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 brand-new 24’ Shoalwater boat. 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.

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


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  • Full Day Trip - Baffin Bay
    8 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 550 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 100 each additional person
  • Half Day Trip (AM)
    6 hour trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    US$ 475 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 100 each additional person
  • Half Day Trip (PM)
    6 hour trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    US$ 475 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 100 each additional person

About this listing

Boat Specs

Shoalwater (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 300HP Evinrude engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 4 knots.

Length
24 ft
Capacity
6 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Targeted Species
 
Black Drum
 
Flounder

 
Redfish
 
Speckled Trout
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
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano, custom-made rods
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Water
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
8 and older
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

15% 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, Checks.

About the Captain

Joshua Mettlach
Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
Member since May 2017
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: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Corpus Christi Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.83 out of 5 stars from 2 reviews

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Enjoyed it so much that we booked our next trip already.

Fished August 6, 2017
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Fished June 16, 2017
Joshua Mettlach (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 28, 2017

We had a great afternoon trip! Got both limits and William landed this solid 27 1/2” trout weighing in at 7.5 lbs, and released it back to the water!

Thank you so much sir for your five star ratings! Hope to see y’all again soon!!

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