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
December's fast-changing weather patterns require anglers to adjust somewhat on a daily basis in order to find and catch trout and redfish in the Upper Laguna Madre and Corpus Christi Bay. In the aftermath of cold fronts, we often find lots of small keeper trout and a few bigger ones along the edges of the ICW, feeding on herds of shrimp migrating toward Corpus Christi Bay. The key to locating stretches with fast action is finding diving gulls and terns. Once in the right area, the key to catching is to keep the boat in the deeper water toward the middle of the ditch and cast toward the shallower edges. If winds and currents are light, a relatively light jig head can be used to keep a soft plastic in contact with the edge of the drop-off. Stronger winds and tides dictate the use of heavier heads, up to half-ounce. When the weather warms, trout and redfish will gather at the ends of guts leading out of the ICW onto shallower flats. On sunny days, they venture into super shallow water in nearby potholes to warm up, providing opportunities for sight-casting.