4 Reelz Guide Service

If you’re looking for a Texas fishing adventure that’ll allow you to get really up close and personal with these waters, hop aboard 4 Reelz Guide Service! Captain James Helms, the man behind this charter, specializes in wade fishing, and he can’t wait to introduce you to the clear shallow waters of the Texas Gulf Coast.

Capt. James is a 3rd-generation fisherman who grew up exploring these waters, so it’s safe to say he knows a thing or two about getting the fish to bite here. He runs a selection of trips that are suitable for guests of all ages and skill levels, so you’ll be sure to find exactly what you’re looking for.

You’ll be starting your adventure aboard your captain’s 21’ Haynie flats boat, capable of accommodating up to 4 guests. She’s the perfect vessel for navigating these seriously skinny waters, where plenty of prized fish lurk! She comes equipped with GPS, fishfinder, and all the safety gear you’ll need for a comfortable and stable day on the water.

Capt. James knows all the best wading spots in the area for whichever species you’d like to focus your attention on. Flounder, Redfish, Black Drum, and Speckled Trout are all on offer. In addition, he runs “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 your visit. Capt. James also offers multi-day trips for anglers who want to spend plenty of time on the water.

Your trip includes a cleaning and filleting service for anything you want to take home, and you’ll be provided with all the fishing gear you need. Although accommodation is not provided for multi-day trips, Captain James can recommend some great lodging options when you book. All you need to do is grab a fishing license and cast off with 4 Reelz Guide Service!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Cast and Blast Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Nov 2 - Jan 26 (Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $800
    price breakdown
    $800
    Get the best of both worlds on this full day adventure, as you hunt during the morning and fish the rest of the day in the Port O'Conner area. You'll be targeting inshore favorites such as Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder. All gear will be provided, so just bring a valid fishing license.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun)
    $650
    price breakdown
    $650
    What could be better than getting back to basics and spending a full day exploring what Port O'Conner, TX is famous for – inshore fishing! On this trip, you'll be targeting the popular Speckled Trout and Redfish, and your captain will make sure you're decked out with all the fishing gear you need. Just bring a license.
  • Private trip
    Multi–Day Fishing Adventure
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    2 Day Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    Seasonal trip (Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $550
    price breakdown
    $550
    If you can't think of anything better than escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life for some top fishing action, join your captain on this trip! You'll spend 2 full days fishing the Port O'Conner area, targeting a variety of inshore species such as Redfish and Speckled Trout. Lodging is not included in the price, but Captain James can recommend a selection of well-priced options upon booking. All fishing gear is included, so just bring a license.
  • Shared trip
    Half Day Trip – Wade Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Wed, Thu, Fri)
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    If you've got some free time during the week, love wade fishing, and can't think of anything better than getting up close and personal with these waters, join your captain on this trip! You'll be casting with artificial lures for species such as Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Flounder. All gear will be provided for you, so just bring a fishing license.

About the Captain

James Helms
Port O'Connor, Texas, United States
3 Fishing Reports
3 Customer Reviews
Response time 3 hours
Member since November 2016
Captain James Helms is a third-generation fisherman with over 20 years of fishing and guiding experience under his belt. His love for the saltwaters and bay systems of the Texas coast is plain to see from the moment you step aboard his vessel! He can't wait to introduce you to this fantastic fishery and will do everything he can on each trip to ensure a safe and fun day out for all aboard.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Black Drum Black Drum
Flounder Flounder
Redfish Redfish
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout

Boat Specs

Haynie (Flats boat) originally built in 2000. Powered by a 150HP Johnson engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 35 knots.

Length
21 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Jigging
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

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
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 25% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 25% 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
PayPal

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.78
out of 5 stars from 3 reviews
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Fishing with James
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Anglers Claimed
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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
50%
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Laine F.
Houston, Texas
 5.00
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Full day with captain helms

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on September 19, 2020
Hard day in the water. Not many fish but had a great time. He was prepared to stay extra time with us to put us on fish and...
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Dennis R.
Marble Falls, TX
 4.33
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Full day trip plus

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on 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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Frank E.
Schertz, TX
 5.00
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VERIFIED   Full Day Trip on July 7, 2018
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