Corpus Christi Fishing Charters

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What are the best fishing charters in Corpus Christi?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 151 trips in Corpus Christi, and the most popular trips in the area are Ropin' Reds Inshore Adventure guided by Jim, Flats and Backwaters on Artificials guided by Larry, and Afternoon Surf Fishing For Sharks guided by Tristan.

Our guides in Corpus Christi are rated a 5 out of 5 based on 6634 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.

All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.

Other popular cities nearby for booking a charter include Rockport, Port Aransas and Aransas Pass.

What types of fishing charters are common in Corpus Christi?

Inshore fishing is the most popular in Corpus Christi as well as flats fishing, nearshore fishing, and jetty fishing.

The most commonly sought after species in Corpus Christi are: 1. redfish, 2. speckled trout, 3. black drum, and 4. flounder.

The most common fishing techniques in Corpus Christi are light tackle fishing, artificial lure fishing, and wading but drift fishing and bottom fishing are popular as well.

How much do Corpus Christi fishing charters cost?

in Corpus Christi prices can range anywhere from $300 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip in Corpus Christi is $635. The average price for a full day trip in Corpus Christi is $1,192.

What month is best for fishing in Corpus Christi?

The most popular season for fishing in Corpus Christi is summer, and most anglers book their trips 14 days in advance.

Do I need a Corpus Christi fishing license and what are the bag limits in Corpus Christi?

See here for more information on fishing licenses in Corpus Christi, bag limits for target species, and fishing season regulations in Corpus Christi. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations in Corpus Christi.

Corpus Christi Fishing Charters Overview

Corpus Christi fishing charters offer a diverse range of fishing experiences for anglers of all levels. Inshore fishing targets Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder, with live bait or lures as options. Nearshore fishing offers bottom fishing for Red Snapper and Cobia, while offshore fishing provides the ultimate challenge with Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Billfish. Inshore charters are family-friendly, with calm waters and short trips, while offshore charters are designed for experienced anglers and require a minimum of eight hours. Charters typically depart from Clem's Marina and Marker 37 Marina on Padre Island, but smaller boats may be flexible with launch locations. Fishing licenses are mandatory for all anglers aged 17 or older, and a separate Red Drum tag is required to keep a trophy Redfish. Red Snapper can only be kept offshore in June and July, but can be caught year-round in state waters.

Corpus Christi Inshore Fishing Charters

It doesn't take a professional to recognize the endless Corpus Christi fishing spots, just take a look at a map! The surrounding bays, channels, backwaters, and flats provide Corpus fishing anglers with all the fishing they can handle on Corpus Christi guided fishing trips. Inshore groups can spend the day out on famous Corpus Christi Bay fishing charters, or they can head southbound to fish Padre Island National Seashore and the legendary Baffin Bay.

These world-class waters are easily accessible on half-day fishing trips out of Corpus Christi.

Corpus Christi Deep Sea Fishing Charters

Corpus Christi offshore fishing charters offer offshore and nearshore fishing trips for a solid variety of sport fish. Rod-bending species like Red Snapper and Goliath Grouper hang out near offshore structures that you can fish year-round when deep sea fishing Corpus Christi.

For longer trips out to oil rigs or the continental shelf, trophy Yellowfin and Blackfin Tuna dominate the summer months. A billfish or two is never out of the question with our Corpus Christi offshore fishing charters on a hot summer day. As the weather cools off in late fall, Wahoo, or "Texas Torpedo" can be found in abundance.

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Corpus Christi Launch Points: Dolphin Docks Port Aransas, Deep Sea Headquarters, and more

Most charters usually leave from the Marker 37 Marina, Clem’s Marina, or near the Dolphin Docks and our Corpus Christi fishing guides are flexible and can meet wherever convenient! Check out our trips for bay fishing and deep sea fishing Corpus Christi prices.

Popular Types of Fishing In Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi fishing charters offer a variety of options for anglers of all levels. The most common types of fishing charters in Corpus Christi include bay fishing, offshore fishing, and fly fishing. Bay fishing is perfect for beginners and families, while offshore fishing is for the more experienced angler looking for a bigger catch. Fly fishing is a unique experience that requires skill and patience.

The types of fish you can catch in Corpus Christi depend on the type of fishing you choose. Inshore fishing in the bays and flats can yield redfish, trout, and flounder. Offshore fishing can bring in kingfish, snapper, and grouper. Fly fishing in the flats can result in catching redfish, trout, and tarpon.

Some popular landmarks that fishing charters visit in Corpus Christi include the Padre Island National Seashore and the Lydia Ann Channel. These areas are known for their abundant fish populations and beautiful scenery. So, whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, there's a Corpus Christi fishing charter that's perfect for you.

The Best Places To Fish In Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi, Texas is a prime location for fishing enthusiasts. With its vast coastline and numerous waterways, there are plenty of opportunities to catch a variety of fish. Here are some of the best places to fish in Corpus Christi, whether you're looking to go on a fishing charter or cast your line from shore.

1. Bob Hall Pier - This popular fishing spot offers easy access to the Gulf of Mexico and is known for its abundance of redfish, trout, and flounder.

2. Packery Channel - A man-made channel that connects the Gulf of Mexico to the Corpus Christi Bay, Packery Channel is a great place to catch redfish, speckled trout, and black drum.

3. Aransas Pass - Located just north of Corpus Christi, Aransas Pass is a prime spot for fishing charters. Here, you can catch a variety of fish, including redfish, trout, and flounder.

4. Port Aransas Jetties - These rock formations provide a great habitat for fish, making them a popular spot for both shore fishing and fishing charters. Expect to catch redfish, black drum, and sheepshead.

5. Laguna Madre - This shallow lagoon is a popular spot for fishing charters, as it's home to a variety of fish, including redfish, trout, and flounder.

