Landing Zone Fishing Charters

Welcome to LZ Fishing Charters, located in beautiful Anna Maria Island, FL, specializing in offshore fishing in the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay! Your captain, Zack Horton, is an avid angler and outdoorsmen with a love for fishing and everything the ocean has to offer. With Capt. Zack you not only are hopping aboard with a knowledgeable fishing captain but a Capt. that loves to share in and educate with others about the environment and all of the different species of wildlife that you are sure to see on your day on the water.

As far as the fishing goes, your Capt. will reach out and talk to you and your party prior to your trip about what you’re specifically looking to do/catch! Primary targets depending on the time of the year include different species of snapper, king mackerel, spanish mackerel, red and gag grouper, porgies, amberjacks, cobia, and even blackfin tuna. Of course the sharks are ever present as well! If you’re looking for a trip to burn some drag, wear your back out, and test your strength, check out our popular shark fishing trip!

LZ Charters fishes out of a large 26’ Deep V Center Console powered by twin 175 horsepower Suzuki outboards. This boat cruises at 35 kts with a max speed of 50 kts. It has the horsepower to get you and your crew out to the fishing grounds fast! Fishing with a max of 4 anglers, this allows the Capt. and the anglers to have more than enough room to work when reels start singing and fish start hitting the deck. Aboard you’ll find a spot lock trolling motor, 30 rod holders, top of the line GPS and fish finding electronics, a sound system and of course all of the required USCG safety equipment. Capt. Zack provides all of the fishing licenses for your party, all of the rod and reels, the tackle, the bait, a cooler full of ice and bottled water. Simply bring your drinks, bring some snacks, some sunblock (rub on please), don’t forget the sunglasses and you’re ready to roll!!!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    3 Hour Tampa Bay Fishing Trip
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    3 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Price for up to 4 persons
    US $475
    A spin off of our 4-hour trip! A taste of Tampa Bay, for this trip we will be primarily focused on some of the reefs and structure inside Tampa Bay! This trip is perfect for the group that isn't sure of committing to the full 4 hours or more of fishing but wants a taste of it. It's also perfect for youngsters that might not have the attention span for the longer trips! We will be fishing for Snapper, Grouper, Mackerel, Sheepshead, Grunts, and other species that call Tampa Bay home!
    Types of fishing
    Inshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Snook
    Snook
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Redfish
    Redfish
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Spanish Mackerel
    Spanish Mackerel
    Sheepshead
    Sheepshead
    Catfish
    Catfish
    Shark (Bonnethead)
    Bonnethead Shark
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
    Grunt
    Grunt
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip – Offshore (AM)
    In demand! Last booked: 17 hours ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Price for up to 4 persons
    US $599
    Our 4-hour trip is ideal for fishing inside Tampa Bay or sneaking out and hitting the closer nearshore reefs! Inside the bay, we would primarily be targeting Snapper, Grouper, Sheepshead, Snook, and Redfish! Sneaking offshore allows for a larger variety of fish to throw in the box including Hogfish, Grunts, Porgies, Spanish, and King Mackerel but you never really know what you might run into offshore!
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Permit
    Permit
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Hogfish
    Hogfish
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
    Shark (Lemon)
    Lemon Shark
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip –Offshore (evening)
    In demand! Last booked: 6 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 3:30 PM
    Price for up to 4 persons
    US $599
    Our 4-hour trip is ideal for fishing inside Tampa Bay or sneaking out and hitting the closer nearshore reefs! Inside the bay, we would primarily be targeting Snapper, Grouper, Sheepshead, Snook, and Redfish! Sneaking offshore allows for a larger variety of fish to throw in the box including Hogfish, Grunts, Porgies, Spanish, and King Mackerel but you never really know what you might run into offshore!
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Permit
    Permit
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Hogfish
    Hogfish
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
    Shark (Lemon)
    Lemon Shark
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip –Offshore (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 1 day ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Price for up to 4 persons
    US $599
