Captain
Jon Darnell

Member since March 2016

Corpus Christi, United States

Background
I love to fish and take people fishing, and have been fishing the Texas coast from the Upper Laguna Madre and Corpus Christi Bay to Baffin Bay and Landcut for over 20 years. Specialize in catching speckled trout, redfish, flounder and black drum in the upper Laguna Madre, Baffin Bay and Landcut. Enjoy drift fishing and wade fishing.
Techniques
Specialize in fishing with artificial lures and enjoy teaching all ages and levels of angler about lure fishing for the local inshore species. Also experienced with fishing live bait. Prefer drift fishing in the boat and wade fishing.

Hey, I'm Captain Jon Darnell

Corpus Christi, United States
Background
I love to fish and take people fishing, and have been fishing the Texas coast from the Upper Laguna Madre and Corpus Christi Bay to Baffin Bay and Landcut for over 20 years. Specialize in catching speckled trout, redfish, flounder and black drum in the upper Laguna Madre, Baffin Bay and Landcut. Enjoy drift fishing and wade fishing.
Techniques
Specialize in fishing with artificial lures and enjoy teaching all ages and levels of angler about lure fishing for the local inshore species. Also experienced with fishing live bait. Prefer drift fishing in the boat and wade fishing.

My Charter Listings

 
Corpus Christi
trips from
US$ 300

Fishing Reports

Lots of redfish on first saltwater trip!

March 28, 2016

This was the first saltwater trip for two brothers from Wisconsin with their sons & it was a good one! The weather was not very cooperative, but after dodging a thunderstorm early the weather cleared up & it turned… Read Full Report →


Boy's first redfish!

March 15, 2016

I had a great father and son duo from the San Antonio area on a fishing trip to Baffin Bay, and the son caught his first keeper redfish! He was very happy about it & enjoyed the great fight… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.95 out of 5 stars from 13 reviews

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Went fishing on Thursday, September 21, 2017

Fished September 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Great trip. Caught out limit and still got to fish!

Fished August 2017

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Jon Darnell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, August 10, 2017

Thank you John/Gary!!


Went fishing on Friday, August 4, 2017

Fun and productive fishing trip

Fished August 2017

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Jon Darnell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 7, 2017

Thank you Nick! Glad y’all had fun!


Went fishing on Wednesday, August 2, 2017

It was my son and I and I cannot tell you enough how much fun we had! Our Captain was knowledgeable and made our experience a dad and son will never forget.

Fished August 2017

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Jon Darnell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, August 3, 2017

Thank you John! So glad y’all had a great time! It was a pleasure fishing with you two!


Went fishing on Friday, July 14, 2017

AWESOME!! Best fishing trip by far!!

Fished July 2017

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Jon Darnell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, July 14, 2017

Thank you Billy!! It was a pleasure fishing with y’all!


Went fishing on Monday, July 3, 2017

The trip was awsome!!! I’ll be back, thanks jon

Fished July 2017

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Jon Darnell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Thank you Jose! It was a pleasure taking y’all! Looking forward to seeing you again!


Went fishing on Thursday, June 22, 2017

Fished June 2017

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Jon Darnell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Thank you Larry! I enjoyed fishing with y’all too!


Went fishing on Friday, April 28, 2017

I planned a get-away fishing/anniversary trip for my husband and me. I am a fishing novice and can’t cast a line worth a lick. Capt Jon was so helpful with my lack of technique and made me fell comfortable anyway. He knew just where to go and we caught our limit of speckled trout. He is friendly, helpful and really enjoys his job.  We had a great time and we can’t wait to go again.

Fished April 2017

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Jon Darnell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, May 28, 2017

Thank you Cheryl! It was a pleasure taking y’all! Looking forward to seeing y’all again!

Went fishing on Saturday, May 20, 2017

It was good Jon got use to the fish . The rest was landing what got hooked . Had fun it was a nice time .

Fished May 2017

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Jon Darnell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, May 22, 2017

Thanks Carlos!


Went fishing on Thursday, May 11, 2017

Solid trip with captain jon.  Had a great time. He even stayed out a couple extra hours more than what we payed for as a courtesy to help us fill the fish limit.  Highly recommend.


Stacey

Fished May 2017

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Jon Darnell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, May 12, 2017

Thank you Stacey! So glad you enjoyed your trip!
Capt. Jon


Went fishing on Saturday, April 22, 2017

Beat our expectations, limited out on both days we booked. Captain Jon is the man!

Fished April 2017

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Jon Darnell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Thanks Wayne & Darlene! It was a pleasure fishing with y’all!


Went fishing on Saturday, November 12, 2016

Fished November 2016

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Jon Darnell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, November 13, 2016

Thank you for booking with me and the great review Sam!


Went fishing on Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Fished March 2016

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Jon Darnell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Thanks for the great ratings Steve, I enjoyed taking you! Glad you enjoyed your first time saltwater fishing!
Capt. Jon