Lil Joe’s Guide Service – Corpus Christi

Come down to Corpus Christi, Texas and join Lil Joe’s Guide Service for the ultimate inshore adventure! Captain Joe Wilson offers specialized trips for anglers of all levels and accommodates each guest based on their preferences and needs. He’s been running guides out of Corpus Christi Bay and its surrounding estuaries since 2009 and he knows all the best spots to put you on fish in no time.

You’ll be fishing from a 22’ Tiburon flats boat, equipped with state-of-the-art tackle, navigation, and fishfinding electronics. The boat’s shallow hull makes her perfect for drifting flats and her spacious platform allows you to follow your target around the boat with ease. She accommodates up to 4 guests, including children, and everyone can fish comfortably at the same time.

Capt. Joe will take you fishing on Corpus Christi, Redfish, and Aransas Bays to target a range of inshore species. You’ll be able to drift, spin, pop, or jig for Redfish, Black Drum, Speckled Trout, Jack Crevalle, and many more. You’ll be provided with top-of-the-line Penn and Falcon rods and reels, as well as lures and live bait.

At the end of your trip, Capt. Joe will offer to clean and bag your catch so you can go home with a delicious meal for the family. The only thing you need to do is purchase your Texas Saltwater Fishing License, bring snacks, drinks, sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses.

Everything else will be taken care of so that you can sit back, relax, and enjoy top-quality fishing along some of the best honey holes in Texas. Start planning your trip today and let Lil Joe’s Guide Service show you the time of your life!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $500
    price breakdown
    $500
    Discover the productive bays surrounding Corpus Cristi and get ready to catch delicious fish with Lil Joe's Guide Service! Capt. Joe will take you fishing for Speckled Trout, Redfish, Black Drum, and more. He'll supply the tackle as well, so just be sure to pick up your fishing license, arrive 15 minutes early, and bring some snacks and drinks for the ride.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Get ready for a fun fishing trip on Corpus Christi Bay! You'll spend 4 hours targeting inshore favorites such as Redfish, Black Drum, Speckled Trout, Jack Crevalle, and more. You'll be provided with rods, reels, and tackle. Just be sure to purchase your Texas Saltwater Fishing License before your trip, bring snacks, drinks, sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses, and the rest will be covered.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 11:00 AM
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    Join Lil Joe's Guide Service for the ultimate inshore adventure on Corpus Christi Bay! You'll spend the afternoon targeting Red and Black Drum, Speckled Trout, Jack Crevalle, and other inshore species. Capt. Joe will provide the rods, reels, bait, and lures. Just purchase your Texas Saltwater Fishing License, show up 15 minutes before departure, and bring snacks, drinks, sunblock, sunglasses, and a hat.
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About the Captain

Joe "Lil Joe" Wilson
Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
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69 Customer Reviews
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Member since September 2015
Captain Joe Wilson has been fishing since he learned how to walk. One day his dad put a rod and reel in his hand, and the rest is history! He’s been running charters out of Corpus Christi since 2009 and what he loves most about his job is meeting new people, teaching beginners how to fish, and putting smiles on customers’ faces. Before he began running charters, Capt. Joe was a competitive Bass circuit tournament angler. He’s also a military veteran and enjoys taking other former and current service members out on the water for a fun day of fishing. Next time you’re in the Port Aransas–Corpus Christi area, come fishing with Lil Joe’s Guide Service and get ready for the ultimate saltwater adventure!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)

Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Tiburon (Flats boat) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.88
out of 5 stars from 8 reviews
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Half a day trip with captain Jo
Half day with Captain Lil Joe
May fishing trip
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
100%
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Richard N.
Corpus Christi, TX
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Half a day trip with captain Jo

VERIFIED   August 5, 2020
Full of knowledge and very considerate of his passengers On where to fish. The waves were a little big for my wifes liking...
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Half day with Captain Lil Joe

VERIFIED   July 10, 2020
This was a great first time salt water for myself and my nephew. Captain Joe was very knowledgeable and willing to put us in...
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Great time

VERIFIED   April 30, 2020
Big thanks to lil Joe fishing. Had such a great time fishing and sharing military stories. Very knowledgeable and patient with...
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Keith M.
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VERIFIED   May 24, 2020
Even with a little rough weather starting off captain Joe still put us on some big reds. Look forward to the next trip!
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VERIFIED   June 23, 2020
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