Fishing

Galveston is rated one of the top fishing locations in the country offering an abundance of waterways including fishing piers, nearshore jetties and deep Gulf charters.

Whether you’re looking for a top-rated deep-water sportfishing experience or you simply want to enjoy a family-friendly fishing trip and teach your kids how to fish, Galveston has what you need for your fishing vacation.

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Fishing Piers in Galveston

Seawolf Park

A gorgeous location on Pelican Island, Seawolf Park offers an affordable fishing experience, as well as the potential to catch red drum, black drum, and summer flounder.

Galveston Island State Park

Galveston Island State Park is an excellent location for hooking tasty redfish, buttery-delicious speckled trout, and a wide selection of other fish. There are also excellent facilities here and you won’t need a license either, although fishing is restricted to shoreline access or wade fishing.

61 St. Fishing Pier

This popular local fishing pier is located along the Gulf and is a great option if you need to rent your fishing equipment (including bait) or want to grab some snacks and beers. Expect to catch a selection of fish including Spanish mackerel and blacktip sharks here.

Galveston Fishing Pier

A prime spot for the whole family, Galveston Fishing Pier offers bait and tackle shops, guided fishing experiences, and 1100 feet of space to enjoy. Potential catches include bull reds, black drum, sand trout or pompano.

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Fish Species in Galveston

The bayside is known for redfish, speckled trout, black drum and flounder whereas the Gulf has abundant cobia, wahoo, mahi-mahi, red snapper, kingfish, marlin, and a variety of tuna species.

To find out more about the types of fish you can catch in Galveston, visit your local bait shop and pick up a guide.

Galveston offers excellent year-round fishing, with more than 100 different species of fish.
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Take a guided fishing trip in Galveston and discover the delights of its varied waters.

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Out Cast Charters

Galveston’s #1 voted Fishing Charter Company & Best Boat Captains since 2016. Out Cast Charters licensed captains work hard at finding MONSTA FISH and strive to make memories along the way. Go see what the Out Cast Charters Family is all about!

Galveston Party Boats

Need a rod, bait, or electronic radar equipment? Galveston Party Boats provides everything you need to get out onto the water and have a successful fishing day. Open from 5.30 am - 8 pm, they offer a wide variety of trips, suitable for individuals or groups.

Galveston Fishing Charter Company

For families who want to have a safe and fun day fishing, let Galveston Fishing Charter Company be your guide. The largest fishing charter in the area, they have over twenty years of experience in the Bay and are happy to customize your trip according to your needs.

Get Hooked Charters

Whatever your needs, Get Hooked can provide the trip for you. Whether it’s a jetty-channel trip, close offshore shark hunting, deep-sea or blue water trips, their friendly team will exceed your expectations.

Bait Shops & Gear Rentals

Galveston Bait & Tackle

To buy rods, reels, lures, live bait, lines, nets, life jackets and tackle, head to Galveston Bait & Tackle. Open at 5 am daily with free fresh coffee, they also offer a boat launch, picnic tables, fish cleaning tables and drinks and snacks. Find them off the I-45 causeway.

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Open 24/7 during the summer months, with a bait shop, drinks, snacks, and a viewing deck, Galveston 61st Fishing Pier is convenient for those who want to quickly get their gear and start fishing.

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K6 Island Sports

K6 Island Sports is more than just a tackle and bait shop. As well as offering a full range of fishing equipment, they also sell hunting and fishing licenses and rent surf boards, SUP boards, kayaks, and bikes.

Galveston Fishing Pier

Located right off Galveston’s seawall, Galveston Fishing Pier is the perfect one-stop-shop for all your fishing needs. Open 24 hours and with fishing tackle, bait, snacks and even a restaurant upstairs, you can just sit back on the pier and take in the view while attempting to hook something delicious for your dinner.

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You must have a fishing license to fish in most locations in Galveston if you’re over 17.

Check the local fishing license requirements at the Texas Parks & Wildlife website.

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715 North Holiday Dr B-Dock Slip 65-69
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Galveston, Texas 77550