Joshua Mettlach's Guide Service

South Padre Island Drive
Corpus Christi TX, United States

Joshua Mettlach’s Guide Service specializes in fishing the waters south of Corpus Christi Bay from the lower Laguna Madre, Baffin Bay, and the land cut. Perhaps what makes the company unique is the fact that the catch is guaranteed. If you don’t catch fish, you won’t have to pay!

Joshua Mettlach’s Guide Service runs their trips on a 24’ Blazer bay boat. Fresh in the water in 2018, this vessel does an outstanding job in the inshore waters and the flats. It is powered by a 300 HP Evinrude engine, enabling a smooth ride to the fishing grounds. The boat is fitted with the latest in the navigational electronics and is well-prepared for the current bite. There is plenty of space for a group of up to six anglers to fish in comfort and relax in between the bites.

Just choose whichever trip suits you best, and hop on board. Captain Josh will take you to a hot meeting point of Redfish, Flounder, and Speckled Trout, as well as Black Drum. You can check the bite in and around Baffin Bay, head to the grass flats of the lower Laguna and test the waters of the land cut.

These fishing adventures are suitable for all levels of anglers. The captain specializes in light tackle, jigging, popping, drift fishing, and bottom fishing. Josh is a local fisherman who has spent thousands of hours mastering the waters of the Texas Coastal bend.

All trips come with Shimano and custom-made rods, reels, tackle, lures, and bait. When you return to the shore with your “catch of the day”, the captain will clean and fillet your catch so that you could take it home with you. A valid fishing license needs to be purchased prior to the trip.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Baffin Bay
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    No Fish No Pay! My trips are all inclusive fishing trips, which means bait, tackle, rod and reels, ice and water, fish cleaning and packaging is all in the pricing. You don't have to do anything but bring your license, some snacks and drinks that you want besides water and just enjoy the day hooking up on fish and relaxing.
  • Private trip
    Half Day AM
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 550
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
  • Private trip
    Half Day PM
     Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 hours trip, starts at 2:30 PM
    US$ 550
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Flounder
Redfish
Sheepshead

Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Blazer Bay (Bay boat) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 300HP Evinrude engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 65 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

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 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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
Checks

About the Captain

Joshua Mettlach
Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Member since May 2017
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Captain Josh Mettlach is a Corpus Christi native and has been fishing the local waters from a very young age. His repertoire includes everything from drifting the lower Laguna flats with popping cork and shrimp to fishing in a floating cabin at the land cut. Josh has been a guide for three years now, specializing in fishing for the inshore species.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

Corpus Christi Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.92 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews

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Can’t say enough good things about our fishing trip with Joshua. He is top notch. Works very hard to keep you in the fish. We ended up with 3 limits of trout and 2 oversiyredfish that we turned back. He kept us on the fish the entire time. Like I said before. I can’t say enough good things about him.

Fished June 30, 2018
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WOW! What an awesome time fishing, my sons and I had down in Corpus Christi with Josh Mettlach. We had beautiful weather, an experienced captain with a very nice boat, and a cooler full of fish at the end of the day…What more can you ask for? Well maybe another cold Shiner Beer.  Can’t wait to get back down to Texas for more fishing and sure will be giving Josh a call for his services.

Fished May 16, 2018
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Enjoyed it so much that we booked our next trip already.

Fished August 6, 2017
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