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.

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 tri


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  • Full Day Trip
    7 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 500 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 75 each additional person
  • Half Day Trip
    5 hour trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 450 up to 2 persons
    + US$ 75 each additional person
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About this listing

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
Targeted Species
 
Black Drum
 
Flounder

 
Redfish
 
Speckled Trout
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Garmin
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Garmin
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
except port aransas
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
You Keep Catch
 
Catch and Release Allowed
Payment

15% 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, American Express, PayPal.

About the Captain

James Sabo
Aransas Pass, 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: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

Aransas Pass Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

4.77 out of 5 stars from 10 reviews

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Captain Sabo was great, will do it again!

Fished June 29, 2017
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I hope I get another chance fishing with this captain,we had my great granddaughter with us and he seemed to look out for her above and beyond. Our time on the boat was the best vacation I’ve had in a long time.
                            THANKS CAPTAIN JAMES

Fished June 7, 2017
James Sabo (The Captain)
Replied to this review on June 11, 2017
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Fished June 6, 2017
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