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 Guides 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 5% 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



September Fishing Report For Baffin Bay

In September, I find the fishing much the same as it has been all summer.  Hot weather lingers but will be staring to cool down on the Upper Laguna Madre and Baffin Bay. Herds of reds will be prowling the shallows, especially in areas around Bird Island. We have a lot of calm mornings this time of year, so it's best to look for the reds by watching for the wakes they make as the boat spooks them, then circle around and troll toward them slowly. In the heat of the day, when winds usually pick up some, finding herds in deeper water requires using good polarized sunglasses to search for orange spots on the bottom. Trout fishing stays good this month, you have a chance of catching a 28 and even 30 inch trout. The fish prefer areas close to the shallow sand bars on spoil banks and rock bars early, then move to deeper parts of these structures, along grassy edges as the sun climbs higher in the sky. Top water lures work well when the fish are shallow, but soft plastics produce best overall, especially on the tougher days.”