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 August, I plan to continue fishing in much the same ways I have all summer. We have lots of redfish schooling in the Upper Laguna Madre this time of year. They can be found in the shallows on calm mornings when they push wakes to stay out of the way of the boats. This works best when crowds are fairly light. In the middle of the day, if it's sunny and bright, with a little breeze, the schools can often be found roaming around in the deeper parts of the Laguna Madre, also on the east side of the ICW, between Bird Island and Baffin. When found, they are usually easy to catch on a variety of lures, including paddle-tails, crank baits and top waters. Trout tend to show up on the shallow parts of spoil banks and rock bars early in the mornings, then move to the edges of these structures, closer to deeper, cooler water as the sun heats up the water. They bite top waters aggressively on some mornings, but are much easier to catch on soft plastics in the heat of the day.