4 Reelz Guide Service

4 Reelz Guide Service offers safe and fun fishing and hunting adventures out of Port O’Conner, TX. Located on the Texas Gulf Coast, the area is famous for its clear shallow waters full of amazing fish, and 4 Reelz offers a great selection of trips to make sure you find exactly what you’re looking for.

The 21 ft Haynie flats boat you will be using is the perfect vessel for getting into the skinny waters where the best fish lurk. She has a cruising speed of 35 knots and space aboard for 4 anglers, and comes equipped with GPS, fishfinder, and everything you will need for a great day on the water.

4 Reelz Guide Service specializes in wade fishing, and Captain James Helms knows all the best spots in the area for whichever species you choose to focus on. He also offers fantastic “cast and blast” trips where you can hunt in the morning and fish in the afternoon to bring home a true feast at the end of a great day out, as well as two day fishing marathons for anglers looking to leave with a massive catch, or determined to beat their personal best.

All trips come with a cleaning and filleting service for anything you want to take away, and although accommodation is not provided for two day trips, Captain James can recommend some great lodging options starting from just $80 per night.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Cast and Blast
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    up to 4 persons
    Hunt the morning and fish the rest of the day in the Port O'Conner area.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    8 hours of fishing out of Port O'Conner, TX targeting Trout and Redfish.
  • Private trip
    Two Day Fishing Adventure
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 days trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    up to 4 persons / day
    Gives you two full days of fishing the Port O'Conner area targeting a variety of inshore species. Lodging is not included in the price, but Captain James can recommend a selection of accommodation options starting from $80 per night.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum
Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Haynie (Flats boat) originally built in 2000. Powered by a 150HP Johnson engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

21 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing


Life Jackets
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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:

About the Captain

James Helms
Port O'Connor, Texas, United States
Member since November 2016
Captain James Helms is a third generation fisherman with over 20 years of fishing and guiding experience. His love for the salt water and bay systems of the the Texas coast is plain to see from the moment you step aboard, and he does everything he can on each trip to ensure a safe and fun day out for all aboard.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Dennis R.
Marble Falls, TX

Full day trip plus

VERIFIED   June 2, 2018
I’ve fished the Gulf coast most of my life. I’ve fished from my own boat and with guides. I haven’t fished Port O’Connor...
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Schertz, TX

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VERIFIED   July 7, 2018
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