Boats have long been the vehicles of choice for on-duty lifeguards, fishing trips, and transporting gravy across the dining-room table. Pour on the fun with today's Groupon: for $300, you and up to two additional mates get eight hours of fishing with a licensed captain from Bay Adventures Sportfishing (a $450 value).
The angling tour of Galveston Bay Complex is designed for the diligent reeler eager to pull in a heap of fish. The scenic eight-hour vacation among the bay's fishy hot spots will expose you to a variety of early-to-bed, early-to-rise breeds, as well as more crepuscular water dwellers. If you don't own your own gear, Bay Adventures will provide you with rods, reels, and artificial lures to help you break the ice with the fishies. Captain Steve Auld and his fellow fishing captains are all licensed by the USCG and Texas Parks and Wildlife, and their numerous awards and accomplishments ensure that tour partakers get plenty of expert advice about fishing, as well as about polishing trophies with makeshift materials like expired cotton balls.
Participants are required to bring their Texas fishing licenses with a saltwater stamp.
Bay Adventures Sportfishing
Appearances on ESPN’s Redfish Cup and the Gulf Coast Troutmaster circuit are only a sample of the multifarious accolades that dot Captain Steve Auld’s resumé. A paramedic, licensed US Coast Guard captain, and professional angler, Steve is also the owner of Bay Adventures Sportfishing, where he leads as many as 200 fishing trips per year. Armed with included gear, fishing groups set out on Galveston Bay’s salty waters in search of catches such as speckled trout, redfish, and flounder. Groups are also privy to Steve’s special instruction and secrets garnered from years of professional experience, ensuring they don’t make newbie mistakes such as getting too attached to a fish and eloping with it. In addition to his Galveston Bay jaunts, Steve also leads specialty trips such as flounder gigging and guided duck and dove hunts in Mexico.