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Winter Fishing in Galveston

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Winter may be cold but there is a lot to benefit from in the cooler weather when it comes to fishing in Galveston. January through March is a great time of year to catch amberjack, yellowfin tuna, and speckled trout.

Many opt to fish only during warmer months providing a more ample opportunity for other anglers. Take advantage of the excellent trout fishing and find a wall-hanger this winter season while others miss out.

Whether you want to take an inshore or offshore fishing trip in Galveston, TX Fish Sea Play has you covered. We offer several varieties of fishing packages that include everything you need for a fishing trip and has something perfect for every type of angler. To book your trip today contact us here or call 281-851-6151.

Best Saltwater Fishing Spots in Galveston

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Planning a fishing trip on the Texas coast? Let us help you get to these great saltwater fishing spots in Galveston, Texas.

Galveston has been considered the best saltwater fishing location in Texas. The city’s jetties, beaches, piers bay reefs and flats provide anglers with easy access to a wide variety of game species, such as cobia, flounder, and sharks, to name a few. If you’re planning a fishing trip to Galveston, be sure to try one of these fishing spots.

East Bay

East Galveston Bay is full of large spotted seatrout and redfish. Excellent places to find fish are the bay’s abundant flats and reefs, including Hanna’s Reef, West Bolivar Flats, Elmgrove Flats, and much more.

Pelican Island

Pelican Island is well known for its sandy flats and great fishing. From spring through autumn, it is a core spot for anglers seeking redfish, trout, and flounder.

Rollover Pass

Rollover Pass was built in 1956 to increase the fishing opportunities in Galveston Bay. These days it’s a hot spot for locals to find several game fish species, especially flounder.

Our boats are clean, equipped, and have the best baits available for you and your fishing buddies. We take pride in our fishing and consider it a privilege, and not a job, to be able to participate in your next fishing adventure!

Galveston Jetty Drum Run

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February is approaching which marks the beginning of our annual Galveston Jetty Drum Run, which includes Large Drum that can exceed 25 pounds! Black Drum are easy to catch and gather in schools of fish reaching the hundreds. Despite the name, adult black drum aren’t often black. Adult drum caught near the Gulf waters are typically a muted silver-gray. Big drum caught from the bays have dull brass or bronze tints on their backs and sides. This seasonal fishing period begins when waters get in the cool 60s and runs in the early spring from February-March.

Our Galveston Jetty Charters are a brief 30-minute boat ride that provides plenty of excitement for those that don’t want to spend as much time out on the water. The Drum Run is perfect for fishermen who like to do some relaxing fishing and enjoy time in the sun.

The Jetty Charters are aboard our 27’ Key West Center Console, SeaPlay IV. She’s the perfect jetty boat offering 360-degree fishability that can be expected from Center Consoles. She features a large T-Top providing shade, spacious seating, and a large restroom located on-board.

There are plenty of excellent Jetty Charter opportunities available throughout the year. During summer (May thru September) we catch lots of Bull Reds and large sharks. You may also find Flounder, Jackfish and Mackerel as well. In the fall is the annual migration of flounder from Galveston Bay thru the Jetties creating the perfect occasion for a catch. To book a Jetty Charter contact us here or call (203)-851-6151 to learn more about catching Drum.

Flounder Gigging Begins This December

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southernflounderDecember 1st marked the opening of flounder gigging in Galveston, Texas and as the month continues consistent patterns of flounder will start to form. When out on the water, it’s a good sign if you find bait fish around the area. Colder seasons bring great water clarity that only gets better as the water chills down. When the water temperature drops it ensures a huge surge of concentrated fish to form; these groups can be found out near deeper waters.

All flatfishes, including the southern flounder, are compressed sideways and spend most of their life lying and swimming along the bottom of the water. In the case of southern flounder, the left side is always the “up” side; while in other species, the opposite is true. Small flounder grow rapidly and may reach 12 inches in length by the end of their first year. The males rarely surpass 12 inches, but females can often reach a length of 25 inches.

Winter fishing seasons run in full force from December into January. These charters will also target marshes and bays to find Redfish, and Speckled Trout, along with Flounder. This season brings around a higher quality of fish to your catch making it one of the best times of the year for fishing. If you are looking for a great opportunity for a big catch, contact us here or call (203)-851-6151 to get out on the water.