6. Corpus Christi Bay - This large bay is a great place to catch a variety of fish, including redfish, trout, and flounder. Fishing charters are available for those who want to explore the bay's many fishing hotspots.

7. North Padre Island - This barrier island offers plenty of opportunities for shore fishing, as well as fishing charters. Expect to catch redfish, trout, and flounder, as well as larger game fish like tarpon and kingfish.

Other Things To Do In Corpus Christi

While Corpus Christi fishing charters are a popular attraction, there are plenty of other things to do in this vibrant city. Take a stroll through the South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center, or visit the Texas State Aquarium to see marine life up close. For history buffs, the USS Lexington Museum on the Bay offers a fascinating look at naval history. If you're looking for outdoor activities, head to Mustang Island State Park for hiking, camping, and beachcombing. And don't forget to indulge in some delicious Tex-Mex cuisine at local favorites like Kiko's Mexican Food or Acapulco Restaurant.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    Unfortunately the fishing part wasn’t successful but not for a lack of captain John trying everything to put us on fish. He was a blast to talk with and we still had a great time even though the fish weren’t cooperative. Would definitely go out with captain John in future

    Brian F. with John P. of Rockport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    The boys had a good time, they mentioned it was right after a large tournament so it was a little slow on the fishing but they had a good time .

    Gustavo V. with Randy S. of Aransas Pass, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Jim was absolutely awesome. He's a "good ole boy" like me. Put us on some amazing fish 🐠🐟. His knowledge, stories,and attitude are all 5 star ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐. He's our guide from now on. Do yourself a favor and book a trip with Jim. You will be glad you did. Had the best time!

    Greg C. with Jim G. of Rockport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Jeremy was awesome! Super friendly and very hospitable. Put us on the fish until we limited out!

    Gary R. with Jeremy G. of Aransas Pass, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Full of good times and good stories.

    Dylan E. with Jim G. of Rockport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Larry, was punctual, knowledgable and nice to spend a half day with fishing out of Aransas Pass. I'd recommend him.

    Jack W. with Larry B. of Aransas Pass, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    The guys were amazing. Very helpful and insightful. They worked hard to make sure that everything was enjoyable and perfect. Great day on the Gulf….great family and friend day.

    Colin A. with Daniel D. of Port Aransas, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Very good experience capt heath put us on the fish even with the conditions not the best. Would use him again.

    Robert T. with Heath B. of Port Aransas, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    AWSOME! Great guide , great personality and a true Good Ol' boy. Highly recommended 👌. We will use him again. Thanks Capt. Jim.

    Moses A. with Jim G. of Rockport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    And amazing time, nailed the fish and the crew was amazing, helped with my 6 year old on his first trip.

    James B. with Ron W. of Port Aransas, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Sterling was great. He stuck with our group despite the weather being against us! We ended up having a good trip and fun on the boat. He’s very knowledgeable and pleasant to fish with. I would rebook with him next time I go.

    Eric T. with Sterling B. of Corpus Christi, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Alex was fantastic! When the temperature dropped we weren’t really sure the fishing trip would commence. Captain Alex was not phased and happily braved the cold for my very strong willed 13 year old. Thanks to Captain Alex and his knowledge of the bay, the boys brought in some great sized Red Fish and we had a wonderful dinner that night. Great guide! Highly recommend!

    Michelle M. with Alex C. of Port Aransas, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Incredible trip with a fantastic captain!!!

    Casey J. with Thomas B. of Rockport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    We had a wonderful 5 hour afternoon trip with Captain Doug. I plan on billing with him again the next time we are in the area. Rain and wind were predicted for the original date we booked, so Captain Doug reached out and made recommendations to schedule for a different date. He was flexible with us and very accommodating. We are a family of beginner fisherwomen and he was patient, kind, and a perfect instructor. I strongly recommend booking with Captain Doug. Captain Experiences website was also easy to use as well.

    Elizabeth B. with Doug A. of Corpus Christi, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    We had a wonderful family trip fishing with Captain Jim! We caught a little bit of everything and had a great time.

    Carrie E. with Jim G. of Rockport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Great experience! Captain Mitch was an excellent guide. 5 star guide and 5 star charter website.

    Gabriel M. with Mitch D. of Corpus Christi, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Awesome trip! Great guys, great communication. Will definitely book again.

    randolph M. with Tristan B. of Corpus Christi, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Awesome trip with a great Captain who put us on a bunch of fish. We were pretty much beginners when we started and felt like experts by the end of our trip.

    Eric E. with Bryce W. of Rockport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great trip. Were not able to get onto the the bill drum as hoped. But that seemed to be weather and water condition induced. But we did get to bring some fillets home as Josh was able to put us on some smaller drum and reds. Josh was on time and ready both days we fished. Very attentive to making sure our lines were baited and in the right spot. Very friendly. Quiet when we were quiet, but joined in on the banter when we were ribbing each other over a missed fish etc… We would fish with him again.

    Jubal A. with Joshua K. of Aransas Pass, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Capt. Larry is a true professional. He quickly developed realistic expectation and promptly delivered and then some. My two teenagers and I showed up never having done anything like this before. Capt. Larry explained that conditions were not ideal, but we should still catch a few. First thing took us to a proven spot, it took a little bit, but my 13-year-old daughter picked up a couple in the first 3-+- minutes. Larry knew immediately what was going on with the fish and put us all in position, we stayed pretty much in the same spot for the rest of the day and did very well. All we caught wee Redfish; we caught several in the 5.5#+ class. We had a great day. Or second day was a good day as well, each of us caught enough fish to feel like we knew what we were doing. Larry has a great way about him to make you feel comfortable and is very capable. We will come back again as long as we can fish with him. MT

    Mark T. with Larry B. of Aransas Pass, Texas

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