Hunter Bay Charters NO Fish NO Pay

Hunter Bay is based in Corpus Christi, Texas, and is ideally located for inshore saltwater fishing. Owned and operated by Capt. Ernie Hunter, the charter service provides safe and unique Texas saltwater fishing experiences.

You will be fishing aboard a custom built 24 ft Haynie Bigfoot Bayboat that is powered by a 225 HP Yamaha VMAX engine. The boat gives a smooth, reliable and safe ride and is equipped with a variety of amenities to make your inshore fishing trip one to remember. With a range of Garmin electronics on board, as well as an ice box, an anchoring system and a stereo sound system, the boat will keep you comfortable and entertained while putting you on fish.

Fishing trips with Capt. Ernie could involve covering a variety of fishing grounds in search of your target fish, including Baffin Bay, 9 Mile Hole, Land Cut, or Shamrock Cove in Corpus Christi Bay. On a full day trip you could be fishing for Trout, Redfish, Drum, Flounder, and Sheepshead with light tackle, bait and/or lures and Shimano reels, or you could choose to gig for Flounder or sight cast for Speckled Trout under the lights on a night trip.

All the rods, reels, and tackle you will need is provided in the price of the trip - all you need to bring with you is a valid Texas fishing license with a saltwater stamp and be ready for a good time!

And don’t forget: NO FISH NO PAY!!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - NO FISH NO PAY
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $600
    up to 2 persons
    + $150
    each additional person
    We will fish for Trout, Redfish, Drum, Flounder, and Sheepshead with light tackle, bait and/or lures. We can work together to tailor any trip to your desire to ensure you have a safe, fun, experience catching as many big fish as possible.
  • Private trip
    Night Trip - Flounder Gigging/Trout
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 6:30 PM
    $500
    up to 2 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    We will wade in shallow water with gigging lights to find and gig (spear) Flounder. We can also sight cast Trout feeding next to the underwater dock lights.
  • Private trip
    Half day
      FREE Cancelation 14 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    $475
    up to 2 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    Half day can be fished in the afternoon starting around 4:00 pm and can end at dark, the advantage with this trip is cooler afternoon temps and a great evening bite. You also get to experience a beautiful coastal bend sunset, it is spectacular!! The price of this trip is up to 3 people, there will be a extra charge for more than 3 people.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Sheepshead Sheepshead
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Haynie () originally built in 2015. Powered by a 225HP Yamaha 225 vmax engine.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Popping
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 14 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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
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
Checks
Bank Transfer
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 1% fee.

About the Captain

Ernie Hunter
Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Member since March 2016
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I have fished and hunted since childhood and have a passion for the great outdoors.I fully respect Mother Nature and her bounty which she has provided on this earth. I am a avid sportman as well as a conservationist for the wildlife we pursue.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.91
out of 5 stars from 11 reviews
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Half day trip with captain Hunter
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Friendly captain
100%
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100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
90%
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Omer L.
Houston, TX
 5.00
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Fishing with Ernie

VERIFIED   NEW  July 5, 2019
excellent guide, very professional and amazing with our kids!  Would highly recommend for anyone, but is also great with...
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Lawrence F.
San Antonio, TX
 5.00
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VERIFIED   June 16, 2019
Capt Hunter is a fantastic fishing captain and person.  Not only knows fishing but teaches you about techniques.
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Joseph Y.
Fort Worth, Texas
 5.00
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VERIFIED   July 9, 2017
Can’t really put into words the great experience we had with captain Hunter. His vast knowledge of the area and the targeted...
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Ingrid M. D.
Lecompton, Kansas
 5.00
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Bay Fishing w Capt. Ernie Hunter

VERIFIED   October 22, 2016
Ernie is an avid fisherman.  Very knowledgeable about the fish, the waters, what it takes to get them to bite. Although...
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Joshua M.
Austin, Texas
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First family trip

VERIFIED   June 1, 2017
I was looking for a guide who was kid and familey friendly and I found that in Capt Earnie. Not only did we limit out, but...
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