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 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 with lures and live shrimp.
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 with lures and live shrimp.

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 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 with lures and live shrimp.
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 with lures and live shrimp.
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Laguna Lure Fishing: No Fish No Pay

57 reviews
Corpus Christi
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Fishing Reports

Limits of trout, big redfish & flounder!

January 15, 2020

New clients had an action packed morning catching their limits of trout along with a big redfish & a big flounder on cool foggy morning! Read Full Report →


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 →

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4.96
out of 5 stars from 57 reviews
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Appropriate for children
92%
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100%
Catch intended fish
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Sean K.
SIENNA PLANT, TX
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VERIFIED   May 3, 2020
Me and my wife had an amazing day fishing with captain Jon. Very professional and knowledgeable, a top knotch experience....
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Honolulu, HI
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VERIFIED   March 19, 2020
Captain Jon Darnell is the best fishing guide in Corpus Christi!  It wasn’t ideal conditions but Captain Jon got us...
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Roderick G.
Round Rock, TX
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My girlfriend and I had a wonderful time with Captain Jon. He was professional and very friendly. He talked and laughed with...
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Choya C.
Rockwall, TX
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Captain Jon is the best!

VERIFIED   July 6, 2020
Caught some of the biggest fish ever and caught our limit. This was a birthday gift for my wife and Captain Jon was AWESOME....
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Bob S.
CORP CHRISTI, TX
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VERIFIED   June 24, 2020
This was a great experience for my Grandson and I caught fish and had a great time
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