Captain
Pierre Petrila

Member since May 2016

Corpus Christi, United States

Background
I was born and raised on the waters surrounding Corpus Christi. I cannot imagine doing anything else.
Techniques
We mainly target trophy Speckled Trout, Redfish and Flounder in the beautiful bay waters of the Laguna Madre, Baffin Bay and Corpus Christi Bay. Drift fishing from the boat and wade fishing are the primary methods of fishing these shallow bays. During the Summer months, when the winds die down and the seas stay calm for prolonged periods, we also specialize in "nearshore" trips, fishing for BIG Ling (Cobia), Kingfish, Dorado and Red Snapper in the Gulf of Mexico. Trolling, drift fishing, sight casting and bottom fishing are the primary methods for these species. We also offer flounder gigging, duck and dove hunts and cast and blast trips.

Hey, I'm Captain Pierre Petrila

Corpus Christi, United States
Background
I was born and raised on the waters surrounding Corpus Christi. I cannot imagine doing anything else.
Techniques
We mainly target trophy Speckled Trout, Redfish and Flounder in the beautiful bay waters of the Laguna Madre, Baffin Bay and Corpus Christi Bay. Drift fishing from the boat and wade fishing are the primary methods of fishing these shallow bays. During the Summer months, when the winds die down and the seas stay calm for prolonged periods, we also specialize in "nearshore" trips, fishing for BIG Ling (Cobia), Kingfish, Dorado and Red Snapper in the Gulf of Mexico. Trolling, drift fishing, sight casting and bottom fishing are the primary methods for these species. We also offer flounder gigging, duck and dove hunts and cast and blast trips.

My Charter Listings

Corpus Christi
trips from
US$ 425

Fishing Reports

May Fishing is on Fire!

May 06, 2016

The redfish bite has been red hot for the past several weeks in the shallows of the Upper Laguna. Limits and more have been caught on nearly every trip! Further south, the trout bite is also on fire. Shallow… Read Full Report →


Fishing Still Great for Trout and Reds

May 17, 2016

Over the last week and a half, the redfish bite has remained very strong. We have released a number of BIG redfish in addition to catching numerous slot-sized fish. We have been focusing on shallow water (knee deep or… Read Full Report →


Redfish / Trout Laguna Madre / Baffin

May 28, 2016

The Redfish bite continues to be excellent, especially while wading in shallow water with artificial lures. We are also catching them drifting from the boat with both lures and live bait. The trout bite has been good on full… Read Full Report →


Laguna Madre / Baffin Fishing Report

May 30, 2016

As expected, the trout bite has increased dramatically with the decrease in winds. The light winds have provided access to a lot of areas that were too rough to fish over the last few weeks. The biggest fish have… Read Full Report →


Baffin Bay Still Hot for Trout and Reds

June 07, 2016

The rocks of Baffin Bay continue to hold solid trout, as well as some nice upper-slot redfish. Live bait and artificial lures have both worked well. We are also still finding good redfish while wading shallow spoil islands and… Read Full Report →


Big Redfish plus Trout and Drum

October 17, 2016

Fishing for redfish has been outstanding over the last few weeks with both keeper and oversized reds being caught on a consistent basis over sand and grass. The trout bite is also strong, with a lot of solid keepers… Read Full Report →


Redfish and Black Drum Red Hot

October 24, 2016

Fishing remains very good in both the Upper Laguna Madre and Baffin Bay. The Redfish bite has been very strong drifting over shallow sand/grass flats, as well as in deeper channels and guts. We are also picking up a… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.93 out of 5 stars from 5 reviews

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Went fishing on Sunday, January 15, 2017

Enjoyed fishing the Laguna Made. Pierre was very knowledgeable and friendly. We caught a boat load of fish.

Fished January 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Best guided trip to date. Captain Pierre turned us on to a steady dose of action. Pulled in just 1 short our limit of trout 14 along with 3 black drum and numerous under sized reds and trout. Captain Pierre is knowledgeable, patient, personable and result driven.

Fished December 2016

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Went fishing on Sunday, October 23, 2016

Had a great experience with Capt. Petrila he is very familiar with the region especially with Baffin Bay. He was able to put us in great fishing spots throughout the day, we caught the limit on Drum(20), five reds, and six trout which were keepers, we caught a whole lot more which under sized. Good fishing experience for my grandson and his friend whom was a first time fisherman. Pierre got him going on a good casting technique and the boy out fished all of us. I would certainly recommend Southbound fishing to my fishing buddies. I’ll be back soon!

Fished October 2016

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Went fishing on Monday, September 5, 2016

Fished September 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Pierre did a great job of putting us where the fish were.  I am new to flats fishing and he gave me a lot of helpful advice.  Plan to do much more of this with him.

Fished May 2016

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Pierre Petrila (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Thanks Pete! I enjoyed the trip very much and look forward to fishing with you again in the future!