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.

Fishing Charters in Corpus Christi TX

$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


Call / Text: 361-877-1230



Anglers fishing the Baffin Bay and the Upper Laguna Madre in April can target big trout and redfish various ways and find success.  The vast shallow flats of the Laguna Madre hold plenty of nice trout and redfish this time of year.  People running shallow draft boats can ride around looking for red fish making wakes and can have good success catching both trout and redfish on soft plastics like paddle tails rigged on light jig heads. Sight casting to them will certainly be possible if the sun is out and there’s enough wind to make waves without mudding up the water.  Strong winds will make this difficult of course.  Fishing out of the boat in protected waters like the Land Cut, Summer House and Rocky Slough generally works better when onshore winds crank up some.  Using the trolling motor with fully charged batteries will keep the boat the right distance from the edge of the channel.  It also works great to keep you in the correct casting distance from the rocks in Baffin Bay and Rocky Slough.  The lines of rocks lying adjacent to deeper water will usually hold the bigger fish we are all looking for.  On the better days, top water plugs draw a lot of strikes from big fish in these places as well.

Fishing Reports And Water Conditions For Baffin Bay