First Cast Guide Service specializes in fishing the bays and back lakes around Port O’Connor, Texas for Speckled Trout, Redfish, and Black Drum. They offer wade or boat fishing with artificial or live bait, and can accommodate all of your fishing needs, whether it’s spending a day with your family or friends.
For the past 38 years, Captain John Ashley has been fishing the shallows of the central Texas Coast. He has been angling with his dad and grandfather since he was 8 and guiding professionally since 1999. Captain John has a reputation for quickly locating the best fish, and he’ll do everything he can for you to go home with filled coolers and unforgettable memories.
His boat is a 25’ Mowdy bay boat that can comfortably take up to 4 anglers fishing at the same time. Fresh out of the water in 2017, it features the latest GPS and safety gear. It also has a 250 HP Evinrude E-TEC Gen 2 engine, a live bait tank, and an ice-box for your catch.
Captain John specializes in using a variety of techniques, including live bait fishing and artificial lure-throwing. You’ll also have the chance to bottom fish, drift fish, use light tackle, and more. Your captain knows knows how to utilize the shell reefs and grass beds of the area in the best possible way, and in addition to Speckled Trout, Redfish, and Black Drum, you might be reeling in Tripletail and Sheepshead!
He uses top-notch baitcasting and spinning reels by brands such as Abu Garcia, Shimano, 13 Fishing Concept, and all the fishing gear and lures are included in the price. Live bait is available for an additional fee and bought before the trip. Catch cleaning is complimentary.
You’re welcome to bring your own cooler on board and any food/drinks you prefer. Be sure to buy a valid fishing license before the trip, wear appropriate clothes, and bring sunscreen.
Kids 5 and older are more than welcome and First Cast Guide Service will make sure their first cast is unforgettable!
You Keep Catch
Catch cleaning & filleting
Rods, reels & tackle
About the Captain
About this listing
Mowdy (Bay boat) originally built in 2019. Powered by a 250HP Evinrude E-TEC Gen 2 engine.
Types of Fishing
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