Galveston Flounder Gigging Fishing Charters

Galveston Flounder Gigging Fishing Charters

Best Flounder Gigging Fishing Charters in Galveston

Galveston: 13 fishing charters available

Bow To Stern Fishing Tours

Excellent
4.6 / 5
(111 reviews)
Houston
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $175

Reelhard Fishin Charters – 30'

Excellent
4.8 / 5
(14 reviews)
Oyster Creek
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $1,000

Cripp To Nite Guide Service

Hitchcock
trips from $475

Reelhard Fishin Charters – 23'

Very good
3.3 / 5
(2 reviews)
Oyster Creek
 Instant Confirmation

Galveston Bay Guide Service

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Hitchcock
trips from $650

Reel Shallow Outfitters

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Freeport

Bartlett’s Guide Service

Excellent
5.0 / 5
(1 review)
Texas City

Texas Premier Guide Services

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(7 reviews)
Freeport
trips from $500

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 24,785 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Flounder Gigging Fishing in Galveston

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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Julie  F.
Julie F. Fairfield, ID
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.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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.
Gary  K.
Gary K. Corinth, TX
Conditions were tough. Very windy, but that was just the day we had to work with.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Conditions were tough. Very windy, but that was just the day we had to work with.
Jesse  K.
Jesse K. Sulphur Springs, TX
Absolutely fish in Galveston during June. Book with Island Fishing Guru!!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely fish in Galveston during June. Book with Island Fishing Guru!!!!
Ash  B.
Ash B. Haslet, TX
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
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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
John  C.
John C. Fouke, AR
Absolutely well worth spending at least a half a day with Get Hooked Charters Captain Damien
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Absolutely well worth spending at least a half a day with Get Hooked Charters Captain Damien
Ron  B.
Ron B. Houston, Texas
Dress appropriately. In the morning, it's a bit chilly so bring a sweatshirt or sweater.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress appropriately. In the morning, it's a bit chilly so bring a sweatshirt or sweater.
Andrew  W.
Andrew W. Sugar Grove, IL
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Henry  B.
Henry B. Dallas, Texas
There are a lot of boats hitting the same area but all of them are bringing in fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
There are a lot of boats hitting the same area but all of them are bringing in fish.
Timothy  R.
Timothy R. Hardin, MO
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.?
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.?
Daniel Panniell And
Daniel Panniell And Baltimore, MD
Talk to the captain in advance and make sure you're prepared for the weather, the time underway, and sea state. And HAVE FUN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Talk to the captain in advance and make sure you're prepared for the weather, the time underway, and sea state. And HAVE FUN
LaVelle  V.
LaVelle V. OLD RVR-WNFRE, TX
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.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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.
Jason  B.
Jason B. Longview, TX
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!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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!
Jessica  R.
Jessica R. Cleveland, TX
See Chad at Bite Me Charters. Pay attention to his coaching and fill the boat with fish!!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
See Chad at Bite Me Charters. Pay attention to his coaching and fill the boat with fish!!!
Jose  C.
Jose C. Fort Worth, TX
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!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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!
Collin  S.
Collin S. Round Rock, TX
Get a guide!!! They have all the right equipment and experience to be sure you catch some great fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get a guide!!! They have all the right equipment and experience to be sure you catch some great fish.
Heather  H.
Heather H. St Louis, Missouri
Definitely give it a shot. Always remember to make memories. Oh yeah. And catch fish!!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely give it a shot. Always remember to make memories. Oh yeah. And catch fish!!
Charlie  C.
Charlie C. BTLMT MESA, CO
Yes Anthony is great and explains it in a way that makes it simple to understand and makes it easy.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes Anthony is great and explains it in a way that makes it simple to understand and makes it easy.
Edgar  A.
Edgar A. United States
Go out with an experienced operator who can put you om the fish like Line Check Charters.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go out with an experienced operator who can put you om the fish like Line Check Charters.
Mark  S.
Mark S. Brookfield, WI
Early season can be tough but fishing can still be fun with a good guide and a little luck.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Early season can be tough but fishing can still be fun with a good guide and a little luck.
Mike  T.
Mike T. United States

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