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 Inshore Fishing in Galveston

Full day with Captain Shannon of Galveston Offshore
LaVelle V. fished with Galveston Offshore on October 15, 2021
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Talk to the captain in advance and make sure you're prepared for the weather, the time underway, and sea state. And HAVE FUN
6 hr nay trip
Michael J. fished with Fish On Charters on October 2, 2021
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Cpt Rick did a awesome Job could not ask for a better day.
Fishing inland
Jason B. fished with Fishin Addiction Charters 36' on September 23, 2021
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September can be spotty in this area depending on Temps, currents, wind and moon phase. Be sure you book with the right charter to ensure a good time. Fishing addiction definitely took care of us.
4 hr trip with capten Bryan
Jessica R. fished with Reel Men Fishing Charters on September 6, 2021
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Make sure u use the restroom before u go if u have long hair put it up wear comfortable clothing u will get splashed every now and then so be ready for that have fun!
Awesome Trip
Jose C. fished with Bite Me! Charters Galveston on August 7, 2021
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See Chad at Bite Me Charters. Pay attention to his coaching and fill the boat with fish!!!
August fishing trip
Collin S. fished with Texas Fishing Charters, LLC on August 5, 2021
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Let your Captain know exactly what you want when you board. If you want inshore for an hour or two and then shark for the rest, he’ll accommodate. Great trip!
Half-Day with Captain Zack
Hunter W. fished with Circle H Outfitters – 48' Express Cruiser on August 1, 2021
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Great time, but it gets hot. Take lots of water.
Family fishing with grace charters
Tracy M. fished with Grace Fishing Charter on July 26, 2021
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Keep open mind and trust the charter. They will put you on fish.

Top Targeted Inshore Fishing Species in Galveston