Southbound Fishing Charters LLC

13304 SPID
Corpus Christi TX, United States

Come explore the shallow waters of the Coastal Bend in pursuit of trophy Speckled Trout, Redfish and Flounder! Southbound Fishing Charters is based in Corpus Christi, Texas, and is owned and operated by lifetime local, Captain Pierre Petrila.

Their 22’ Majek flats boat can accommodate up to four anglers, and is powered by a Suzuki motor. It comes equipped with GPS, fishfinder and VHF radio, as well as a wireless trolling motor to sneak you into those shallow spots without scaring the fish away. Trips include the use of rods, reels and tackle, lures, live bait, and cleaning and filleting of your day’s catch, while an icebox is available to keep your drinks and snacks chilled for your refreshment.

Join one of their guided fishing trips, which usually consist of drifting from the boat, or wading with either artificial lures or live bait. They will take you inshore or up to 9 miles nearshore on the Gulf of Mexico, as well as flats fishing on Laguna Madre, Baffin Bay and Corpus Christi Bay. Their fishing adventures are suitable for all levels of angler, from beginners to the most experienced wade fisherman, while children and families are always welcome. The crew specialize in light tackle, sight casting, and flounder gigging, and can customize your adventure to suit you! Corporate multi-boat trips are also available, as well as both duck and dove hunts.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full-Day Offshore Fishing Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    Seasonal trip available 15 May - 31 Oct
    US$ 600
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    Head out 10 miles or less into the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico in pursuit of trophy Ling (Cobia), King Mackerel, MahiMahi, Sailfish, Shark and Red Snapper! These charters are only available from May - October and offer a great chance to catch a HUGE fish. Offshore trips will turn into full day bay fishing trips if conditions require.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Bay Fishing Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 550
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    Fishing the pristine waters of the Laguna Madre and Baffin Bay for trophy Speckled Trout, Redfish, Black Drum and Flounder. The Trip include all rods, reels, tackle, lures, live bait, ice and fish cleaning. Trips will depart at 7:00am.
  • Private trip
    Afternoon Half Day Bay Fishing Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 hours trip, starts at 3:00 PM
    US$ 500
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    Fishing for trophy Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder and Black Drum in the Laguna Madre, Baffin Bay and Corpus Christi Bay. Trips include all rods, reels, tackle, lures, live bait, ice and fish cleaning. Trips is for 4-5 hours and will depart between 3:00-3:30pm and return between 7:00-8:00pm.
  • Private trip
    Morning Half-Day Bay Fishing Trip
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 hours trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    Seasonal trip available (Mon, Tue, Wed)
    US$ 500
    up to 3 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    Fishing for trophy Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder and Drum in the Laguna Madre, Baffin Bay and Corpus Christi Bay. Trips include all rods, reels, tackle, lures, live bait, ice and fish cleaning. Trips are 4-5 hours long and depart between 6:00-7:00am.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Flounder
  Redfish
  Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Majek (Flats boat) originally built in 2006, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 52 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

Deposit non-refundable
Deposit non-refundable under normal circumstances. In case of unsafe weather conditions, you can choose a different trip date or cancel with a full deposit refund.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
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
Checks
American Express

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

About the Captain

Pierre Petrila
Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Member since May 2016
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I was born and raised on the waters surrounding Corpus Christi and absolutely love being on the water. Fishing is my passion and I enjoy showing clients the amazing fishing opportunities that abound in the Coastal Bend bays, marshes and offshore waters.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Corpus Christi Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.88 out of 5 stars from 22 reviews

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Took all three of my teenagers on a full day fishing trip with Captain Pierre.  We had a great time and caught a good mix trout, drum, and sheepshead with a little bit of Baffin Bay weirdness thrown in (toad fish and sea robin). What made the day crazy was after I gave the dad boating and casting safety speech to the kids I am the one that hooks our Captain! I was mortified and felt terrible about it. Captain Pierre just shrugged it off and kept us fishing!  It was a great experience to go fishing with a guide that was highly professional, pleasant, easy going, and of course puts you on the fish!  I would highly recommend Captain Pierre and look forward to coming back again this summer.

Fished April 28, 2018
Pierre Petrila (The Captain)
Replied to this review on April 29, 2018

Thanks Billy, you and your family were great to fish with and the hook was removed without too much effort! Hope to see you guys again soon.

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Fished March 11, 2018
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Captain Petrila, did a great job.  I appreciate his taking the time and going the extra mile to get us on the water.  Hard conditions kept most fishermen off the bay (34* and 10-20mph winds).  This is a once a year thing for us; so as long as we are safe, it’s about getting out,  being together, and trying to catch fish.  We gambled the temps would rise, they didn’t.  He spent 4 hrs on the water burning his fuel trying to get on fish in the 34* (below freezing with wind chill and water temp was 41*) weather.  We had one of those “miserable/blast” experiences.  Yep, no fish but he offered not to charge us.  The thing is, we knew there was a minimal to no chance of catching fish, and he didn’t cancel us.  I guess he knew it was important to us just to get out on the water and try.  I look forward to the next opportunity to go out on Captian Petrila’s boat.

Fished January 2, 2018
Pierre Petrila (The Captain)
Replied to this review on January 18, 2018

Thanks for the kind review Curt! That was definitely a tough day but we gave it our best. As all my clients know, I will fish in any conditions (except lightning) and can usually overcome the conditions and find quality fish. The water temps were just too cold that day (39 degrees). I loook forward to seeing you guys next year. Thanks again for booking with Southbound Fishing Charters!

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