Galveston Fishing Charter Company

Member since June 2014

Galveston, United States

Background
I'm a BOI Born on Island, I have been fishing these waters for over 40 years. I know know all the Hot spots and more. I have shown all my Capt. all of my hot spots and they have shown me some of theirs spots too.

Galveston Fishing Charter Company

Galveston, United States
Background
I'm a BOI Born on Island, I have been fishing these waters for over 40 years. I know know all the Hot spots and more. I have shown all my Capt. all of my hot spots and they have shown me some of theirs spots too.

Our Charter Listings

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US$ 450
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Galveston
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US$ 450
Galveston
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US$ 450

Fishing Reports

Galveston Fishing Report

February 23, 2016

There is little doubt that fishing will be impaired by the latest cold front passing through. While winds will start dropping late Wednesday, it is likely that low water levels will persist for a while. Friday, a wind shift… Read Full Report →


Fishing -2-21-16

February 21, 2016

Strong northerly winds gusted to well over 20 knots most of the day Wednesday and fishing was nonexistent. Hopefully that will change quickly, and by this weekend, conditions should return to normal with rising water levels. With no fishing… Read Full Report →


Morning trip.

January 28, 2016

While conditions along the upper Texas Coast were excellent Thursday, there was not much in the way of fishing taking place. The flat water around Galveston early in the day was inviting anglers to hit the water; however, only… Read Full Report →


By Capt Joe:

December 02, 2015

December is starting off with some uncomfortable weather for fishing; however, it does not seem to be bothering the fish. Anglers willing to tough it out early Tuesday were rewarded with some nice fish. Tuesday afternoon, conditions improved as… Read Full Report →


Fishing report 5-10-15

May 10, 2015

One of the most common questions from readers lately has been about the wind. Most are asking if this is normal to have such an extended period of high winds and if this is a sign of a windy… Read Full Report →


Fishing report 4-16-15

April 16, 2015

The big news on the fishing scene was trout action around the railroad bridge next to the causeway.Wednesday morning, there were three reports of excellent catches of speckled trout by anglers using live shrimp fished under popping corks. Rudy… Read Full Report →


Galveston fishing report

January 09, 2015

Thursday, we discussed the outlook for fishing this year and some of the highlights from the first part of the year. The annual black drum run, trophy trout fishing and winter trout fishing in East and West Bays were… Read Full Report →


Fishing report

December 23, 2014

This week just does not look good for fishing, at least not the early part. Today’s cold front likely will shut things down until well after old Santa makes his appearance tomorrow night. Following this latest cold front, expect… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.60 out of 5 stars from 33 reviews

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Went fishing on Monday, July 10, 2017

So many varieties of fish caught!! And they were so great with my boys ages 12 & 10!  Saw a rainbow, funnel water cloud, dolphins and a spotted eagle ray flying in the air by the boat!  It was a great trip!!!

Fished July 2017

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Galveston Fishing Charter Company (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Thank you for booking with us.

Jeff Nielsen

Went fishing on Friday, July 7, 2017

Water pump broken shrimp dead after 1 hr he knew about pump ran out of shrimp after 3 hrs came home early full day trip turned into 1/2 day trip $50 reduction yehhhh no thanks

Colin Bickerstaff does not recommend Galveston Fishing Charter Co. #3

Fished July 2017

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Galveston Fishing Charter Company (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, July 8, 2017

Sorry about the pump on going out.
We only charge him him for a 1/2 trip and gave him a $100 discount off of a 1/2 day trip.

Jeff

Went fishing on Saturday, June 17, 2017

The rating reflects not only my lack of knowledge of what to ask about fishing at sea, but also booking a trip during high volume fishing time. 
Ask:  How far out to sea will we go? (We did not go very far out to sea—I was thinking more  
          deep sea fishing)
      How many seats are available for my party to sit on?  (Their were 2 seats for 5
          people during our 5 hour trip, also the boat depicted on fishingbrookers’ website is not
          the one we went out on)
I understand when a crew is short-handed, however, the customer should be kept in the loop.  Captain Mike did the best he could on the notice (I gather) that he had.  We were asked to show up to Pier C at 0645hrs, call him, and he would have us picked up by golf cart.  We shipped off a little later than expected 0710, not too big of a deal.  (Advice for the crew, call the customer and let them know it’s going to be a little later than stated, I would of been okay with that.)  After seeing the types and sizes of the fish through their website, it was kinda of a downer to catch the small fish that we did (once again, it could of been the time of year, and they can’t control the fish in the sea).  I do have to say, the variety of the few fish we did catch was surprising.  I have only catch freshwater fish.  We caught a lady fish, black drum, speckled trout, catfish, stingray, and a croaker.

Tony Floyd does not recommend Galveston Fishing Charter Co. #2

Fished June 2017

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Fished June 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, May 28, 2017

This was a surprise trip for my husband and my dad for Father’s Day.  My 8 year old son went along with them as well as my brother in laws.  They allowed me to add a guest at the last minute and were always quick to respond to any questions via text. The guys had a blast and all said they would love to do it again.  This experience for them was well-worth the price!

