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 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    Fishing the flats of the Laguna Madre of South Texas is search of trophy Trout and Reds.

FAQs about Shallow Minded Guide Services

Shallow Minded Guide Services offers the following trip to customers:
  • $650 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Full Day Trip (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Shallow Minded Guide Services, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well Two livewells on board
  • Wireless Trolling Motor

Trips booked with Shallow Minded Guide Services include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting

Shallow Minded Guide Services offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing (Corpus Bay complex )
  • Nearshore Fishing (Weather permitting )
  • Reef Fishing (Baffin Bay rocks)
  • Flats Fishing (Corpus Bay to Land Cut)
  • Backcountry Fishing (Shamrock area)

Shallow Minded Guide Services offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle (TFO rods Shimano reels )
  • Heavy Tackle (Custom rods Penn reels)
  • Bottom Fishing (Bay and Flats)
  • Spinning
  • Popping (Top water, popping corks)
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing (Drifting the flats)

Top targeted fish species with Shallow Minded Guide Services include:
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Speckled Trout
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon

Meet the Captain

Christopher Reeves
Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & license verified
21 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since April 2016
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.

About this listing

Targeted species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Blacktip Shark

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
Corpus Bay complex
Nearshore Fishing
Weather permitting
Reef Fishing
Baffin Bay rocks
Flats Fishing
Corpus Bay to Land Cut
Backcountry Fishing
Shamrock area

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
TFO rods Shimano reels
Heavy Tackle
Custom rods Penn reels
Bottom Fishing
Bay and Flats
Spinning
Popping
Top water, popping corks
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Drifting the flats

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Two livewells on board
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip includes

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

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 7 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

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.
Child Friendly
We welcome children 6yr plus
You Keep Catch
Daily limits apply
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 10% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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
Checks
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 21 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Angler rating
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Anglers claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
94%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
88%
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Tom L.
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Fishing with Christopher

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 9, 2023
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Craig P.
Austin, Texas
Excellent
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What a day

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on August 1, 2023
Spent my birthday fishing with Capt Chris Reeves. And what a day it was. Every place we stopped was productive. I couldn’t...
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Robin P.
Boyd, TX
Excellent
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Full day trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on May 26, 2023
Captain Chris did a great job getting us on plenty of fish. He was professional and knowledgeable. He spent extra time making...
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Aaron N.
Schertz, TX
Excellent
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July 1 2023

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 1, 2023
Had a great time with captain chris he put us on alot of fish. boat had a lot of room for all 7 of us.  he is very good with...
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Michael B.
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June fishing trip

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 16, 2023
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