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 3% 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 June I typically expect to find trout and redfish in a variety of places. Early mornings when winds are calm, finding reds on grassy flats can be pretty easy. Often the boat will spook them at quite a distance, causing them to push large wakes as they move right under the surface. If and when we see this, we'll circle around in front of the school, meaning in the direction we see the wake moving, and set up a drift or troll strategy to intercept them. Usually when they're feeding aggressively in the shallows, catching them is pretty easy if you can place a lure right in the midst of the school. Normally, we use paddle tails on medium weight jig heads. Heavier heads allow for longer casts, but are also tougher to keep out of the grass. If we're targeting trout later in the day we often have good luck throwing soft plastics around deep grass edges and rocks this time of year. One key is to flutter the lure close to the edge of the grass or face of the rock, where the trout often look to ambush their prey.”