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.
Angler's Choice
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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

4.94 out of 5 stars from 22 reviews

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Corpus Christi, tx
Went fishing on Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Jon was really a great guide, talked to us about every move or how to addresed the fish to get a taker. Nice fellow to talk to and I believe he was Knowledgeable.
would go back anytime.

Fished April 2018

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Jon Darnell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, April 16, 2018

Thank you Chuck! It was great to meet y’all & fish with you! So glad you enjoyed!

Thanks,
Capt. Jon


Bellville, tx
Went fishing on Thursday, April 5, 2018

We were in between cold fronts and fought wind and weather. Capt Jon was great- moving to different spots to find fish. We didn’t catch a lot but caught large. We had a great time. Would definitely use Capt Jon again

Fished April 2018

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Jon Darnell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, April 9, 2018

Thank you Debbie! So glad y’all had a good time!


Austin, tx
Went fishing on Saturday, March 17, 2018

Fished March 2018

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Jon Darnell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, March 18, 2018

Thanks for the great review Trenton!


Houston, Texas
Went fishing on Thursday, February 15, 2018

My boyfriend and I had a great time. Captain John was friendly, funny, and very informative. He answered all the questions we asked! The full day was amazing and would definitely do it again!

Fished February 2018

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Jon Darnell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, February 16, 2018

Thank you Nichole! I’m glad y’all enjoyed! It was a pleasure meeting & fishing with y’all!
Thanks!
Capt. Jon


Weaverville, North Carolina
Went fishing on Saturday, January 27, 2018

From the time I contacted Capt. Jon on email to the time we parted, everything was first rate. His boat located behind his home was convenient as well. He accommodated me by changing a rain filled day to a day considerably more pleasant. Capt. Jon was as personable and helpful as possible and was knowledgeable as to where and how to fish. We caught our limit, and I returned to home base a happy fisherman. I thank him for providing me with a most memorable day.

Fished January 2018

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Jon Darnell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, February 1, 2018

Thank you Ed! So glad you enjoyed your trip!


Houston, Texas
Went fishing on Friday, January 5, 2018

Epic day catching Big Reds and Trout!

Fished January 2018

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Jon Darnell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, January 6, 2018

Thank you for the great review Kevin!


Corpus Christi, Texas
Went fishing on Monday, November 13, 2017

Everything was perfect except the fish didn’t want to cooperate.

Fished November 2017

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Jon Darnell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, December 2, 2017

Thank you for the good review Daniel! Wish the fish had been more cooperative that day, glad we still caught some. Thank you for booking with me!


San Antonio, Texas
Went fishing on Saturday, November 4, 2017

It was the best experience of that I had the captain was not always looking at the time to get back alone is worth catching we were still out there I really would recommend him to anybody

Fished November 2017

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Jon Darnell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, November 6, 2017

Thank you Joseph! I’m glad y’all enjoyed! It was a pleasure meeting & fishing with you two!
Thanks!
Capt. Jon


New Braunfels, Texas
Went fishing on Monday, October 30, 2017

Where do I begin? We had the best time with Captian Jon. He truly made our experience memorable! His knowledge and experience are top notch. You will not be disappointed! He went above and beyond to ensure that my son and I got the most out of our trip and I must say we will definitely be going back to him!

Fished October 2017

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Jon Darnell (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Thank you for the great review Erik! I’m so glad y’all enjoyed your trip! I had a great time fishing with y’all too! Looking forward to seeing y’all again in the future!
Thanks!
Capt. Jon

Corpus Christi, Texas
Went fishing on Thursday, September 21, 2017

Fished September 2017

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Houston, Texas
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!!


Houston, Texas
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!


San Marcos, Texas
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!


Manor, Texas
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!


Houston, Texas
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!


United States
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!


Dallas, Texas
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!

San Antonio, Texas
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!


Houston, Texas
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


Austin, Texas
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!


Lockhart, Texas
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!


Rockwall, Texas
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