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 helping my clients catch trophy trout and redfish while keeping them safe and comfortable.  

Corpus Christi is surrounded by miles of pristine crystal clear shallow water flats. Here you will find beautiful wildlife and scenery to share with family and friends.  Big trout along with schools of tailing redfish are ready 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 or catching one of Baffin Bays big trout is second to none. Come spend a day fishing the shallow flats of the Laguna Madre with me and you will be hooked for life.

The weather in Corpus Christi Texas is great year round, great Spring, Summer and Fall with mild Winters. The city of 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 Guides in Corpus Christi TX

$700.00 for one or two persons - $800.00 for three persons - $900.00 for four persons

A $200.00 deposit per day is required to hold the date, refundable with two weeks notice.

All tackle, bait, and ice are included, fishing cleaning is available, bring your food and drinks.

Secure transactions through Wells Fargo Bank, there is a 5% processing fee on all credit cards.

Gift certificates for fishing trips are available, great idea for family & friends, get one today.

Call / Text 361-877-1230


Call / Text: 361-877-1230



April Fishing Report For Baffin Bay

In April, some of the best fishing in the Corpus Christi area for both trout and redfish can be found on the East side of Corpus Christi Bay. Especially when we have extra windy conditions in the middle of spring, East Flats, Little Flats, Shamrock Cove and the shorelines adjacent to those areas can produce really good catches of trout and reds.  Because of the lay of the land, the water stays pretty and green, even clear in pockets along the shoreline and in the coves, even when strong southeast winds muck up the water over much of the rest of the area, including in Baffin and the Upper Laguna Madre.  In fact, fishing gets better in the protected pockets when it’s windy from the direction, probably because the winds create movement in the water and stir up the bait.  Calms weather can make the fish in the backwater areas really skittish and spooky.  We do well with a variety of lures to target trout on East Flats and in Shamrock this time of year, including top-waters.  Bite is best for reds on paddle-tails, mostly. The best catching in the shallows this time of year occurs on strong incoming morning tides.

Guided Fishing Charters in Corpus Christi, Rockport and Port Aransas TX.

Lure Fishing For Redfish And Trout