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Local Bay Fun!

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trip description for Island Angler's Delight in Corpus Christi

Join Captain Payton for a fishing adventure exploring the waters around Padre Island and Corpus Christi! These waters are teeming with inshore sportfish species, and you can expect to target the Texas "Big Three": Redfish, Trout, and Flounder. Using light tackle, you'll head to the bays for these fun and delicious fish, but Captain Payton may have a secret method to show you for hooking into them depending on the day, weather, and tides! You'll be fishing aboard a 24' Shoal Water center console with space for up to 6 guests. The vessel is powered by a 250 HP Mercury engine, making it easy to navigate around the Corpus coast. All fishing equipment is included in the price, and bottled water is available on the boat. You can bring your own drinks and snacks for the day, but don't forget your Texas fishing license. Captain Payton will take care of the rest, ensuring you have a fantastic fishing experience! Read More

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Island Angler's Delight

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trip description for Laguna Madre Half Day in Corpus Christi

The Laguna Madre in Corpus Christi, Texas, is one of the best fishing destinations in the country, and should be on every angler's radar! The Laguna Madre is a shallow, brackish lagoon that is home to an abundance of fish, including Redfish, Black Drum, Speckled Trout, and Flounder. On this trip, you'll be fishing with your guide, Doug, an expert angler and captain. He'll take you to the perfect spot, where you'll be able to cast your line for a variety of fish species. As you fish through the water of the lagoon, you'll have the chance to catch Redfish, Black Drum, Speckled Trout, and Flounder, all of which are abundant in the Laguna Madre. Doug's knowledge of the local fishing hotspots and techniques will give you the best chance of landing a big one! Throughout the trip, Captain Doug will provide helpful tips and tricks to ensure that you make the most of your fishing experience. By the end of your fishing charter in the Laguna Madre, you'll have had an incredible experience on the water, caught some impressive fish, and gained valuable knowledge and skills that you can use on future fishing adventures. You'll leave with memories to last a lifetime, and the satisfaction of having landed some of the most sought-after fish species in Texas! Get out there and have a blast! Read More

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Laguna Madre Half Day

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trip description for Morning Shark Fishing in Corpus Christi

Looking for an exciting new way to take your beach day adventure to the next level? Look no further than Tristan's land-based chartered surf fishing! Tristan serves the Corpus Christi gulf coast region including Port Aransas and Padre Island so no matter where you’re gathering, he has a fishing charter that can meet you wherever you're looking to hang out for the day! If you don't have a beach in mind, Tristan has a couple of secret spots that he would love to show you as well. Beautiful beaches, and awesome fishing to boot! On this surfcasting special, you'll go after popular gamefish including Seamullet, Spotted Trout, Redfish, Black Drum, Jack Crevalle, and small sharks and rays. In addition to regular surfcasting, Tristan also has a Jetski that he uses to get the bait out beyond the waves. This increases the chances of a bite, and also means that your cast isn't limited by your strength! This innovative technique will really take your surf fishing to the next level. His land-based surf fishing charters are 100% safe and fun for the entire family! It’s so easy and fun that even kids can do it. He will provide all necessary tackle and bait, as well as beach games, beach chairs, and a canopy set up to call home base. Any adult over the age of 16 that plans to help fight these fish will need a Texas Saltwater fishing license, but otherwise, all you'll need to bring are your favorite snacks, drinks, and your personal belongings, Tristan will take care of the rest! Read More

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Morning Shark Fishing

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trip description for Morning Relaxation - 25’ Sundance in Corpus Christi

Come on down to Corpus Christi, Texas and cast, relax, and enjoy the beautiful water with Captain Joe! On these 4 hour laid back adventures, Captain Joe likes to chase Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, and Flounder. No matter your age or skill level, Captain Joe will lead the way! His 25’ Sundance Center Console is great for everyone and can accommodate up to 6 guests. Captain Joe will provide everything you need to have a productive day on the water, except a Texas fishing license, which you’ll need to bring yourself. You will also want to bring a cooler to take home your day’s catch. Captain Joe will provide all rods, reels, and tackle. Live bait will be an additional cost. Get ready for a thrilling day out with Captain Joe as you go after a range of exciting and delicious fish that call these waters home! Read More

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Morning Relaxation - 25’ Sundance

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trip description for 5hr Oil Rig Offshore in Corpus Christi

