Galveston Red Snapper Fishing
- Up To 6 Passengers
- June - July
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About Galveston Red Snapper Fishing Trips
This is a special trip and is only offered during the Red Snapper season (typically June to July), we don’t offer it any other time of year. The Galveston Red Snapper fishing trip combines the best of a half day deep sea fishing trip for up to 6 people per boat, more fishing time, and goes further offshore to increase chances of catching big red snapper (often up to 20 pounds!).
Galveston Red Snapper fishing is world-class, come try it for yourself! This is an awesome trip to catch one of the most popular, hard fighting, and delicious fish swimming in the Gulf of Mexico. While we are out there, we also have the chance at catching other species encountered during a day of deep sea fishing as well. The season for red snapper can vary, but traditionally starts on June 1 every year and dates fill up fast. Our online bookings have availability for trips in real-time as well, we recommend booking ahead to ensure your preferred date.
If this is your first red snapper fishing experience; don’t worry, free fishing lessons are included!!!
We also provide all of the rods and reels, fishing tackle and bait for the trip, there’s no fuel surcharge, and we also include fish cleaning! All you’ll need are snacks, drinks (no glass), and a fishing license. We have a cooler on board to put drinks and snacks in, but feel free to bring your cooler as well. Remember that your captain and crew work hard to ensure that you have a great experience on your deep sea fishing experience, you can show them your appreciation with a 15-20% tip and a 5-star review online. Both are greatly appreciated.
During your red snapper deep sea fishing experience, we typically try to do a combination of bottom fishing, trolling, drift fishing, and jigging. This gives us the opportunity to encounter a wider variety of fish species during your trip. Depending on the weather and conditions of the day, we may be limited to trolling and bottom fishing– which are typically most productive anyways.
Our Galveston red snapper fishing is a type of deep sea fishing trip and is a 8-9 hour trip, we are usually fishing within 60 miles of Galveston on a variety of different types of structures. We do not always fish oil and gas platforms, but also fish on sunken wrecks, natural bottom, scattered rocks, and other features too. Common species can include red snapper, king mackerel, spanish mackerel, mangrove snapper, sharks, red drum, sheepshead, cobia, mahi mahi, tripletail, and others. The length of the trip is measured from dock to dock and starts at the scheduled time for the trip. We try our best to stay on time, as there are often multiple groups scheduled during the day to go fishing.
FAQs About Galveston Red Snapper Fishing
This typically depends on the type of trip booked and the time of year for the trip. To ensure a healthy population, red snapper are managed under a season that is set every year by the National Marine Fisheries Service. Traditionally, the season opens on June 1st and goes through the end of July. Outside of this time, we can still catch red snapper—but we cannot keep them.
Depending on the time of year, you may also catch King Mackerel, Dorado or Mahi Mahi, Sharks, mangrove snapper, amberjacks, wahoo, blacken tuna, cobia or ling, sailfish and many other species. Some fish are more common than others and may be further offshore depending on the time of year or weather, but you never know what you’ll catch on a Galveston deep sea fishing trip.
Depending on the type of trips and the weather for the day, this can often vary. The longer you have for your deep sea fishing trip, the better the opportunity for catching big red snapper and other species as well.
To ensure a healthy population, red snapper are managed under a season that is set every year by the National Marine Fisheries Service. Traditionally, the season opens on June 1st and goes through the end of July.
Outside of this time, we can still catch red snapper—but we cannot keep them. We are happy to offer catch and release trips for red snapper if you’re interested as well.
Yes, anyone over the age of 17 is required by law to have a valid Texas saltwater fishing license. There are a number of options for licenses available, but we recommend a one-day license for most cases. You can purchase the licenses online or in person at Academy, Wal-Mart, or most any sporting goods store. Make sure when you purchase the license, it does include the oversized red drum tag on the license for any inshore or nearshore trip if you would like to keep a big Redfish on the trip.
We provide all the rods and reels, tackle and bait for the trip. Fuel is also included in the price of the trip. We are happy to provide fish cleaning services as well, especially with a generous gratuity of 15-25% for your trip.
