Galveston Inshore Fishing Charters

Galveston Inshore Fishing Charters

Best Inshore Fishing Charters in Galveston

Galveston: 144 fishing charters available
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4.9 / 5
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Galveston
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trips from $545
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(29 reviews)
Galveston
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trips from $550
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4.9 / 5
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Galveston
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trips from $600
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Galveston
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trips from $600
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Galveston
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trips from $540
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(42 reviews)
Galveston
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Galveston
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trips from $450
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4.8 / 5
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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
4.6 / 5
Based on 26,609 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Inshore Fishing in Galveston

If you are new to fishing go for a red snapper trip, that’s gonna be our next one. But the King fish are fun to catch!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are new to fishing go for a red snapper trip, that’s gonna be our next one. But the King fish are fun to catch!
Blake  S.
Blake S.
Wonderful way to start. Everything is provided and not too strenuous. Great for the entire family.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wonderful way to start. Everything is provided and not too strenuous. Great for the entire family.
Alan  N.
Alan N. Corinth, TX
Make sure you talk to your captain before you go. He or she is going to make or break your trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you talk to your captain before you go. He or she is going to make or break your trip.
Richard  H.
Richard H. Dallas, Texas
The captain takes care of every part of fishing. We caught a bunch of fish we never see in Kansas. We saw dolphins on the way to our fishing spots.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The captain takes care of every part of fishing. We caught a bunch of fish we never see in Kansas. We saw dolphins on the way to our fishing spots.
Mary  B.
Mary B. Overland Park, KS
yes, very easy to review ratings and find the best boat at the target destination.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
yes, very easy to review ratings and find the best boat at the target destination.
Robert  C.
Robert C. Humble, TX
Very experienced Captain and very knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend this crew and will be fishing with them again.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Very experienced Captain and very knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend this crew and will be fishing with them again.
Kevin  C.
Kevin C.
April, be prepared to deal with weather. Still a great variety and quality of fish. Galveston Offshore was great.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
April, be prepared to deal with weather. Still a great variety and quality of fish. Galveston Offshore was great.
Stefan  D.
Stefan D.
Book with this captain, you can not go wrong with him. The boat is more than we expected.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Book with this captain, you can not go wrong with him. The boat is more than we expected.
Cassie  H.
Cassie H. Houston, Texas
Definitely get a guide if you plan on going on the ocean. Worth every penny. You feel a lot safer and they put you onto some really great fishing spots.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely get a guide if you plan on going on the ocean. Worth every penny. You feel a lot safer and they put you onto some really great fishing spots.
Harley  W.
Harley W. Houston, Texas
Find this Captain and look to be treated to an exceptional day of fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Find this Captain and look to be treated to an exceptional day of fishing.
Bill  V.
Bill V. Shenandoah, TX
Plenty of spots to find fish either from the shore or the numerous charters.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plenty of spots to find fish either from the shore or the numerous charters.
Nathan  S.
Nathan S. Temple, TX
Stay close to the charter boats marina because it will save you so much time in the morning.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Stay close to the charter boats marina because it will save you so much time in the morning.
Michael  H.
Michael H. Wylie, TX
Check with the captain about what you need on your fishing license to make sure you don’t limit yourself. He was very accommodating and helpful!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check with the captain about what you need on your fishing license to make sure you don’t limit yourself. He was very accommodating and helpful!
Wendy  N.
Wendy N. Alden, Iowa
Prepare for a great experience and remember Mother Nature doesn't always cooperate and fish aren't always hungry ???
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Prepare for a great experience and remember Mother Nature doesn't always cooperate and fish aren't always hungry ???
Robert  V.
Robert V. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Look up solar lunar clock- shows “major and minor” bite times. Try to book your trip during the major or minor.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Look up solar lunar clock- shows “major and minor” bite times. Try to book your trip during the major or minor.
Miles  F.
Miles F. Durham, CA
It’s Texas so weather and wind are unpredictable but still some of the best fishing!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It’s Texas so weather and wind are unpredictable but still some of the best fishing!
Kimberly  C.
Kimberly C. Houston, Texas
A Jetti trip for Sheep’s Head and Black Drum will not disappoint with Grace Charters.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
A Jetti trip for Sheep’s Head and Black Drum will not disappoint with Grace Charters.
David  L.
David L. Saint Croix Falls, WI
Sit back and have fun. You will have a great time in Galveston bay. Lots of stuff to catch and see
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sit back and have fun. You will have a great time in Galveston bay. Lots of stuff to catch and see
Alex  G.
Alex G. Saint Anne, Illinois
November fishing is not the best, but this trip exceeded our expectatiopns.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
November fishing is not the best, but this trip exceeded our expectatiopns.
Katherine  W.
Katherine W. Miami, FL
Make sure you have a small cooler for drinks or snacks and a poncho for wet weather. Other than that the captain took care of everything.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure you have a small cooler for drinks or snacks and a poncho for wet weather. Other than that the captain took care of everything.
John  S.
John S. TENN COLONY, TX

Top Targeted Inshore Fishing Species in Galveston