Fished May 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, May 2, 2017

The boat and the captain were both great.  We did expect to go out a little farther and to be able to catch some nice fish.  But fishing is like a lot of other things, it is sometimes good and sometimes bad.  Maybe next time.

Fished May 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, April 23, 2017

Fished April 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, April 3, 2017

We had the best fishing trip! We caught a lot of fish and caught onto a large jack fish and fought that fish for happy and a half and it was well worth it. Perfect day, perfect waters and we had Capts. Russell and Dereck with us and they definitely wanted and helped you have the experience you were looking for! We thought we had a record SheepHead today and it was shy 3lbs. But the excitement was there and had to bring him in to weigh. Everyone was excited to see the size of that fish! Thanks to Galveston Fishing Charter Co. we will be back again!

Fished April 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, March 15, 2017

To bad we didn’t get the captain or boat we booked. Booked one with a bathroom and a cleaner, faster and bigger boat. We got a way lesser boat. Thank God captain Arron filled in for a captain and boat we booked weeks ago. Very h

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, March 12, 2017

Our trip was canceled due to weather but the captain kept us updated and informed.  Next trip I hope we get a chance to actually go out fishing with cap jacki.

Fished March 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, November 26, 2016

While the day was fun, it was sold as a deep sea adventure. I did not expect to go out very far for a half day ,I did expect to get away from the shore. Since we were targeting flounder, I guess that was what we needed to do. And we did catch our limit. I was just looking forward to a day at sea.As a group of seniors, we could have used seats in a bit better condition and a seat for each person. There were three of us and only seating for two.

Fished November 2016

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Went fishing on Sunday, November 6, 2016

Capt john was professional,a great driver,knew where to catch fish and went above and beyond to make sure we had a great time.I highly recommend going out with him.we filled our red drum tags in about 2 hours smallest being 35”.I will be booking with him again as soon as I get the time.He took us out on 4 to 6 foot waves that quickly turned into 8footers.he ran his boat better than anyone I’ve ever seen.our whole party left tired out and very satisfied with our trip and his ability!

Fished November 2016

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Galveston Fishing Charter Company (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Thank you for booking with us at Galveston Fishing Charter Company.
“Where fishing is our business & business is good”
Jeff Nielsen

Went fishing on Thursday, August 11, 2016

My sister in law and I went out for 6 hours of fishing with Jonathan and it was amazining.  He took great care of us and put us on the fish while we watched other boats looking longingly at us as we reeled in fish after fish.  He provided great advice, funny stories and a great time.  We caught several sharks along with tons of trout, whiting, flounder and other fish.  Such a good time and we will definitely call him the next time we’re in Galveston to fish.

Fished August 2016

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Galveston Fishing Charter Company (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, August 12, 2016

Thank you.

Went fishing on Saturday, July 2, 2016

Captain Jonathan was outstanding. He took us to where the fish were. Caught two beautiful kingfish within 30 minutes. However, The weather was bad, we had 4 to 5 foot swells, and most of us were getting sick. I asked him to take us in closer. We went to a place a lot of boats were fishing in. They weren’t catching much. Captain J bated our lines and baited the water around us and we were pulling in fish left and right. He was baiting all five of us and three extra lines he had out. Caught a mess of sharks, and sand trout and one Spanish mackerel. Overall a very very good experience.

Fished July 2016

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Galveston Fishing Charter Company (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Thank you

Went fishing on Monday, June 6, 2016

hade a great fish great caption will do it a gain ant tell outher about them

Fished June 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, April 4, 2016

Had a great skipper and the day went by just catching lots of fish. It could have only been better if the red drums were biting. If ever back in the area I will book again. Thanks

Fished April 2016

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Galveston Fishing Charter Company (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, April 15, 2016

Thank you For booking with us.

Jeff Nielsen

Went fishing on Wednesday, March 16, 2016

We had a great time!

Fished March 2016

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Galveston Fishing Charter Company (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, March 27, 2016

Thank you for booking with us.

Went fishing on Monday, February 22, 2016

Capt. Jonathan—Your the BEST!  I went for a half day trip—rainy drizzly foggy—the fishing was slow,however it is that time of year—you cant make them bite-however we caught some cat. got some strong hits—Capt. Jonathan is well versed in his job-good conversationaist-good clean boat—a good representative for the company—I can see requesting Capt. Jonathan in the future—Thanks for the memories—Marco Bennett

Fished February 2016

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Galveston Fishing Charter Company (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, February 25, 2016

Thank you for booking with us.

Jeff Nielsen

Went fishing on Saturday, February 6, 2016

The trip was booked to coincide with a graduation so not fishing wasn’t an option. The weather was cold and rain. The captain was on time and took us to the jetty per the charter but the fish weren’t there and we spent the day waiting on a bite. 6 rods for 3 men fishing resulted in 1 black drum and 2 catfish. NOT an impressive day for the fare. I felt there should have been more spots to try, not just wait for a fish to come by….