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Hop on board with Captain Robert and prepare for an action-packed day of fishing. He'll be taking you extra far off the coast to target some huge fish that will have the reels screaming! On this 10-hour trip, Captain Robert will take you up to 50 miles off the coast of Galveston where you can expect to target Cobia, Kingfish, Redfish, Sailfish, and Red Snapper. To attract these picture-worthy fish you'll be using heavy-duty fishing techniques such as heavy tackle, bottom fishing, trolling and jigging. These techniques are sure to land you some deep-water monsters! Captain Robert fishes aboard a 30’ Grady White center console, with a capacity for six people. Powered by twin 250 HP Yamaha engines, the vessel is safe and steady on its way offshore and even has a bathroom. The vessel is complete with a GPS and a fishfinder to help you get one on your line. Captain Robert will provide all rods, reels, and tackle. All you need is a valid Texas fishing license as well as some food and drinks. These family-friendly trips can host up to 6 people, so make sure you bring some good company! Read More
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Head on down to Freeport Texas and experience an action-packed day of offshore fishing with Captain Rodney aboard his bad-to-the-bone 33' World Cat! He and his crew are some of the best on the Texas coast, and are excited to show you all the best techniques and secret fishing grounds to chase down your target fish. For these 12 hour trips you can decide what fish you would like to target, whether thats bottom fishing for snapper and grouper, trolling for Mackerel and Mahi, or trying to poke it further offshore to chase Tuna! His 33TE WorldCat is powered by two brand new 2022 Suzuki 300hp motors and is totally set up for bluewater, long range trips and is federally permitted for Red Snapper, Amberjack, Grouper and Tuna. Make sure to bring a valid Texas fishing license as well as snacks and drinks of your choice (no glass). Captain Rodney and his crew will provide the rest - rods, reels, tackle, fuel, bait, and an iced-down cooler for your favorite beverages and snacks of choice. Everything is included so you don't have to worry about any surprise fees when you get back to the dock! FUEL IS INCLUDED IN ALL PRICING!!! Read More
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Freeport Run - 38' Luhrs
Head out to Freeport, Texas if you’re in for a true fishing adventure and pay a visit to Captain Rodney! Captain Rodney will show you various reefs and wrecks, all brimming with quality fish and surrounded by beautiful nature. Captain Rodney will help you chase Blacktip Shark, Cobia, King Mackerel, Red Snapper (depending on the season), and many more fish species. For these 5-hour trips, Captain Rodney chooses between three 27' ProKat catamarans - both provide a truly great fishing experience! These trips are great for families - Captain Rodney loves teaching little ones about the various species that call the Gulf of Mexico home. This trip is different from out nearshore in that we will run out to 9 miles and look for Snapper, Kingfish, Mahi and more. Make sure to bring a valid Texas fishing license as well as snacks and drinks of your choice (no glass). Captain Rodney will provide the rest - rods, reels, tackle, and an icebox for your day’s catch. Enjoy your day on the water with Captain Rodney! Read More
A Nearshore Party In Paradise
If you are looking for the most epic and complete fishing adventure, it doesn't get much better than a Galveston overnight tuna trip! Travel out to the open blue waters 70 to 100 miles offshore. When you aren't fishing you can lay down and let the waves put you to sleep. Experience some of the best tuna fishing around the continental United States as well as the freedom of being out at sea. The 39' triple engine boat comfortably sits you and 5 others and has plenty of shade to save you on the hotter days. It also has a bathroom and kitchen area making it suitable for an overnight trip like this one. Enjoy it as you journey out to the deep blue sea and haul in some trophy size fish. Don't miss out on this unforgettable experience and book a trip today! Captain Mike’s 39’ Contender comes loaded with all the gear you could possibly need for a successful day out on the water! He brings all the finest rods, reels, tackle, bait, and knowledge so all you need to bring is your sun protection, snacks and drinks, and your Texas fishing license! Read More
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Everything to know about booking a galveston red snapper fishing charter, what are the best red snapper fishing charters in galveston.
Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 29 red snapper trips in Galveston, and the most popular trips in the area are Going Deep - 35' Sea Hunter guided by Michael , Galveston Deep Sea Trophy Fishing guided by Brandon , and Deep Sea Adventure guided by Jason .
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What types of red snapper fishing charters are common in Galveston?
Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for red snapper in Galveston as well as nearshore fishing and inshore fishing.
The most common fishing techniques in Galveston are trolling, heavy tackle fishing, and bottom fishing but jigging and light tackle fishing are popular as well.
