Galveston’s coastal climate is responsible for keeping it a little warmer than its inland neighbors in the winter and a little cooler in the summer. We joke that we only have 2 seasons, hot season (4 months between May 27th – Sept 27th) and cold season (3 months between December 3rd – March 2nd), but the reality is that you would have to spend the entire year to see the subtle nuances of our island. A chart will tell you one thing, but only the seasoned know of the joy of waking up one October morning to feel the cool breeze giving respite to the hot muggy days of summer. Or the delight in a mid-spring cool front before the beginning of the much enjoyed summer months.
Whether you are a seasoned angler, or an amateur, we have something for you! You could camp out on one of the fishing piers, at 61st or at Jimmy’s on 91st. You can try your luck in the surf, or head out into the bay from a multitude of locations.
This summary was brought to you by Getbent Galveston Fishing Charters:
January – February: Slot Red Drum, Big Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, Pup Black Drum
March: Bull Black Drum, Pup Black Drum, Sheepshead, Slot Red Drum, Bull Red Drum
April: Spring Run of Bull Red Drum, Slot Red Drum, Sand Trout, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, Flounder, Small Sharks
May: Blacktip Sharks, Spinner Sharks, Bull Sharks, Sandbar Sharks, Bull Red Drum, Pup Black Drum, Sand Trout, Speckled Trout, Mangrove Snapper
June – August: Big Sharks including Blacktips, Bulls, Sandbars, and Hammerheads, Bull Red Drum, Sting Rays, Sand Trout, Speckled Trout, Mangrove Snapper
September: Biggest run of Bull Red Drum of the year, Black Tip and Spinner Sharks, Mangrove Snapper, Small Flounder, Sand Trout, Speckled Trout
October December: Fall Flounder run (best time of year), Sand Trout, Speckled Trout, Slot Red Drum
Please contact us if you would like any more suggestions of how to get your hook in the water.
Contrary to some beliefs, yes, we do get surf in Galveston. It is not something you can plan on doing on your Saturday off from work – it is more of a minute-by-minute opportunity, rather than a daily or even seasonal activity.