Corpus Christi, TX and 3 more
Half-day trips start at 9am, ensuring you're back at the dock in time to unwind. 5 hours of shallow water fly fishing and sight casting from a poling skiff in the heart of the Texas coast. Redfish take center stage, but we may have shots at drum, trout, flounder, and sheepshead, seizing every opportunity that presents itself.
Full-day trips depart early and return late, dedicating 8-10 hours on the water depending on conditions.
Bring whatever snacks and drinks you'd like, I'll provide the water and ice. You should bring appropriate clothing for the conditions, and have a packable rain jacket.
We will be poling and fishing with fly tackle, I've got everything you need but feel free to bring your own rods if you'd like! One angler fishes at a time, otherwise it's like sword fighting in a phone booth.
My goal is to end the day with all of my clients having a better understanding of fly fishing and the Texas coast. I can tailor the day to angler ability, all skill levels are welcome!
Exact meeting location will be provided after booking.
Corpus Christi, TX, USA • 3-5 years of experience
I'm a Texas coast fly fishing guide based out of Corpus Christi, specializing in sight fishing for redfish. I got my first fly rod for Christmas when I was 13 years old and it changed everything. Since then I've had the pleasure of working as shop staff for both Orvis and Roy's Bait & Tackle. I've also spent my summers guiding in Alaska since the age of 22, first with Fishing Bear Lodge and currently with the legendary Tikchik Narrows Lodge in Bristol Bay.
Corpus Christi is centrally located on the Laguna Madre's endless miles of crystal clear grass and sand flats where we can target redfish and spotted sea trout, with occasional shots at black drum, flounder, and sheepshead. Nestled between Padre Island and the mainland, the Laguna Madre is home to more finfish than anywhere else on the Texas coast. It's a major stop for migratory birds, hosting 75% of the redhead duck population in the winter, and it may be one of the wildest places I've experienced outside of Alaska.
The fall redfishing is phenomenal all around, with winter providing many great opportunities and milder temperatures. As spring arrives, we can hunt for trophy speckled trout on Baffin Bay or go pole back lakes and sight fish.
My goal is to provide a memorable, safe, and educational day on the water where my guests walk away with a better understanding of fly fishing, and a deeper appreciation for the fishery I love.