Tails Up Guide Service

426 Ransom Road
Aransas Pass TX, United States

Tails Up Guide Service offers guided inshore fishing trips throughout the bay systems around Rockport, Port Aransas, and Aransas Pass. Departing from whichever of these areas is most convenient for you, the service will provide you with a fishing trip to remember.

Capt. James Sabo owns and operates Tails Up Guide Service. He fishes aboard a modern Majek Illusion flats boat that can travel in extremely shallow water and lead you to the biggest inshore fish. The boat is equipped with a Garmin GPS system, as well as a trolling motor and anchoring system to allow you to approach spooky fish and stay put while you target them.

You could be using a variety of fishing styles on your trip, from fishing with live and dead bait such as mullet, mud minnow, and sea lice, to using topwater lures and soft plastics, which are the captain’s speciality.  It all depends on how you would prefer to fish and what the captain judges will be the most effective method for the conditions and target species. Your potential catches could include the desirable and delicious Redfish, the Speckled Trout, Black Drum, or Flounder, although you could also hook Shepshead, Jack Crevalle, and even Tarpon on occasion.

While all the appropriate rods, reels, bait and lures are supplied by the captain, it is up to the customer to ensure that they arrive at the charter with a valid Texas saltwater fishing license with a saltwater stamp. While life jackets are of course supplied on board, it is advised that children under 13 bring their own comfortable life jacket, as the type 1 jackets
supplied on board can be uncomfortable for younger children.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 500
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    A full day fishing for Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder and more in beautiful surroundings.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    Inshore fishing for Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder and more.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Black Drum
  Flounder
  Redfish
  Speckled Trout

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.

Length
23 ft
Capacity
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting

Policies

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 Aransas Pass to departure site is available and included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 4% fee.

About the Captain

James Sabo
Aransas Pass, Texas, United States
Member since March 2016
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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: 96%

Aransas Pass Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.81 out of 5 stars from 12 reviews

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I had my 14 year old son with me for a full day trip with James and we had a great time!  First thing in the morning on our way out, James told us we would probably need to work at it to limit out due to the weather conditions and that was fine with me.  Even with the very windy conditions, James was able to get us off to a quick start with a speckled trout within the first 20 minutes.  Shortly after, we hooked a few reds and then moved over to another area where we limited out on reds within a couple of hours.  During the day, we must have had at least four to five instances where we had two fish on the line at the same time!  James recognized when to change up the bait based on the conditions and put us on the fish pretty much the whole day!  He was incredibly patient with my son and did a great job teaching him how to recognize when and how to set the hook based on the whatever we were going after.  Overall, an awesome experience!  I will be back with my son again and next time I will bring my wife and daughter!  Thanks James!

Fished March 30, 2018
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Fished October 26, 2017
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Captain Sabo was great, will do it again!

Fished June 29, 2017
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