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



Tides stand at mid to high levels in the Upper Laguna Madre and in Baffin Bay at this time and water clarity is excellent over most of the area. I’m looking forward to continued opportunities for sight-casting as long as we have such clear water lying over shallow pot holes with bright sandy bottom. In order to take advantage of this opportunity look for areas which are too shallow to hold fish on normal tide levels, like the spines of spoil banks, and sand bars immediately adjacent to the shorelines. Sight-casting works best from the boat when light winds create enough waves to allow for seeing into the water well, but don't create lots of hull slap. We target our fish with soft plastics for the most part, when we are trying to catch fish we've seen first. Most of the time, simply throwing the lures past the heads of the fish and reeling them steadily in, close in front of the predators, will get the bites. Of course, on days when sight-casting becomes difficult, we target our fish in slightly deeper areas.  

Fishing Reports And Water Conditions For Baffin Bay