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Experience the Exhilaration of Amberjack Season In Texas!

Galveston’s Premier Amberjack Fishing Charter Experience

Renowned for its robust size and spirited battles, amberjack fishing out of Galveston offers an exhilarating challenge that entices both seasoned anglers and eager novices alike. This season, we are excited to announce the reopening of the Gulf of Mexico’s greater amberjack recreational fishing season from May 1 to June 1, 2024

Whether you’re aiming to test your strength against the mighty amberjack or simply looking to enjoy the serene beauty of the ocean with family and friends, Up Above Adventures guarantees a top-tier angling adventure with expert guidance, state-of-the-art equipment, and unmatched personal service. Gear up, get ready, and let’s set sail into the heart of the Gulf of Mexico, where memories are made and epic fish tales are born.

Why Choose Amberjack Fishing?

Amberjack fishing is not just a sport — it’s an adventure that tests your skill, strength, and patience in equal measure. These robust fish are renowned for their size and the vigorous fight they put up when hooked, making them a prized catch for any angler. Here’s why amberjack fishing should be at the top of your list:

  • The Challenge: Amberjacks are known as the “reef donkeys” of the sea, due to their stubborn and powerful fighting style. Hooking an amberjack is just the beginning of your battle. Reeling one in demands endurance and strength, offering an immensely satisfying challenge that appeals to competitive spirits.
  • Impressive Size: Amberjacks can grow quite large, with some specimens reaching up to 6 feet long. While the average amberjack weighs 20-40 pounds, they can grow to over 170 pounds. The sheer size of these fish makes catching them an impressive feat, and they make for an impressive story and photos!
  • Thrilling Experience: There’s a rush associated with amberjack fishing that’s unlike any other. The thrill of the chase, the tension of the line, and the final triumph of capture create an adrenaline-pumping experience that’s both exhilarating and addictive.
  • Scenic Backdrops: Fishing for amberjack often takes you to beautiful, remote reef areas where the water is crystal clear and the scenery is breathtaking. It’s not just about the catch; it’s also about enjoying the serene beauty of the marine world.
  • Great for All Skill Levels: While amberjack can offer a challenge to the most experienced anglers, they are also a fantastic species for beginners to learn the ropes of deep-sea fishing. Our experienced guides at Up Above Adventures ensure everyone from beginners to seasoned pros has the support they need to enjoy their fishing adventure.
  • Perfect for Groups: Amberjack fishing is a great way to bond with family, friends, or colleagues. The excitement and teamwork involved in landing these powerful fish make for a perfect group activity, fostering camaraderie and creating lasting memories.
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Whether you’re a veteran angler looking for your next big trophy or a family in search of an exciting new vacation activity, amberjack fishing offers something for everyone. Join us at Up Above Adventures for a fishing experience you won’t soon forget!

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What to Expect on Your Amberjack Fishing Charter

Embarking on an amberjack fishing charter with Up Above Adventures is not just a trip; it’s a full-fledged adventure where every detail is curated to offer an exceptional experience. While your exact trip itinerary may vary depending on the length of your trip, here’s a basic rundown of what you can expect when you set sail with us:

  • Morning Departure: Your day begins early with a welcome aboard the Got Her Hooked, where our crew greets you with a warm smile and a safety briefing to ensure everyone feels secure and informed. As the sun rises, we set sail from Galveston, heading towards the fertile fishing grounds of the Gulf of Mexico.
  • The Journey to the Fishing Spot: As we cruise to our destination, enjoy the scenic views and the fresh ocean breeze. Our captain will share insights about the day’s fishing conditions, the area’s marine life, and what you can expect during your fishing adventure. This is a great time to ask questions and get tips from our experienced crew.
  • Gear Up and Fish: Upon arrival at the prime fishing spot, our crew will set up the high-quality rods, reels, and tackle that make amberjack fishing exhilarating. We will guide you through the best techniques to hook a mighty amberjack.
  • The Thrill of the Catch: Feel the adrenaline rush as you battle with one of the ocean’s most exciting opponents. Our crew will be right beside you, offering support and ensuring a safe and rewarding experience.
  • Relax and Enjoy Onboard Amenities: Between the action, relax in the comfort of Got Her Hooked. Grab a beverage, snack on light refreshments, or lounge in the salon.
  • Return with Memories: As the day winds down, we’ll head back to port, giving you time to reflect on the day’s adventures and share stories of the catch. Back on land, our crew will help with any final details, including taking pictures with your catch and assisting in packing up your gear.
  • Fish Cleaning Services: For those who wish to take their catch home, we offer fish cleaning and packaging services to prepare your amberjack for the journey back home or for a delicious dinner.
  • Parting Thoughts: As we say our goodbyes, we’ll ensure that your experience was everything you hoped for, with memories that last a lifetime and the lure of the sea calling you back for your next adventure.

