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Galveston Fishing

Galveston Fishing

Galveston is arguably the best fishing destination in Texas. With legendary fishing action from the Galveston Bay to the deep blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico, there is a wide variety of species to catch in this fishery.

Offshore fishing Galveston will produce great catches of Dorado (Dolphinfish), Kingfish, Tuna, and Billfish. With huindred of domes and platforms in the deep water, there are many places to catch the fish of a lifetime.

Bottom fishing around Galveston provides the opportunity to catch Amberjack, Grouper, Snapper, and Sharks. There are thousands of reefs close to shore, so you won’t have any problem finding a place to drop a line. Also, many different inshore species of fish such as Black Drum, Cobia, Croaker, Flounder, Redfish, Sea Trout, and Tarpon can be found around Galveston.

Galveston Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Galveston, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Gulf Menhaden

  2. Gulf Menhaden

    There is a 75.78% catch rate for Gulf Menhaden, based on 620558 Gulf Menhaden counted.

    Galveston Gulf Menhaden Counts Chart


  3. Atlantic Croaker

  4. Atlantic Croaker

    There is a 11.16% catch rate for Atlantic Croaker, based on 91421 Atlantic Croaker counted.

    Galveston Atlantic Croaker Counts Chart


  5. Striped Mullet

  6. Striped Mullet

    There is a 2.01% catch rate for Striped Mullet, based on 16495 Striped Mullet counted.

    Galveston Striped Mullet Counts Chart


  7. Hardhead Catfish

  8. Hardhead Catfish

    There is a 1.99% catch rate for Hardhead Catfish, based on 16301 Hardhead Catfish counted.

    Galveston Hardhead Catfish Counts Chart


  9. Spotted Seatrout

  10. Spotted Seatrout

    There is a 1.9% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 15586 Spotted Seatrout counted.

    Galveston Spotted Seatrout Counts Chart


  11. Sand Seatrout

  12. Sand Seatrout

    There is a 1.68% catch rate for Sand Seatrout, based on 13743 Sand Seatrout counted.

    Galveston Sand Seatrout Counts Chart


  13. Anchovy

  14. Anchovy

    There is a 0.69% catch rate for Anchovy, based on 5625 Anchovy counted.

    Galveston Anchovy Counts Chart


  15. Spot Croaker

  16. Spot Croaker

    There is a 0.67% catch rate for Spot Croaker, based on 5462 Spot Croaker counted.

    Galveston Spot Croaker Counts Chart


  17. Sheepshead

  18. Sheepshead

    There is a 0.56% catch rate for Sheepshead, based on 4619 Sheepshead counted.

    Galveston Sheepshead Counts Chart


  19. Whiting

  20. Whiting

    There is a 0.44% catch rate for Whiting, based on 3563 Whiting counted.

    Galveston Whiting Counts Chart


Recommendations above based on 83 species of fish and 818935 fish counted for July around Galveston.

To date, there are 126 species of fish and a total of 18640897 fish counted for Galveston and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1830 (194 years).

Last Update: 7/5/2024 6:11:25 PM

Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

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Top Galveston Fishing Spots

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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Galveston are the following:

  1. Mitchells Reef (GA-189)
    Mitchells Reef (GA-189) Donor: Galveston County-Kelso Gilbane Structure: 37 Concrete Blocks Distance From: Galveston 11 nm Good fall and winter fishing. 

  2. Buccaneer Reef (Galveston-288)
    Buccaneer Reef (Galveston-288) Donor: Blue Dolphin Exploration Company Structure: GA-288 (12-pile jacket) Distance From: Galveston 26 nm  

  3. Heald Bank

  4. Redfish Island Ledge
    Small ledge that is good to work for flounder and redfish.

  5. A - REMOVED
    A (70008) is a gas/oil platform built by Fieldwood Energy LLC and installed on 10/26/1996. The structure was removed on 05/17/2018 and verified as clear on 08/04/2018. Smalle

  6. Barrs Reef (GA-189)
    Barrs Reef (GA-189) Donor: Texas Parks & Wildlife Structure: 100 Reef Balls Distance From: Galveston 11 nm  

  7. Buccaneer Reef (Galveston-296)

  8. Platform 189

  9. Fred Hartman Bridge

  10. Platform 288

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Top Galveston Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Galveston Fishing Pier
    We sell frozen shrimp, mullet, squid, and shad and rent fishing poles. If your wondering while the name has not changed since in opened in 1971 we are also known as the 91st pier , sometimes also as the 81st pier or even the 90st pier!

