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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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 →

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4.96
out of 5 stars from 39 reviews
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Appropriate for children
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Lindsay J.
East Peoria, Illinois
 5.00
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We greatly enjoyed fishing with Captain John!

VERIFIED   February 11, 2019
Great communication, great knowledge, VERY helpful, and put us on fish in some crazy weather conditions! I highly recommend...
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Amanda G.
West Sacramento, CA
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Full Day Trip

VERIFIED   November 21, 2018
Had a Fantastic Day, Jin made sure we were secure in a canal with the rainy weather and the. Room out into the bay. We caught...
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Richard S.
Kentfield, CA
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Full Day With Captain Jon

VERIFIED   October 18, 2018
I had a great day fishing. Capt. Jon knew the fishery and what to use. Besides being a good guide, he was a great guy to spend...
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Rene C.
Mill Valley, CA
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Great Trip with Capt. Jon!

VERIFIED   July 27, 2018
Capt. Jon took the 3 of us out and showed us a great time. Jon was very helpful in giving us tips on how to use our bait and...
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Barry R.
Austin, TX
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The day started early. At first slow going, the fish where watching, lol. As the day went on. The conversations relaxed the...
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