Preparation Tips for Amberjack Fishing

To ensure you have the best amberjack fishing experience possible, proper preparation is key. Here are some essential tips to help you get ready for your day on the water:

What to Wear:

  • Comfortable Clothing: Opt for lightweight, breathable fabrics like cotton or moisture-wicking materials. Layers are your friend, as weather can change rapidly at sea.
  • Protective Gear: A hat, sunglasses, and a windproof jacket are crucial for protection against the sun and sea spray. A good pair of gloves can also help you handle fish and gear safely.
  • Footwear: Non-slip, waterproof shoes are essential for safety on deck. Ensure your shoes provide good grip and comfort.

Sun Protection:

  • Sunscreen: Apply a broad-spectrum sunscreen with an SPF of 30 or higher before boarding, and reapply throughout the day, especially after sweating or touching water.
  • Lip Balm: The sun and wind can dry and crack your lips, so bring a lip balm with SPF protection.

Hydration and Snacks:

  • Water: It’s easy to get dehydrated in the sun and wind, so bring plenty of water to keep hydrated throughout the day.
  • Snacks: Pack energy-boosting snacks like granola bars, nuts, and fruit. We provide some refreshments, but having extra snacks is always a good idea.

Medications and First Aid:

  • Seasickness Medication: If you’re prone to motion sickness, consider taking seasickness medication before departure. It’s better to be prepared even if you’re not sure you’ll need it.
  • Personal Medications: Bring any personal medications you might need and inform the crew of any medical conditions.

Fishing License:

  • Check Requirements: Ensure you have the necessary fishing license for the area. This can usually be purchased online prior to your trip. If you’re unsure, ask us in advance, and we can guide you through the process.

Camera or Smartphone:

  • Memories: Don’t forget a camera or smartphone (in a waterproof case) to capture the excitement of the day and the beauty of the open ocean.

Physical Preparation:

  • Rest: Get a good night’s sleep before your trip. Amberjack fishing can be physically demanding, and being well-rested will help you enjoy the experience to the fullest.
  • Exercise: Basic physical fitness is beneficial as reeling in these strong fish requires stamina and strength.

By following these preparation tips, you’ll be well-equipped for a successful amberjack fishing adventure in Galveston. 

Ready to hook a thrilling adventure with Up Above Adventures? Booking your amberjack fishing charter is simple — choose your preferred date and either reserve online or give us a call at (409) 345-3164 to secure your spot. A temporary hold will be placed on your card to ensure your reservation, with the flexibility to alter your payment method at the charter time. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity — book today and get ready to set sail on the Gulf of Mexico for an unforgettable fishing experience!

What is provided?

We provide everything necessary for a successful day of saltwater fishing, including rods, reels, bait, tackle, ice, and a fishing license. Additionally, we offer fish cleaning services and pride ourselves on delivering great service with a positive attitude.

Are we guaranteed to catch fish?

While we guarantee to put forth our best effort, we must acknowledge that fishing is subject to many uncontrollable natural factors. Our captains are highly skilled and often find success where others do not. However, we cannot guarantee a catch on every trip. Our promise to our customers is honesty and a commitment to providing a memorable experience.

Should I tip the captain and crew?

Just like in many service industries, our crew earns a daily wage supplemented by tips, similar to waiters and waitresses. Tipping is at your discretion but is customarily set at 20% of the charter cost for good service, as a way to show appreciation for the crew’s hard work and dedication to ensuring you have a great trip.
For more specific inquiries or additional questions, please contact Up Above Adventures directly. We’re here to ensure your deep sea fishing adventure is both enjoyable and hassle-free!

How do I reserve my trip?

Making reservations with Up Above Adventures is easy! Just choose your desired date for the trip, and then you can secure your reservation either by paying online through our website or by calling our office to hold the reservation with a credit card. If you prefer, the payment method can be changed at the time of the charter. Our team is here to make your booking process as easy and convenient as possible.


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Whether you’re seeking thrills, relaxation, or a blend of both, we have the perfect adventure tailored to your desires. Reach out to us at (409) 761-5550 to schedule the Amberjack fishing experience of a lifetime!

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