Galveston Bay Fishing is known for its excellent fishing through out the entire year. Anglers from all over the state of Texas and elsewhere come down to Galveston regularly to experience the outstanding speckled trout and redfish action. Flounder fishing and shark trips are also favorites among local and visiting anglers. The Galveston Bays are considered as some of the best fisheries in Texas! There are many diverse saltwater species that inhabit the local Galveston Bay waters. With an experienced and knowledgeable guide and good weather conditions, you and your guest will have a great chance of having a successful fishing trip. We operates a 25′ powered by a 300 hp Mercury with all the necessary Coast Guard approved safety equipment and electronics. This boat is a very fisherman friendly boat that 1-4 people can fish with ease from. Half day trips (5-6 hours) or full day trips (8 hours) are always available. Corporate or family outings, children trips or fishing with friends trips are always available. When you go on your outing, you will be provided with quality rods & reesl, all new tackle and the latest up to date artificial baits. We will also fillet and package your catch at the end of the day. All novice or experience fishermen are always welcome and Captain will personalize your trip. Give him a call today to book or reserve your own private guided Galveston Fishing Charter!

Galveston Fishing Trips

Most Galveston Fishing Charters target speckled trout, redfish, flounder, sharks and other schooling species. Speckled trout is the most popular trips, but Capt. Steve can personalize any trip according to your fishing needs. We have spent countless hours over the years fishing and learning the entire Galveston Bay Complex and the Port O’Connor area, we have the ability to put you and your guest on fish. For all our trips, we suggest that you and your guest wear proper clothing for the weather conditions, bring some drinks and a few snacks, your favorite hat or baseball cap, sunglasses, camera, sunscreen, and an ice chest. You will also need a Texas fishing license with a saltwater stamp. We will also teach you about saltwater techniques, bait presentations and ways to improve your catch to bite ratio. So you not only get a chance to experience some great fishing on your charter, but you also receive teachings from a professional Fishing Guide that will help you become a better fisherman. Our goal for every trip is to catch plenty of fish, but also have a lot of fun doing it. We will work hard to make sure everyone aboard has a great and fun experience. Hopefully, at the end of the day, you and your guest will have some memories for a lifetime.

• Speckled Trout and Redfish Half Day trips last between 5 & 6 hours. Galveston & Port O’Connor Fishing
• Full Day fishing trips last about 8 hours.
• Shark trips last about 6-7 hours and are 1-5 miles just offshore.
• $100.00 Deposit required to reserve trip, refundable at captain’s discretion.
• Multi-Party boat trips are available with advanced notice.
• Any gratuities are greatly appreciated by your Captain!
• Your Captain reserves the right to cancel any fishing trip due to unsafe weather conditions.

Tarpon Fishing the Gulf of Mexico in Galveston, Texas

From June through October near shore tarpon trips can be the most exciting and unbelievable experience I have to offer. Tarpon off of the Texas Gulf Coast are as big as any in the world excluding Africa. In August ’99 myself and customers leadered a 209, the fish was 7 feet 2 inches in length and took 95 minutes to land. Tarpon up to 230 pounds have been caught out of Galveston. The tarpon are fierce, acrobatic fighters that have staggering power and endurance.

Blacktip and bull sharks are thick in the tarpon waters off Galveston and it is not uncommon to catch them over 100 pounds. Both types of shark put up fabulous fights with even aerial jumps from the blacktips.

Shark Fishing the Gulf of Mexico

Shark Fishing the Gulf of MexicoSharks move into the Galveston Beachfront in June and stick around until October. Blacktip, bull, gray, and occasionally tiger sharks are most common out of Galveston. Blacktips are the most common and we catch them over a hundred pounds routinely on relatively light tackle. Blacktips are the sportiest and most acrobatic of the Gulf sharks. They will peel off a couple hundred yards of line in a run and can jump several feet out of the water.

Shark fishing out of Galveston can be just what the doctor ordered for someone wanting to get their string pulled in a big, big way. An average battle with a shark on my tackle is around fifteen action-packed minutes. We catch them on natural baits and artificial baits as well.

A shark trip is a good chance to bring a landlover because they get the chance to experience some powerful offshore fishing without ever leaving sight of land.

Tips for All Fishing Trips

• BE ON TIME or even early. The early morning bite is usually very productive. Most fish love to feed at sunrise.
• Listen to the captain, he loves to teach you saltwater techniques and you will also catch more fish.
• Wear the proper clothing for the weather conditions (fishing hat and sunglasses). Please no black sole shoes.
• Drink plenty of water or sports drinks and apply plenty of sunscreen during the summer months fishing trips.
• Remember every chartered trip is different – Be safe, catch fish, have fun and enjoy your fishing experience.


We will try to post recent fishing reports for the Galveston Bay Complex and also the Port O’Connor area. During the fishing seasons we will post weekly or biweekly fishing reports and we will also post pictures from his recent fishing trips. On this page we will also have some fishing trip pictures and other fishing-related things. Hope you enjoy all his reports and hopefully, you will return soon.

From October through June bayfishing is hot and he runs bay trips for speckled trout and redfish, June through October the tarpon move in and he runs tarpon trips. During the tarpon season from June through October Cannan will also run offshore trips for kingfish, dorado, ling, and red snapper.

Bass fishing trips are also available to Lake Conroe, Lake Livingston, and two private trophy bass lakes. Cannan runs these trips from a current year model Nitro 896 bass boat. Cannan’s bass fishing trips are offered year ’round but are mainly available in the Sping and Fall.