Galveston Inshore Fishing Charters

Galveston Inshore Fishing Charters

Best Inshore Fishing Charters in Galveston

Top Inshore Fishing Charters in Galveston

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!

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Reviews of Fishing in Inshore Fishing in Galveston

Big catch
David J. fished with Galveston Offshore on November 23, 2020
Book a fishing trip with Captain Shannon. We had a wonderful and exciting time. We definitely would book again.
we had a great time -
Charles D. fished with Galveston Offshore on November 21, 2020
we were after flounder and we got them - - we will be fishing the Galveston waters again for sure
Half day trip was great.
Robert B. fished with Salty Rods Charters on November 7, 2020
We waited and booked when we knew the water and weather were good. Very kid friendly and we learned a lot about the fishing. I would book again. My boy will remember his big catch for the rest of his life.
October fishing trip
Lynn A. fished with Line Check Charters on October 25, 2020
Over the top fun for the family! We would do it again today, if we could!
Amazing ride
Lena K. fished with Galveston Offshore on August 11, 2020
See if you could go when it is not so windy
David V. fished with Salty Rods Charters on August 6, 2020
Check out Salty Rods! They get the job done!
Half day trip with Captain Jason
Amanda W. fished with Rod Bending Charters on July 7, 2020
Take some motion sickness meds because the water was pretty rough.
Afternoon Shark trip w/ Capt Shannon
Ej S. fished with Galveston Offshore on June 30, 2020
Find someone who can show you where to fish.

Top Targeted Inshore Fishing Species in Galveston