Hello, I'm Captain Joe Mendez, a U.S. Coast Guard licensed full time professional fishing guide in Corpus Christi, Rockport and Port Aransas Texas. I have been guiding in Corpus Christi for 28 years. I’m experienced and knowledgeable in fishing the beautiful waters of Baffin Bay, Land Cut and the Laguna Madre. I specialize in catching trophy trout and redfish. When you’re fishing the flats in Corpus Christi you have a chance of a Grand Slam. A Grand Slam is catching redfish, trout and flounder all in the same day. In Corpus Christi we are surrounded by miles and miles of pristine crystal clear water. You will find beautiful wildlife, big trout and schools of tailing redfish willing to take a well placed lure. Fishing the shallow saltwater flats of the Laguna Madre is truly a experience you will remember for years to come. The thrill of casting into a big school of giant tailing redfish is second to none. Come spend a day fishing the shallow flats of the Laguna Madre and you will be hooked for life.
The weather in Corpus Christi is great year round, great Spring, Summer and Fall with mild Winters. Corpus Christi is a great place to get away and do some saltwater flats fishing. The close proximity from Houston, Austin, Dallas and San Antonio makes it easy to get to Corpus Christi from all over South Texas. For those flying into the Corpus Christi International Airport you will have a pleasant and relaxing experience. All you need for a great day of fishing on the Laguna Madre is to contact me Captain Joe Mendez.
$600.00 for one or two persons - $700.00 for three persons - $800.00 for four persons
A $200.00 deposit per day is required to hold the date, deposit is refundable with two weeks notice.
Secure transactions through Wells Fargo Bank. There is a 5% processing fee on all credit cards.
Rods, reels, tackle, bait, ice and fish cleaning are included, just bring your food and drinks.
Call / Text 361-877-1230
In the typical heat of July, I recommend fishing around deep grass edges for trout and drifting the shallow flats for redfish. We catch plenty of reds early in the morning this time of year on the flats near the Causeway and further south in Baffin Bay.
With all the clear water and sunny skies sight casting for redfish has been good. Use a soft plastic paddle tail rigged on a light jig head with a slow retrieve. Later in the day, when the reds move into deeper water I will look for schools of redfish and use a heavier jig head. When fishing for trout we have better luck throwing around rocks and grass edges. The places like Rock Slough and Cat-head will be good for trout and maybe a redfish or two. If winds reach a moderate to strong level, heavier jig heads work best. They will allow you to maintain contract with you bottom and the edge of the rocks.