How much do Galveston red snapper fishing charters cost?
for red snapper in Galveston prices can range anywhere from an affordable $600 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a full day trip for red snapper in Galveston is $2,643.
What month is best for red snapper fishing in Galveston?
The most popular season for red snapper fishing in Galveston is summer, and most anglers book their trips 69 days in advance.
Do I need a Galveston fishing license for red snapper and what are the bag limits for red snapper in Galveston?
See here for more information on fishing licenses in Galveston, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Galveston. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Galveston.
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Galveston Deep Sea Fishing | Red Snapper
(10 hours, 30-50 miles offshore, up to 6 people).
This Galveston deep sea fishing Red Snapper trip is Seasonal and can only be done during open season (usually June-July).
Our Red Snapper trip is 10 hours trip leaves the dock at 6:00 am and heads out to our first fishing area about 30-50 miles from the jetties. We will bottom drop for Red Snapper and keep a limit for all onboard (usually 15-30lbs each) then on to catch Ling, Mahi, King Mackerel, Barracuda, Grouper, and more. We will return to the dock at 4:00 pm where we will clean and bag your catch for you to take home.
The Galveston deep sea fishing trip is all-inclusive. We provide the fuel for the boat, bait, tackle, rods & reels, cold bottled water for your thirst, ice for your catch, knowledgeable captain, and deckhand (mate), fish cleaned and packaged when we return for your trip home. All you need to provide is a Texas all water fishing license for the day (17 and older) they are $11 per person who lives in-state and $16 per person who lives out of state. A cooler to take your catch home in and your snacks, lunch, drinks.
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Galveston Texas Red Snapper Fishing
Is Galveston red snapper fishing with Texas Deep Sea Fishing Charters the best – well yes, because we manage our permits and license such that, on our boat, you may fish for and keep red snapper 24/7 everyday of the year.
Texas snapper fishing in Galveston as well as waters off of Freeport Texas has been remarkably good even fantastic recently. The red snapper has made a nice rebound in the past 10 years, or as many might say the snapper were always there the fisheries management people just couldn't count. Either way, the red snapper seems to be
quite plentiful with numbers increasing each year. And just in time to find the many new artificial reefs that have recently been deployed out of all major Texas Ports.
This paragraph may seem complicated, but all you really need to know is red snapper fishing with Texas Deep Sea Fishing Charters is 365 days per year. We fish for snapper in both Texas state waters and federal waters. Texas has no snapper season and we fish Texas in cooler months for a bag limit of 4 fish per person and a minimum length of 15 inches. The Feds have an annual
snapper season, recently June 1 thru late July where we fish for a limit of 2 fish and a minimum length of 16 inches. Texas waters snapper fishing is best when the waters cool between October and April and in recent years we are landing numerous snapper limits with some sow snapper up to 20 lbs in Texas waters. Since summer snapper fishing in Federal waters is far better than Texas waters, we relocate our Federal reef fish permit onto the boat and fish Federal waters in the summer. And, with our Federal Pelagic permit, the Federal
waters snapper trips frequently include catches of other snapper species as well as king mackerel, ling, mahi mahi and /or shark.
The NMFS website provides an extensive history of red snapper fishing https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/history-management-gulf-mexico-red-snapper check it out. Basically red snapper fishing off of Galveston Texas as well as Freeport TX has well over a 100 year history and remained unregulated until the 1980s when depletion of the snapper stock was first observed. In the 80s and 90s catch and length limits were inposed as well as
requiring shrimpers to install gear on their nets that would release juvenile snapper. These measures improved the stock but came up short of providing protection required to return the stock to sustainable levels. So in 2005 the NMFS took some extreme measures to reduce snapper mortality. First they cut commercial and recreational quotas by 45%, they implemented a recreational red snapper fishing season in Federal waters, which created extensive controversy especially when it resulted in a season that was less than 1 week. Then the Feds published a “rule” stating Federally permitted
charters boats could not retain red snapper, even in Texas waters, when the federal season was close. Did these measure get the job done or were the red snapper always plentiful? You decide, But in any case, a third party group performed a Gulf red snapper count and published the results in 2020. They found that the red snapper stocks were at least twice as much as previously report by the NMFS and Gulf Council. The fisheries management organizations appear to have accepted this much larger stock count and we expect some big changes – all positive - in the near future. Looks like we will be enjoying Texas red snapper fishing 24/7 for some years to come
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10 Hour Fishing Charter on TEXSUN 2
Our 10 hour fishing charters take you out to reefs and structures to bottom fish, and even offshore oil rigs. Catch may include types of snapper, spade fish, sharks, trout, dorado, ling, kingfish, and more. This trip offers you a deep sea experience and a great chance to catch a big fish at a reasonable price.
