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Have you ever wanted to go on an adventure in the Florida Keys? Key Largo, Islamorada, and the whole Florida Keys are the perfect backdrops for fishing charters with Captain Zach. Captain Zach offers guided fishing charters in the Florida Keys that are sure to leave an impression for a lifetime. No matter if you’re an experienced angler looking to hook a big fish or you’re a beginner and want some rod bending action and tasty table fare, Captain Zach can cater your trip to your goals!...Read More
Inshore, Flats, and Backcountry Fishing Key Largo inshore fishing attracts anglers from all over the world who are looking for the “grand slam” of shallow water fishing as you can target numerous prized species in the Florida Keys! Backcountry fishing is done in the inland waters of the Florida Keys and Key West. Flats fishing and backcountry Fishing are done in the same place, as the backcountry holds all the flats.
The shallow waters in the Keys are home to plenty of fish feed, such as shrimp and crab, making it a hotspot for larger fish to prey. You will come into contact with prized monster inshore fish that call these waters home or are just passing through. Water depth in the backcountry can range from 0 to 30 ft of water with massive cuts and channels between the shallow flats and also includes the Mangrove Islands. It's all part of the “backcountry”.
Everglades Fishing An ecosystem unlike any other in the world, the Everglades comprises tropical wetlands across the southern part of Florida. The landscape is home to threatened or endangered species like the West Indian manatee, the wood stork, the green sea turtle, and the Cassius blue butterfly. The area is also known for legally protected plants like the Florida prairieclover and Everglades bully. The Florida Bay is the largest body of water in the park, with over 800 square miles of beautiful water that’s teaming with seagrass, fish, corals, and crustaceans.
Back up in the Everglades you can expect to catch Redfish, Speckled Trout, Mangrove Snapper, Blue Runners, and Permit, Bonefish, and Tarpon as well!
Book a trip above and have a once-in-a-lifetime experience traveling through and fishing in this unique coastal environment. Captain Zach will make sure you have an experience you'll be talking about for the rest of your life.
Captain Zach has been fishing non-stop since he was a child. He was born in North Carolina, hooking bass, chasing reds and fishing for trout in the Asheville Mountains. This place stole him away because of its abundance of species and explosive action!...Read More
While the beautiful North Carolina waters are what got him hooked on fishing, Captain Zach fell in love with the Florida Key flats 9 years ago and has never looked back! His passion drove his to run his own fishing charter service and he's been guiding trips ever since.
For Captain Zach, it’s the feeling of stalking out the fish that gets him going. He has an urge to find fish for people and loves watching the excitement unfold as they land the fish of a lifetime!
As a backcountry fishing enthusiast in the beautiful Florida Keys, he trailers his Beavertail Skiff Elite from Tavernier to Key West. He loves all types of fishing and welcome all types; whether spinning or fly fishing he will put you on them. Book your family fishing charter with Captain Zach today!
Day trip with Captain Zach…..great day! Caught Bone fish, Permit and Jacks!! Had a blast!
Captain Zack was awesome very personable, knowledgeable and hard working to make our trip memorable. Sign up fast he fills up for a reason. Enjoy!
My wife and I did a six hour trip with Zach. We started out in the backcountry and then finished up near the Robbie Bridge. We caught fish at both locations, red drum and snappers. We hooked a tarpon at the end. Zach cleaned the drum ...Read More and snapper and recommended an excellent restaurant that did a superb ;job of cooking them for us. An excellent day of fishing. We would use Zach again on another trip.
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
All rods, reels, and tackle are included.
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.
No, this boat does not have a bathroom on board.
No meal provided.
Fishing License, Rods, reels & tackle
At an Additional Rate
No added costs.
Sunscreen Sun protective clothing/light waterproof jacket Polarized sunglasses and a hat Non-skid shoes preferably Drinks and snacks (no bananas) Any medications you may need If you want to bring your own rod you can Last but not least, a positive attitude & mindset!
Nothing additional needed.
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 customary tip (we recommend 20%).
Yes, cancel for free up to 30 days before the trip.
Where to Buy a Fishing License
No license needed for this trip.
104100 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037, United States