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

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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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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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Sheila Giricz
Brookfield, WI
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Went fishing with Island Charters of Galveston on April 6, 2021
Stay away from Island Charters of Galveston. Find one that is professional and organized.

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Charlie Campos
BTLMT MESA, CO
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Went fishing with Galveston Offshore on April 15, 2021
Definitely give it a shot. Always remember to make memories. Oh yeah. And catch fish!!

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Edgar Aguinaga
United States
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Went fishing with Keep’n It Reel Fishing Charter on April 9, 2021
Yes Anthony is great and explains it in a way that makes it simple to understand and makes it easy.

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Mark Schoeppel
Brookfield, WI
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Went fishing with Line Check Charters on April 2, 2021
Go out with an experienced operator who can put you om the fish like Line Check Charters.

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Mike Thomsen
United States
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Went fishing with Fishin Addiction Charters 36' on March 31, 2021
Early season can be tough but fishing can still be fun with a good guide and a little luck.

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Charles Daniels
Abingdon, IL
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Went fishing with Galveston Offshore on November 21, 2020
we were after flounder and we got them - - we will be fishing the Galveston waters again for sure

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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.

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Kirk Dowell
Westville, OK
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Went fishing with Kapt. Keepers Charters on July 25, 2019
Capt Keepers went beyond our expectations and previous charter experiences. Will tailor a trip to fit what you're after

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James B
De Pere, WI
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Went fishing with Reel Fishing Fever on July 16, 2019
Talk to the locals before you buy any equipment, you don't need as much as you think. Bring enough water.

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Clarence Larson
Houston, TX
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Went fishing with Galveston Offshore on July 12, 2019
Check on the weather , if you like it hot go for it. It is muggy here in July for sure. We had a good fun experience fishing.

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Houston, Texas
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Went fishing with Topp Dogg Fishing Guides on May 15, 2019
The summer months are better weather, but we had good conditions in May. Plus we used live shrimp under a cork. which made the fishing easy for us.

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Mark Miller
Southampton, PA
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Went fishing with SeaPlay Sportfishing - SeaPlay V on May 3, 2019
May fishing was great. We only did the 4 hr trip but caught fish right away. Weather was perfect. Warm but not hot, nice breeze. We would definitely do this again!!

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Leroy Davis
League City, Texas
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Went fishing with Topp Dogg Fishing Guides on March 17, 2019
Find a service that has an experienced captain or crew. Ask questions about your outing. Do some research before booking. Summer months are really the best time to go in Galveston.

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Mike Hankins
Edmond, OK
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Went fishing with SeaPlay Sportfishing - SeaPlay V on April 7, 2019
Look at all reviews and let crew know what your expectations are for trip to see if they would fit your thoughts and expectations for what your looking for.

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Stanley Munson
Tryon, NE
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Went fishing with Book'em & Hook'em Fishing Charters on March 20, 2019
Wear sun screen and a hat. The reflection off of the water will burn you just as easy as the sunlight will. Relax and enjoy the trip and let your guide do their job in finding the fish.

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Amy Hudson
Houston, TX
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Went fishing with Galveston Fishing Charter Company on March 23, 2019
Be prepared for cool conditions. We were a little cold because we didn't prepare well. Bring layers, and you will be fine.

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Joseph Bryson
Houston, Texas
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Went fishing with Reel Fishing Fever on March 21, 2019
Fish during the good season. Fishing in March can be difficult. The season in March can be good and can be bad, just depends on several things.

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Kenny Cowell
Freeport, Texas
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Went fishing with Galveston Offshore on March 20, 2019
Spring months offer different fish than in the summer months. Talk to your guide to see what fish you’ll target before you book.