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

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4.96
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out of 5 stars from 65 reviews
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Max Trout Limit!!
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Angler Rating
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Good experience
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Friendly captain
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Recommend this charter
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Appropriate for children
93%
Satisfied with the boat
98%
Catch intended fish
96%
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Harry S.
Cedar Creek, TX
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Full day of fishing with Captain Jon

VERIFIED   Weekday Full Day Trip on October 29, 2020
My wife and I spent the day fishing with Captain Jon. From the the time that we booked the charter to the morning of the trip...
Harry S. recommends Laguna Lure Fishing: No Fish No Pay
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Michael L.
Holliston, MA
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Full day with Capt. Jon

VERIFIED   Weekday Full Day Trip on November 2, 2020
I booked a full day AM trip with Capt. Jon for my father, brother-in-law, and myself.  We had a great time filling our limit...
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Sean K.
SIENNA PLANT, TX
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Full day trip with captain Jon

VERIFIED   Weekend Full Day Trip on 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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Drew P.
Leander, TX
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Max Trout Limit!!

VERIFIED   NEW  Weekday Full Day Trip on March 18, 2021
Maxed out on trout even post freeze in Corpus Christi! Great job by Capt. Jon, he took care of everything!
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Mike C.
Magnolia, TX
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December fishing trip

VERIFIED   Weekday Full Day Trip on December 11, 2020
Absolutely great experience!  Superb fishing skills, very helpful and a great guy
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