Capt. Thomas Barlow grew up fishing the open waters and back lakes of Galveston’s West Bay. In his 35 years of fishing the Texas Coast, he’s learned a tremendous amount about all our native fish species, and has become quite skilled at catching the “big three”.

Capt. Thomas guides mainly out of the Galveston Bay Complex, but occasionally ventures to some of the other bay systems along Texas’ sprawling coastline.

Galveston Bay is a tremendous fishery that offers wade fishing, drift fishing, sight-casting as well as many other techniques for a multitude of  species. If you want it, Galveston Bay’s got it!

Most trips consist of targeting trout or redfish, depending on your preferences and time of year.  On many trips, we can catch all three of our main target species, along with other surprises like cobia, black drum and sheepshead.

Capt. Thomas fishes out of a 24ft Haynie Cat powered by a 250 HP Yamaha SHO outboard. This is a large, shallow-running boat with tons of room and is a great platform to fish from. If you like to wade fish, this boat has low sides for easy in-and-out access.

Take a look around the site and you’ll find all the information you need to make your trip with Capt. Barlow a success. You can click the “Reports” link at the top of the page to read Thomas’ blog. He keeps it up-to-date with the latest info on what’s been biting where.


Capt Thomas Barlow
Capt Thomas fishes the all of the galveston bay complex, as well as the Port O’ Connor area of texas.
I am a backwater angler that sometimes ventures into deeper water, However with my brand new custom East Cape Fury, I can spend even more time in the backwater marshes and lakes of the Texas Shallows!
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