Often when you hear Galveston fishing, people think bay fishing, fishing near the jetties, fishing on the peer, or on the beach. Deep Sea fishing out of Galveston is overlooked by so many. There is no need to travel across state lines or even out of the country. Believe it or not, you can catch the big one, 40 plus miles out of Galveston. The Texas State record on a Blue Marlin caught weighed in at 927.7 pounds back in 2014.
Imagine reeling in a Mahi Mahi, Yellow Fin Tuna, Blue Marlin, Sail Fish, or a Wahoo on a multi-day trip, 40 – 100 plus miles out into the Gulf of Mexico. This is where the water is deep blue, and water is cooler in temperature. Cooler water temperatures on a hot summer day, is ideal for fish. All fish are cold-blooded, which is also called ectothermic.
This means that fish are unable to regulate their body temperature, relying solely on the outside environment for temperature regulation. The body temperature of fish changes as the environment’s temperature changes. The further and deeper you go, the bigger the fish and the variety of species of fish that can be reeled in. When in season, it’s not farfetched to reel one of these beasts in, that could potentially weigh up to 100 pounds or more.
How about fishing near an Oil Rig. Oil Rigs are like reefs, that attract marine life for miles. Plant life and coral begin to develop on these platforms. This becomes a sanctuary for bait fish, which then attract predatory fish. Before you know it, you have a complete ecosystem that attract a whole variety species of fish. What can you reel in near a rig? Grouper, Red Snapper, Yellow Fin Tuna, Amber Jack, Blue Marlins, just to name a few. Fishing around Oil Rigs became popular in 80’s and continue to be a popular fishing spot.
Let’s not forget fishing for the mighty shark. If you want to experience your version of shark week. The coast of Galveston has 32 species of sharks that Texas Parks and Wildlife department have identified. Only 15 species of sharks are allowed to be caught. Don’t be alarmed, though sharks are common in the area, shark attacks are rare, and deaths from sharks are even rarer. Next time you “Got Her Hooked”, it could be a 6-foot Bull shark that takes you 1-1/2 hours to reel in. Back in 2021, a group of brothers reeled in a 12-foot Tiger Shark that weighed in at 1004 .3 lbs., which is the current 20-year record.
When you’re ready for an experience of a lifetime and you’re ready to explore the Gulf of Mexico, let Up Above Adventures help you reel the catch of your dreams. Whether you’re into Sport Fishing, Deep Sea Fishing, or Fishing in Luxury, Up Above Adventures will have you fishing like a pro.