Shark Fishing in Galveston Texas as well as Freeport is possibly the best shark fishing in Texas. We catch shark in Federal waters where the sharks fishing is highly regulated, but most of the shark fishing off the ports of Freeport and Galveston Texas occurs in Texas waters. Shark fishing is not very fancy
or technical but it is very exciting and challenging. Especially when we target blacktip sharks for their long, hard fights; numerous leaps and twisting jumps and preferred shark steaks. In addition to blacktip sharks were regularly catch spinner sharks that are similar to the blacktip in appearance,
fight and taste. Other sharks that come to our chum are sharpnose, bonnethead and monster bull shark. On occasion we locate a large hammerhead shark as well.
Anchor and chum is the easiest method of shark fishing and, as a bonus, usually
produces big bull reds, gaftop catfish and even king mackerel as well. Drift and chum, especially along rips or water breaks, is very effective for shark bites as will produce king mackerel as well as cobia and sometimes mahi mahi. But the best bet for a productive Texas shark fishing trip is to target shrimp
boats. Shrimpers regularly discard bycatch and that dumped bycatch attracts huge schools of shark, kings, cobia and playful porpoises.
The Texas shark limit is 1 per person (sharpose, bonnethead or blacktip) with a
minimum length of 24 inches. A fisher may retain a hammerhead in Texas waters but that hammerhead must be a minimum of 99 inches long and the same applies to a bull shark which must be a minimum of 66 inches long.