Captain
Pierre Petrila

Member since May 2016

Corpus Christi, United States

Background
I was born and raised on the waters surrounding Corpus Christi and absolutely love being on the water. Fishing is my passion and I enjoy showing clients the amazing fishing opportunities that abound in the Coastal Bend bays, marshes and offshore waters.
Techniques
We target trophy Speckled Trout, Redfish, Black Drum and Flounder in the beautiful bay waters of the Laguna Madre, Baffin Bay and Corpus Christi Bay. During the Summer months, we also specialize in "nearshore" trips, fishing for BIG Ling (Cobia), Kingfish, Dorado and Red Snapper in the Gulf of Mexico. 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 and absolutely love being on the water. Fishing is my passion and I enjoy showing clients the amazing fishing opportunities that abound in the Coastal Bend bays, marshes and offshore waters.
Techniques
We target trophy Speckled Trout, Redfish, Black Drum and Flounder in the beautiful bay waters of the Laguna Madre, Baffin Bay and Corpus Christi Bay. During the Summer months, we also specialize in "nearshore" trips, fishing for BIG Ling (Cobia), Kingfish, Dorado and Red Snapper in the Gulf of Mexico. We also offer flounder gigging, duck and dove hunts and cast and blast trips.

My Charter Listings

 
Corpus Christi
trips from
US$ 500

Fishing Reports

Redfish, Black Drum and Big Trout in the

March 05, 2018

Fishing has been excellent this week drifting over deep sand / grass with either popping cork and live shrimp or soft plastics. Easy limits of redfish along with some BIG speckled trout up to 27". The black drum bite… Read Full Report →


Trout, Black Drum and Reds

April 10, 2017

The cold front last week, along with a drop in tides, had me fishing in slightly deeper water and in holes adjacent to shallow bars, spoil islands and skinny flats. The black drum bite has been very good working… Read Full Report →


Excellent Redfish and Drum Bite

February 23, 2017

The fishing in Baffin Bay and the Laguna Madre has been red hot for black drum and redfish, including a lot of big fish. I have been focusing on shallow wind blown shorelines and deeper channels with strong current.… 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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →


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 →

Customer Reviews

4.87 out of 5 stars from 21 reviews

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Austin, tx
Went fishing on Sunday, March 11, 2018

Fished March 2018

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Went fishing on Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Captain Petrila, did a great job.  I appreciate his taking the time and going the extra mile to get us on the water.  Hard conditions kept most fishermen off the bay (34* and 10-20mph winds).  This is a once a year thing for us; so as long as we are safe, it’s about getting out,  being together, and trying to catch fish.  We gambled the temps would rise, they didn’t.  He spent 4 hrs on the water burning his fuel trying to get on fish in the 34* (below freezing with wind chill and water temp was 41*) weather.  We had one of those “miserable/blast” experiences.  Yep, no fish but he offered not to charge us.  The thing is, we knew there was a minimal to no chance of catching fish, and he didn’t cancel us.  I guess he knew it was important to us just to get out on the water and try.  I look forward to the next opportunity to go out on Captian Petrila’s boat.

Fished January 2018

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Replied to this review on Thursday, January 18, 2018

Thanks for the kind review Curt! That was definitely a tough day but we gave it our best. As all my clients know, I will fish in any conditions (except lightning) and can usually overcome the conditions and find quality fish. The water temps were just too cold that day (39 degrees). I loook forward to seeing you guys next year. Thanks again for booking with Southbound Fishing Charters!

Dallas, Texas
Went fishing on Monday, July 31, 2017

We had an awesome time on a full day trip. The water was calm and very clear. Captain Pierre was very professional and friendly. This is the first time we have ever been deep sea fishing and the experience was amazing.

Fished July 2017

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Houston, Texas
Went fishing on Saturday, July 29, 2017

I will start off by saying we had such a AWESOME TIME!! Captain Pierre was on top of his game when it came to the trip. We caught fish after fish with him and his helper. We caught different types of fish. Went to spot after spot to make our trip awesome. If your wanting to book a trip. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND CAPTAIN PIERRE WITH SOUTH BOUND CHARTERS. It makes the trip so much fun when everyone is laughing having a good time. I sincerely wanna THANK YOU CAPTAIN PIERRE. Until we return. Have a blessed one. And keep showing the people how to have a AWESOME TIME FISHING!!!!

Fished July 2017

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Corpus Christi, Texas
Went fishing on Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Pierre patiently coached us to catch our limit, aggressively pursued a variety of species and knowledgeably informed us of the wildlife, history and topography of the area all while safely and enthusiastically making sure we had an awesome time!

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Captain Pierre was very professional and worked very hard to put us on the fish which can be hard to do in the heat of July. He was always giving tips and instruction to help us with angling tips.  He was always aware of what was going on the water.  I will be back with a charter this fall.

Fished July 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, July 7, 2017

It was an awesome experience, he made it so easy for us, not just a captain, also an instructor for the one that never casted a reel before, always marking sure we had fresh bait on our hooks, Thanks captain Pierre we hope to see you soon.

Fished July 2017

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Houston, Texas
Went fishing on Thursday, July 6, 2017

Captain Pierre was not only knowledgeable and helpful, but he also helped educate us on the topography of the area.

The boat was clean and in good working condition.

He put us on fish…we would definitely recommend Captain Pierre.

Fished July 2017

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Manor, Texas
Went fishing on Monday, July 3, 2017

We had a great time. He put us on fish and was very knowledgeable of the area water. I would definitely recommend his service to everyone.

Fished July 2017

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San Antonio, Texas
Went fishing on Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Pierre was very knowledgeable and personable. We had a great time and caught lots of fish. The smaller trout seemed to be on the bite but we still had a great time. I would recommend a fishing trip with Pierre for all ages. Hope to get to schedule another trip in the future.
Great job Pierre!!!

Fished May 2017

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Austin, Texas
Went fishing on Saturday, May 20, 2017

We had a great time with Capt Jason while we didnt catch our limits or our shark…maybe next time!!!

Fished May 2017

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Houston, Texas
Went fishing on Friday, May 19, 2017

We had a great time with a great captain can’t wait to do it again.

Fished May 2017

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Austin, Texas
Went fishing on Saturday, April 22, 2017

One of the best trips I have been on,

Fished April 2017

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San Antonio, Texas
Went fishing on Saturday, April 8, 2017

Captain Pierre was great. Well prepared for the day and provided a great experience for our family. A bit windy that day, but Pierre was quick to leave one location and move to another if the bite was not on. Much appreciated and will be back in the fall for the redfish.

Fished April 2017

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Pflugerville, Texas
Went fishing on Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Fished March 2017

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Austin, Texas
Went fishing on Thursday, January 26, 2017

Fished January 2017

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San Antonio, Texas
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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San Antonio, Texas
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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San Antonio, Texas
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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United States
Went fishing on Monday, September 5, 2016

Fished September 2016

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Boerne, Texas
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!