in Corpus Christi, Texas

Guided by Dusty Mccollum


About Your Guide

22 Years of Experience

Captain Dusty is a dedicated and passionate Texas saltwater fishing guide. He works hard to ensure that you catch fish and enjoy a relaxing cruise on the water while enjoying the sun and the gorgeous Texas coast. He is a licensed United States Coast Guard Captain, and is CPR certified.

Captain Dusty has been fishing saltwater all his life. He has won many tournaments through out the years, not only on the Texas coast but across the Southeast. In 2013, he placed in the top five Texas Team Trails for Bass Champs. He is an avid angler who is very passionate about fishing. Captain Dusty is looking forward to helping you make great memories with your family, the way he built his memories with his own grandfather. Trips

If you've been looking to do some classic Texas fishing and beat the summer heat in Corpus Christi, look no further than this trip with Captain Dusty! He's a pro when it comes to fishing the Laguna Madre, and he knows how to put you on the big ones! Whether you're an experienced angler, a greenhorn looking to learn more, or a vacationer looking to spice up your summer travels, you'll have a blast out there. When you're fishing with Captain Dusty, you'll be aiming for the "Texas Triple" or the "Texas Slam"—both names for when you catch a Flounder, a Redfish, and a Speckled Trout in one day! You can also expect to hook Black Drum and Sheepshead, both of which share habitat with Redfish. Generally, you'll be fishing shrimp on popping corks, which really attract big surface bites. Be ready, because you never know which bite is going to be your personal record! Captain Dusty runs his trips from a 23' Shoalwater, a perfect boat for this environment. She's powered by a brand-new 300-HP Suzuki, so you'll have no problem getting out to where the fish are. She also sports dual PowerPoles for easy maneuvering in shallow water. aDusty provides everything you need for a great trip, so just bring some sunscreen, a cooler with some snacks and drinks, and your Texas saltwater fishing license and you'll be good to go! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Corpus Christi

Laguna Madre Bay Trip

100% (9)
23 ft 1 - 5 People From $180 / person

Recent Reviews of

Michael B.


Great experience with Captain Dusty. He was very knowledgeable. We caught a fish on the first cast and many more. We highly recommend Captain Dusty!!!!

Nathan S.


I took my 8 and 9 year old boys out for a trip with Capt. Dusty, and it was great! I am pretty inexperienced and so are my boys, but Dusty did an amazing job!! Great with the boys and it could t have gone better. Would recommend Dusty 10/10. Definitely booking another trip with him!

William B.


Captain Dusty did what the best guides do: he put us on fish. We had tons of opportunity and caught some big reds and a big trout. Dusty is very professional, instructional, and an overall great guy to spend the day with. Could not ask for a better trip!

Zachary Z.


Dusty was able to put us on multiple species during our half day fishing trip. We caught a few nice Redfish, and multiple trout and black drum. He taught us how to use a popping cork in short order and were rippin’ lips in no time. Boat is comfortable to fish from and plenty of space to chase the big fish around the boat when needed. Absolute blast after a few days of work down in Corpus Christi.

Matthew T.


Was tough start, but Capt. Dusty kept working hard to find the fish. Very informative, and help us with the best techniques to catch the fish. Caught a lot of speckled trout, but with the new slot limit in place it was tough getting the big ones. We limited out with some nice big ones. We then headed to catch some reds. And had a blast caught our limit as well as a bunch of black drum to take home too. Great time. Would highly recommend. Even got to see Capt. Dusty go swimming thanks to my son.

Seth D.


Captain Dusty is a quality dude! He was very transparent and honest. There was a small craft advisory the day before our trip so his bait of choice wasn’t available. He re rigged all of his equipment, changing his game plan, to give us the best experience he could given the circumstances. My buddy and I both caught our first red fish that day so no complaints here! Thank you sir!

Javier R.


Capt. Dusty was an amazing guide for us. Took my son out for his 14th bday and couldn’t have been more impressed with the service. He taught my son a lot while putting us on fish. Came home with plenty of fish to eat and an amazing experience! I highly recommend using him and his services!

Joey H.


We had an incredible fishing experience with Capt Dusty. My wife, father-in-law and myself all caught several speckled trout, reds and a couple black drums. Dusty is really passionate about putting you on the fish, and tailoring the trip to your fishing style or experience level. I highly recommend Capt Dusty and look forward to another trip in the near future.

Jerry W.


This was my first time to salt water fish, I had the best time I’ve ever had. Captain Dusty knows his stuff . We caught a lot of fish. I highly recommend it. Thanks Captain Dusty


Black Drum, Flounder, Redfish, Sheepshead


Artificial Lure Fishing, Drift Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Live Bait Fishing, Topwater Fishing

Types of Fishing


Start Location

Clem's Marina, South Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi, TX, USA | Bodies of water fished: Laguna Madre Photo Gallery

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