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Galveston Bay Fishing



Galveston Bay Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

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

  2. Atlantic Croaker

    There is a 48.25% catch rate for Atlantic Croaker, based on 448476 Atlantic Croaker counted.

    Galveston Bay Atlantic Croaker Counts Chart
    Atlantic

    ENLARGE GALVESTON BAY ATLANTIC CROAKER COUNTS CHART


  3. Anchovy

  4. Anchovy

    There is a 47.27% catch rate for Anchovy, based on 439343 Anchovy counted.

    Galveston Bay Anchovy Counts Chart
    Anchovy

    ENLARGE GALVESTON BAY ANCHOVY COUNTS CHART


  5. Pinfish

  6. Pinfish

    There is a 3.23% catch rate for Pinfish, based on 30059 Pinfish counted.

    Galveston Bay Pinfish Counts Chart
    Pinfish

    ENLARGE GALVESTON BAY PINFISH COUNTS CHART


  7. Striped Mullet

  8. Striped Mullet

    There is a 0.51% catch rate for Striped Mullet, based on 4749 Striped Mullet counted.

    Galveston Bay Striped Mullet Counts Chart
    Striped

    ENLARGE GALVESTON BAY STRIPED MULLET COUNTS CHART


  9. Red Drum

  10. Red Drum

    There is a 0.13% catch rate for Red Drum, based on 1173 Red Drum counted.

    Galveston Bay Red Drum Counts Chart
    Red

    ENLARGE GALVESTON BAY RED DRUM COUNTS CHART


  11. Hardhead Catfish

  12. Hardhead Catfish

    There is a 0.11% catch rate for Hardhead Catfish, based on 1057 Hardhead Catfish counted.

    Galveston Bay Hardhead Catfish Counts Chart
    Hardhead

    ENLARGE GALVESTON BAY HARDHEAD CATFISH COUNTS CHART


  13. Sheepshead

  14. Sheepshead

    There is a 0.11% catch rate for Sheepshead, based on 997 Sheepshead counted.

    Galveston Bay Sheepshead Counts Chart
    Sheepshead

    ENLARGE GALVESTON BAY SHEEPSHEAD COUNTS CHART


  15. Spotted Seatrout

  16. Spotted Seatrout

    There is a 0.07% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 657 Spotted Seatrout counted.

    Galveston Bay Spotted Seatrout Counts Chart
    Spotted

    ENLARGE GALVESTON BAY SPOTTED SEATROUT COUNTS CHART


  17. Black Drum

  18. Black Drum

    There is a 0.07% catch rate for Black Drum, based on 630 Black Drum counted.

    Galveston Bay Black Drum Counts Chart
    Black

    ENLARGE GALVESTON BAY BLACK DRUM COUNTS CHART


  19. Gulf Menhaden

  20. Gulf Menhaden

    There is a 0.06% catch rate for Gulf Menhaden, based on 529 Gulf Menhaden counted.

    Galveston Bay Gulf Menhaden Counts Chart
    Gulf

    ENLARGE GALVESTON BAY GULF MENHADEN COUNTS CHART


Recommendations above based on 51 species of fish and 929422 fish counted for February around Galveston Bay.

To date, there are 125 species of fish and a total of 36942316 fish counted for Galveston Bay and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1830 (194 years).

Last Update: 2/20/2024 4:19:35 PM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
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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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Galveston Bay 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. 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


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


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


  5. Platform 189


  6. Fred Hartman Bridge


  7. HANNA REEF
    Nice trout, redfish, and flounder are caught on the SW end of this reef.


  8. A-AUX2 - REMOVED
    A-AUX2 (10108) is a gas/oil platform built by OXY USA Inc. and installed on 01/01/1979. The structure was removed on 06/11/1989 and verified as clear on 06/11/1989. Smaller p


  9. Mitchells Reef (GA-189)


  10. A
    A (10082) is a gas/oil platform built by Apache Corporation and installed on 01/01/1976. A is considered a major platform that stands in 54 feet of water and may provide habit


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Top Galveston Bay Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. 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

  2. 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

  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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Top Galveston Bay 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. Captain Bryan Brawner, Galveston Bay Charters


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

  9. Quality Fishing Guides
    We offer a variety of fishing trips throughout Galveston Bay. Whether you want to target speckled trout/redfish or sharks/tarpon we have the trip for you. Captain LG Boyd is known as one of the best artificial lure guides in Galveston. With over 30 y

  10. Galveston Sea Ventures
    Galveston Sea Ventures wants you to have the best fishing experience possible. Our Captain and crew are always friendly and look forward to making your trip a lasting memory. From avid fishermen to first time anglers, we look forward to having you

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Top Galveston Bay Marinas

  1. 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!

  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. 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.

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