Galveston Offshore Fishing Charters

Galveston Offshore Fishing Charters

Best Offshore Fishing Charters in Galveston

Top Offshore Fishing Charters in Galveston

Offshore Fishing in Galveston

Open seas, big fish, and salt in the air: offshore fishing in Galveston has it all. You may think you know all about this small island to the south of Houston. But when you get out on the water, you’ll find that in all that time you’ve spent on land, you’ve only scratched the surface.

What to catch

Galveston offshore fishing can start just a few miles from the coastline, depending on the terminology your guide uses. But for most people here, it’s when you get 20-30 miles from the coast that offshore fishing really begins. These ‘close offshore’ waters are home to King and Spanish Mackerel, Cobia (Ling), Jack Crevalle, Sharks, and more. Travel further out, and you’ll be coming across the likes of Amberjack, big Snappers and Groupers, Mahi Mahi (Dorado), Wahoo, and a whole host of other species. Book an extended trip overnight, and you could even find yourself hooked on a Marlin!

Top fishing techniques

Galveston offshore fishing charters can usually be found fishing around the offshore oil rigs. These are hotspots for pelagics, who just love exploring the structure and rooting out the bait fish within. Guides will usually split their time between trolling around the structures and tying up on the downcurrent side of the rig, drifting natural bait and/or jigging or bottom fishing. Reefs and wrecks, valleys, and grass lines also attract a good amount of fish throughout the year, making for consistent action on most offshore trips.

When the shrimp boats come out, things get even more exciting. Kingfish, Sharks, and much more are often found in huge quantities around these boats’ spidery limbs. Simply put, Galveston offshore fishing trips can see you hooking up with some of the top predators in the ocean, all in a single day trip.

Some of the best guides will be prepared for the big fish to not cooperate, though. Fishing is fishing, but head offshore out of Galveston armed with light tackle, and you could be battling the likes of Bluefish, Spadefish, Trippletail, and many more good eating and fun fighting fish.

Galveston offshore charters operate all year round, weather permitting. But with the best fishing usually being between May and October, be sure to reserve your spot before it's too late!

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Reviews of Offshore 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 Offshore Fishing Species in Galveston