Tails Up Guide Service

100 Cove Harbor Dr
Rockport TX, United States

Captain James Sabo of Tails Up Guide Service offers inshore fishing adventures serving the areas of Rockport, Portland, Port Aransas, and Aransas Pass, Texas. He fishes aboard a 2014 Majek Illusion boat that gives a comfortable ride for up to five anglers and can travel in the shallowest of water to catch the biggest of inshore fish. The boat is fitted out with quality Garmin marine electronics, a trolling motor and an anchoring system, all designed to give you the best inshore fishing experience.

Capt. James specializes in fishing with topwater lures and soft plastics, although he is also happy to fish with live or dead bait at the customer’s preference. This could include mullet, mud minnow, crabs, and sea lice, depending on the type of fish that is being targeted. Your trip will mainly involve sight casting and shallow water stalking for Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, Flounder, and sometimes also Sheepshead, Jack Crevalle, and even Tarpon.

Please note that all anglers are responsible for purchasing a Texas saltwater fishing license with a saltwater stamp prior to their trip. These can be bought at Texas Parks and Wildlife, Deep Sea Headquarters in Port Aransas Texas, or at Rockport Tackle Town. It is also advised that children under the age of 13 bring a comfortable life jacket, as the type 1 vests supplied on the boat can be uncomfortable for smaller kids.

Captain James Sabo of Tails Up Guide Service offers inshore fishing adventures serving the areas of Rockport, Portland, Port Aransas, and Aransas Pass, Texas. He fishes aboard a 2014 Majek Illusion boat that gives a comfortable ride for up to five an

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Boat Specs

Majek Illusion (Center console) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 200HP 2014 Yamaha SHO engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

23 ft
5 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
wading only
Targeted Species
Black Drum

Speckled Trout
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
excluding Port Aransas
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 14 days before the trip date.
Pickup included in price
Transfer from hotels or jetties in Rockport to departure site is available and included in trip rates.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

10% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Checks, Bank Transfer, American Express, PayPal.

About the Captain

James Sabo
Rockport, Texas, United States
Member since March 2016
Capt. James Sabo grew up in Ohio, fishing the Grand River and Lake Erie for Walleye, Smallmouth Bass, and Steelhead. At the age of 18 he moved to Texas, where he started fishing the flats for Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, and Flounder. He has over 20 years fishing experience, with 17 years experience fishing the flats. He specializes in fishing with artificial lures or fly fishing, although he can happily accommodate anglers who prefer to fish with live or dead bait.
Response time: 1 hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

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We had a true 5 star experience with captain Sabo. He’s a stand up guy and kept my 11 and 13 year old daughters on the fish all morning. They never had time to open the snack bag I packed for them. Water for hydration and sunscreen and back on the rods. I highly reccomend tails up guide service.

Fished July 5, 2017
James Sabo (The Captain)
Replied to this review on July 7, 2017

Thank you Sir, it was truly a blessing to spend the morning with you and your family!!! Looking forward to seeing y’all back real soon!!!

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Capt. James was excellent in explaining all aspects of the trip, friendly, and very professional.  Super experience

Fished June 9, 2016
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Fishing with Capt. Sabo was a great experience! He was well prepared and knew what he was doing. Will definitely rebook and recommend him.

Fished May 19, 2016
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