Captain Zach Stells – 29'

If you are looking to fish in Florida, there is only one way to do so – with a local, who has decades of experience, and can show you an awesome time. Book a trip with Captain Zach Stells for an unforgettable day now and see why this is the best way to fish.

You will spend the day on board his 29’ SeaVee center console. For maximum comfort on board this beautifully–maintained vessel, 4 anglers can come aboard and fish at the same time. This vessel has twin 250 HP engines, which, paired with Capt. Zach’s experience and the boats full navigational equipment, will see you on top of the fish before you know it.

There is a huge variety of species in this area, and, depending on which trip you choose, you can expect to hook Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Tuna, Wahoo, Mutton Snapper, Grouper, Yellowtail Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, and many more.

Fly fishing gear is also included. Two anglers are able to fly fish at once, as you’ll need the extra elbow space. Let the captain know if you want to use this on the trip beforehand, or if you are bringing your own lucky rod.

Depending on the season, you may catch live bait on the trip. However, sometimes the captain will have live bait traps set up already. Either way, you’ll either have more time fishing or have a new experience! Win win!

On the day the gear you use won’t let you down – you’ll use Penn and Fin-nor rods and reels so staying on the fish is as easy as reeling them in. With 36 rod holders on board, there is plenty of room if you want to bring your own gear as well.

Whether it’s drifting live bait for Grouper and Snapper or trolling and live baiting Mahi Mahi, Capt. Zach can put you on the fish. Book in confidence knowing your guide is a local seasoned fisherman with the experience to ensure a great day for you and your crew!



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  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,000
    up to 4 persons
    You will head out in search of Sailfish, Tuna, Mahi Mahi, and Wahoo. For the most enjoyable experience groups should be of 4 people, although 6 anglers can be on board. All rods and reels are provided. Please bring along food and drink – you'll need to keep your energy up.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Offshore and Reef
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $950
    up to 4 persons
    Variety is the spice of life, and this trip is perfect for those looking for that. You will go offshore for Tuna, Wahoo, Sailfish, and Mahi Mahi, then come into the reefs to bottom fish for Mangrove Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, Mutton Snapper, and Grouper. All fishing gear is provided, so you only need to bring food and drinks.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Offshore
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $850
    up to 4 persons
    Go beyond the reef into the blue water, in search of Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Tuna, and Wahoo. You are welcome to bring your own equipment, but for those without there is plenty of Penn and Fin-nor rods and reels to choose from. Please bring along food and drink.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Offshore and Reef
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $850
    up to 4 persons
    Run offshore in search of Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Wahoo and Tuna then come back into the reef for some bottom fishing for Grouper, Mutton Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, Mangrove Snapper. A perfect trip for those looking for a variety! All rods and reels are provided, you only need to bring along snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Reef
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hour trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $850
    up to 4 persons
    The reef isn't far out, so a short run will see you with your lines in the water going after Mutton Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, Yellowtail Snapper, Grouper, Shark, and Jack Crevalle. All fishing equipment is included, you only need to bring along food and drink.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Reef
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    6 hour trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $750
    up to 4 persons
    Fish on the menu include Grouper, Mutton Snapper, Yellowtail Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, Shark, and Jack Crevalle. You can bring along your own gear, but there is plenty on board for you to use too. For maximum comfort, 4 anglers should go on this trip. Please bring along plenty of water and any snacks you fancy.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Reef (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    $650
    up to 4 persons
    A short run to the reef offers plenty of rod bending action with Yellowtail Snapper, Grouper, Mutton Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, Shark, and Jack Crevalle. All the rods and reels are included, so you only need to bring snacks and drinks.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Reef (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hour trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $650
    up to 4 persons
    You will head a short way out to the reef, where you'll see plenty of action from Jack Crevalle, Spanish Mackerel, Mutton Snapper, Grouper, Yellowtail Snapper, and more. Departure times are flexible, giving you plenty of time to have a well-deserved lie-in. All fishing equipment is included, you only need to bring along snacks and drinks.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Amberjack
Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Goliath)

Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Marlin (White)
Permit

Sailfish
Snapper (Red)
Tuna (Skipjack)

Boat Specs

SeaVee (Center console) originally built in 2004. Powered by 2 250HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 57 knots.

Length
29 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
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
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

About the Captain

Lower Keys Sportfishing
Big Pine Key, Florida, United States
Member since February 2017
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Captain Zach Stells owns and operates Lower Keys Sportfishing and specializes in offshore and inshore fishing charters out of the Lower Keys, his passion for fishing has led him all over the continent chasing the next bite, once he landed in the Florida Keys he planted roots and spends most of his days on the water guiding anglers for the hundreds of species that call the surrounding waters home.
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VERIFIED   January 3, 2019
Great time. We would recommend to anyone who has kids.  Captain Zach is very accommodating. Thanks for a great trip.
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