Tails Up Guide Service

J C Barr Boulevard
Port Aransas TX, United States

At Tails Up Guide Service, my goal is to share over 20 years of fishing experience with each customer in order to provide a successful and exciting trip! I, Capt. James Sabo, would love for you to give me a try fishing some of the best waters in Rockport, Port Aransas, Aransas Pass, Ingleside, Corpus Christi, and Portland.

I specialize in fishing the inshore waters with live or dead bait, as well as artificials/lures. I use light tackle, and I show you the best techniques for wading, sightcasting, and shallow water stalking. My boat is a very comfortable and spacious Majek center console that is perfect for stalking fish on the flats. It will give up to five people a smooth ride and is equipped with everything you need for a great day on the water.

I would love to have the opportunity to share my passion for fishing with you. Please take a moment to see what some of my customers are saying and click on the ‘reviews’ button below.

All the gear, bait, and lures you will need for your trip is included in the price. Please purchase a valid Texas saltwater fishing license prior to your trip.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    7 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 500
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    6-7 hours on the water, fishing for a variety of delicious inshore game fish species, such as the sought-after Redfish, Speckled Trout, and Black Drum.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 75
    each additional person
    4-5 hours on the water, fishing for species such as Redfish, Speckled Trout, Black Drum, and many more.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

  Black Drum

  Spotted Seatrout

Boat Specs

Majek (Flats boat) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

23 ft
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Fly Fishing Equipment


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 14 days before the trip date.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% 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:
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 5% fee.

About the Captain

James Sabo
Port Aransas, 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%

Port Aransas Fishing Calendar

Customer Reviews

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Guide was really friendly and helpful.

Fished March 24, 2018
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