a little wet and a little dirty with fish and bait slime and water.
Nautilus Charters
Nautilus Charters
Understand the time of year your are fishing and set your expectations appropriately. Communicate with the captain in advance of cooking to get fishing reports and ask the types of fish that are being caught and how many. We did these things and the trip turned out as expected.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Understand the time of year your are fishing and set your expectations appropriately. Communicate with the captain in advance of cooking to get fishing reports and ask the types of fish that are being caught and how many. We did these things and the trip turned out as expected.
Early Out Fishing
Early Out Fishing
Just check the wind speed. We went out on a pretty windy day and we still caught some but im sure it's much nicer out there when the wind is calm
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just check the wind speed. We went out on a pretty windy day and we still caught some but im sure it's much nicer out there when the wind is calm
Keep’n It Reel Fishing Charter
Keep’n It Reel Fishing Charter
Fish are always biting in Galveston somewhere! March can get windy but you will find fish wherever you go
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fish are always biting in Galveston somewhere! March can get windy but you will find fish wherever you go
Get the Net Fishing Charters
Get the Net Fishing Charters
Pay attention to the weather. You want to monitor the rain and wind as much as possible. It will determine how good your first experience turns out.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Pay attention to the weather. You want to monitor the rain and wind as much as possible. It will determine how good your first experience turns out.
Liv Fishing
Liv Fishing
I know you can never do anything about the weather but if you have a trip with wind forecasted be prepared you may not have a great experience and may not catch fish. But as I have always heard and I say, that is why they call it fishing and not catching.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I know you can never do anything about the weather but if you have a trip with wind forecasted be prepared you may not have a great experience and may not catch fish. But as I have always heard and I say, that is why they call it fishing and not catching.
Reel Adventures – Galveston
Reel Adventures – Galveston
Listen to Capt. Bubba, he knows his stuff! And, if you listen, you will catch a bunch! Very attentive and helping you with bait immediately to get your pole back in the water. We weren’t professionals and it was nice to have help but not make you feel incompetent.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Listen to Capt. Bubba, he knows his stuff! And, if you listen, you will catch a bunch! Very attentive and helping you with bait immediately to get your pole back in the water. We weren’t professionals and it was nice to have help but not make you feel incompetent.
Salty Rods Charters – 29'
Salty Rods Charters – 29'
Galveston gets busy on the weekends. Allow for travel time to get to your pickup location. The weather and water conditions change daily so prepare for that clothing and time wise. Maybe allow for some flexibility in your schedule if time, conditions, and your captain allow for it. Stay in touch with your Captain pre trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Galveston gets busy on the weekends. Allow for travel time to get to your pickup location. The weather and water conditions change daily so prepare for that clothing and time wise. Maybe allow for some flexibility in your schedule if time, conditions, and your captain allow for it. Stay in touch with your Captain pre trip.
Reel Adventures – Galveston
Reel Adventures – Galveston
Totally recommend Line Check Charters & Captain Eric! He got us on fish quickly & was lots of fun!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Totally recommend Line Check Charters & Captain Eric! He got us on fish quickly & was lots of fun!
Line Check Charters
Line Check Charters
Not flats fishing. Be prepared for some 4 plus foot seas but the fishing was fire.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Not flats fishing. Be prepared for some 4 plus foot seas but the fishing was fire.
Early Out Fishing
Early Out Fishing

Top Targeted Inshore Fishing Species in Galveston