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 May 30 - Oct 31 (Sat)
    $550
    price breakdown
    $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
    price breakdown
    $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
    price breakdown
    $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
    price breakdown
    $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
    In demand! Last booked: 5 days ago
    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
    price breakdown
    $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
    price breakdown
    $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 (Sat, Sun)
    $500
    price breakdown
    $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 - Jan 1 (Sat, Sun)
    $470
    price breakdown
    $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 - Jan 15 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $420
    price breakdown
    $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 4 (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $400
    price breakdown
    $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
3 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
62 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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 2011. Powered by a 200HP Mercury Optimax 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
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
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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Customer Reviews

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4.96
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
92%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
96%
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Harry S.
Cedar Creek, TX
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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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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...
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Sean K.
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VERIFIED   Weekend Full Day Trip on May 3, 2020
Me and my wife had an amazing day fishing with captain Jon. Very professional and knowledgeable, a top knotch experience....
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VERIFIED   Weekday Full Day Trip on March 19, 2020
Captain Jon Darnell is the best fishing guide in Corpus Christi!  It wasn’t ideal conditions but Captain Jon got us...
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Roderick G.
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VERIFIED   Weekday Full Day Trip on July 15, 2020
My girlfriend and I had a wonderful time with Captain Jon. He was professional and very friendly. He talked and laughed with...
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