Tails Up Guide Service – C. Christi

Tails Up Guide Service focuses on one goal: to give every customer who comes aboard the boat a successful, exciting and enjoyable fishing trip. Give experienced local Captain James Sabo a try and fish the best waters around Corpus Christi.

If fishing aboard an extremely stable boat that can reach the shallowest of waters sounds good to you, then this is the service for you. Captain James’ 23 ft Majek center console is a very comfortable boat to fish off, and it can accommodate up to five people to do so together. The boat is fitted with all the essentials for a successful inshore fishing trip and more - its Garmin electronics, modern trolling motor, and powerful Yamaha motor all combine to make it one of the most effective boats in the area.

During a trip with Tails Up Guide Service, you will be fishing for the best local inshore species such as Redfish, Black Drum, and Speckled Trout. While Captain James specializes in fishing with topwater lures and soft plastics, he is equally at home fishing with live or dead bait, and he will happily provide you with everything you need to fish with your preferred style. Depending on the conditions and your preferences, you can sight cast from the boat, drift, or wade, or even combine a variety of fishing styles.

All the rods, reels, tackle, and bait you will need for your trip will be provided for you. Just make sure that you have a valid Texas saltwater fishing license before stepping aboard the boat.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip (Usually 6-7 Hrs)
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    7 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    price breakdown
    A full day on the water fishing for Redfish, Trout, and many more species in the Corpus Christi area.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 14 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    price breakdown
    Five hours fishing the shallow waters of Corpus Christi with an expert guide, Captain James Sabo. Fish with lures or bait depending on your preference and how the fish are biting.

About the Captain

James Sabo
Corpus Christi, Texas, United States
4 Fishing Reports
41 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
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 of 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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

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

Boat Specs

Majek (Center console) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine.

23 ft
5 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Flats 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
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 14 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 14 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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.

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