Meet Capt. Steve


Hello, and welcome to Into Backing!  

Capt. Steven Brooks is your guide for fishing the inshore flats of Galveston, Texas.  Capt. Steve specializes in shallow water sight fishing for redfish in West Bay and its marshes.  Our fishery is productive year-round, and although the focus is on fall redfish; speckled trout, flounder, sheepshead, black drum, jack crevalle and alligator gar also call West Bay home.

Galveston fly fishing guide
Galveston fly fishing for redfish
Galveston fly fishing for redfish
Single angler only, 4+ hours 


Our signature trip for serious anglers.  The captain selects the best time and tide to fish hard during your half-day on the water.  You will receive the guide's undivided attention and have the bow for the entire trip.

1 or 2 anglers (max), 8+ hours


The standard guided full-day trip.  A more relaxed pace for friends or family fishing together.  Leaving at first safe light, the full-day trip allows us to explore more of West Bay, moving in and out of the marshes with the tide.

Saltwater Fly Fishing

"It's not difficult, it's just different."

-Capt. Steve

Galveston fly fishing guide
Lessons and
Trip Preparation 

Getting ready for a big trip to the Keys, Bahamas, or a more exotic destination?

-Casting on the lawn is not enough.

On the flats everything is moving.  The current is flowing, the fish are swimming, the boat is drifting, the wind is blowing, and you are casting...

-All in different directions, all at the same time, and accuracy is essential.

The only way to get better, is to go fishing.  Casting is just one piece of the puzzle.

Practical instruction for the saltwater angler:

#1 spotting fish

#2 clear and open communication 

#3 teamwork with your guide

#4 fly presention when everything is moving

and more...

Preparatory lessons are available to polish your skills before your big trip.

$50 per hour (on the skiff), 2 hour minimum

General instruction is available for fly fishers new to saltwater.

(Basic flycasting instruction is available FREE of charge in advance of any booked trip.)