There’s great fishing to be done on the inshore waters and flats just off the Gulf of Mexico. Captain Cory Russell is not only a fisherman but an all-round outdoor enthusiast who also loves to go duck hunting and on Texan river adventures when he’s not at the coast.

When you meet with him at the marina he’ll take you aboard his 18’ Marshall Cat center console boat. It’s a steady craft that can handle the nearshore waters and flats with ease.

The potential catches here are varied so you can expect great challenges and even better meals once you’re home. Redfish and Trout are common here so they’ll be your main target but you can also come across Largemouth Bass, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Ladyfish, and Blacktip Shark when you’re out cruising about. He’s got both light and heavy tackle to get the job done and uses techniques such as popping, spinning, bottom fishing, and jogging to get the job done.

Live bait is sometimes used especially when kids are aboard to mix it up a bit. He’ll fetch that for you before the trip begins. If you want to take your fish home he’s happy to clean them for you so you don’t need to worry about that. Water is provided so feel free to bring extra drinks and some food along with you as well as weather-appropriate clothing.

Whether you’re a seasoned angler wanting to fill the freezer or new to the sport and want to learn the ropes, a great adventure awaits you here on the coast.



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  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Just booked! Last booked: 4 hours ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 1 - Nov 28
    $450
    If you want to get your fishing over and done with before the harsh sun starts to beat on your back then get yourself out for a morning of fishing and be back ashore ready for a luscious lunch. When Captain Cory takes you out you'll be targeting mostly Redfish and Trout but you're likely to come across scores of other game fish such as Shark, Flounder, and Spanish Mackerel.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Feb 1 - Nov 28
    $450
    There is no better way to get you into fishing than an afternoon adventure on the Gulf of Mexico’s inshore waters. A variety of bread and butter techniques can be demonstrated such as spinning, bottom fishing, jigging, and popping. So you're bound to learn something new when you’re out chasing after Redfish and Trout with Cory.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    9 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Feb 1 - Nov 28
    $850
    When you double your time on the water you’re bound to come home with fuller bags. Make sure you have plenty of space in the freezer for Redfish and Speckled Trout you'll be targeting. If you're not too confident at cleaning these fish then Captain Cory is able to fillet them for you. The fun is not all about the food afterward though. You'll be using a variety of techniques to try and score some big ones, such as spinning, popping, jigging, and bottom fishing.
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About the Captain

Cory Russell
Port Aransas, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
1 Fishing Report
ID & License verified
85 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2020
I've been fishing since I was 3 years old and I’m now 33. I'm a local to the area and fishing here is in my blood. I love to go Bass fishing in freshwater as well as fishing the coast. All types of fishing is my passion and I truly enjoy teaching new anglers and kids how to fish. It's what makes running these charters so great!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bass (Largemouth) Largemouth Bass
Flounder Flounder
Ladyfish Ladyfish
Redfish Redfish

Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark
Spanish Mackerel Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Marshall Cat (Center console) originally built in 2021. Powered by a 115HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.

Length
19 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Bowfishing
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Smoking
No Alcohol
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
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 3% charge will apply.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 85 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (79)
Awesome guide!
Awesome guide!
This wasn\u2019t even the biggest red fish!
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
99%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
99%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
99%
Catch intended fish
79%
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Benjamin G.
Bastrop, TX
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day with Captain Cory Russell

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on June 19, 2022
Great times were had even when the fish were not cooperating.  I took my wife and nieces on a fishing trip, both of my nieces...
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Clay G.
Round Rock, TX
Excellent
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Half day afternoon trip with Capt. Cory

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on June 9, 2022
Fishing with Capt. Cory was exactly what you would expect from this type of guided trip.  The wind and fish didn’t cooperate...
Clay G. recommends Russell & Sons Outdoors, Saltwater
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Michelle D.
Houston, Texas
Excellent
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Excellent
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing Fun!

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (PM) on April 1, 2022
Captain Cory Russell was a great guide, leading us to some excellent fishing spots. We caught a variety of fish and were able...
Michelle D. recommends Russell & Sons Outdoors, Saltwater
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Bill B.
Weatherford, TX
Excellent
4.7 / 5
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Excellent
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Excellent
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Great afternoon trip with Captain Cory

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (PM) on June 17, 2022
We’ve had some bad luck the last few seasons with fishing guides but Captain Cory turned that around for us! My son caught...
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Josh M.
Wynnewood, OK
Excellent
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Half day AM trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 23, 2022
Had a great morning trip with Captain Cory. It was me and my 10 year old daughter and Captain Cory was nothing less than excellent...
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FAQs about Russell & Sons Outdoors, Saltwater

Russell & Sons Outdoors, Saltwater offers the following trips to customers:
  • $450 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (4 hours)
  • $450 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (PM) (4 hours)
  • $850 per group, additional $75 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (9 hours)

When you book a trip with Russell & Sons Outdoors, Saltwater, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Russell & Sons Outdoors, Saltwater include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks

Russell & Sons Outdoors, Saltwater offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Russell & Sons Outdoors, Saltwater offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Bowfishing
  • Flounder Gigging

Top targeted fish species with Russell & Sons Outdoors, Saltwater include:
  • Bass (Largemouth)
  • Flounder
  • Ladyfish
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Speckled Trout