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

  1. 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. 

  2. 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. A - REMOVED
    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

  4. Barrs Reef (GA-189)
    12/28/2012 12:18:44 AM -

  5. Redfish Island Ledge
    12/26/2016 5:04:04 PM - Small ledge that is good to work for flounder and redfish.

  6. Buccaneer Reef (Galveston-296)
    12/28/2012 12:18:46 AM -

  7. Dec28 SH
    12/28/2016 1:47:53 PM -

  8. Platform 189
    3/18/2019 5:06:50 PM -

    4/22/2015 9:31:52 PM - FREEPORT CAR REEF (AR 202) BRAZOS 305-L

  10. Platform 288
    3/18/2019 5:06:48 PM -

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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. Spotted Seatrout

  2. Spotted Seatrout

    There is a 36.1% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 14163 Spotted Seatrout counted.

  3. Atlantic Croaker

  4. Atlantic Croaker

    There is a 28.12% catch rate for Atlantic Croaker, based on 11030 Atlantic Croaker counted.

  5. Red Drum

  6. Red Drum

    There is a 5.35% catch rate for Red Drum, based on 2099 Red Drum counted.

  7. Flounder

  8. Flounder

    There is a 4.25% catch rate for Flounder, based on 1667 Flounder counted.

  9. Spanish Mackerel

  10. Spanish Mackerel

    There is a 3.41% catch rate for Spanish Mackerel, based on 1336 Spanish Mackerel counted.

  11. Red Snapper

  12. Red Snapper

    There is a 3.27% catch rate for Red Snapper, based on 1281 Red Snapper counted.

  13. Black Drum

  14. Black Drum

    There is a 2.47% catch rate for Black Drum, based on 967 Black Drum counted.

  15. Whiting

  16. Whiting

    There is a 1.88% catch rate for Whiting, based on 736 Whiting counted.

  17. Scaled Sardine

  18. Scaled Sardine

    There is a 1.79% catch rate for Scaled Sardine, based on 704 Scaled Sardine counted.

  19. Gafftopsail Catfish

  20. Gafftopsail Catfish

    There is a 1.38% catch rate for Gafftopsail Catfish, based on 540 Gafftopsail Catfish counted.

Recommedations above based on 74 species of fish and 39229 fish counted for September around Galveston.

To date, there are 118 species of fish and a total of 318262 fish counted for Galveston and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 12/4/1891 (131 years).

Last Update: 9/22/2022 8:50:57 AM

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 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

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Top Galveston Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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.

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

  5. Get Hooked Fishing Charters
    Galveston fishing at it’s best! Specializing in everything from Galveston Bay Charters, Galveston Jetty-Channel Charters, Galveston Close Offshore Shark hunting Charters, Galveston Deep sea Charters, Galveston Blue water Charters, Galveston Spearfis

  6. Frenzy Guide Service
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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. 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

  3. 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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