Shark Fishing off Galveston

Galveston Shark Fishing

blacktip reef shark

Blacktip shark

Sharks are one of Gulf’s most under appreciated fisheries.  More people than ever are discovering for themselves the excitement of shark fishing, and are surprised to learn that many sharks are excellent table fare.  Blacktips are undoubtedly the most plentiful shark species in the Gulf off Galveston, but there are many other sharks we encounter including:

  • Spinner Shark – So named because of their wild aerobatic displays.
  • Bull Shark – These can get pretty big and will eat just about anything.
  • Atlantic Sharpnose Shark – These are an interesting looking shark.
  • Bonnethead Shark – These look somewhat like a hammerhead shark.
Spinner shark

Spinner shark doing acrobatics!

Blacktip and spinner sharks are what we primarily fish for at The Salty Soul Guide Service, and with good reason.  These sharks are plentiful and grow to large sizes, plenty of which are over 100 pounds.

Many fish have qualities that make them sought after game fish.  The redfish is tenacious.  The tarpon is power and grace…

But the shark is primal chaos.  Catching a large shark requires a fisherman that can handle wild runs, dazzling leaps, and the unexpected.  Good physical condition is a must for the truly big sharks, and when the action is hot we can guarantee that you will have to take an occasional break to rest your aching muscles.

Shark Fishing off Galveston is the Perfect Complement to any Fishing Charter

Galveston shark fishing in the waters off of Galveston Bay is often so good, anglers get their fill well before the fishing is over.  This is why we like to target multiple fish on our trips, and depending on the time of year we may also catch trophy tarpon, redfish, or speckled trout.

Bonnethead shark

Bonnethead shark

In fact, tarpon are sometimes found in the same waters as Blacktip and Spinner shark, and when a school makes an appearance we will be ready to strike.

Captain Sammy Flores is a local Galveston resident who has been fishing the bay and Gulf for decades.  While his passion for speckled trout led him into the professional angling circuit, he has found joy in introducing young and old alike to the amazing shark fishing in Galveston Bay, the jetty and Gulf.

Best of all, shark fishing in the Gulf is an opportunity to tangle with massive, hard-fighting fish within sight of land, and this can be very appealing to people that are just starting out with fishing – especially children.  If you want your kids to fall in love with the sport, it can be hard to beat the fast action that shark fishing offers.

A large shark will also provide plenty of food for the dinner table, and many claim that blacktip and sharpnose sharks are two of the best eating fish anywhere.

Captain Flores is ready to share his intimate knowledge of Galveston shark fishing with you and your party.

Contact us today at (281) 221-3461, and book your unforgettable adventure.

Galveston Fishing Guide