Excited to catch some fish in Corpus Christi? Captain Andrew is here to make it happen! Having logged many hours on these tides, Captain Andrew knows them forwards and back. Families making a day of it will be glad to know that kids are welcome aboard! Be sure to ask if child-sized life vests are available, otherwise, you should bring your own. And, you can’t go wrong with snacks so that nobody gets grumpy on an empty belly! Your excursion begins aboard a 25’ Sea Hunt center console with space for 6 passengers. It has all the essentials. Your captain will provide rods and reels, as well as lures. Live bait is available, but be sure to ask about it so you know if you’ll be catching it yourself. The oil rigs that you can see from the beach are structure sources for many different species of fish. The travel time is minimal and allows for much more fishing time! The rig trip is a great trip for a beginner who wants to fish on the ocean but, just isn't quite ready to fight waves and spend a bunch of time traveling. For some, it also provides a sense of relief being so close to the shore where you can clearly see land. It is also always fun to see some of the massive Loggerhead Turtles and Dolphins. Read More

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5hr Oil Rig Offshore

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trip description for Baffin / Laguna Madre Trip in Corpus Christi

Join Captain Kevin for a full-day (~8hr) excursion fishing around the Corpus Christi area! Whether you are a pro or just beginning your fishing career, Capt. Kevin will put his 30+ years of experience to work teaching you what you need to know or collaborating with you over the course of the day to find trophy fish. On your trip, you can expect to explore the South Texas coast anywhere from Copano Bay down to the Laguna Madre depending on fish trends, weather, and your personal preference. To Kevin, fishing isn't just his job, it's his passion and his lifestyle. He likes all kinds of fishing and is willing to cater your day around what you're looking for. You can chase big Trout, Redfish, and Flounder in the bay, or fish nearshore, when weather permits. Throw artificials, live bait, cut bait, or flyfish. You can even try out multiple different techniques and see which one works best for you. Captain Kevin will take care of all the gear as well, all you need to do is coordinate with him ahead of time so he brings the right gear for you. Otherwise, all you need to bring is your Texas fishing license and your beverages of choice, and let Captain Kevin take care of the rest for your full-day adventure! Read More

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Everything to Know About Booking a Corpus Christi inshore fishing charter

What are the best inshore fishing charters in Corpus Christi?

Why should I book an inshore fishing charter in Corpus Christi with Captain Experiences?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 123 inshore trips in Corpus Christi, and the most popular trips in the area are Morning Fishing Trip - 5 hour guided by Shayne, North Padre Texas Classic guided by Kevin, and Chasing Fins on the Coastal Bend guided by Trey.

Our guides in Corpus Christi are rated a 4.85 out of 5 based on 3246 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.

Looking for kid friendly inshore guides / fishing lessons in Corpus Christi? Check out our beginner and family friendly inshore guides in Corpus Christi.

What types of inshore fishing charters are common in Corpus Christi?

The most commonly sought after species for inshore fishing are: 1. redfish, 2. speckled trout, 3. black drum, 4. flounder, and 5. sheepshead.

The most common fishing techniques in Corpus Christi are light tackle fishing, artificial lure fishing, and live bait fishing but drift fishing and sight casting are popular as well.

How much do Corpus Christi inshore fishing charters cost?

Prices for inshore fishing in Corpus Christi can range anywhere from about $550 to $1,000, but the average price for a half day trip for inshore fishing in Corpus Christi is $691. The average price for a full day trip for inshore fishing in Corpus Christi is $829.

Is booking a fishing guide worth the money?

Hiring a guide provides a number of benefits and many choose to book a fishing guide for a combination of experience, local knowledge, convenience, and cost-effectiveness.

Working with experienced fishing guides who know the best local spots and techniques can dramatically increase your odds of a great day. Having someone who is on the water every day and knows the area like the back of their hand is going to give you the best chances of success.

Booking a guide is also more cost effective, especially if you only get out a handful of times per year. When you consider all of the costs you would incur on your own such as the price of a boat, maintenance, insurance, gas, high-quality gear and tackle, repairs, and more, you’ll find that DIY is sometimes not worth the expense.

Even if you’ve got a great setup already in your home waters, booking a guide also provides a great opportunity to experience new techniques, new locations, or even a chance at a new target species to knock off the bucket list.

What month is best for inshore fishing in Corpus Christi?

The most popular season for inshore fishing in Corpus Christi is summer, and most anglers book their trips 22 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.

What is inshore fishing in Corpus Christi all about?

Inshore fishing in Corpus Christi is a captivating experience that draws anglers from far and wide. Nestled along the Gulf of Mexico, Corpus Christi offers an abundance of shallow waters, bays, and estuaries that serve as the perfect playground for inshore fishing enthusiasts. Whether you're a seasoned angler or a novice looking for a memorable adventure, the diverse ecosystem in these inshore waters provides a rich variety of fish species to target, including redfish, speckled trout, flounder, and black drum.

