Galveston Bay & Jetty Fishing

Fishing along the Galveston jetties, ship channel, and Galveston Bay for A wide variety of species throughout the year. Trout, redfish, sheepshead, sharks, black drum, Spanish mackerel and more. Book your Galveston bay & jetty fishing trip now!

About Galveston Bay & Jetty Fishing Trips

This is the perfect Galveston Fishing trip for families with young children, or to test your sea legs for a half day or full day of deep sea fishing trip. These trips always have chances to catch a variety of species, see some dolphins, possibly catch a shark (seasonally from May to September), and also have plenty of time to enjoy other activities that Galveston has to offer. We have great fishing available year round for these trips too.

We offer morning, midday, and afternoon trips for bay & jetty fishing tours in Galveston for up to 6 people per boat, so there’s something for everyone to enjoy. This also allows you to sleep in and relax for the morning or enjoy a great afternoon on the beach in Galveston after your fishing trip too. Our online bookings have availability for trips in real-time as well, we recommend booking ahead to ensure your preferred date.

If this is your first fishing experience; don’t worry, free fishing lessons are included!!!

We also provide all of the rods and reels, fishing tackle and bait for the trip, there’s no fuel surcharge, and we also include fish cleaning! All you’ll need are snacks, drinks (no glass), and a fishing license. We have a cooler on board (with cold beer!!!) to put drinks and snacks in, but feel free to bring your cooler as well. Remember that your captain and crew work hard to ensure that you have a great experience on your deep sea fishing experience, you can show them your appreciation with a 15-20% tip and a 5-star review online. Both are greatly appreciated.

During your Galveston bay & jetty fishing experience, we typically try to do a combination of light tackle, bottom fishing, using live and dead bait. This gives us the opportunity to encounter a wider variety of fish species during your trip. The weather and conditions of the day might limit what types of fishing we can do and where we can comfortably fish as well. But we also have your safety in mind when we choose where to fish as well.

This is a very popular fishing trip and is available year-round. Depending on the time of year, common species can include sheepshead, white trout, red drum (redfish), speckled trout, black drum, sharks, flounder, whiting, pompano, spanish mackerel, and more. Many species come and go in spawning patterns and seasonal migrations throughout the fishing year in Galveston, so we focus on what is typically biting best to ensure you have an enjoyable fishing experience!

FAQs About Galveston Bay & Jetty Fishing

Galveston Bay and Jetty Fishing Trips are a specialty trip only offered in Galveston. It’s actually a great mix between bay fishing and deep sea fishing that offers the opportunity for big fish without the time commitment of a half or full day of deep sea fishing. There are plenty of fish to catch and a lot of really cool things to see in Galveston from a whole different perspective while you’re on the water.

This is the perfect trip for younger kids because it combines big fish, a fun boat ride, dolphins, and sometimes sharks. All without requiring a full day attention span as children often have. Children like a little bit of everything, even if the fish are hungry and constantly biting.

Honestly. If the fishing wasn’t good, we wouldn’t offer the trip. It often depends more on the weather conditions than the time of day. We can’t control the weather, but we spend enough time on the water to find fish nearly every trip of the year. There’s an average of 1 trip in every 150-200 that doesn’t catch some fish, so the odds are in our favor.

We only offer private charters for up to 6 people. Our pricing is per trip, not per person. All of our Bay & Jetty Fishing trips are the same price for 1-6 people. Since the input costs for the trip don’t really change depending on the number of people— neither do our prices. We offer a simple, straight forward price for the trip.

Yes, anyone over the age of 17 is required by law to have a valid Texas saltwater fishing license. There are a number of options for licenses available, but we recommend a one-day license for most cases. You can purchase the licenses online or in person at Academy, Wal-Mart, or most any sporting goods store. Make sure when you purchase the license, it does include the oversized red drum tag on the license for any inshore or nearshore trip if you would like to keep a big Redfish on the trip.

If you arrive 10-15 minutes early, you can also buy your licenses at the marina bait camp as well.

We provide all the rods and reels, tackle and bait for the trip. Fuel is also included in the price of the trip. We are happy to provide fish cleaning services as well, especially with a generous gratuity of 15-25% for your trip.

We have a cooler on board with ice for your trip, or you can bring a cooler with snacks and drinks as well. We are committed to reducing the use of single-use plastic bottles and only have refilled, reusable water bottles on the boat provided. But feel free to bring your choice of beverages and packaging. No glass bottles allowed.
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Group of angkers with Cobia fish caught on a Galveston fishing charter

Deep Sea Fishing Trips

Fishing for Red Snapper, Kingfish, Ling,
Amberjack and more.

Young boy holds giant red snapper fish he caught on a Galveston deep sea fishing charter


A special trip fishing offshore for huge Red Snapper!

Man in hood smiling and holding fresh caught redfish

Nearshore/jetty Combo trip

Fish the bay, jetties or rigs depending on the conditions

Deck hand de-hooks shark caught on a Galveston shark fishing trip

Shark Fishing Trips

Fishing for Sharks, Kingfish, Cobia and more.