Shallow Minded Guide Services

Owned and operated by Captain Chris Reeves, Shallow Minded Guide Services is a diverse operation that can cater for all your saltwater fishing needs. Both first timers and old timers will be catered for by Captain Chris, who strives to make sure everyone who steps on board his boat is totally satisfied with their trip.

You will be fishing aboard a modern 25 ft Torrent Cat 5 flats boat that gives a fast and dry ride. Able to access extremely shallow waters, this boat is designed for fishing the skinny waters of Texas’ backcountry. The boat has ample storage space for your belongings and features a trolling motor and anchoring system to get you to the fish and keep you there.

Captain Chris is a native of Corpus Christi and has fished the Coastal Bend for over 30 years. He will accommodate your every need, fishing a vast area from the Corpus Christi Bay complex to the Land Cut and targeting inshore species such as Speckled Trout, Redfish, Black Drum, and Flounder. Conditions permitting, you may even be able to hook some offshore species with him, depending on the season.

Whether you are planning a family outing or a corporate tournament, Shallow Minded Guide Services is well equipped to cater for your needs. Capt. Reeves considers the waters of the coastal bend to be God’s playground: join him today to see why!


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 700
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    Fishing the flats of the Laguna Madre of South Texas is search of trophy Trout and Reds.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Flounder
Redfish
Shark (Blacktip)

Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Red)
Snook

Speckled Trout
Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Torrent Cat5 (Flats boat) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 250HP Tohatsu engine.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 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
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks
American Express

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

About the Captain

Christopher Reeves
Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Member since April 2016
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Captain Chris Reeves has lived, fished, and hunted in Corpus Christi, Texas, all his life. He has been guiding for too long to keep track of the years, and is very knowledgeable about Texas' outdoors environment and is skilled at leading trips for groups of all shapes and sizes. He considers it a God given desire to enjoy what the outdoors offer, and his goal is to create a relaxing atmosphere while enjoying the outdoors.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.77
out of 5 stars from 10 reviews
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Full day trip with Capt. Chris
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
90%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
78%
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John Rodriguez
Austin, Texas
 5.00
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Fishing with Christopher

VERIFIED   October 10, 2018
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Shawn Ritchie
Helotes, Texas
 5.00
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VERIFIED   February 10, 2018
Fishing was slow, captain moved numerous time trying to find fish, but had cold weather.  Overall great trip
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Sam Lopez
Stafford, TX
 3.67
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8 Hr trip.

VERIFIED   July 19, 2018
Fishing was slow but Captain Reeves busted his rear trying to put us on fish. Great effort and he was really great with kiddos. ...
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Eric Villarreal
Corpus Christi, TX
 5.00
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VERIFIED   June 9, 2018
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Bobby Besette
Schertz, TX
 5.00
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April fishing trip

VERIFIED   April 14, 2018
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