William Weaver does not recommend Galveston Fishing Charter Co. #2

Fished February 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, February 1, 2016

We had a wonderful experience with Captain Jonathan. Day one was a little slow, but our captain moved us around to a variety of spots and we finally started catching some fish. Day two started slow as well, but soon my husband was hauling in more catfish then he could keep up with. He had to take a break and give his hand a rest. As we were just about to call it a day, we hooked a 40” Red Drum and a 30” Black Drum. Had a ball getting them into the boat. Captain Jonathan was so helpful and informative. He provided insightful ideas and we felt very comfortable asking for help. He made our two day fishing trips so enjoyable. We will be making more trips to Galveston in the future and will be asking for Captain Jonathan.

Fished February 2016

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Galveston Fishing Charter Company (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, February 4, 2016

Thank you for booking with us.

Went fishing on Monday, October 19, 2015

Everything was timely, captain was great and very knowledgeable! Fishing a little slow (dirty water). Overall great experience would definitely rebook.

Fished October 2015

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Went fishing on Friday, July 24, 2015

The trip was excellent!  As soon as we anchored my son and I began to catch fish.  We were catching mostly reds and trout.  Our captain, “Jim” was very polite courteous.  He keep us ready with live bait and good conversation.  He also shared a few good tips that I will use again and again.  Great trip!

Fished July 2015

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Galveston Fishing Charter Company (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, August 22, 2015

Thank You

Went fishing on Thursday, August 6, 2015

only caught I half a dozen small fish not much action I felt we should have caught larger fish. Captain was nice got it there and back safely but the fishing was poor. spent 500 bucks to catch a few small bait size fish should have stayed in Houston and fish the local pond for nothing. Thanks.

Patrick Kelly does not recommend Galveston Fishing Charter Co. #2

Fished August 2015

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Went fishing on Thursday, July 23, 2015

Captain Jonathan made our first time fishing trip a blast.  He put us on the fish and never had to move, just drop the line and left them hit.  We definitely plan on going back and will be booking again with Captain Johathan and Britani II.  I would highly recommend.

Fished July 2015

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Galveston Fishing Charter Company (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 3, 2015

Thank you for booking with us.

Jeff Nielsen

Went fishing on Saturday, July 25, 2015

Had a wonderful time. Caught some great fish and really enjoyed Captain Johnathan. The boat and gear were first rate and the service was excellent. See you next year.

Steven

Fished July 2015

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Galveston Fishing Charter Company (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, August 14, 2015

Thank you.

Went fishing on Thursday, July 9, 2015

Capt. Jonathan was terrific. Very knowledgeable and passionate about what he does. And that’s putting you on the fish. From the very first cast we had fish on. I caught a nice 25” red fish on my last cast! What a way to end a great fishing trip!

Fished July 2015

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Galveston Fishing Charter Company (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, August 14, 2015

Thank you

Went fishing on Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Captain Jim was wonderful…knowledgeable, prepared, and especially patient and kind with my 3 young children.  Will definitely repeat this experience.

Fished July 2015

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Galveston Fishing Charter Company (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Thank you

Went fishing on Thursday, July 9, 2015

Captain Jim was great, we had 3 kids on the boat and he was excellent with them. He did great getting them on the fish. I would recommend captain Jim to anybody.

Fished July 2015

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Galveston Fishing Charter Company (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, July 12, 2015

Thank you

Went fishing on Friday, July 3, 2015

Jim was a great captain, very knowledgeable.  We would definitely do it again.

Fished July 2015

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Galveston Fishing Charter Company (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, July 6, 2015

Thank you

Went fishing on Sunday, June 14, 2015

Captain Jonathan made our 1st experience awesome!  He’s very helpful & outgoing !! The first I always look at when I go anywhere is customer service and that something that he had.. we are definitely going back!!

Fished June 2015

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Galveston Fishing Charter Company (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, June 22, 2015

Thank you for booking with us.

Jeff Nielsen

Went fishing on Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Had a great experience! Looking fwd to doing it again. Next time we will bring friends. Highly recommend Cptn Dillon! Keep watching for those “twerking” fish!

Fished June 2015

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Galveston Fishing Charter Company (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, June 5, 2015

Thank you

Went fishing on Thursday, May 28, 2015

Aside from me getting slightly sea sick which i didnt know i would, the trip was amazing and the captain was the best! Jonathen was his him and if youd like to charter with this boat or company, i suggest asking for him, he was entertaining, my family never had to bit their own hook even tho we knew how lol. He really did an amazing job, and if we werent catching anything, he actually tried to find us another spot. Just amazing overall. (:

Fished May 2015

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Galveston Fishing Charter Company (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, June 4, 2015

Thank You for booking with us.

Went fishing on Tuesday, April 7, 2015

We caught about 40 fish in 1.5 hours.  My kids 5 and 10 years old loved it.  Cpt. John and his First Mate (wife) were great hosts and knew what they were doing and where the fish were.  The other boats around us were not catching nearly as many as we were.  I sent photos to you in the email yesterday.

Fished April 2015

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Galveston Fishing Charter Company (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, April 25, 2015

Thank you for booking with us @ Galveston Fishing Charter Company.
If you can send photos to Staff@galvestonfishingchartercompany.com

Thanks
Jeff Nielsen