Laguna Lure Fishing: No Fish No Pay

Captain Jon’s Laguna Lure Fishing is based in Corpus Christi, Texas, and is ideally located on North Padre Island for convenient access to inshore saltwater fishing. It is owned and operated by Capt Jon, a Corpus Christi-based fishing guide who offers inshore fishing trips in the Upper Laguna Madre, Corpus Christi, Baffin Bay and Landcut. With two decades of experience fishing these areas, Capt. Jon is well qualified to guide you on a safe, enjoyable bay fishing trip.

You will be fishing aboard a comfortable 22’ Mako that is powered by a very reliable 200 HP Mercury Optimax engine. This boat offers a smooth, dry, comfortable and safe ride. The boat is equipped with quality navigational equipment and has plenty of seating, making it perfect for an enjoyable inshore fishing trip.

Captain Jon specializes in catching Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder, and Black Drum. He will tailor the best fishing strategy and lures or bait for that day based on the current conditions, what you want to achieve, and what will provide you the most enjoyable fish catching experience.

Captain Jon enjoys teaching the skill of lure fishing or fishing with live bait to all age groups and welcomes every level of angler on board. All fishing equipment, lures/bait are included in the price of the trip, so all you need to bring with you is snacks, drinks, and a valid Texas fishing license with a saltwater stamp to have a great time!

No fish, no pay!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Saturday Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Jan 30 - Oct 31 (Sat)
    $550
    This popular trip will give you the best fishing opportunities you can get. More fishing time means more fish on the boat...and in your plate after the trip. You will target Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, and Black Drum. Don't forget to bring your snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Weekend Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 30 - Aug 19 (Fri, Sun)
    $550
    A fully guided fishing trip in the beautiful Laguna Madre or the Baffin Bay, fishing for trophy Speckled Trout, Redfish, & Flounder. No fish, no pay!
  • Private trip
    Saturday Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip May 16 - May 31 (Sat)
    $520
    Fully guided half day fishing trip in the beautiful Laguna Madre, fishing for trophy Speckled Trout, Redfish, & Flounder. No fish, no pay!
  • Private trip
    Weekend Half Day Trip (Summer)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Mar 1 - Aug 19 (Sat, Sun)
    $520
    Fully guided half day fishing trip in the beautiful Laguna Madre, fishing for trophy Speckled Trout, Redfish, & Flounder. No fish, no pay!
  • Private trip
    Weekday Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 20 - May 28 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $500
    Fully guided weekday fishing trip in the beautiful Laguna Madre &/or Baffin Bay, fishing for trophy Speckled Trout, Redfish, & Flounder. No fish, no pay! Weekday rate only.
  • Private trip
    Weekday Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip May 29 - Aug 19 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu)
    $500
    Fully guided weekday fishing trip in the beautiful Laguna Madre &/or Baffin Bay, fishing for trophy Speckled Trout, Redfish, & Flounder. No fish, no pay! Weekday rate only.
  • Private trip
    Weekend Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Aug 20 - May 29 (Sun)
    $500
    A fully guided fishing trip in the beautiful Laguna Madre or the Baffin Bay, fishing for trophy Speckled Trout, Redfish, & Flounder. No fish, no pay!
  • Private trip
    Weekend Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 23 - Dec 20 (Sat, Sun)
    $470
    Fully guided half day fishing trip in the beautiful Laguna Madre, fishing for trophy Speckled Trout, Redfish, & Flounder. No fish, no pay!
  • Private trip
    Weekday Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 23 - Dec 30 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $420
    Fully guided weekday half day fishing trip in the beautiful Laguna Madre, fishing for trophy Speckled Trout, Redfish, & Flounder. No fish, no pay! Weekdays only.
  • Private trip
    Weekday Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip Dec 1 - Dec 9 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $400
    Fully guided weekday half day fishing trip in the beautiful Laguna Madre, fishing for trophy Speckled Trout, Redfish, & Flounder. No fish, no pay! Weekdays only.
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About the Captain

Jon Darnell
Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
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3 Fishing Reports
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72 Customer Reviews
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Member since March 2016
I love to fish and take people fishing, and have been fishing the Texas coast from the Upper Laguna Madre to Baffin Bay and Landcut for over 20 years. Specialize in catching speckled trout, redfish, flounder and black drum in the upper Laguna Madre, Baffin Bay and Landcut. Enjoy drift fishing with lures and live shrimp.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Boat Specs

Mako (Center console) originally built in 2008, and restored in 2021. Powered by a 200HP 2022 Suzuki engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing

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

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.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
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Texas Slam!

VERIFIED   Weekday Full Day Trip on April 16, 2021
Our day of fishing could not have gone better.  Captain John’s boat was fast, comfortable and easy to get to since it was...
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Full day trip with captain Jon

VERIFIED   Weekday Full Day Trip on May 21, 2021
We did a full day with Captain Jon. There was a late freeze and we heard the fishing was spotty, Captain Jon put us on fish...
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Full day of fishing with Captain Jon

VERIFIED   Weekday Full Day Trip on October 29, 2020
My wife and I spent the day fishing with Captain Jon. From the the time that we booked the charter to the morning of the trip...
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Full day with Capt. Jon

VERIFIED   Weekday Full Day Trip on November 2, 2020
I booked a full day AM trip with Capt. Jon for my father, brother-in-law, and myself.  We had a great time filling our limit...
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Great Trip

VERIFIED   Weekend Full Day Trip on June 27, 2021
Capt.Jon is a great person to go fishing with on your trip . He help us catch fish and showed me some new trick to catch red’s...
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FAQs about Laguna Lure Fishing: No Fish No Pay

Laguna Lure Fishing: No Fish No Pay offers the following trips to customers:
  • $250 per group, additional $150 per person after 1 guest - Weekday Half Day Trip (5 hours)
  • $270 per group, additional $150 per person after 1 guest - Weekday Half Day Trip (5 hours)
  • $320 per group, additional $150 per person after 1 guest - Weekend Half Day Trip (5 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Weekday Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $150 per person after 2 guests - Weekday Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $150 per person after 2 guests - Weekend Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $520 per group, additional $150 per person after 2 guests - Saturday Half Day Trip (5 hours)
  • $520 per group, additional $150 per person after 2 guests - Weekend Half Day Trip (Summer) (6 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $150 per person after 2 guests - Saturday Full Day Trip (8 hours)
  • $550 per group, additional $150 per person after 2 guests - Weekend Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Laguna Lure Fishing: No Fish No Pay, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Laguna Lure Fishing: No Fish No Pay include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks (Bottled water)

Laguna Lure Fishing: No Fish No Pay offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Laguna Lure Fishing: No Fish No Pay offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (Bay fishing)
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing (Fly fishing welcome, but gear not provided)
  • Drift Fishing
  • Bowfishing (Bow fishing welcome, but gear not provided)

Top targeted fish species with Laguna Lure Fishing: No Fish No Pay include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Speckled Trout