  2. Bayou Bait & Tackle
    We sell everything you need to have a successful fishing trip. Planning a family trip, or just need to get away for the weekend? Come visit us and pick up your Live Bait, Dead Bait, and any Tackle you need. We also sell drinks and snacks to take alon

  3. Galveston Bait & Tackle
    We know bait! Trust us to provide your bait and other fishing supplies - we have a lot of experience. Glen Goff has been running Galveston Bait and Tackle for more than nine years; George, our shrimper, has been catching our bait for 24 years; and th

  4. Galveston Yacht Basin & Bait Camp
    We're located just minutes from the Gulf of Mexico right off the Galveston Ship Channel and conveniently positioned within the heart of Galveston Island!

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Top Galveston Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Fishing Galveston TX
    Fishing Galveston TX offers the most amazing fishing charters in Galveston. Capt. Greg Verm won’t let you go home empty-handed. Whether you’re a seasoned angler or a first-time fisherman, your first Fishing Galveston TX charter will have you hooked.

  2. Seaplay Sportfishing LLC
    Captain Donnie has more than 50 years of experience fishing Galveston Bay and the deep sea waters of Galveston Island, Texas. He has dedicated his Galveston fishing charter business to accommodate anglers of all kinds. Drop your lines in Galveston Ba

  3. Marcaccio's Fishing Guide Service
    My aim is to provide each and every 'client' with the trip and experience of a lifetime.I approach each and everyday as an opportunity to make new friends, share in fellowship with all of God's created beauties, and make happy memories. J

  4. Salty Soul Fishing Guide Service
    If you’re unfamiliar with fishing in Galveston, then you may be surprised to learn about the wide variety of incredible angling opportunities that abound. Galveston has something for every fisherman, whether you’ve trolled the depths for marlin or li

  5. Fishin Addiction Charters
    Galveston fishing charters! Looking to take a trip to remember? Let Fishin Addiction Charters give you the quality and exciting Galveston fishing charter that you've been looking for right here in our back yard. Our Galveston bay, jetty, offshor

  6. Gulf Coast King
    We provide Galveston fishing trips with three locations on Galveston Bay. We service and specialize small group fishing trips up to 4 people. Our competitive rates are a great deal for a full day of excitement. Fishing Trinity, West, East and back ba

  7. Aqua Safari Charters
    Since 1980, AQUA SAFARI CHARTERS has been specializing in deep sea fishing, bay and jetty fishing, and tuna trips providing fishing fun for families, friends, out of town guests, business clients, organizations and corporate entertainment. Let’s Go F

  8. Captain Bryan Brawner, Galveston Bay Charters

  9. Topp Dogg Fishing Guides
    We provide private guided fishing trips on all the Galveston Bays in Texas.

  10. Sharktooth Fishing Charters
    Galveston Texas Shark Fishing, Sharktooth Fishing Charters, Bay Jetty Fishing Guide. Fish for Redfish, Trout, King mackerel, Sharks, Jacks. Lets Go Fishing today.

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Top Galveston Marinas

  1. Waterman Marina
    Gasoline is available at our fuel station. We have live bait, ice, beer and tackle. Slips are available for lease or pull up, dock and dine. Our ramp is available with parking across the street.

  2. Galveston Yacht Basin & Bait Camp
    We're located just minutes from the Gulf of Mexico right off the Galveston Ship Channel and conveniently positioned within the heart of Galveston Island!

  3. Pelican Rest Marina
    Located in one of the most spectacular locations on the Texas Gulf Coast, Galveston Island’s Offatts Bayou, which has deep water and light wave action. Pelican Rest has all the amenities and services you’d expect to find in a marina resort, unquestio

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Bouy Conditions

Station 42035 - GALVESTON,TX - 22 NM East of Galveston, TX
July 9, 2024 11:00 am CDT
Location: 29.235N 94.406W
Wind Direction: WNW (300°)
Wind Speed: 9.7 knots
Wind Gust: 9.7 knots
Atmospheric Pressure: 29.95 in (1014.3 mb)
Pressure Tendency: +0.04 in (+1.3 mb)
Air Temperature: 83.7°F (28.7°C)
Dew Point: 79.7°F (26.5°C)
Water Temperature: 84.9°F (29.4°C)

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