Go Fish! 6 Saltwater Fishing Guides in Corpus Christi

Jean Jones
(July 07, 2015)


Corpus Christi's desirable waterfront location makes it an ideal spot for popular pastimes like kayaking, sailing and jet skiing. If you prefer a leisure activity that's a bit more relaxing and laid-back, the area is also prime saltwater fishing territory. Make the most of your excursion with the help of one of these knowledgeable fishing guides who will share their expertise.

1. Big M's Fishing Charters

If anyone knows the waters around Corpus Christi, it's Capt. Marvin Engel. He's been fishing throughout the Coastal Bend Bays since 1985. Engel is fully licensed and available year-round. All tackle, live bait and fish cleaning are provided.

2. Fish On Pro

Capt. Allen Sifford is so confident he will help you catch a speckled trout or redfish that if you come back empty-handed, the trip is on him. Sifford has won several tournaments along the Texas coast and his knowledge makes him an in-demand fishing writer for Texas Outdoor Journal and Gulf Coast Connection

3. Burke Charters

You can't help but feel lucky when you head out on the water aboard Capt. Wes Burke's 2015 Shallow Stalker 24' Cat powered by a 2015 Suzuki four-stroke 250 SS. Trips can accommodate up to six people and prices start at only $395.

4. Ruben's Guide Services

As a child growing up in South Texas, Capt. Ruben Cisneros was so enamored of fishing that he walked miles to fish in the ponds of the municipal golf course. He specializes in shallow flats fishing for redfish and his 226 Majek Illusion boat is designed for peak performance in shallow water.

5. Laguna Charter Company

Capt. Patrick Buchanan urges you to "Stop wishing and go fishing!" Laguna Charter provides water and soda for all guests along with bait and tackle. Ask about their seasonal "Cast & Blast" combination dove hunting and fishing trips.

6. Saltwater Cowboyz

With a name like "Saltwater Cowboyz," you know you're in for an entertaining trip. Capt. Dusty McCollum caught the bug to become a fishing guide back in his childhood when he took fishing trips with his grandfather. He is the winner of a number of fishing tournaments and placed in the top five Texas Team Trails for Bass Champs in 2013.

Do any of you fishing veterans have tips to offer the newbies? Share them with us in the comments!

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