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!



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $500
    Fishing the flats of the Laguna Madre of South Texas is search of trophy Trout and Reds.
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About the Captain

Christopher Reeves
Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
2 Fishing Reports
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11 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 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.

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Targeted Species

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

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout

Tarpon 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
Spinning
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

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

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 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.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

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
Checks

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

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Customer Reviews

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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Catch intended fish
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Juan G.
Cypress, Texas
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Did a full day of fun fishing

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 11, 2017
We did a full day of fishing with Capt. Reeves he definetly put us on the fish. We caught some good size trout and black drums....
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Houston, Texas
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 15, 2019
Wasnt the best day to fish with very windy conditions but Capt Reeves was extremely professional and grinded it out to get...
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Cypress, Texas
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on June 17, 2017
What a great way to spend the day. Met Capt. Chris Reeves met us bright and early at the dock, he was geared up for us and...
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Shawn R.
Helotes, Texas
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on 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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Austin, Texas
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on October 10, 2018
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FAQs about Shallow Minded Guide Services

Shallow Minded Guide Services offers the following trip to customers:
  • $500 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