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.

Top Galveston Fishing Spots

Mitchells Reef (GA-189)
12/28/2012 12:18:53 AM - Mitchells Reef (GA-189) Donor: Galveston County-Kelso Gilbane Structure: 37 Concrete Blocks Distance From: Galveston 11 nm Good fall and winter fishing. 

Buccaneer Reef (Galveston-288)
12/28/2012 12:18:46 AM - Buccaneer Reef (Galveston-288) Donor: Blue Dolphin Exploration Company Structure: GA-288 (12-pile jacket) Distance From: Galveston 26 nm  

3/14/2015 12:09:26 AM - 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

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Latest Galveston Fishing Reports

Galveston Fishing Reports – Red October is Here… Red Fish on the Texas Gulf Coast
9/28/2021 6:53:33 AM - Written by Captain Greg Verm Current Water Temperatures Galveston North Jetty:  81.7F Galveston Causeway:  80.6F San Luis Pass:  81.0F Eagle Point:  80.2F The month of Septem

Galveston Fishing Report – Summer is Wrapping Up and Fall Fishing Outlook is Great
8/10/2021 8:46:18 AM - Written by Captain Greg Verm Current Water Temperatures: Galveston Jetty:  86.2F Galveston Causeway:  86.4F Eagle Point:  85.8F Freeport Jetty:  84.7F 60 mile south of Freepo

Galveston Fishing Report – Spring Tides Spring Water Temperatures and Awesome Springtime Fishing
4/14/2021 9:23:30 AM - Written by Captain Greg Verm Current Water Temperatures: Eagle Point:  75.6F Galveston Causeway:  74.3F San Luis Pass:  72.9F Galveston North Jetty:  74.5F 22 NM South Galves

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Galveston Fishing Prediction

Optimal fishing activity will be between 5 - 9 AM on Thursday.

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data in Galveston, you should target one of the following top 6 species for this time of year:
  1. Flounder - 40% Catch Rate

  2. Red Drum - 20% Catch Rate
    Red Drum

  3. Spotted Seatrout - 13.33% Catch Rate
    Spotted Seatrout

  4. Atlantic Croaker - 13.33% Catch Rate
    Atlantic Croaker

  5. Spanish Mackerel - 6.67% Catch Rate
    Spanish Mackerel

  6. Greater Amberjack - 6.67% Catch Rate
    Greater Amberjack

  7. Recommedations above based on 40 local reports and 6 species of fish for October in Galveston.

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Top Galveston Fishing Charters & Guides

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

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

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 Bait & Tackle Stores

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!

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

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

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Top Galveston Marinas

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.

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
October 20, 2021 7:50 am CDT
Location: 29.232N 94.413W
Wind Direction: E (90°)
Wind Speed: 7.8 knots
Wind Gust: 7.8 knots
Atmospheric Pressure: 30.06 in (1017.9 mb)
Air Temperature: 77.5°F (25.3°C)
Dew Point: 73.8°F (23.2°C)

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