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Youth Saltwater Fishing Camp near Corpus Christi, Texas


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Quick Overview

These camps will provide each camper a hands on adventure that will include every aspect of Texas coastal fishing in a location that guarantees a week of learning and fun.

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Youth Saltwater Fishing Camp near Corpus Christi, Texas


The Outdoor Texas Saltwater Camps are located at Bluff’s Landing, just west of Corpus Christi on the Laguna Madre. The facilities, the activities, and the staff are the best of the best. No Outdoor Texas Camp has created more excitement or anticipation or grown faster than the Saltwater Camps. The variety and the success of the camp activities has been remarkable. The decisions to utilize local captains and other local professionals have given the campers the best experience possible. The facilities are located in the center of the camp activities, and their access to these activities maximize the benefits to each camper.

The small number of campers, 20, ensures maximum personal instruction which has a lot to do with the success of the camp.The camp's curriculum has been designed to be unique and innovative while maximizing safety, fun and learning.

Camp Date Options:

Saltwater Camp I: July 24 – July 30
Saltwater Camp II: July 31 – August 6
Saltwater Camp III: August 7 – August 13

Activities Selection

Outdoor Texas Camp is thrilled to be able to add more special activities to our Saltwater Camps in addition to the exciting every day activities the campers are taking part in. Campers get to choose 2 activities to be included in their weekly schedule out of the 6 listed below. They can chose a 3rd activity for an additional fee of $150.

The choices are:

1. Bay trip with a local professional guide. This activity has produced great stringers of fish each and every year. (4 campers per trip)

2. Spend the night on a lighted fishing barge. This is a great activity – always very popular. This overnight trip is followed by an early morning kayak fishing trip across a large flat for trout and redfish. (5 campers per trip)

3. Early morning and late night fishing on Padre Island National Shoreline. The camp will be put together for an evening of tackle rigging, catching bait, and a beach dinner. Evening and late night fishing for sharks and other species that cruise the surf in search of an easy meal. Sunrise surf fishing will be the activity as the sun comes up over the gulf. (5 campers per trip and will be subject to weather).

4. Shallow water adventure with David Norris. David is one of the best shallow water fishermen on the coast of Texas. Campers will fish places where Outdoor Texas Camp has discovered a unique fishing opportunity. Very unique redfish adventure. (2 campers per trip)

5. Evening/late night flounder gigging trip with a professional guide. This trip begins at dark and spends the next 4+ hours searching the shallow waters for flounder and black drum. The use of the gig will be taught by the guide and each camper will have the opportunity to learn and enjoy this unique skill. (4 campers per trip)

Camp Activities

• Spin Casting
• Baits and Lures
• Knot Tying
• South Jetty Fishing
• Pockery Channel Fishing
• Cast Netting
• Tackle Rigging
• Fish Identification
• Fishing Techniques
• Kayaking & Water Safety
• GPS Techniques
• TPW Fishery Tour
• Bays of Texas
• Wade Fishing
• Kayak Fishing
• Pier Fishing
• Offshore Fishing

Typical Camp Day

6:00 am - Wake up
6:30 am - Breakfast
7:00 am - Activity Session I (Ex. Bay and Flats Fishing)
12:00 pm - Lunch
1:00 pm - Activity II (Ex. Knot Tying)
3:30 pm - Activity III (Ex. Cast Netting)
5:00 pm - Activity IV (Ex. Tackle Rigging)
6:00 pm - Dinner
6:30 pm - Evening Activity Session V (Ex. Pier Fishing)
10:00 pm - Lights out

Camp Instructors

All Outdoor Texas Camp Instructors are selected based on 1) their knowledge of the subject, 2) their field experience and 3) their ability to communicate with the campers in a positive manner. The Outdoor Texas Staff is no doubt the "Best of the Best."

Instructors for this camp are:

Michael Shipley – Camp Director
David Norris – Kayak Captain
Area Bay Captains
Offshore Charter
3 Outdoor Texas Leaders

Recommended Packing List:

Personal Life Vest
6 – 7 T- Shirts
Cap or Visor
2 Swimsuits
2 Towels
5 – 6 Shorts
Water Bottle
Bug Spray
Polarized Sun Glasses
2 Pairs of Shoes (Tennis Shoes, Sandals, etc.)

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