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Red Snapper Catch Share Experience
A one of a kind fishing adventure, what is the red snapper catch share experience.
A new innovative concept in offshore fishing. Catch tons of fish and learn about conservation based fisheries management and go home with professionally cleaned fish that you caught and fill your freezer!
You can order 150 lbs of fresh caught daily red snapper for $3000 from Katies seafood and come out for an awesome fishing eco tour experience. Multiple species will be caught like, king fish, cobia, dorado, grouper, amberjack, tuna and more.
Call today to learn more. 281-384-7909
- 8 Hours
- You can order Red Snapper from Katies Seafood
- No Fuel Charge & No Tipping
- Catch multiple species!
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RED SNAPPER SEASON IN GALVESTON
The official federal Red Snapper dates for 2023 have been released! Anglers will be able to fish in the federal waters as of June 1 through August 25th.
Let’s discuss the difference between State vs. Federal waters seasons. In the Gulf of Mexico, every state oversees the first nine nautical miles of sea. After that, you hit Federal waters. Texas Red Snapper Season 2023 State waters will be open throughout the year! Once a state reaches its quota, the season will be closed. Daily bag limits for Texas in state waters is 4 fish per person with a 15-inch minimum length. Federal Red Snapper season starts June 1st through August 25th. In federal waters, the bag limit is 2 fish per day per person with a 16-inch minimum length.
Like most species of fish, the bigger fish are found in deeper waters. Red Snapper are no exceptions. If you want to reel in a trophy fish, Federal waters will be your best place to fish. Red Snapper is generally found at 30 to 620 feet deep in the Gulf of Mexico. Although Red Snapper range all over the Caribbean and along the Atlantic Coast, they are more common and abundant in the Gulf of Mexico.
Red Snapper can grow to about 40 inches and weigh up to 50 pounds and live more than 50 years. The largest Red Snapper caught in Texas was a Cubera Snapper, which is the largest of the Snapper species weighing in at 137 pounds back on June 11, 2022. There are over 100 species in the Snapper family (Lutjanidae) fish. Multiple Snapper Species happen to be red in color, which include the Vermilion Snapper, Silk Snapper, Queen Snapper, Black Fin Snapper, Wenchman Snapper, and the Cubera Snapper being the largest of the species.
Red Snapper as old as 57 years old have been reported in the Gulf of Mexico. Red Snapper is popular in the fishing industry for their flavor and for being a prized offering at restaurants. Economically, Red Snapper are among the most valuable fish in the Gulf. In 2021 commercial industry from the five Gulf States landed 7.7 million pounds and sold for $33 million. Known for their taste, there are more than one million recipes online for Red Snapper.
In 2021 Angler’s landed 10.3 million pounds of Red Snapper in the Gulf of Mexico according to NOAA fisheries. Harte Research Institute (HRI) led a project called the Great Red Snapper Count to determine how many Red Snapper were in the Gulf of Mexico. The project ran between 2017 and 2019. They concluded that there were 118 million Red Snapper swimming in the Gulf of Mexico. This is triple NOAA’s previous estimate that stood at 36 million. NOAA is analyzing HRI’s data and should be finished by 2023. The upcoming season could be impacted with positive changes.
In the late 80’s the Snapper population reached its lowest point. Through science and strict fishing regulations, the Snapper population has increased. People are reeling in bigger fish in water and places that have not been seen before. The best time to fish for Snapper is from May through the begging of September. The ideal water temperature for red snapper is 58 – 62°F. Red snapper bites well at dawn and at dusk. Low tides, high tides, full moon and new moon also play a factor when fishing for certain Snapper species. Red Snapper actively feeds at night providing overnight fishing trips a very productive night.
Schedule your trip today! When selecting a fishing Charter for your Red Snapper experience, make sure you select a charter that has a federal permit that can fish federal Red Snapper fisheries. Galveston based Charter, Up Above Adventures has Captains and crew that are professional and experienced for your next Red Snapper fishing trip. Let Up Above Adventures be the ones that help you reel in the next state recorded.
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