Lur'em In Fishing Guide

Lur’em In Fishing explores 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. He is a USCG-certified captain and was raised on the coastal waters.

Take a ride with Lur’em In Fishing aboard a 21’ 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 3 anglers. Captain Fil is a great teacher. He enjoys fishing with a novice and a pro alike, so your experience doesn’t matter. The captain 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
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $600
    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.
  • Private trip
    Flounder gigging
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:30 PM
    Seasonal trip Dec 15 - Oct 31
    $650
    All customers must have wading boots or waders in order to walk in the water to gig for flounder. I provide lights and gigging setups. No children are allowed as to the trip will consist of wading and long distance walks.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Wading or not
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    $800
    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
    8 Hour Trip – Tournament Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 AM
    $1,200
    Tournament fishing requires an experienced captain and running the boat a little harder, going that extra mile just to see if that last one is the winner.
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About the Captain

Fil Cortez
Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Angler's Choice
14 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
60 Customer reviews
Response time within an 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

Boat specs

Transport boat (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
Radar
Life Jackets

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, 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
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 5% charge will apply.

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Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 60 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (57)
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
98%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
84%
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Calvin H.
Franklin, TN
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Full Day with Capt. Fil

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Wading or not on December 20, 2021
My brother and I had a fantastic day today with Capt. Fil. It was a pretty tough day of fishing but Fil still put us on some...
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Stacie S.
Graham, TX
Excellent
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Half Day Morning Trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on July 30, 2022
We had a blast on our trip. We caught trout and red fish. Only could keep two but the trip was great.
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CHAD C.
San Marcos, TX
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Fishing with Fil

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip (AM) on July 29, 2022
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Bryan R.
San Antonio, TX
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Half day with Captain Fil

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on February 19, 2022
Great day on the water. Captain was a great friendly, knowledgeable and professional guide and, fisherman. Can’t...
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Robert R.
El Paso, TX
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Half day with Captain Fil

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip (AM) on May 29, 2022
Awesome experience. Knows his water. Put on reds early. Definitely a keeper. Back soon. Robert.
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FAQs about Lur'em In Fishing Guide

Lur'em In Fishing Guide offers the following trips to customers:
  • $600 per group, additional $125 per person after 2 guests - Half Day Trip (AM) (5 hours)
  • $650 per group, additional $125 per person after 2 guests - Flounder gigging (4 hours)
  • $800 per group, additional $100 per person after 3 guests - Full Day Trip - Wading or not (8 hours)
  • $1,200 per group, additional $125 per person after 2 guests - 8 Hour Trip – Tournament Fishing (8 hours)

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

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

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

Lur'em In Fishing Guide 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 Guide include:
  • Alligator Gar
  • Black Drum
  • Flounder
  • Redfish
  • Sheepshead
  • Speckled Trout