Only an hour from Houston, this island town has much to offer visiting anglers. Redfish, spotted seatrout (called speckled trout in Texas), black drum, and flounder are plentiful throughout Galveston and Trinity bays, where jetties, docks, and numerous oyster bars and oil rigs provide cover and forage. Tarpon also make a decent showing. In addition, neighboring Gulf waters afford visiting anglers a plethora of options, like cobia, wahoo, yellowfin tuna, dolphin and marlin. Plus the area is known to produce extra large kingfish and red snapper. Many charter boats, for bay and offshore outings, depart from Galveston Yacht Basin, Pelican Rest Marina, Pirate’s Beach Marina, and from Kemah and Seabrook, a few miles northwest. Most, however, require reservations.