Stray Cat Charters

Capt. Jerry Praker Galveston, TX Incorporated Licensed Insured
Stray Cat Charters-Person
(10Reviews)
5 out of 5 stars

Galveston offers something for everyone when it comes to fishing.  Whether you want to go fishing in the Bay or out to the deep-blue water, you can find it in Galveston.  Stray Cat Charters is the go-to service for your next Galveston fishing charter.  

Captain Jerry Praker has been fishing the waters around Galveston for many years and comes from a family of commercial fishermen.  He has his 100-ton USCG Captain’s License and is fully insured.  Captain Jerry  knows all the best spots to put you on the fish and looks forward to sharing his knowledge and expertise with anglers of all ages and skill levels.

Your Stray Cat Charters trip will take place aboard a 30ft Chris Craft Tournament Sportfish complete with air-conditioned cabin and restroom.  Powered by twin 350HP engines with a maximum cruising speed of 27 knots, and loaded with the necessary navigation and safety gear, this vessel gets you to the fish quickly and safely.  

Stray Cat Charters will provide your rods, reels, lures, bait and tackle.  Captain Jerry will also provide you with ice to store your catch and water to enjoy while on your trip.  Every guest must have a valid Texas fishing license, regardless of if they plan on fishing or just watching.  Don’t forget your Red Drum Tag.  Captain Jerry asks that you wear non-marking shoes and remember your sunscreen. Feel free to bring a small cooler with any drinks and snacks you would like to enjoy while on your fishing charter.  Beer is ok, but no hard liquor.  And please – No Bananas!

With Stray Cat Charters you have a variety of inshore, nearshore and offshore trips to choose from.  You can enjoy fishing the Galveston Jetties for species such as Redfish, black drum or flounder, or maybe a full day offshore trip is more to your liking.  If you are feeling adventurous, from June-September, you can head out on a Shark fishing trip.

Let Stray Cat Charters and Captain Jerry take you on your next Galveston fishing adventure and get ready to make memories that will last a lifetime.  

833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)

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  Launch Location

715 North Holiday Drive, Galveston

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Trips start at $500

5 Trips

1-6 guests

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31' Sport Fisherman

350HP HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Hard Liquor. Beer Allowed.

Availability

TRIP DATE
NUMBER OF GUESTS

Select an Available Trip

private

HALF DAY INSHORE JETTY TRIP – MORNING

Includes 3 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 3 guests (+$50  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

Trip time: 6:30am to 10:30am (4 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Our half day, four hour trip will have you fishing at the Galveston Jetties, Pelican Island, or other fantastic areas around the Galveston Bay complex.  Targeted species include Redfish, Black Drum, Flounder, SeaTrout and more.  

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private

HALF DAY INSHORE JETTY TRIP – AFTERNOON

Includes 3 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 3 guests (+$50  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

Trip time: 12:30pm to 4:30pm (4 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Our half day, four hour trip will have you fishing at the Galveston Jetties, Pelican Island, or other fantastic areas around the Galveston Bay complex.  Targeted species include Redfish, Black Drum, Flounder, SeaTrout and more.  

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private

HALF DAY SHARK TRIP – MORNING

Includes 4 guests

Trip time: 6:30am to 10:30am (4 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Shark trips are seasonal and available June - September ONLY

To provide the best experience, our shark trips are for up to a maximum of 4 guests.  You will be targeting species such as Bonnethead, Blacktip Hammerhead and more.

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private

HALF DAY SHARK TRIP – AFTERNOON

Includes 4 guests

Trip time: 12:30pm to 4:30pm (4 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Shark trips are seasonal and available June - September ONLY

To provide the best experience, our shark trips are for up to a maximum of 4 guests.  You will be targeting species such as Bonnethead, Blacktip Hammerhead and more.

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private

FULL DAY OFFSHORE

Includes 4 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 6 guests

Includes 4 guests (+$50  $ per additional guest • Max 6 guests)

Trip time: 7:00am to 3:00pm (8 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

Enjoy a full day fishing in the Texas Gulf Waters.  While out on the water you will be targeting species such as Ladyfish, King and Spanish Mackerel, Mangrove Snapper and more.

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Fish Species

Black Drum
Cobia
Flounder
Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel
Ladyfish
Mangrove Snapper
Redfish
Sharks
Spanish Mackerel
Spotted Seatrout
Stingray

Additional Details

Safety Features

  • Life Jackets
  • CPR-Trained Crew

Navigation

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Boat Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Cooler
  • Multimedia System

Facilities

  • Bed
  • Flybridge
  • Kitchen
  • Toilet

Boat Gear

  • First Mate
  • Livewell

Fishing Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Deep Sea Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Jigging
  • Light Tackle
  • Trolling

Fishing Policies

  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Hard Liquor. Beer Allowed.

Price Includes

  • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
  • Fresh or Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle

Fishing Location

  • Inshore
  • Nearshore
  • Offshore
  • Reef
  • Wreck

About the Vessel

Captain

Capt. Jerry Praker

Boat Type

Sport Fisherman

Boat Length

31

Engine Manufacturer

Yammar

Number of Engines

2

Engine Horsepower

350HP HP

Customer Reviews

Stray Cat Charters-Person
(10Reviews)
5 out of 5 stars
  • Created BRYAN SCALLIONS

    Very entertaining captain! Would highly recommend! No corporate cut throat charter! He's all about his customers having the best trip!

  • Amazing Guides!

    Created Aaron Craft

    Jerry and his deckhand were amazing. They made you feel very comfortable and of course we caught fish (keepers at that) and even a shark. If you're looking for a great time and want to catch fish, book with Stray Cat Charters asap. Thank you Jerry for everything.

  • Never a Dull Moment!

    Created Harry Kahnert

    Mid January, hit by a lot of cold fronts, Jerry and Geeb worked hard to find fish. Nice Red at 36". Never a dull moment and were told of many interesting facts about Galveston. Would do again!

  • Tons of fish!

    Created Bill Smith

    Captain Jerry will put you on em! A group of four of us killed it. Boat was great and Captain Jerry worked his tail off all day to keep the fish coming. Captain Jerry is your guy if you want to catch fish!

  • Amazing!

    Created Angie G

    Captain Jerry and Geeb were amazing! Our first time and thanks to the wonderful experience not our last! 1

  • Had a blast!

    Created Laura Dorman Wallace

    Had a blast with Captain Jerry and Jordan today. We caught a ton of fish! They are both so funny and kept us laughing and entertained. Thanks gentlemen!! We will be back!

  • Highly Recommended!

    Created Barry Turney

    We had a great time!!! I highly recommend going out with Captain Jerry and his crew. They put us on some big bull reds and they were entertaining as hell.

  • Great Guide!

    Created Erin Tucker

    I highly recommend Jerry! He runs his business with integrity and he's very personable!

  • Top Notch Guides!

    Created Ken Davis

    Jerry and Geeb are top notch guys. A lot of fun was had! We will definitely be back and we will only use these guys. We caught a variety of fish and even fed the pelicans. Geeb has a lot of crazy and funny stories lol

  • Awesome Fishing!

    Created Dana Goolsby

    We had an awesome day of fishing with Captain Jerry! He put us on fish immediately, and kept us in the zone for the duration of the trip. He and Geeb worked hard to make sure our hooks were baited and in the water. His boat was clean and comfortable, with enough room to move around and a cabin to retreat to. We can't wait to book our next trip with Stray Cat Fishing Charters!