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

Successful Half Day!!
Charlie C. fished with Galveston Offshore on April 15, 2021
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Definitely give it a shot. Always remember to make memories. Oh yeah. And catch fish!!
7 hr trip was awesome
Edgar A. fished with Keep’n It Reel Fishing Charter on April 9, 2021
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Yes Anthony is great and explains it in a way that makes it simple to understand and makes it easy.
6 hours with Capt. ERIC
Mark S. fished with Line Check Charters on April 2, 2021
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Go out with an experienced operator who can put you om the fish like Line Check Charters.
Great springtime trip with Captain Dan and Bob!
Mike T. fished with Fishin Addiction Charters 36' on March 31, 2021
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Early season can be tough but fishing can still be fun with a good guide and a little luck.
Half day with Captain Matt
Jill T. fished with Grace Fishing Charter on March 19, 2021
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Use Grace Fishing charters. Captain Matt or Captain Aaron
Windy
Gilbert G. fished with Galveston Offshore on March 19, 2021
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Watch the weather. It was really windy and the wind had the water all churned up and muddy. Fish were not biting as well as they maybe would have otherwise.
Fishing trip with captian shannon!
Destiny E. fished with Galveston Offshore on February 6, 2021
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I would reccomend to first timer fishers to take a fishing guide trip or go to a fishing pier and ask plenty of questions! Its the ocean, much different than fresh water. Its good to be informed!
Big catch
David J. fished with Galveston Offshore on November 23, 2020
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Book a fishing trip with Captain Shannon. We had a wonderful and exciting time. We definitely would book again.

Top Targeted Inshore Fishing Species in Galveston