One of the unique aspects of inshore fishing in Corpus Christi is the accessibility it provides to anglers of all skill levels. The calm and sheltered waters make it an ideal location for those who may be new to the sport, while still offering plenty of challenges for the more experienced. The city's fishing culture is deeply ingrained, with local guides and charter services readily available to help visitors navigate the best spots and techniques. From wading the flats to drifting along the channels, every angler can find their preferred method to cast a line and enjoy the thrill of the catch.

Beyond the thrill of the catch, inshore fishing in Corpus Christi offers a breathtaking backdrop of coastal beauty. The scenic views of the Gulf, coupled with the vibrant marine life, create an immersive experience that extends beyond the excitement of fishing. Whether you're casting from the shoreline, a kayak, or a specialized skiff, the inshore waters of Corpus Christi beckon with the promise of a memorable day on the water, forging lasting memories and a connection to the rich marine heritage of this coastal Texan gem.

What species are most popular inshore fishing in Corpus Christi?

Inshore fishing in Corpus Christi presents anglers with a diverse array of species to target, making it a haven for both seasoned fishermen and beginners alike. Redfish, also known as red drum, are one of the primary attractions. These feisty fighters thrive in the shallow waters, offering an exciting challenge for anglers as they cruise the flats in search of prey. Known for their bronze backs and distinctive tail spots, redfish are not only a formidable adversary but also make for a delicious catch.

Another prized species abundant in Corpus Christi's inshore waters is the speckled trout, often referred to as "specks" or "spotted seatrout." These elusive fish are known for their vibrant silver scales and dark spots, making them both a thrilling catch and a picturesque addition to any angler's trophy collection. The waters around Corpus Christi also provide ample opportunities to target flounder and black drum, adding to the variety of catches one can expect. Flounder, with their unique flat bodies and remarkable camouflage, make for an intriguing pursuit, while the powerful black drum offer a robust challenge that can test an angler's skills.

For those seeking a grand slam of inshore fishing, Corpus Christi delivers by offering opportunities to catch all three of these prominent species in a single outing. Whether you prefer baitcasting, fly fishing, or other techniques, the inshore waters of Corpus Christi provide an enticing playground for anglers eager to reel in redfish, speckled trout, flounder, and black drum, ensuring an unforgettable fishing experience on the Texas coast.

What are the inshore fishing seasons in Corpus Christi?

Inshore fishing in Corpus Christi experiences distinct seasons, each bringing its own unique opportunities and challenges for anglers. Spring marks the beginning of the fishing season, with warming waters and the return of baitfish drawing inshore species closer to the shallows. This period offers prime conditions for targeting speckled trout and redfish as they become more active in preparation for spawning. Anglers can explore the bay systems and shallow flats, using a variety of lures and baits to entice these prized catches.

As summer unfolds, inshore fishing in Corpus Christi reaches its peak. The warmer temperatures see an increase in fish activity, with redfish, speckled trout, and flounder becoming more aggressive in their feeding habits. Topwater lures and live bait often yield success during this season, as anglers enjoy longer days on the water and the chance to reel in larger specimens. The summer months also provide opportunities for night fishing, with the cooler evening temperatures creating a comfortable environment for anglers pursuing the thrill of nocturnal catches.

Fall brings a shift in the inshore fishing scene, marked by cooling temperatures and changing fish behavior. Redfish continue to be prevalent, and flounder become more active as they prepare for their fall migration. Speckled trout, although still present, may move to deeper waters as the temperature drops. Fall in Corpus Christi offers a balance between the abundance of summer and the anticipation of winter, providing anglers with a varied and rewarding fishing experience as they adapt their techniques to the evolving conditions.

What techniques are popular for inshore fishing in Corpus Christi?

Inshore fishing in Corpus Christi offers a variety of techniques to cater to the preferences and skills of anglers seeking a diverse experience on the Texas coast. One popular method is wade fishing, where anglers don waders and explore the shallow flats, allowing for stealthy approaches to unsuspecting fish. This technique is particularly effective for targeting redfish and speckled trout in the skinny waters, offering a more immersive and intimate connection with the coastal environment.

Drift fishing is another widely employed technique in Corpus Christi's inshore waters. Anglers drift along the channels and bay systems, covering a larger area in search of actively feeding fish. This method is versatile, allowing anglers to target various species like redfish, flounder, and speckled trout. Employing live or artificial baits and adjusting the drift speed based on tidal currents can enhance the success of this technique, making it a favorite among those looking to explore different parts of the bay.

For those who enjoy a more hands-on and dynamic approach, sight casting is a thrilling technique well-suited to the clear waters of Corpus Christi. Standing on a poling skiff or shallow-water boat, anglers actively seek out fish, visually spotting them in the shallows and casting with precision. This method is particularly effective for targeting redfish and can provide an adrenaline-pumping experience as anglers watch their lures or flies being pursued by these powerful and visually striking inshore species. Whether wading, drifting, or sight casting, the diverse techniques available make inshore fishing in Corpus Christi an exciting and accessible adventure for anglers of all levels.

Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences

  • ★★★★★
    This trip was so fun, we caught snapper, gafftop, and 2 stingrays, and one was a monster. Andrew knew where to go and his boat was very nice, he’s the best hype man too, always excited when a fish is on! Jeff was the bomb. He made sure we always had our lines ready and in the water and helped us pull up them Rays when our arms were wore out!

    Katelyn B. with Andrew N. of Corpus Christi, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Dusty was a very good guide to fish with. He took us out on a last minute notice and we had a hard time finding the fish but he wouldnt leave until he put us on some fish and we limited out. Very respectful and fun to be around. I give him a 10 out of 10. I would recommend his services to anyone.

    Robert C. with Dusty M. of Corpus Christi, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Great captain, great fishing! We had experienced and inexperienced fishermen on the trip. Captain Alex took the time to teach and mentor the less experienced while supporting our more skilled fishermen. Just a great trip all the way around. We will most definitely be back for more. Thanks Alex, Semper Fi!

    Joseph R. with Alex C. of Port Aransas, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Cory was great and the kids had a blast.

    Aaron J. with Cory R. of Aransas Pass, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Brent was the real deal. It put us on the fish and we made our limit by 8am and was able to just catch and release the rest of the morning. He is very knowledgeable about the best fishing holes. We got to see dolphins, stingrays, and turtles and he was a wealth of knowledge. I strongly recommend Brent and I hear is hunting/fishing combo is to die for. Can’t go wrong here!

    Sean M. with Brent H. of Rockport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    My husband and teenager daughter went with Kyle and had an amazing time! They said Kyle truly has a gift for fishing and would recommend him to anyone.

    Avery N. with Kyle A. of Port Aransas, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Shayne was an awesome guide. It was my two teenage boys and me. We moved several spots and caught about 25-30 trout. We had a great time and enjoyed the fishing trip.

    Matt B. with Shayne M. of Corpus Christi, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Great experience with Corey, we had 2 adults 3 kids and had plenty of room and caught several keeper redfish and trout! We also had a blast catching sharks, catfish, ladyfish, and others - Corey was super knowledgeable, friendly, and patient, we will definitely come back again and book a charter with Corey - we did a 4 hour charter and it went really smooth

    Derek D. with Corey B. of Port Aransas, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Alex is a great guide. Works hard to get on the fish . We really enjoyed the trip with Alex

    Roland H. with Alex C. of Port Aransas, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Doug is an excellent captain! He put us on fish and we caught fish off and on all day! We didn’t catch as many keepers, however we we catching fish! Great day on the water with Doug. Highly recommend him!

    Britton P. with Doug A. of Corpus Christi, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    We had a great time. Captain was a pleasure to be around. Caught a tone of fish could not be happier with the experience.

    Brantley J. with Mark H. of Port Aransas, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Tristan did a great job. Was flexible with his schedule and made sure we got a fish. Played some corn hole w us and had a great time. Highly recommend working with Tristan!

    Michael R. with Tristan B. of Corpus Christi, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Shayne was an amazing guide!! We limited out on trout within about 20 minutes from when the first line was casted. My girlfriend who has only fished one other time was able to catch many fish and he helped her every step of the way! You won’t regret booking with Shayne 👍🏻

    Craig D. with Shayne M. of Corpus Christi, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Awesome trip!!! Definitely booking again!!!

    Grant B. with Danny D. of Port Aransas, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Travis did an excellent job. He was professional, courteous, patient, and most importantly he put us on some fish.

    Marshal J. with Travis P. of Rockport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Larry is a true professional, has Excellent knowledge that he freely shared throughout the trip. He took good care of us. We plan to be repeat customers.

    Andrew S. with Larry B. of Aransas Pass, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Travis did an excellent job. He knew just where to put us on some fish. Professional, patient, and skilled. 5 stars.

    Marshal J. with Travis P. of Rockport, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Great trip. Great fun. Great host.

    Mark S. with Brian P. of Ingleside, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Captain Doug is top notch! He is very experienced, personable, and a great teacher. His enthusiasm for his craft is contagious and he is going to go above and beyond to put you on the fish while keeping you safe. Will absolutely book with him again!

    Marcy M. with Doug A. of Corpus Christi, Texas

  • ★★★★★
    Wonderful experience! I purchased a 4-hour fishing trip for father’s day for my husband and it was amazing! Had a scare in the beginning with a change in Captain’s yet worked out perfectly! Capt Brian was phenomenal!! His expertise are unmatched! We learned a lot! Highly recommend Capt Brian and Captain experiences for an excellent fishing experience.

    Tasha D. with Brian P. of Ingleside, Texas

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