Galveston Flounder Gigging Fishing Charters

Galveston Flounder Gigging Fishing Charters

Best Flounder Gigging Fishing Charters in Galveston

Galveston: 12 fishing charters available
Tiki Island
trips from $750
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(21 reviews)
Oyster Creek
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $1,000
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Freeport
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Hitchcock
trips from $650
Freeport
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trips from $250
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Freeport
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trips from $350
Very good
3.3 / 5
(2 reviews)
Oyster Creek
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
(11 reviews)
Freeport

Flounder Gigging Fishing in Galveston

When it’s lit up at night, Galveston’s famous fairground skyline is truly a sight to behold, especially when you’re viewing it from the shoreline. Are you visiting this island city and looking for an excuse to be cruising its waters under the cover of darkness? Here’s one you probably haven’t heard before: Flounder gigging! A Galveston Flounder gigging charter experience is something that simply should not be missed. Year after year, hardened anglers and tourists alike flock here to target this tasty Flatfish, which can be found in abundance. Why not join them?
 

What can I expect?

Galveston is the perfect place for a tourist-friendly day trip, so it’s no surprise that this family-friendly vibe carries over to the charters on offer. Although Flounder gigging might, at first glance, look like something that only hardcore anglers can partake in, it’s actually a pretty simple technique. This makes it perfect for newbies, too! 
 
In Galveston, you’ll find a wealth of charters offering gigging trips that are suitable for guests of all ages and skill levels. Generally, there are two types of gigging charters available: regular fishing charters that offer specialized gigging trips, and charters that are geared purely toward gigging. As long as you make sure you’re opting for a specific Flounder-gigging trip, you’ll be in safe hands with either of these choices!
 
As Flounder gigging takes place purely on the shallow inshore waters located just minutes from Galveston’s shoreline, the majority of gigging charters offer half day trips that run for around five hours. If you’re a brand-new angler, this allows you plenty of time to hook your own Flounder, without having to travel far or risk seasickness! More experienced? You’ll be able to explore a variety of inshore fishing grounds for humongous Flatfish, so get ready to fill your freezer with tasty table fare!
 
For new anglers, something to be aware of is that Flounder gigging usually takes place in the late evening. This is because the night bite is seriously productive, and also offers up plenty of excitement. You’ll travel to the hotspots on a specially-adapted “gigging” vessel, which includes underwater lights that’ll illuminate where your target is hiding. 
 
Your captain will make sure you’re equipped with a special gigging spear, which you’ll then use to pierce your Flounder. Newer anglers can gather round and cheer each other on, whereas those with more experience can really test their precision skills. Water refracts light, which means you have to be super focused when you drive your spear into the ocean floor!
 

What should I bring?

As is common throughout Texas, most charters do not provide a fishing license, so you should make sure you purchase one before your trip. This can be done online, or at a local bait and tackle shop – there are plenty of these in Galveston!
 
Generally, all fishing equipment will be provided for you. Your captain will make sure you’re decked out with a spear and everything else you need to gig for Flounder like a true Texan, so that all you need to worry about is how many Flatfish you can fit in your freezer!
Galveston
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 27,950 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Flounder Gigging Fishing in Galveston

