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.

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.


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  • Full-Day Offshore Fishing Trip
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 600 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 100 each additional person
  • Full Day Bay Fishing Trip
    8 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 550 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 100 each additional person
  • US$ 500 up to 3 persons
    + US$ 75 each additional person
  • US$ 500 up to 3 persons
    + US$ 75 each additional person
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About this listing

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
Up to 9 miles into the Gulf of Mexico
Flats Fishing
Laguna Madre, Baffin Bay, CC Bay
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Targeted Species
 
Flounder
 
Redfish

 
Spotted Seatrout
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker 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, Checks, American Express.

About the Captain

Pierre Petrila
Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Member since May 2016
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

4.87 out of 5 stars from 20 reviews

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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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We had an awesome time on a full day trip. The water was calm and very clear. Captain Pierre was very professional and friendly. This is the first time we have ever been deep sea fishing and the experience was amazing.

Fished July 31, 2017
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I will start off by saying we had such a AWESOME TIME!! Captain Pierre was on top of his game when it came to the trip. We caught fish after fish with him and his helper. We caught different types of fish. Went to spot after spot to make our trip awesome. If your wanting to book a trip. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND CAPTAIN PIERRE WITH SOUTH BOUND CHARTERS. It makes the trip so much fun when everyone is laughing having a good time. I sincerely wanna THANK YOU CAPTAIN PIERRE. Until we return. Have a blessed one. And keep showing the people how to have a AWESOME TIME FISHING!!!!

Fished July 29, 2017
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