Caleb's Guide Service

Caleb’s Guide Service will do whatever it takes to make your day on the waters around beautiful Corpus Christi special! Whether that means being in waist-deep water hunting down that trophy-sized Speckled Trout, or spending a relaxing day on the water watching your kids have a blast catching fish for the first time.

Spend a day aboard the 23 foot shoalwater bay boat, which is very impressive for shallow running. The boat is powered by a 300 HP Evinrude E-TEC engine and features GPS and fishfinder. There’s also a live bait tank, a cooler for your drinks, and lots of storage space for your belongings.

You’ll go after Texas’s best inshore fish – Redfish, Flounder, Speckled Trout, and Black Drum. The fishing grounds you visit and the way you catch fish depends on the season. In summer you can go wading, fish grass-lines and reefs from the boat, or visit the channels for Speckled Trout and Redfish. In winter and spring, you can drift rock-piles and flats with shrimp or wade with lures.

Capt. Caleb will provide you with rods, reels, hooks, lures, and anything else you need to catch fish. After the trip, he’ll also clean your catch free of charge. There’s a variety of soft drinks on the boat, so you can bring some snacks. Don’t forget to purchase your fishing license. If you plan to wade fish, please bring long pants and shoes.

Whether you’ve been fishing all your life or you’re preparing to do it for the first time, there’s always something new to learn with Caleb’s Guide Service! Join Capt. Caleb and start your adventure!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Trout/Red Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Sep 15
    $450
    This trip offers a short afternoon getaway on the water to go target speckled trout and Redfish on the flats around Corpus Christi.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:45 AM
    $475
    On this trip, you'll be focusing on Redfish, Speckled Trout, and/or Black Drum. You'll have your lines in the water by 7 and return to the dock around 11:30. The methods you'll use can vary depending on the preference of the angler or the conditions for that given day. You'll be in the waters around Corpus Christi, which may be the Laguna Madre, Corpus Christi bay or Nueces bay. Kids of all ages are welcome but please bring a life vest for them if they are under 6 years old.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    $475
    On this trip, you'll be focusing on Redfish, Speckled Trout, and/or Black Drum. You'll head out later in the day and come back to the dock by evening. The methods you'll use can vary depending on the preference of the angler or the conditions for that given day. You'll be in the waters around Corpus Christi, which may be the Laguna Madre, Corpus Christi Bay, or Nueces bay. Kids of all ages are welcome but please bring a life vest for them if they are under 6 years old.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:45 AM
    $550
    A full day worth of fishing is included on this trip, where we'll be targeting Redfish, Trout, Black Drum, and the occasional Sheepshead using shrimp, croaker, or lures. You'll go after this fish and won't sit in "community holes". You'll be fishing either the Laguna Madre, Baffin Bay, the Land Cut, Nueces bay, or Corpus Christi Bay.
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About the Captain

Caleb Sumrall
Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
14 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
106 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since February 2020

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Shoalwater (Bay boat) originally built in 2012, and restored in 2020. Powered by a 300HP Evinrude E-TEC engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 55 knots.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Drifting, Wading, or Boat Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Waterloo Rods, Lews feels, Fins line
Live Bait
Split price
Lures
Down South, Bass Assassin, Gulp
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Cokes, Dr. Peppers, Sprite, Water

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 agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
All ages are welcome; life vests for 6 and older
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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

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Recent Fishing Reports

Springtime!
Springtime!
May 5, 2022
Great fishing this week! Springtime is in full effect and we're seeing a lot more solid mixed boxes of our inshore species, throwing popping corks and live shrimp.
Great fishing!
Great fishing!
May 1, 2022
Great fishing over the past month and its only going to get better!

Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 98 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
AWESOME
AWESOME
Great Fishing Trip! Had a blast and caught fish!
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
99%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
89%
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Jennifer G.
Austin, Texas
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Great morning fishing trip with Caleb

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on April 20, 2022
My family of four and I had a great experience with Caleb. He was professional, polite, and a pleasure to spend our 4 hour...
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Fishing with Caleb

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on March 2, 2022
3/2/22 Wednesday     Caleb was great with my 7 year old twins. His patience with them was beyond expectations. ...
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FAIR OAKS, TX
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Great Fishing Trip! Had a blast and caught fish!

VERIFIED   NEW  Full Day Trip on May 9, 2022
Caleb was an excellent guide. On time. Well prepared. Clean and well maintained equipment.  The right selection of bait. Very...
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Joshua L.
Yukon, OK
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A Perfect Day!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on June 16, 2021
Captain Caleb gave my family an amazing first time experience; saltwater fishing.  He met us less than 5 minutes from our...
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Enjoyed Time with my Daughter thanks to Captain Caleb

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on May 5, 2022
Had a great time visiting my daughter and her friend at college on a half day fishing trip. We enjoyed our time with Caleb,...
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FAQs about Caleb's Guide Service

Caleb's Guide Service offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - 3 Hour Trout/Red Trip (3 hours)
  • $475 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $475 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (6 hours)

When you book a trip with Caleb's Guide Service, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Caleb's Guide Service include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle (Waterloo Rods, Lews feels, Fins line)
  • Live Bait (Split price)
  • Lures (Down South, Bass Assassin, Gulp)
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Cokes, Dr. Peppers, Sprite, Water)

Caleb's Guide Service offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Drifting, Wading, or Boat Fishing)
  • Flats Fishing

Caleb's Guide Service offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning

Top targeted fish species with Caleb's Guide Service include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Spotted Seatrout