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Fishing Info


Light Tackle, Wading

Water Type

Inshore, Flats

Skill Level

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced


Black Drum, Flounder, Redfish, Sheepshead, Speckled Trout / Spotted Seatrout, Tripletail

About Your Trip

Hop on board with Captain John Ashley of First Cast Guide Service and experience an action-packed day of fishing in Port O’Connor, Texas! Captain John has fished these waters for over 20 years and is a highly-respected guide in the POC area.

Prepare to test your casting accuracy as you fish in and around POC’s inshore and nearshore waters along with their reefs, flats, and backcountry waters. Captain John will help you chase Black Drum, Speckled Trout, Sheepshead, Redfish, and many more fish species. These trips are also family-friendly - Captain John loves teaching little ones about the various fish species in the area.

Make sure you bring a valid Texas Saltwater Fishing License, food and drinks of your choice, sunscreen, and a hat. First Cast Guide Service will provide all rods, reels, tackle, and lures. They will also fillet your fish for you at the end of the trip at no additional cost.

Come and explore this fishing paradise and make some everlasting memories with Captain John and First Cast Guide Service!

About Your Guide

Captain John Ashley offers inshore fishing charters out of Port O'Connor and Seadrift, Texas, fishing the bays and backwaters for Redfish, Speckled Trout, Flounder, Black Drum, Sharks, and Triple Tail.

Captain John's happy to wade fish or drift fish from the boat with artificial or live bait. He can accommodate all your fishing needs, whether fishing with family, friends, or corporate groups.

Click "See Dates" to Search It, Book It, Live It with Captain John Ashley of Port O'Connor, Texas and Captain Experiences!



August 11, 2020


Verified Review

Good experience learned a lot . Did not catch any fish but enjoyed the company.

Garret M.

June 11, 2017

Very professional and amazing food! Captain Jerry and John know where the fish are and put you on them. Not to mention very fun and outgoing. Coming back for sure!

Chris P.

June 27, 2014

Captain John is awesome ! Best salt water fishing trip experience EVER !! Limited out on Reds and also caught many specs. Highly recommend First Cast Guide service.

Daniel P.

August 9, 2014

This coming Saturday going to see my friend Captain John. This will be our third consecutive year going with him. The man is totally amazing and takes u to the fish. Especially redfish!!



All rods, reels, and tackle are included.

Fish Cleaning

This guide will clean your catch for you.


Feel free to enjoy responsibly, but please no glass.


You will get a refund if the trip is canceled due to weather.

Boat Restroom

No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.

Live Bait

No live bait provided.


No meal provided.

Gear & Packing


Rod and reels and necessary tackle

At an Additional Rate

No added costs.

Recommended Packing

Sun screen Sunglasses Hat or cap and suitable clothing for the season Cooler for food and drinks

Required Items

Texas salt water fishing license

Things to Keep in Mind

Payment & Tipping

After paying the deposit, a QR Code will be emailed to you. On the day of the trip, your guide will scan your QR code to automatically transfer the remaining balance. The only cash needed is for a 10-20% customary tip.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Yes, cancel for free up to 14 days before the trip.

Where to Buy a Fishing License

Find a license for your state here.


Start Location

Port O'Connor, Texas, USA

Start Time(s)

07:00 AM, 08:00 AM


5 hours, 8 hours,