What would you recommend to anglers fishing in Galveston, Texas for the first time?

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John Cowart
Fouke, AR
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Went fishing with Texas Fishing Charters – 23' on June 5, 2022
Next year I’ll book two shorter trips with Texas fishing charters instead of one long one. But that’s just so that I can spend two nights at Katie’s Restaurant eating the fish Capt Zack puts me on top of

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Christian Darce
Conroe, TX
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Went fishing with Nautilus Charters on August 21, 2021
- Not the best fishing, but fewer crowds. - sunscreen, lots, there is limited shade since you have to cast the poles. - lots of drinks, gatorade. - make sure you have paper tags, get your license 2+ weeks ahead of time, or at a store. NOT online. - If you are not sure, go ahead and take a sea sickness medicine ahead of time or at least ginger. The heat really can break you down faster than normal.

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Henry Bredenkamp
Dallas, Texas
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Went fishing with Stray Cat Charters Galveston on March 20, 2022
Familiars yourself with your fishing location and make sure you tip them. Jerry and Brian the Deck Hand work their butts off and I tipped them more than my budget allowed. When you get good work pay them accordingly.

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Daniel Panniell And
Baltimore, MD
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Went fishing with Galveston Offshore on March 3, 2022
This was our first time fishing in Galveston. We caught the biggest fish I've ever caught. I would highly recommend it. You'll have a great time and priceless memories. My only regret this trip is that we didn't catch anything we could keep and eat, but I'll make a meal of those pictures and bragging rights for atleast a year.?

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Robert Boehmke
Houston, TX
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Went fishing with Salty Rods Charters on November 7, 2020
We waited and booked when we knew the water and weather were good. Very kid friendly and we learned a lot about the fishing. I would book again. My boy will remember his big catch for the rest of his life.

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Brian Fails
Broken Bow, OK
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Went fishing with Reel Men Fishing Charters on May 23, 2019
Be sure to get your license before the store closes. Walmart and academy close early. Walmart stops selling license at 10. I would recommend going to the marina bait shop. It opens at 6:00 am and is right there.

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Kent Kasperski
San Antonio, TX
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Went fishing with Line Check Charters on May 23, 2019
The conditions were not ideal but Mike an Travis found the fish and we had a great time. They were very tentative to my wife with it being her first time on a fishing boat. They supplied everything else needed.

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Astalina Contreras
Houston, Texas
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Went fishing with SeaPlay Sportfishing – SeaPlay VI on April 27, 2019
It definitely was advantageous and fun filling! We had so much fun. Boyfriend took his pole, but the captain provides everything including filleting the fishes. We caught 2 reds and sheep head. The weather was beautiful. I'll recommend this charter

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Gary Keith
Corinth, TX
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Went fishing with SeaPlay Sportfishing – SeaPlay VI on June 14, 2022
Sometimes the fishing is hard. If it were easy you are at the grocery store. Enjoy it anyway. Don't make it a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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Julie Finder
Fairfield, ID
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Went fishing with Fish N Divers on June 15, 2022
Be sure to take water and sunscreen. The breeze on the water is great but it is still very hot. We brought sandwiches each time just to have something to munch on.

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Jesse Keel
Sulphur Springs, TX
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Went fishing with Grace Fishing Charter on June 13, 2022
Conditions were tough. Very windy, but that was just the day we had to work with.

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LaVelle Varnado
OLD RVR-WNFRE, TX
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Went fishing with Galveston Offshore on October 15, 2021
Talk to the captain in advance and make sure you're prepared for the weather, the time underway, and sea state. And HAVE FUN

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Jason Burt
Longview, TX
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Went fishing with Fishin Addiction Charters 1 – 36’ on September 23, 2021
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.

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Jessica Rivera
Cleveland, TX
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Went fishing with Reel Men Fishing Charters on September 6, 2021
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!

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Henry Frese
Houston, TX
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Went fishing with Frazier’s Guide Service – Bay Boats on August 16, 2021
The big bay has a lot of submerged sites (old drilling platforms, sunken barges) that make for good fishing. It really helps to go with someone who knows the bay.

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Collin Swift
Round Rock, TX
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Went fishing with Texas Fishing Charters, LLC on August 5, 2021
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!

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John Kovalic
Frisco, TX
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Went fishing with Keep’n It Reel Fishing Charter on June 30, 2021
Seas were high after days of strong storms. 15+ ft swells all around the jetty. Bay fishing was calm.

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Ron Burns
Houston, Texas
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Went fishing with Get Hooked Charters Galveston – 24' on May 1, 2022
Absolutely well worth spending at least a half a day with Get Hooked Charters Captain Damien

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Andrew Wrobel
Sugar Grove, IL
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Went fishing with Bite Me! Charters Galveston on March 30, 2022
Dress appropriately. In the morning, it's a bit chilly so bring a sweatshirt or sweater.

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Timothy Riead
Hardin, MO
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Went fishing with Stray Cat Charters Galveston on March 16, 2022
There are a lot of boats hitting the same area but all of them are bringing in fish.

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Jose Cortez
Fort Worth, TX
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Went fishing with Bite Me! Charters Galveston on August 7, 2021
See Chad at Bite Me Charters. Pay attention to his coaching and fill the boat with fish!!!

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Heather Hubert
St Louis, Missouri
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Went fishing with Fish On Charters on May 14, 2021
Get a guide!!! They have all the right equipment and experience to be sure you catch some great fish.

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Gilbert Gavitt
United States
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Went fishing with Galveston Offshore on March 19, 2021
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.

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Destiny Ellis
Maple Heights, Ohio
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Went fishing with Galveston Offshore on February 6, 2021
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!

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David Jesus
Austin, TX
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Went fishing with Galveston Offshore on November 23, 2020
Book a fishing trip with Captain Shannon. We had a wonderful and exciting time. We definitely would book again.

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Eddie Robinson
Corsicana, Texas
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Went fishing with Texas Fishing Charters, LLC on July 3, 2019
Just listen to what the Captain has to say. He knows what he is doing and will get you what you came fishing for!!! AWESOME EXPERIENCE!!

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Shelly Snow
Tyler, TX
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Went fishing with Reel Men Fishing Charters on June 1, 2020
gotta be careful of the weather, it was sunny saturday, storming sunday and come monday morning on our trip it was humid and cold

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Bob Legge
Houston, TX
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Went fishing with SeaPlay Sportfishing - SeaPlay V on September 1, 2019
Don’t expect to catch lots of fish, regardless of anyplace you go. But go with the mind set, of just being happy you got the chance to get out and fish!!!

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Jack Barnard
Sumner, TX
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Went fishing with Galveston Offshore on August 12, 2019
windy mostly....so ...those who dont like rough water... use motion sickness meds...took 2 fishing trips in rough an smooth water...an had lots of sick fisherman...

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Toby Deupree
Seagoville, TX
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Went fishing with Grace Fishing Charter on July 25, 2019
The largest Guide service is not always the best. July weather is unpredictable be patient and let the Captain take you to the action.