Corpus Christi Offshore Fishing Charters

Corpus Christi Offshore Fishing Charters

Best Offshore Fishing Charters in Corpus Christi

Corpus Christi: 42 fishing charters available
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5.0 / 5
(12 reviews)
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trips from $2,200
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trips from $575
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4.7 / 5
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4.8 / 5
(58 reviews)
Port Aransas
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trips from $750
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Offshore Fishing in Corpus Christi

The offshore fishing Corpus Christi has access may be in the shadow of the inshore fishing here, but it’s just as amazing. The waters nearshore and offshore are super productive, too. You can catch something year-round, from Red Snapper to Marlin and more.

What to Catch

The season for Red Snapper never stops in Texas state waters, and you can catch especially huge specimens during winter. The offshore waters of Corpus Christi are also great for King Mackerel, False Albacore, and Spanish Mackerel. If you want to target Marlin, Tuna, or Sailfish, you’ll need an extended day or overnight charter to head into deep sea waters.

Where to Go

Staying within state waters (up to 9 miles offshore) is highly productive and enjoyable fishing. You benefit from the Texas fish limit regulations, as well as the calmer waters. Southern Texas is notoriously windy, so the protection the bays nearshore allow for year-round fishing. However, if you’re after the big pelagic predators, you’ll need to head 40 miles offshore or more.

Port Aransas

This is one of the best ports you can fish from. You might also know it as the “Gateway to the Gulf” or even the “Fishing Capital of Texas.” Both names are well-deserved and illustrate the productive fishing you can have from here. It’s no wonder that the summer months see over 20 fishing tournaments happen here.

From spring to around November, these waters are great for Spanish Mackerel, King Mackerel, Sharks, and False Albacore.

Aransas Pass

Behind Port Aransas is Aransas Pass, known locally as “Saltwater Heaven.” These nearshore waters are home to Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder, and Drum. The whole family will enjoy a trip through the Pass, where the waters are much calmer than further offshore.

North Padre Island

North Padre Island is a short journey from Corpus Christi and offers some excellent saltwater fishing. From the island, you can head further offshore for Snapper, Amberjack, Cobia, Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Shark, and more. You can also go deep sea fishing for Billfish from here.

Packery Channel

Between Mustang Island and North Padre Island is the Packery Channel. Expect to catch Redfish, Whiting, Tarpon, and maybe even a Kingfish or two. This spot is fished regularly, so be aware of other anglers around you.

Ranzels Rock

On an extended day trip, you can head out to Ranzels Rock. You’ll need a longer day, as this small rock formation is over 65 miles offshore. It’s well worth the journey though, as you can target Yellowfin Tuna, Billfish, Amberjack, and Snapper.

How to Fish

  • Although you can fish out of Corpus Christi year round, the best fishing occurs when water temperatures hit the 70℉ mark – this is when the fish are more active and varied.

  • The fish offshore all respond well to live bait. You can keep it simple – use worms, small mullet, or shrimp.

  • You can fish in state waters (up to 9 miles from shore) year round, just be sure to buy a Texas fishing license and saltwater endorsement ahead of time.

When to Fish

There’s something to catch throughout the year, but the prime time is between September and December. The fishing gets lively again in the spring, and during the summer when the shrimp boats are active.

There’s a lot of fun to be had when offshore fishing Corpus Christi waters. Stay within state waters to catch your fill of Red Snapper, one of the more prestigious and delicious fish here. Book a charter today for an unforgettable adventure.

Corpus Christi
Excellent
4.5 / 5
Based on 26,558 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Offshore Fishing in Corpus Christi

