What would you recommend to anglers fishing in Galveston, Texas for the first time?

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Amanda Hicks
Lufkin, TX
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Went fishing with Galveston Offshore on Agosto 27, 2022
August is still a bit too hot! The sun will wear you down quickly. Make sure to hydrate and wear plenty of sunscreen as well as mosquito spray. As far as the fish, watch for the weather. The murky water after lots of rain can make it hard to see the bait and means less fish!

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Thomas Gasmann
Oak Point, TX
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Went fishing with Grace Fishing Charter on Julio 18, 2022
I would recommend hiring a charter if you want to catch quality fish. If a charter is out of your budget, I recommend 61st street fishing pier...you will be able to get helpful fishing tips and techniques from experienced local anglers

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John Cowart
Fouke, AR
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Went fishing with Texas Fishing Charters – 23' on Junio 5, 2022
Next year I’ll book two shorter trips with Texas fishing charters instead of one long one. But that’s just so that I can spend two nights at Katie’s Restaurant eating the fish Capt Zack puts me on top of

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Henry Bredenkamp
Dallas, Texas
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Went fishing with Stray Cat Charters Galveston on Marzo 20, 2022
Familiars yourself with your fishing location and make sure you tip them. Jerry and Brian the Deck Hand work their butts off and I tipped them more than my budget allowed. When you get good work pay them accordingly.

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Daniel Panniell And
Baltimore, MD
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Went fishing with Galveston Offshore on Marzo 3, 2022
This was our first time fishing in Galveston. We caught the biggest fish I've ever caught. I would highly recommend it. You'll have a great time and priceless memories. My only regret this trip is that we didn't catch anything we could keep and eat, but I'll make a meal of those pictures and bragging rights for atleast a year.?

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Christian Darce
Conroe, TX
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Went fishing with Nautilus Charters on Agosto 21, 2021
- Not the best fishing, but fewer crowds. - sunscreen, lots, there is limited shade since you have to cast the poles. - lots of drinks, gatorade. - make sure you have paper tags, get your license 2+ weeks ahead of time, or at a store. NOT online. - If you are not sure, go ahead and take a sea sickness medicine ahead of time or at least ginger. The heat really can break you down faster than normal.

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Robert Boehmke
Houston, TX
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Went fishing with Salty Rods Charters on Noviembre 7, 2020
We waited and booked when we knew the water and weather were good. Very kid friendly and we learned a lot about the fishing. I would book again. My boy will remember his big catch for the rest of his life.

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Brian Fails
Broken Bow, OK
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Went fishing with Reel Men Fishing Charters on Mayo 23, 2019
Be sure to get your license before the store closes. Walmart and academy close early. Walmart stops selling license at 10. I would recommend going to the marina bait shop. It opens at 6:00 am and is right there.

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Kent Kasperski
San Antonio, TX
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Went fishing with Line Check Charters on Mayo 23, 2019
The conditions were not ideal but Mike an Travis found the fish and we had a great time. They were very tentative to my wife with it being her first time on a fishing boat. They supplied everything else needed.

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Astalina Contreras
Houston, Texas
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Went fishing with SeaPlay Sportfishing – SeaPlay VI on Abril 27, 2019
It definitely was advantageous and fun filling! We had so much fun. Boyfriend took his pole, but the captain provides everything including filleting the fishes. We caught 2 reds and sheep head. The weather was beautiful. I'll recommend this charter

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John Stypick
TENN COLONY, TX
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Went fishing with Fish N Divers on Septiembre 4, 2022
Make sure you have a small cooler for drinks or snacks and a poncho for wet weather. Other than that the captain took care of everything.

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Lina Ainein
Richmond, TX
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Went fishing with Salty Rods Charters on Agosto 18, 2022
Ask the captain all questions before you book make sure you get to fish your self and if you have kids with you they get to fish .

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Misty Lopez
Springfield, MO
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Went fishing with Keep’n It Reel Fishing Charter on Agosto 4, 2022
First time out but fish weren't biting. The Capt even called others and they were having similar experiences.

