Fishing Guides Charters in Corpus Christi Texas


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, beautiful wildlife, big trout and schools of tailing redfish willing to take a well-placed lure.  Fishing the flats in Corpus Christi is like no other in the Texas.  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.

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Fishing Charters in Corpus Christi TX

Fishing Trip Rates

$600.00 for one or two persons

$700.00 for three persons

$800.00 for four persons

Rods, reels, tackle and ice are included, just bring your food and drinks.

A $200.00 deposit per day is required to hold the date.

Deposit is refundable with a two week cancellation notice.

Captain Mendez reserves the right to cancel any trip due to weather or circumstances beyond his control.  

Secure transactions through Wells Fargo Bank.  There is a 3% processing fee for all transactions.

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Fishing remains good in the Laguna Madre and Land Cut areas.  Most of the action is close to area shorelines or on the spines of spoils then.  With normal tide levels, we’re having success targeting trout and redfish over sandy bottom, in areas close to grass beds.  Most of the fish are biting in water around thigh to waist-deep.  In areas with the clearest water, we’re sometimes able to locate the fish by sight.  In other places, we key on thick rafts of flipping mullet to lead us to the right places.  In any case, the best bite has been on soft plastics rigged on light jig heads, either eighth or sixteenth-ounce.  Erratic presentations work well on some days, when the fish are somewhat negative.  When the bit is better, it’s possible to catch them on paddle tails reeled steadily in front of their eyes.  We expect the steady catching to continue in August.  It’s a great time of year to target reds in open areas of the Lagoon, among other things.  


Call / Text: 361-877-1230