Understand that fishing is mostly about conditions, the angler’s skill, and then luck. The only thing a guide can do is get you onto fish. It’s up to you to hook them and reel them in. Catching fish is never guaranteed so go in with the right expectations and you will have a wonderful day and hopefully catch something to eat for dinner.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Understand that fishing is mostly about conditions, the angler’s skill, and then luck. The only thing a guide can do is get you onto fish. It’s up to you to hook them and reel them in. Catching fish is never guaranteed so go in with the right expectations and you will have a wonderful day and hopefully catch something to eat for dinner.
William  B.
William B. FAIR OAKS, TX
Here’s to anyone looking to take home some fish..I booked Captain Cortez again due to an awsome first time trip. Well what can I say Captain Cortez did it again. With out hesitation He put us on some big reds and drum.. Man I could not believe this.. I was so happy and pleased on how Awsome his trips have been. I will continue to book him as well as anyone should, trust me you will not be disappointed. Thanks again Captain you are the man….
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Here’s to anyone looking to take home some fish..I booked Captain Cortez again due to an awsome first time trip. Well what can I say Captain Cortez did it again. With out hesitation He put us on some big reds and drum.. Man I could not believe this.. I was so happy and pleased on how Awsome his trips have been. I will continue to book him as well as anyone should, trust me you will not be disappointed. Thanks again Captain you are the man….
Joe  L.
Joe L. Kingsville, TX
I think that between the app/website and communication with the Captain you are pretty setup for success, maybe just going and trying it out.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
I think that between the app/website and communication with the Captain you are pretty setup for success, maybe just going and trying it out.
Dustin  W.
Dustin W. Arlington, WA
Corpus Christi has lots to offer for anglers of all different levels of experience. If and when you do get out on the water, please wear sunscreen and reapply ever so often! Next time you are out on the water I wish you nothing but the best and fish on!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Corpus Christi has lots to offer for anglers of all different levels of experience. If and when you do get out on the water, please wear sunscreen and reapply ever so often! Next time you are out on the water I wish you nothing but the best and fish on!
Tanner  W.  B.
Tanner W. B. Tyler, Texas
Go with Ryan and have a great time, he will be very patient and get you fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with Ryan and have a great time, he will be very patient and get you fish.
William  C.
William C. Oconto, NE
Captains know best! Follow their recommendations and you’ll have a great time!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captains know best! Follow their recommendations and you’ll have a great time!
Sean  F.
Sean F. Copperas Cove, TX
We came to Corpus Christi because my dad did his flight training at the NAS, but the quality of fishing completely blew us away. We did a full day charter and then fished on our own for two more days, and we had an absolute blast. Lots of different areas to fish and very good accessibility to public waters.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We came to Corpus Christi because my dad did his flight training at the NAS, but the quality of fishing completely blew us away. We did a full day charter and then fished on our own for two more days, and we had an absolute blast. Lots of different areas to fish and very good accessibility to public waters.
Paul  P.
Paul P. Mancos, CO
Both times we have fished Sept it’s been a great trip, when we fished end of Oct- Nov it hasn’t panned out.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Both times we have fished Sept it’s been a great trip, when we fished end of Oct- Nov it hasn’t panned out.
Dustin  W.
Dustin W. United States
Property hydrate the day before so you start off on the right foot, then drink water throughout the day. The heat and salty breeze will dehydrate you very quickly.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Property hydrate the day before so you start off on the right foot, then drink water throughout the day. The heat and salty breeze will dehydrate you very quickly.
Adam  W.
Adam W. Indianapolis, IN
We have used Captain OBT several times. He is great for tournaments or just a great day out on the water. My girlfriends and I look forward to our trips with him every year. He is patient, provides all the equipment we need, knows just where to go, and makes sure we always come back with fish! Looking forward to our 2022 trips!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
We have used Captain OBT several times. He is great for tournaments or just a great day out on the water. My girlfriends and I look forward to our trips with him every year. He is patient, provides all the equipment we need, knows just where to go, and makes sure we always come back with fish! Looking forward to our 2022 trips!
Jessica  S.
Jessica S. United States
Use FishingBooker.com for the perfect trip at the right price and the vacation of a lifetime. South Texas and Corpus Christi rocks!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Use FishingBooker.com for the perfect trip at the right price and the vacation of a lifetime. South Texas and Corpus Christi rocks!
John  K.
John K. Raytown, MO
Be ready to catch fish. Bring a wind breaker and sunglasses. Be prepared to be soar the next day from reeling in big fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be ready to catch fish. Bring a wind breaker and sunglasses. Be prepared to be soar the next day from reeling in big fish.
William  B.
William B. Tyler, TX
Prepare for the weather to change from one day to the next. Get ready to have an awesome time, catch lots of fish and have fun.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Prepare for the weather to change from one day to the next. Get ready to have an awesome time, catch lots of fish and have fun.
Carissa  H.
Carissa H. United States
Corpus Christi is a great place to go fishing. Planning on doing a week fishing trip next year.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Corpus Christi is a great place to go fishing. Planning on doing a week fishing trip next year.
Bob  G.
Bob G. San Antonio, TX
Come fish texas- but leave your political agenda on wherever you came from!!!
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Come fish texas- but leave your political agenda on wherever you came from!!!
Matt  P.
Matt P. Austin, TX
Stay in the channels and bay for your first trip. Action out in the Gulf is hit or miss and there can be long waits between.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Stay in the channels and bay for your first trip. Action out in the Gulf is hit or miss and there can be long waits between.
Travis  W.
Travis W. Corpus Christi, Texas
Costal cowboy's deep sea fishing. Sunscreen.Shuttle butts grill is the most amazing place to eat.
Excellent
4.3 / 5
Costal cowboy's deep sea fishing. Sunscreen.Shuttle butts grill is the most amazing place to eat.
Heith  W.
Heith W. Killeen, TX
Just have fun and wear lots of sun screen wow very hott and dont be like me I'm a lobster cause I thought it would not be that bad lol
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Just have fun and wear lots of sun screen wow very hott and dont be like me I'm a lobster cause I thought it would not be that bad lol
Josh  L.
Josh L. Republic, MO
Be sure the 1st Mate is on Boat for the longer Trips and the Catch is Cleaned and Filleted as Advertised while Fishing. Cleaning Fish after 8-Hour Trip can be time consuming and unnecessary. Not expected Additional Expense
Very good
4.0 / 5
Be sure the 1st Mate is on Boat for the longer Trips and the Catch is Cleaned and Filleted as Advertised while Fishing. Cleaning Fish after 8-Hour Trip can be time consuming and unnecessary. Not expected Additional Expense
James  C.
James C. Killeen, Texas
Bring sunscreen, snacks, drinks, sunscreen, sunglasses and caps. Be prepared for occasional windy conditions.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Bring sunscreen, snacks, drinks, sunscreen, sunglasses and caps. Be prepared for occasional windy conditions.
Andy  V.  I.
Andy V. I. Houston, Texas

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