Bahia Mar Charters - Galveston Deep Sea Fishing

Offshore, Bay and Jetty Fishing in Galveston, Texas.

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Cobia (ling)

Cobia (aka “ling”) fishing can start as early as April, and are caught fishing out of Galveston until late August or September. Reaching weights of 130 pounds, 50-60 pounders are not rare. A curious fish, ling will often swim up next to the boat while everyone is fishing, but catching them can be a different matter. They tend not to hang around boat-side for long, and as often as not are quite picky about hitting a bait or lure. Ling have a decidedly sharkish appearance – if you spot a “shark” while fishing, alert the captain or mate. They are often caught deep, as well, and tend to hang out around buoys, weedlines, wells and pipes. When hooked around these a big one will immediately try to get to the safety of the structure and the angler and the captain, working as a team, need to turn them almost immediately. They are dogged fighters, often slugging it out deep, sometimes on the surface. Big cobia seem very aware of the boat and will often remain just outside gaff range while circling or swimming beneath the boat, requiring well-coordinated action between captain, angler, and mate. More than occasionally, though, a “green” fish will swim up to within gaff range. Experienced mates will check that the fish is well hooked and if so, advise the angler to continue playing him.

Cobia is considered an excellent food fish, and are best grilled with lemon and butter. Anglers are allowed two fish per day.

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All of our fishing trips leave from the Galveston Yacht Basin in Galveston, Texas.

Bay and Jetty
Fishing

A half day of fishing in the Galveston Bay and Gulf of Mexico for Redfish, Trout, Flounder, Black Drum, Spanish Mackerel and Sharks. Party Size 1-4 anglers. Add additional anglers for $75/person up to 6.

$550

 

Near Shore
Fishing

A half day of fishing up to 20 miles off the Galveston coast. A great first time trip for up to 6 people. Fishing for Shark, Tarpon, King Mackerel, Ling (Cobia), Dorado, and Tripletail

$995

Plus Fuel

Deep Sea
Fishing

A full day of Deep Sea Fishing in the Gulf of Mexico with up to 6 anglers. Fishing for Snapper, King Mackerel, Ling (Cobia), Dorado, and Tripletail

$1295

Plus Fuel

Long-range
Fishing

A full day of deep sea fishing in the Gulf of Mexico for up to 6 people. Fishing for Snapper, Amberjack, Grouper, Tuna, Ling, Kingfish, Wahoo, Dorado, and Sailfish.

$1495

Plus Fuel

Customers are responsible for purchasing fuel on all Galveston nearshore, deep-sea and long-range fishing charters. The fuel we burn on the trip is added to the price so that we can provide the best possible fishing experience to our customers. It allows us to personalize each trip and target the fish that you want to catch! This is a standard among Galveston and Freeport's top rated charter services.

(832) 435-9148

Schedule Your Trip Now

(713) 409-5600