Captain Zach Charters in Gulfport, Florida

Guided by Zachary Miller

Inshore Nearshore

About Your Guide

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Captain Zach is an avid angler who has fished Tampa Bay constantly for the last 18 years. His love for fishing began with freshwater fishing for Bass and Catfish with his father in Kentucky and Indiana. Living waterfront as soon as he moved to Tampa, his passion for saltwater fishing soon surpassed all others! He got a john boat at the age of 14 and hasn’t looked back since. Captain Zach has always been an outdoorsman, learning as much as he could about all different species as a child. By now, he's accomplished many of his personal fishing goals and loves to share his passion with others, teaching them the ins and outs of the sport. He has competed in many local tournaments and coordinated with researchers about the habits of local fishes. Captain Zach’s countless hours on the water have allowed him to find the best fish and spots in the Bay. A trip with Captain Zach will be a blast for everyone, whether you're an experienced angler or just learning the ropes!

Captain Zach Charters Trips

If you're looking to try everything that the Tampa Bay can offer, then this trip is your ticket! Get out there with Captain Zach and spend the day casting, trolling, drifting, and jigging for a wide range of popular gamefish species, including King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Amberjack, Cobia, Snappers, Groupers, and more! These classic Florida gamefish offer a little bit of everything—hard fighting, delicious eating, and amazing pictures! Snapper and Grouper are especially well know as delicious eating fish. Captain Zach has decades of experience catching these prizewinners, and he will do everything he can to put you on the fish and give you the best possible chance to catch a champion. You'll be spending the day aboard his beautiful 27' Sea Hunt center console, powered by twin 200HP Yamaha outboards. This fast and versatile boat is perfect for fishing the different conditions you'll see in these waters, and can easily handle the big stuff in the 30 mile range and further. Captain Zach will provide everything you need for a perfect day on the water, including rods, reels, bait, and tackle. His goal is for everyone to have a blast and to catch a bunch of fish! Remember to bring proper clothing, a hat, and sunscreen. Read More

Nearshore Fishing Charter in St. Petersburg

Tampa Bay Nearshore Run

100% (3)
27 ft 1 - 5 People From $160 / person

Are you ready for a fish that will test your strength, stamina, and fishing skill? If you can handle the challenge, the “Silver King” is the fish for you. The majestic Tarpon has become the most sought-after game fish in Florida—especially between May and July. During this short window, these huge saltwater predators migrate up and down the coast, hunting for food. Tides, weather, and the phases of the moon play essential roles in Tarpon behavior, but in the spring and early summer these kings of the inshore are always hungry, biting on both live and artificial bait. Get out there and test yourself against these prime gamefish with Captain Zach, an experienced Tarpon fisherman and one of our top guides in the Tampa area. Tarpon can get up to 200 pounds in this area, so bring your A-game! On the day of the trip, you'll set out aboard Captain Zach's 27' Sea Hunt center console—the perfect boat for fishing the Florida inshore. It's equipped with everything you could possibly need for a successful and comfortable trip, including GPS, Fishfinder, and a Live Bait Well. Captain Zach will provide everything you need, including top-of-the-line rods, reels, bait, and tackle, so that all you have to do is cast out, hook up, and then hold on for the fight of your life! To maximize your time on the water, make sure to bring proper clothing, a hat, sunscreen, and a camera! Any trip with Captain Zach is sure to be picture-worthy, and Tarpon are a particularly photogenic fish. Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in St. Petersburg

Tampa Bay Tarpon Special

100% (3)
27 ft 1 - 5 People From $160 / person

Recent Reviews of Captain Zach Charters

Vinh L.

Fishing

This was by far the most productive charter fishing trip my family has ever been on. Captain Zach and Kevin were extremely helpful and knowledgeable in knowing where the fish are. We caught 4 Keeper Scamp Grouper and 9 Keeper Red Grouper. I could feel that Captain Zach and Kevin did everything they could to maximize our catching potential. I am confident that we could catch even more the next time!

Joey I.

Fishing

Great guy! Great captain. Great Experience!

Kathleen S.

Fishing

Can not say enough good things about Captain Zach. Captain Zach and his first mate Logan were super laid back and were so knowledgeable and helpful. Never fished before in my life and am totally hooked. My family and I went out for the Tarpon all day charter. It was truly an amazing trip and they knew exactly where all the good spots were! Was able catch a yellow fin Tuna, which was what I wanted most of all! Although we couldn’t keep the grouper due to not being season, they were exciting to catch! Definitely recommend Captain Zach who has never fished before. It was a fantastic day! 😎

Species

Amberjack, Black Grouper, Cobia, Gag Grouper, Red Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, Tarpon

Techniques

Bottom Fishing, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Light Tackle Fishing, Sight Casting, Trolling

Types of Fishing

Inshore, Nearshore

Start Location

O'Neill's Marina, Sunshine Skyway Lane South, St. Petersburg, FL, USA | Bodies of water fished: Tampa Bay

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