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Are you looking for a thrilling fishing adventure? Look no further than Southbound Fishing Charters. Captain Pierre Petrila, an experienced angler, offers unforgettable trips for anglers of all levels in the stunning coastal waters of Laguna Madre and Baffin Bay. With a promise of “No Fish! No Pay!” guarantee, you’ll get to target various offshore and inshore fish species that all anglers dream about. Based in Corpus Christi, Texas, Southbound Fishing Charters is your go-to for a memorable day out on the water.

Captain Pierre Petrila is the experienced saltwater fishing guide behind Southbound Fishing Charters. Born and raised in Corpus Christi, he has dedicated his life to fishing the Coastal Bend waters. His expertise in the Upper Laguna Madre, Baffin Bay, and the Gulf of Mexico make him the perfect guide for fishing enthusiasts and families. As a US Coast Guard certified captain with over two decades of experience, he is committed to offering his clients an educational and enjoyable experience on his fishing trips for all skill levels.

Southbound Fishing Charters’ Majek Xtreme 25+ is the ultimate fishing platform for exploring the Upper Laguna Madre, Baffin Bay, and the Gulf. This hand-built boat offers exceptional stability, safety, and practicality, outfitted with cutting-edge safety gear and advanced fishingntechnology. Equipped with Power Poles, an I-pilot trolling motor, and a 2022 300HP Suzuki 4-stroke outboard, this boat can accommodate up to four clients and is perfect for any fishing enthusiast looking for an unforgettable experience on the water.

We target a variety of prized catches in prime Texan waters. From the Laguna Madre and Baffin Bay, expect Speckled Trout, Redfish, Flounder, and Black Drum. Take in the Gulf of Mexico’s bounty of Red Snapper, Cobia (Ling), King Mackerel, Tripletail, Mahi-Mahi, and even Sailfish. Enjoy a thrilling fishing trip with diverse aquatic species at your fingertips.

Southbound Fishing Charters offers a variety of techniques to catch fish on light tackle. In wade fishing, guests will walk through the water in shallow flats to catch redfish, trout, and flounder. Captain Pierre uses his expertise to guide guests through offshore fishing to catch big game trophy fish such as mahi mahi and sailfish. Bay fishing is also available to catch Redfish, Trout, and Black Drum. With years of experience, Captain Pierre can tailor the fishing experience to fit each guest’s preferences.

Offering many exciting fishing adventures, Southbound Fishing Charters is the perfect choice for both inshore and offshore enthusiasts. With half-day and full-day trips available, you can fish in the Laguna Madre and Baffin Bay or venture offshore in the Gulf of Mexico. Wade fishing and morning/afternoon trips are also available. Multi-boat and corporate trips can be customized, and gift certificates are available.

Providing an exceptional fishing experience with top-of-the-line Penn spinning reels and rods, all necessary tackle, and both artificial and live bait options, Southbound Fishing Charters is the best in Corpus Christi. Safety is a top priority, with life jackets and gear also provided. Customers can bring their own equipment provided they are in good shape, but this is unnecessary. If wade fishing, you must bring all the equipment, including boots, a belt and a stringer. A cooler with ice is included for drinks and food, and fish cleaning and bagging services are also available for a small fee. Come with a valid fishing license, sun protection, snacks, and a camera to capture unforgettable memories.

Southbound Fishing Charters offers an exciting and unforgettable fishing adventure in the Laguna Madre and Baffin Bay. With Captain Pierre’s expertise, you can catch Speckled Trout, Redfish, Black Drum, and Flounder on light tackle. Nearshore trips into the Gulf of Mexico are also available from June-September, where you can catch Snapper, King Mackerel, and more. Families and children are always welcome. With its convenient location, less than 20 minutes from Port A and downtown Corpus Christi, this is the perfect charter to use while visiting the area. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced angler, Southbound Fishing Charters provides an enjoyable fishing experience for all.

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  • Eric Webb
    Eric Webb
    2 months ago

    Had a great time with Capt. Pierre. He found the fish quickly even in windy and cool weather he was very accommodating and my son and I had a blast. The weather on the bay can be a little unpredictable but he prepared us well in advance. Other guides don’t try as hard or have as many positive reviews as Pierre. You really can’t go wrong. We will come back next year for sure.

  • Tom Gonzalez
    Tom Gonzalez
    3 months ago

    Exceptional guide! Very attentive and focused on delivering great fishing. I’ve been fishing with hundreds of guides and Capt Pierre is absolutely at the top of my list. Highly recommend if you want to catch fish with a Capt who is committed to exceptional experience for customers.

  • William Sowers
    William Sowers
    in the last week

    Hands down the Best! I’ve used guides across the US & abroad, and Southbound Fishing Charters is absolutely top notch. There’s not another guide out there that can put you in position to catch more fish than Pierre. He knows where the fish are, what they’re feeding on, and how to catch them. His rods are well maintained and he always has top quality bait. You literally can’t find a better guide.

  • Kari Hair
    Kari Hair
    in the last week

    May 2023- We have been fishing with Captain Pierre for years and had another great trip this week. Pierre is great with kids, beginners, and seasoned fisherman alike and his sense of humor is enjoyable. May 2024- Another great trip with Captain Pierre! Very windy, but still took home some nice trout. Captain Pierre is patient with the kids and moves around to different spots if not getting good bites. He definitely knows the area. We look forward to our next trip with Southbound Charters!

  • Jerry
    Jerry
    2 months ago

    Capt Pierre was very patient with our 6 and 3 yr old grandsons. The 6 yr old caught a 25lb black drum that was more than 1/2 his size. On the way home he said "I love Capt Pierre". We all 5 caught our limit, it was an exceptional day that none of us will forget. Planning our return trip already!

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