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January 2017

Fishy Facts: Blacktip Shark – Galveston Fishing

By fishing news, Galveston-Fishing


Blacktip Shark:

Dark, bluish-gray back
Distinct whitish stripe on the flank
The inside of the pectoral fin is black, as are the dorsal and anal fin tips
Upper and lower teeth are serrated and nearly symmetrical
This big game is usually over 4 feet long at an adult stage

Blacktips often found in warm coastal waters and come inshore in large schools, particularly when they are on the hunt for Spanish mackerel. They can be found close to the surface in Galveston Bay when searching for food.

When caught while fishing they often leap out of the water and flip in the air before landing on their backs making it an excellent trophy catch. Some blacktip sharks leave for summer to find cooler waters but others stay put in warmer equatorial waters, like Galveston, year-round.

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What to Do in Galveston, Texas

By fishing news, Galveston-Fishing

Galveston is a port city on Galveston Island, off the Texas Gulf Coast. Galveston is known for its excellent fishing and beautiful sights. Here are some of the top things to do when you have visitors or if you’re staying in Galveston.

Visit the beautiful and Moody Gardens
This is the perfect educational destination, great for families and groups. The aquarium and the rainforest pyramid can be visited and offer a quick glimpse into the natural habitat of animals. The attractions include two theaters, a museum and a boat ride.

Warbird rides at the Lone Star Flight Museum
The museum displays more than 40 historically significant aircraft and many hundreds of artifacts related to flight. Visitors can experience the thrill of historic aviation as the museum offers bomber and trainer flight experiences in its B-17 Flying Fortress, B-25 Mitchell, T-6 Texan and PT-17 Stearman.

Catch a trophy fish with SeaPlay Sportfishing
Cast your rod out into Galveston’s waters and get ready for a big one when you go Galveston deep sea fishing with the FishSeaPlay crew. There are several packages available that can fill up your whole day with fishing and even one for night fishing.

There’s plenty to see and do when you visit Galveston, Texas. Make the most of it by visiting the tranquil gardens, learn something new at the museum, and spend a day out on the water deep sea fishing. To book your next fishing trip click here.

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