Galveston is a fantastic place to go fishing whether it is in Galveston Bay or way off shore or deep sea fishing. And while surf fishing is a blast and you can catch some amazing fish, it is definitely worth spending some money to have a guide take you out to experience what Galveston fishing is all about.
Many Galveston Bay fishing guides specialize in fishing in the bay where you can catch redfish trout, or shark. Most of the in-shore Galveston guides offer both half-day and full day fishing trips. If you’ve never caught a redfish, then you’re in for a real surprise when you get one of those on the line. One of the most exciting fish I’ve ever caught. If you’re prone to sea sickness, then staying in the bay is the way to go since you’ll be staying very close to shore.
If you’d like to go off-shore then you’re likely to catch King Mackerel, Snapper, ling, Grouper amberjack, sharks, or tuna. Keep in mind, many struggle with sea sickness when they go off-shore fishing and this kind of fishing isn’t for everyone.
And when you hire a fishing service there are fishing guides which are typically for 2-3 others on smaller boats or fishing charters with larger boats with lots more people. The benefit of going with a Galveston fishing guide is that you’ll have more personal attention, however the rates will be higher. With a Galveston fishing charter you’ll typically pay a lot less, but you’ll get a lot less personal attention and you’ll be on a larger Galveston charter boats with lots more people. The Galveston charters are either deep sea fishing charters or bay fishing charters. Which Galveston saltwater fishing service you select depends what type of fishing experience you are looking for.
One of our favorite Galveston fishing guides is below. Give him a call and sure to have a great experience.
Capt Greg Verm
Stay tuned for some additional recommended Galveston fishing services including charters and guides across many areas including, Galveston East and West Bays, Trinity Bay, Upper and Lower Galveston Bays, the Galveston jetties, San Luis Pass, and off-shore.