Tails Up Guide Service

426 Ransom Road
Aransas Pass TX, United States

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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
Flats Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Targeted Species
Black Drum

Speckled Trout

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.

Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Tank
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Trip Includes
Rod, Reels & Tackle
Live Bait
Catch Cleaning & Filleting
except port aransas
First Mate
Fishing Licence
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 Aransas Pass 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 captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Master Card, Check, 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: 3 hours
Response rate: 90%

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Customer Reviews

4.80 out of 5 stars from 5 reviews

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Awesome fishing ” Captain James” put us all over the fish.. We’ll be coming back for years to come !!!!

Del Harvey  • Fished Oct 09, 2016
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Great day overall. Did not limit, but caught some nice specs and two oversize reds. James worked very hard to make sure everyone was taken care of and had the opportunity to pull in fish.  We will do this again.

Scott Ashley • Fished Aug 12, 2016
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Fishing was fun but we didn’t catch a whole lot. Capt. Sabo was very realistic and worked hard for our success.

Michael Ramsay • Fished Jul 25, 2016
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  • 426 Ransom Road, Aransas Pass
    TX 78336, United States