Tails Up Guide Service

1116 Imperial Street
Portland TX, United States

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Boat Specs

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

23 ft
5 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Targeted Species
Black Drum

Speckled Trout

If you’re looking for a fun and informative inshore fishing experience in the area of Port Aransas, then Tails Up Guide Service has the charter for you. Capt. James Sabo will do all he can to make sure that every angler who comes aboard his boat will be in the best possible hands from the moment they step on the boat until the moment they leave.

Depending on the length of your charter, you could be fishing the beautiful and productive fishing grounds of Aransas Bay, Redfish Bay,  Mud Island, Estes Flats, Copano Bay, St. Charles Bay, Corpus Christi Bay and the Beautiful Upper Laguna Madre, Flats, and Back Lakes for Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Black Drum and more. You could be fishing with live bait, dead bait, topwater lures, or soft plastics, depending on the conditions, your preferences, and your target species.

You will be fishing aboard Capt. James’ 2014 Majek Illusion, a boat that is very well suited for fishing the area’s shallow waters. Accommodating up to five anglers, the boat is equipped with Garmin electronics, a wireless trolling motor and an anchoring system to make your inshore fishing trip as productive and enjoyable as possible.

Please remember to bring a valid Texas fishing license with a saltwater stamp with you on your trip. It is recommended for children under 13 to come with their own lifejacket as the type 1 jackets supplied on board can be quite bulky on younger kids.

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
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 Portland 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
Portland, 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%


  • 1116 Imperial Street, Portland
    TX 78374, United States