Upper Laguna / Baffin - 23' Shoalwater

Starting at $700

Pricing & Availability

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Fishing Info


Light Tackle

Water Type

Inshore, Flats

Skill Level

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


Black Drum, Flounder, Redfish, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout / Spotted Seatrout

About Your Trip

Get ready for an action-packed with Captain Nino Gonzalez and witness the productivity that the waters of Corpus Christi, Texas have to offer! Captain Nino will explore anywhere from the Baffin Bay down to Laguna Madre. No matter your skill level, Captain Nino will lead the way!

On these 4, 6, and 8-hour adventures, Captain Nino likes to chase Black Drum, Flounder, Redfish, Sheepshead, and Speckled Trout. For these trips, Capt. Nino uses a 23’ Shoalwater center console equipped with a trolling motor, which is perfect for sneaking up on fish that get frightened easily. This vessel can accommodate 4 anglers, so make sure you bring some good company!

Captain Nino likes to fish a myriad of ways - throwing live bait and artificials, drifting shell bottoms, and fishing backwaters. It all depends on what the fish are into that day.

Make sure you bring a valid Texas fishing license, a pair of sunglasses, food, drinks, and an ice chest for your day’s catch. Captain Nino will take care of the rest!

About Your Boat

Boat type: center console bay boat

Boat length: 23'

Boat manufacturer: Shoalwater

Engine manufacturer: Mercury

Engine HP: 250

Number of engines: 1

Extras: trolling motor, center console observation tower, cushioned seats, cooler, GPS

About Your Guide

Captain Nino Gonzales of Captain Nino Gonzalez Guide Service specializes in Corpus Christi fishing trips covering the Laguna Madre, Land Cut, and Baffin Bay areas.

Captain Nino grew up fishing and knew he wanted to become a fishing guide at a very young age. He's now living the dream, guiding and running his successful apparel brand, Redtail Republic.

Book a trip to get out on the water with Captain Nino for an unforgettable day on the water!



June 17, 2021


Verified Review

What a trip! The Captain was absolutely the best! I could not have asked for a better experience! Seriously if you get a chance you need to book with Captain Nino! Our trip that was originally booked had to cancel due to an emergency. The wonderful staff at Captain Experiences found Captain Nino for us with super short notice! Everyone we had the pleasure of meeting and talking to was phenomenal.


May 15, 2021


Verified Review

We had a great time with Captain Nino. Defiantly will do it again.



All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.


Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.

Live Bait

Yes, at an additional fee


You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.


No meal provided.

Gear & Packing


Rods, reels, tackle

At an Additional Rate

No added costs.

Recommended Packing

Hat, sunscreen, polarized sunglasses

Required Items

Texas saltwater fishing license

Things to Keep in Mind

Payment & Tipping

After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a 10-20% customary tip.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Yes, cancel for free up to 7 days before the trip.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

Find a license for your state here.


Start Location

Marker 37 Marina, South Padre Island Drive, Corpus Christi, TX, USA

Start Time(s)

08:00 AM, 01:00 PM


4 hours, 6 hours, 8 hours,