Bowed Up Fishing Charters—Bay Boat

81576 Overseas Hwy
Islamorada FL, United States

Bowed Up Fishing Charters runs fishing trips around Islamorada backcountry and inshore waters. Here you can get a variety of species, including Permit, Tarpon, Redfish, Snook, and many more. The action is on year round, and Capt. Tony will gladly accommodate novice and hardcore anglers.

You will be fishing from a 22’ Pathfinder bay boat. She is powered by a 150 HP Yamaha, has GPS, a fishfinder and other navigational electronics to make your trip productive. The boat can take up to four people and is ideal for families looking for a fun day out while catching some nice fish.

The boat also as a trolling motor, a live well, and a cooler with plenty of ice. Onboard, you will find all the gear you may need. Capt. Tony will take care of the license, so all you need are food, snacks, and drinks. There is water onboard, but you should also bring your own. Put on sunscreen, bring a cap, sunglasses, preferably polarized, and make some room for a camera. With all the fish swimming around, you will want to have a good shot of your catch.

Capt. Tony will take on kids and parents and will tailor the trip to meet your needs. He’s a knowledgeable captain with a lot of experience fishing in the area. Also, if you’d like fishing with your buddies, Capt. Tony has the skills to put you on more demanding fish. Tarpon, Reds, and Permit can grow really big here. You could fill your bags in no time.

If you’re looking for more technical fishing, Capt. Tony can take you on his 18’ Skiff. Those trips are for more hardcore anglers. Just scroll down, and click on the captain’s name.


Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 650
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    This full day trip will give you a lot of time to explore different spots of Islamorada inshore waters. Capt. Tony will bring all the gear, as well as the fishing license. You should pack snacks, drinks, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a cap. The target species include Permit, Snook, Tarpon, Redfish, and many more table fare species. The fisheries are not far away and Capt. Tony knows how the fish feed. He will work to make your day on the water enjoyable.
  • Private trip
    Sunset Tarpon Trip
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    US$ 500
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    This seasonal trip will let you enjoy the view as the sun sets down and as Tarpon bite. This time of the year, they can be super big, and you can go sight fishing for them, using the fly to entice them. Capt. Tony will provide the gear, but you can also pack your own favorite set. Make room for snacks and drinks, put on sunscreen, get sunglasses, and comfortable clothes. The trip is suitable for both novice anglers and hardcore fishermen.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    This morning trip will see you fishing around the open, inshore waters of Islamorada. You and your family will have a great day on the water. Capt. Tony will work to put you on fish so that you have fun. It’s a relaxing day, packed with action. Capt. Tony will provide all the gear and take care of the license. Bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a cap, drinks and food, as well as a camera and rain gear, just in case. The species include Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, and other edibles which will make for a nice lunch.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    US$ 450
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 100
    each additional person
    On this afternoon charter, you and your fellow anglers will explore the inshore waters of Islamorada. You can get Snook, Redfish, Permit, Bonefish, and many more. They all put up a nice fight and make for a juicy meal. Pack sunblock, sunglasses, a cap, drinks, food, and a camera. Capt. Tony will provide all the gear you may need. It will be a fun and enjoyable day on the water.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bonefish
Permit
Redfish
Snook

Tarpon

Boat Specs

Pathfinder (Bay boat) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Spinning
Jigging
Handline

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License Included

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks

About the Captain

Tony Horsley
Islamorada, Florida, United States
Member since October 2014
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Capt. Tony started fishing when he was a kid. He knows these waters superbly as he learnt about it growing up in Virginia, fishing around the Chesapeake Bay. If someone knows how to put you on fish here, it's him. Capt. Tony has fished the waters of the Florida Keys for over 18 years. You can go fishing aboard a bigger boat and have a fun day on the water, or join Capt. Tony on his skiff for a round of technical fishing. Either way, you'll be in safe hands of a guide who wants to make your trip memorable.
Response time: 11 hours
Response rate: 83%

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4.83
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100%
Appropriate for children
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100%
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John Seibold
Bradenton, Florida
 5.00
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3/4 day with Captain Tony

VERIFIED   November 6, 2017
Had a great day fishing with Capt Tony. He new the spots to target what we were looking for. I will definitely be booking with...
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Didier Pauwels
Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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Tony Horsley made my dream come trough

VERIFIED   July 21, 2016
Tony Horsley made my dream come trough, we hoped to catch big fish and to’get some nice fights. My absolute dream...
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