Lur’em In Fishing explore the waters of Corpus Christi, Texas, in pursuit of trophy Redfish, Flounder, and many more species. The company is owned and operated by a local guide - Captain Fil, who is an experienced and patient fisherman. Fil is a USCG-certified Captain and was raised on the coastal waters.  

Take a ride with Lur’em In Fishing aboard a 21-foot boat, which comes powered by a 250 HP Suzuki engine. It has a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots and is ideal for saltwater fishing. The vessel is equipped with a VHF radio, an anchoring system to stop at the best fishing spots, an ice-box, and a live bait tank.

Lur’em In Fishing offers half and full-day trips for three anglers. Captain Fil is a great teacher. He enjoys fishing with a novice and a pro alike, so your experience doesn’t matter. Captain Fil specializes in a variety of fishing techniques, including bottom fishing, Flounder gigging, drift fishing, jigging, trolling, spinning, popping, and fly fishing. He will guide you through the best ways to land Redfish, Speckled Trout, Red Snapper, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Alligator Gar, and many other species. 

Lur’em In Fishing will provide you with your fishing rods, reels, tackle, live bait, and lures. The Captain may also offer drinks during the trip, so you can bring your snacks with you. Your fish can be cleaned and filleted for you to have dinner when you get home after your adventure.

Captain Fil knows the zone so well he can guarantee a successful catch. Intrigued? Book now!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Wading or not
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $750
    On this trip, Captain Fil will guide you to the best spots to practice wade fishing. All bait and tackle will be provided.
  • Private trip
    Evening Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 4 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 PM
    $500
    Do you want to go fishing but can't find the time early in the day? I offer evening fishing trips customized to your scheduled.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $500
    This package is for a maximum of 3 anglers. On this trip, you will be fishing the waters of Corpus Christi for Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, and many more. All fishing bait and tackle will be provided.
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About the Captain

Fil Cortez
Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
2 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
41 Customer Reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since February 2017
Captain Fil Cortez has been fishing for over 20 years. He was raised on the coastal waters of Corpus Christi. Fil comes from a family of fishermen, so his passion for fishing began at a very early age. Having participated in various tournaments, Fil decided to start his own company. He enjoys sharing his experience and knowledge with his clients throughout the Coastal Bend area.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Alligator Gar Alligator Gar
Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish

Sheepshead Sheepshead
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Transport (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2021. Powered by a 250HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Flounder Gigging

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing Policies

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
American Express
PayPal

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

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Customer Reviews

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Catch intended fish
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Half day AM trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on July 19, 2021
Book this trip! My wife and I had a morning trip with Captain Fil and he had us on the fish all day right from the first cast....
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Chris M.
Austin, Texas
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**Captain Fil Cortez*** Great Guide & Fishing

Half Day Trip (AM) on May 27, 2021
GREAT TRIP!!!! Captain Fil was a great guide from the moment we connected which was 2 months before we even fished....
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Edward W.
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Half day with Mr. Filibert Cortez lure em in fishing

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on July 4, 2021
We had a special trip for Father’s Day we planned to catch fish and captain Cortez did not disappoint.  He is truly passionate...
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Ricky L.
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Fishing With Captain Cortez

Half Day Trip (AM) on April 24, 2021
My recent fishing trip with Captain Cortez was awesome! It was my first time out bay fishing and Captain Cortez made sure it...
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Bryan M.
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Evening tour with Captain Cortez

VERIFIED   NEW  Evening Trip on July 20, 2021
Captain Cortez has the best gear, the perfect spot, and a great attitude.  I brought my 6-year old son and 9-year old daughter...
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FAQs about Lur’em In Fishing

Lur’em In Fishing offers the following trips to customers:
  • $500 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (6 hours)
  • $500 per group, additional $100 per person after 2 guests - Evening Trip (5 hours)
  • $750 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip - Wading or not (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Lur’em In Fishing, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Lur’em In Fishing include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting
  • Drinks

Lur’em In Fishing offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Reef Fishing
  • Flats Fishing

Lur’em In Fishing offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Fly Fishing
  • Drift Fishing
  • Flounder Gigging

Top targeted fish species with Lur’em In Fishing include:
  • Alligator Gar
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Speckled Trout