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 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
Hot summer mornings normally produce light winds, often with a westerly aspect. When this becomes the norm, I like to fish the shoreline south of Baffin Bay. Trolling down the outside edges of the large rocks lying close to the shoreline is a productive plan on most mornings this time of year. With the excellent water clarity we’ve had for a while now, even the deepest rocks are holding plenty of trout and a few redfish on top-water early. The bite is generally best on paddle-tails rigged on eighth-ounce to quarter-ounce jig heads. The key to catching fish in this area is to cast at the bright spots close to the rocks. Most of the fish seem to prefer sitting on the grassy edges of the sandy spots waiting to ambush something that swims through the area. Light south southeast winds make it easy to stay outside the deeper rocks and cast toward them. If west winds are blowing, taking the boat closer to the shoreline and casting out makes more sense, but requires caution to avoid bumping into the shallow boulders.