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Fishing charters in Corpus Christi, TX

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Whether you are planning an inshore fishing trip or a reef fishing, you’ll easily find a fishing charter in Corpus Christi.

There are a plenty of options for your next fishing trip near Corpus Christi. Local waters a playground for Redfish, Black Drum, Southern Flounder, Spotted Seatrout, and many more.

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Inshore fishing charters in Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi waters give a unique inshore fishing experience all year round. Anglers favorite Corpus Christi for its backcountry rivers, bays, and shallow flats.

Local fishing charters can help you reel in Redfish, Black Drum, Southern Flounder, Spotted Seatrout, and many more.

Inshore fishing trips are very popular with families, couples, and small groups of friends.

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Inshore fishing trip prices

On average, the price for a 4-hour inshore fishing trip is $436 for 2 people. Add $50 for an extra angler. Captains can take 4-6 anglers depending on the length of the boat.

The cheapest rates start at $200 for a 2-hour inshore fishing trip near Corpus Christi.

In Corpus Christi and nearby cities, there are more than 41 inshore fishing charters. It’s easy to find your next fishing getaway in Corpus Christi.

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Best time for inshore fishing

The best months for inshore fishing near Corpus Christi are June, July and August.

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Offshore fishing charters in Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi offshore fishing charters offer easy access to some of the best fishing grounds in the open water: from nearshore reef fishing to offshore fishing at the Continental Shelf.

You can reel_in Red Snapper, King Mackerel, Mahi Mahi, Cobia, and many more.

Offshore fishing trips are good for experienced anglers, groups for friends, and those who want to reel in a bigger catch. Be ready to travel into the federal waters miles off the coast.

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Offshore fishing trip prices

On average, the price for a 4-hour offshore fishing trip is $682 for 2 people. Add $50 for an extra angler. Captains can accommodate 4-6 persons depending on the capacity of the vessel.

The most affordable 4-hour offshore fishing trip in Corpus Christi costs $350 for 2 anglers.

You can find more than 29 fishing companies in Corpus Christi and nearby cities. You will have a variety of choices for your next fishing getaway.

Tip: It’s better to take a 6-hour or 8-hour offshore fishing trip for the best fishing experience. Offshore fishing spots are away from the coast, so you will need some time to get there.

The average tips are 15-20% of the total fishing charter price.

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Best time for offshore fishing

June, July and August will be your next best months for offshore fishing in Corpus Christi.

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Family-friendly fishing charters in Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi family fishing charters allow families to have a fantastic fishing experience on a budget. Local Captains will educate you and your family on how to use the tackle and catch various fish species.

Inshore fishing could be your next choice if you prefer to be close to land and away from the wild seas. These waters offer consistent fishing even on windy days.

Family-friendly fishing trip prices

If you are planning a vacation to Corpus Christi, take a quick 4-hour inshore fishing charter. Your kids will learn something new and won’t get tired.

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour family-friendly fishing charter is $436 for 2 anglers. An extra guest fee is $50. Fishing charters can accommodate 4-6 anglers depending on the size of the vessel.

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Shark fishing charters in Corpus Christi

Sharks are plentiful all year round, from the shallow flats to the offshore waters near Corpus Christi. Corpus Christi shark fishing charters are perfect for families with young children or those who are looking to try their hands at shark fishing.

Corpus Christi shark fishing charters will put you on Blacktip Shark, Scalloped Hammerhead Shark, Bull Shark, Bonnethead Shark, and many more.

Note: not all shark species can be caught or landed in Texas. Some species are considered prohibited. These sharks have to be released. Fishing charter Captains will help you with shark identification.

Sharks reside in waters of continental shelves over sandy and coral bottoms. Pups and juveniles occur in shallow waters, while larger sharks can be found in offshore waters.

The best bait for shark fishing is any fresh bloody fish. Mullet, Ladyfish, Bonita, and Blue Runner would be the ideal bait for shark fishing. Fishing charter will prepare the correct bait for your shark fishing trip.

Shark fishing trip prices

On average, the base price for a private 4-hour shark fishing charter is $522 for 2 anglers. Add $50 for each additional guest. Fishing charters can accommodate 2-6 anglers depending on the size of the craft.

You can find more than 13 fishing charters in Corpus Christi and nearby cities. It’s easy to find your next fishing getaway in Corpus Christi.

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Best time for shark fishing in Corpus Christi

Sharks are active all year round in Corpus Christi, though they are more plentiful from March through October.

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Tarpon fishing charters in Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi is one of the best Tarpon fishing destinations. You should have a very good chance at catching Tarpon by hiring one of the local guides. They will show you the best spots and fishing methods.

Tarpon occur in shallow waters, passes, inlets, channels, bays, and river mouths. Top fishing bait would be mullet, carb, pinfish, and shrimp.

Note: Catch-and-release-only when fishing for Tarpon. And keep in mind that Tarpon over 40 inches must remain in the water. So be careful with your trophy, take a few photos, and let it go.

Tarpon fishing rates

On average, the base price for a 6-hour Tarpon fishing charter is $580 for 2 anglers. An extra guest fee is $50.

You can find 15 fishing companies specialized in Tarpon fishing in Corpus Christi and nearby cities.

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Best time for Tarpon fishing in Corpus Christi

The best seasons for Tarpon fishing in Corpus Christi are spring and summer. October, September, and August are the best months for Tarpon fishing.

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FAQ

What is included in the price?

Most trips are all-inclusive. Captains provide all the necessary fishing equipment, bait, and cooler with ice. Usually, catch cleaning is free of charge.

The trip price includes a saltwater fishing license. This license covers all the people on the vessel.

An offshore fishing charter has to have a federal permit to fish in the federal waters.

What to bring on a fishing charter trip?

Depending on the weather, Captains recommend bringing sunscreen, polarized sunglasses, long sleeve shirt, hat, windbreaker, waterproof jacket, waterproof pans, appropriate non-skid footwear, gloves, your medicines, bug bite cream, sanitizer, drinks, and snacks.

Bring your freshwater license if you are planning to fish in the freshwater.

Some Captains don’t recommend bringing spray sunscreen, liquor, weapons, fireworks, and inappropriate footwear.

How to book a fishing charter trip?

You can reserve a trip with a 10-30% deposit.

The remaining balance has to be paid directly to the Captain on the day of your trip or upon arrival.

The deposit could be refunded if you cancel the trip before the cancellation deadline. On average, a free cancellation deadline is 2-14 days before the trip date. Keep in mind that some of the bookings could be non-refundable.

What are the closest boat ramps and marinas to Corpus Christi?

Fishing charters launch from marinas or public boat ramps. Popular meeting points near Corpus Christi are:

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