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Corpus Christi Fishing Reports

Wondering how the fishing is in Corpus Christi right now? We've got your latest fishing reports for in and and around Corpus Christi, Texas from local anglers and professional fishing guides. Plus up-to-date weather reports, including temperature forecasts, wind speed, humidity, and more.

Fishing is huge down here in Corpus Christi! As of 2016, it’s the second most popular outdoor activity in the United States! That’s why we started Saltwater Angler Magazine, to help anglers from all over the world stay up to date on what’s happening in the Gulf Coast fishing world. And if you don’t get to fish as much as you’d like, we have plenty of photos and fishing reports for Corpus Christi and other areas like Port Aransas and Rockport.

Corpus Christi Weather Forecast

August 20, 2018
Corpus Christi, Texas
Feels like 92.34 °F
0% Chance of Precipitation
79% Humidity
Wind Speed 16.48 / Gust 22.59 mph
81 / 92 °F

This week: No precipitation throughout the week, with high temperatures peaking at 92°F on Tuesday.

Conventional Fishing Reports - Corpus Christi Area

If wade fishing, shuffle those feet!

Baffin Bay / Land Cut: Trout and redfish to the wade fisherman throwing artificial lures and topwater baits. Live shrimp and croaker working well on trout, and redfish free lining, and under popping cork. Land Cut is producing good limits on the west side on the drop-offs.

King Ranch Shoreline: Trout bite continues to be hot in the transitions, throwing artificial lures, live shrimp, and croaker working well on trout, and redfish free lining, and under popping cork. Topwater bite is active early for trout and redfish. Wade fisherman having good results on artificial lures for both trout, and reds, with an occasional flounder. Redfish are there on gold spoons.

Laguna Shores: The trout bite is good on artificial lures, live shrimp under a popping cork, and free lining croaker. Redfish are there throwing gold spoons, and soft light colored plastics.

Clem’s / Red Dot Pier: Keeper trout on shrimp and artificial lures at night, flounder are showing up. Call Clem's at (361) 949-8445, or Red Dot Pier at (361) 937-5347 for latest updates.

Beach / Surf: Pup sharks are everywhere on cut bait. Trout on silver spoons, and mullet at sunrise/sunset with better results. Tarpon at the Port A Jetties, with Jacks, bull reds, and sharks. Lots of sharks being caught so be aware of your surroundings. "Shuffle those feet." Nearshore rigs producing snapper, kingfish and more.

Offshore: The lighter winds should help the offshore bite. The bite is on for Kingfish, snapper, and ling.

Bob Hall Pier: Sharks, large hammerhead caught recently, and Tarpon have been reported.

Did you know? As of spring 2017, 51.59 million people in the United States have gone fishing in the last 12 months.

Fly Fishing Reports - Corpus Christi Area

Take your kids fishing in Corpus Christi
Kids fishing in Corpus Christi
Fishing guide taking kids fishing in Corpus Christi

   The smile when you catch a bigger fish than your older brother. Great time as always fishing with this little guy, his brother, and George. We definitely put the smack down on some trout.

Report by Corpus Christi Fishing Guide Capt. Marcus Haralson

Capt. Marcus “Doc” Haralson is a fly fishing guide along the Texas coast. He returned to his hometown of Corpus Christi after serving almost a decade in the military to attend Texas A&M Corpus Christi. After college he worked overseas as a contractor, but the flats kept calling his name. He followed his heart and started Doc’s Fishing Clinic and Guide Service five years ago.

Fly fishing for trout in Corpus Christi
Fly fishing for redfish in Corpus Christi
Fly fishing for trout in Corpus Christi

   Over the years, I’ve noticed that fishing deep inside marshes or lakes that have access to main bodies of water can be phenomenal, especially after a few hours of heavy rain or even days of rain. They might be tucked deep into a marsh, where you feel no fish can survive, or they might be in a lake near a highway that the only people you ever see fishing there are throwing heavy spinning gear and dead bait. If there is skinny water access adjacent to these locations, then you found the areas that you should start looking in, if there is a soft bottom, even better. Continue reading...

Fly Fishing Report by Don Alcala

Don Alcala is President of the Corpus Christi Fly Fishers and manages the fly shop at Roy's Bait and Tackle Outfitters. He also offers private fly casting lessons, and free fly casting instruction on the 1st Saturday of every month with the Corpus Christi Fly Fishers.

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