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Galveston Bay Fishing



Top Galveston Bay 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. 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


  3. Barrs Reef (GA-189)
    12/28/2012 12:18:44 AM - Barrs Reef (GA-189) Donor: Texas Parks & Wildlife Structure: 100 Reef Balls Distance From: Galveston 11 nm  


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


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


  6. Fred Hartman Bridge
    3/8/2018 2:04:34 PM -


  7. A-AUX2 - REMOVED
    2/9/2017 7:32:56 PM - 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


  8. WALLISVILLE LAKE
    4/22/2011 11:50:02 PM -
    WALLISVILLE LAKE Recreation Project


    29.850000240 -94.690000240


  9. Mitchells Reef (GA-189)
    12/28/2012 12:18:53 AM -


  10. A
    3/14/2015 12:01:19 AM - 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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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. Spotted Seatrout

  2. Spotted Seatrout

    There is a 54.7% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 3704 Spotted Seatrout counted.

    Galveston Bay Spotted Seatrout Counts Chart
    Spotted

    ENLARGE GALVESTON BAY SPOTTED SEATROUT COUNTS CHART


  3. Flounder

  4. Flounder

    There is a 13.04% catch rate for Flounder, based on 883 Flounder counted.

    Galveston Bay Flounder Counts Chart
    Flounder

    ENLARGE GALVESTON BAY FLOUNDER COUNTS CHART


  5. Blue Catfish

  6. Blue Catfish

    There is a 8.99% catch rate for Blue Catfish, based on 609 Blue Catfish counted.

    Galveston Bay Blue Catfish Counts Chart
    Blue

    ENLARGE GALVESTON BAY BLUE CATFISH COUNTS CHART


  7. Sheepshead

  8. Sheepshead

    There is a 5.57% catch rate for Sheepshead, based on 377 Sheepshead counted.

    Galveston Bay Sheepshead Counts Chart
    Sheepshead

    ENLARGE GALVESTON BAY SHEEPSHEAD COUNTS CHART


  9. Red Drum

  10. Red Drum

    There is a 3.9% catch rate for Red Drum, based on 264 Red Drum counted.

    Galveston Bay Red Drum Counts Chart
    Red

    ENLARGE GALVESTON BAY RED DRUM COUNTS CHART


  11. Black Drum

  12. Black Drum

    There is a 3.48% catch rate for Black Drum, based on 236 Black Drum counted.

    Galveston Bay Black Drum Counts Chart
    Black

    ENLARGE GALVESTON BAY BLACK DRUM COUNTS CHART


  13. Whiting

  14. Whiting

    There is a 3.07% catch rate for Whiting, based on 208 Whiting counted.

    Galveston Bay Whiting Counts Chart
    Whiting

    ENLARGE GALVESTON BAY WHITING COUNTS CHART


  15. Atlantic Croaker

  16. Atlantic Croaker

    There is a 2.2% catch rate for Atlantic Croaker, based on 149 Atlantic Croaker counted.

    Galveston Bay Atlantic Croaker Counts Chart
    Atlantic

    ENLARGE GALVESTON BAY ATLANTIC CROAKER COUNTS CHART


  17. Pinfish

  18. Pinfish

    There is a 1.4% catch rate for Pinfish, based on 95 Pinfish counted.

    Galveston Bay Pinfish Counts Chart
    Pinfish

    ENLARGE GALVESTON BAY PINFISH COUNTS CHART


  19. Pigfish

  20. Pigfish

    There is a 1.09% catch rate for Pigfish, based on 74 Pigfish counted.

    Galveston Bay Pigfish Counts Chart
    Pigfish

    ENLARGE GALVESTON BAY PIGFISH COUNTS CHART


Recommendations above based on 34 species of fish and 6772 fish counted for December around Galveston Bay.

To date, there are 105 species of fish and a total of 279958 fish counted for Galveston Bay and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1891 (131 years).

Last Update: 12/8/2022 5:10:10 AM

*** 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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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. Captain Bryan Brawner, Galveston Bay Charters


  7. 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

  8. 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

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

  10. 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

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Top Galveston Bay Marinas

  1. 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

  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. 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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