Jackets and rain gear. Even though it was not rainy or windy the spray from the run out was still cold.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Jackets and rain gear. Even though it was not rainy or windy the spray from the run out was still cold.
Charles  T.
Charles T.
In November, wear jeans and a shirt and a hoodie. If you have a water repellent jacket, that will be perfect.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
In November, wear jeans and a shirt and a hoodie. If you have a water repellent jacket, that will be perfect.
Tina  M.
Tina M.
The water was choppy and the wind was cold but that is November. We went in the morning. The sun came out later in the day and it warmed up nicely.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The water was choppy and the wind was cold but that is November. We went in the morning. The sun came out later in the day and it warmed up nicely.
Daniel  F.
Daniel F.
The weather can change by the day, watch the weather forecast and bring appropriate clothes.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The weather can change by the day, watch the weather forecast and bring appropriate clothes.
Matt  D.
Matt D.
Captain Aaron was super helpful with instructions and recommendations on how to improve your opportunities if catching fish. All you need is a hat, sunscreen, snacks and beverages, and a fishing attitude while paying attention to the captain. You should be able to catch some redfish or trout, & perhaps some black drum.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Aaron was super helpful with instructions and recommendations on how to improve your opportunities if catching fish. All you need is a hat, sunscreen, snacks and beverages, and a fishing attitude while paying attention to the captain. You should be able to catch some redfish or trout, & perhaps some black drum.
Jim  W.
Jim W.
It truly depends on when I’m November and what the rather is doing, I recommend always checking with your Captains prior to booking. In my experience it was amazing!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It truly depends on when I’m November and what the rather is doing, I recommend always checking with your Captains prior to booking. In my experience it was amazing!
Joe  H.
Joe H.
Understand that it may be very, very cold. We wnet at this exact same time last year and it was very pleasant. This time of year it could go either way depending on the day.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Understand that it may be very, very cold. We wnet at this exact same time last year and it was very pleasant. This time of year it could go either way depending on the day.
Josie  F.
Josie F.
Dramamine for first time Boaters/Anglers beginning the day before the trip is a must!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dramamine for first time Boaters/Anglers beginning the day before the trip is a must!
Nathan  D.  W.
Nathan D. W.
Pee before going. Bring snacks and drinks, sun block. Wear a long sleeve and pants with shorts and a short sleeve shirt underneath. It was cold when we went out, but got hot. Wear shoes that can get wet. Have fun!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pee before going. Bring snacks and drinks, sun block. Wear a long sleeve and pants with shorts and a short sleeve shirt underneath. It was cold when we went out, but got hot. Wear shoes that can get wet. Have fun!
Whitley  B.
Whitley B.
Get a really good Captain. The Captain makes the day. His/her knowledge of the areas are very important. Knowing the spots and their communications with other Captains are instrumental in catching fish. By the way, fish are tricky little creatures. Sometimes they are not very happy.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get a really good Captain. The Captain makes the day. His/her knowledge of the areas are very important. Knowing the spots and their communications with other Captains are instrumental in catching fish. By the way, fish are tricky little creatures. Sometimes they are not very happy.
Patrick  K.
Patrick K.
This was our first time, and we all caught a fish, but he said they usually are biting better
Excellent
5.0 / 5
This was our first time, and we all caught a fish, but he said they usually are biting better
Sheila  B.
Sheila B.
Do it! Your Captain will provide you with their knowledge and expertise, an amazing adventure!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do it! Your Captain will provide you with their knowledge and expertise, an amazing adventure!
Frank  B.
Frank B.
Weather can be hit or miss same with the fish. The red fish do seem to be running in October.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather can be hit or miss same with the fish. The red fish do seem to be running in October.
Robert  D.
Robert D.
Book a private charter. A tad more expensive but way worth the experience. What a blast during the fall season.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a private charter. A tad more expensive but way worth the experience. What a blast during the fall season.
Luke  K.
Luke K. Hutto, TX
If you think you might get seasick, take your motion sickness medication at least 30 minutes before boarding. My (adult) son found this out the hard way.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you think you might get seasick, take your motion sickness medication at least 30 minutes before boarding. My (adult) son found this out the hard way.
Angie  B.
Angie B.
Ask questions about the charter, such as do you fish or the captian. The charter I was on the crew cast the poles, set the hook and you just realed the fish in. Not what a seasoned fisherman really wants.
Very good
4.0 / 5
Ask questions about the charter, such as do you fish or the captian. The charter I was on the crew cast the poles, set the hook and you just realed the fish in. Not what a seasoned fisherman really wants.
Kevin  B.
Kevin B. Springtown, TX
Wait until the weather gets colder than now but anyways Cap Epi will fight to find those fish ?
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Wait until the weather gets colder than now but anyways Cap Epi will fight to find those fish ?
Ricardo  B.
Ricardo B. Katy, TX
It was record high heat so we are glad we went in the morning for just a few hours. Can’t wait to go again a cooler time of year.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
It was record high heat so we are glad we went in the morning for just a few hours. Can’t wait to go again a cooler time of year.
Ryan  P.
Ryan P.
By all means, book with a friendly, knowledgeable guide like Rene. He does all he can do to get you to where the fish hang out. Local reefs and honey holes are hard to find. Learn the basics from a Pro!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
By all means, book with a friendly, knowledgeable guide like Rene. He does all he can do to get you to where the fish hang out. Local reefs and honey holes are hard to find. Learn the basics from a Pro!
James  F.
James F. Woodway, TX
There we plenty of Balcktip and Atlantic Sharp Nose Sharks to catch this time of year.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
There we plenty of Balcktip and Atlantic Sharp Nose Sharks to catch this time of year.
David  W.
David W. Baird, TX

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