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Clint Appling
Merkel, TX
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Went fishing with Galveston Offshore on Julio 10, 2022
We had clear skies and some wind, but be prepared for the sun with lots of sun screen. Waves can pickup to so take meds for motion sickness hrs ahead of time if the bothers you.

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Gary Keith
Corinth, TX
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Went fishing with SeaPlay Sportfishing – SeaPlay VI on Junio 14, 2022
Sometimes the fishing is hard. If it were easy you are at the grocery store. Enjoy it anyway. Don't make it a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

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Julie Finder
Fairfield, ID
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Went fishing with Fish N Divers on Junio 15, 2022
Be sure to take water and sunscreen. The breeze on the water is great but it is still very hot. We brought sandwiches each time just to have something to munch on.

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Tina Hoefelmeyer
Willis, TX
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Went fishing with Fish N Divers on Agosto 21, 2022
It was our first time and having someone who knew what they were doing makes all the difference!

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Jesse Keel
Sulphur Springs, TX
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Went fishing with Grace Fishing Charter on Junio 13, 2022
Conditions were tough. Very windy, but that was just the day we had to work with.

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Ron Burns
Houston, Texas
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Went fishing with Get Hooked Charters Galveston – 24' on Mayo 1, 2022
Absolutely well worth spending at least a half a day with Get Hooked Charters Captain Damien

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Andrew Wrobel
Sugar Grove, IL
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Went fishing with Bite Me! Charters Galveston on Marzo 30, 2022
Dress appropriately. In the morning, it's a bit chilly so bring a sweatshirt or sweater.

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Timothy Riead
Hardin, MO
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Went fishing with Stray Cat Charters Galveston on Marzo 16, 2022
There are a lot of boats hitting the same area but all of them are bringing in fish.

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LaVelle Varnado
OLD RVR-WNFRE, TX
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Went fishing with Galveston Offshore on Octubre 15, 2021
Talk to the captain in advance and make sure you're prepared for the weather, the time underway, and sea state. And HAVE FUN

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Jason Burt
Longview, TX
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Went fishing with Fishin Addiction Charters 1 – 36’ on Septiembre 23, 2021
September can be spotty in this area depending on Temps, currents, wind and moon phase. Be sure you book with the right charter to ensure a good time. Fishing addiction definitely took care of us.

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Jessica Rivera
Cleveland, TX
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Went fishing with Reel Men Fishing Charters on Septiembre 6, 2021
Make sure u use the restroom before u go if u have long hair put it up wear comfortable clothing u will get splashed every now and then so be ready for that have fun!

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Henry Frese
Houston, TX
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Went fishing with Frazier’s Guide Service – Bay Boats on Agosto 16, 2021
The big bay has a lot of submerged sites (old drilling platforms, sunken barges) that make for good fishing. It really helps to go with someone who knows the bay.

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Collin Swift
Round Rock, TX
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Went fishing with Texas Fishing Charters, LLC on Agosto 5, 2021
Let your Captain know exactly what you want when you board. If you want inshore for an hour or two and then shark for the rest, he’ll accommodate. Great trip!

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John Kovalic
Frisco, TX
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Went fishing with Keep’n It Reel Fishing Charter on Junio 30, 2021
Seas were high after days of strong storms. 15+ ft swells all around the jetty. Bay fishing was calm.

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Heather Hubert
St Louis, Missouri
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Went fishing with Fish On Charters on Mayo 14, 2021
Get a guide!!! They have all the right equipment and experience to be sure you catch some great fish.

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Gilbert Gavitt
United States
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Went fishing with Galveston Offshore on Marzo 19, 2021
Watch the weather. It was really windy and the wind had the water all churned up and muddy. Fish were not biting as well as they maybe would have otherwise.

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Destiny Ellis
Maple Heights, Ohio
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Went fishing with Galveston Offshore on Febrero 6, 2021
I would reccomend to first timer fishers to take a fishing guide trip or go to a fishing pier and ask plenty of questions! Its the ocean, much different than fresh water. Its good to be informed!