    Our 4-hour trip is ideal for fishing inside Tampa Bay or sneaking out and hitting the closer nearshore reefs! Inside the bay, we would primarily be targeting Snapper, Grouper, Sheepshead, Snook, and Redfish! Sneaking offshore allows for a larger variety of fish to throw in the box including Hogfish, Grunts, Porgies, Spanish, and King Mackerel but you never really know what you might run into offshore!
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Permit
    Permit
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Hogfish
    Hogfish
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
    Shark (Lemon)
    Lemon Shark
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
  • Private trip
    Shark Fishing Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Price for up to 4 persons
    US $699
    For our shark fishing trips we will be using big terminal tackle and big baits, typically we will run offshore to a wreck where the big sharks like to hangout and buckle in for some reel screaming fun.
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Reef Fishing
    Wreck Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Heavy Tackle
    Targeted fish
    Shark (Hammerhead)
    Hammerhead Shark
    Shark (Blacktip)
    Blacktip Shark
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
    Shark (Lemon)
    Lemon Shark
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Offshore (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 9:00 AM
    Price for up to 4 persons
    US $799
    Our most popular trip! 6 hours gives enough time to run offshore and get on different reef species! We typically spend these 6-hour trips between 5-9 miles offshore! On these trips you can expect to catch: Grouper, Snapper, Hogfish, Mackerel, Jacks, Permit, and more depending on the time of year, you can also expect to run into some pelagic (migratory species such as Mahi-Mahi, Blackfin Tuna, Kingfish etc. The 6-hour trip allows for ample time to get on a hot bite offshore and enjoy the day on the water!
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Handline
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Grouper (Goliath)
    Goliath Grouper
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Hogfish
    Hogfish
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
    Shark (Lemon)
    Lemon Shark
    Scup (Porgy)
    Scup (Porgy)
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip – Offshore (PM)
    In demand! Last booked: 2 days ago
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 1:30 PM
    Price for up to 4 persons
    US $799
    Our most popular trip! 6 hours gives enough time to run offshore and get on different reef species! We typically spend these 6-hour trips between 5-9 miles offshore! On these trips you can expect to catch: Grouper, Snapper, Hogfish, Mackerel, Jacks, Permit, and more depending on the time of year, you can also expect to run into some pelagic (migratory species such as Mahi-Mahi, Blackfin Tuna, Kingfish etc. The 6-hour trip allows for ample time to get on a hot bite offshore and enjoy the day on the water!
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Light Tackle
    Handline
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Amberjack
    Amberjack
    Grouper (Goliath)
    Goliath Grouper
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Hogfish
    Hogfish
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
    Shark (Lemon)
    Lemon Shark
    Scup (Porgy)
    Scup (Porgy)
  • Private trip
    All Day Trip (Offshore)
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Price for up to 4 persons
    US $1,200
    Our all-day trip is ran off the coast of Anna Maria Island around the 9-10 mile mark, fishing different reefs and structure offshore. With 8 hours of fishing you never know what you'll run into, but primary targets are: Snapper, Grouper, Hogfish, Mackerel, Jacks, Permit, Tripletail, Amberjacks, Permit, and more depending on the time of the year! Bring Plenty of Sunscreen and drinks for this trip!!! 8 hours goes by faster than you think when you're having fun but this is the fisherman's trip!
    Types of fishing
    Nearshore Fishing
    Offshore Fishing
    Fishing techniques
    Bottom Fishing
    Heavy Tackle
    Trolling
    Spinning
    Drift Fishing
    Targeted fish
    Barracuda (Great)
    Great Barracuda
    Cobia
    Cobia
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    King Mackerel (Kingfish)
    Permit
    Permit
    Snapper (Mangrove)
    Mangrove Snapper
    Grouper (Gag)
    Gag Grouper
    Grouper (Red)
    Red Grouper
    Hogfish
    Hogfish
    Triggerfish (Gray)
    Gray Triggerfish
    Shark (Bull)
    Bull Shark
    Scup (Porgy)
    Scup (Porgy)
    Snapper (Lane)
    Lane Snapper
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 57 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
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Appropriate for children
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Satisfied with the boat
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Travis K.
Excellent
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Good trip and time out with my kids

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Offshore (AM) on June 13, 2024
Communication was great and Zack was prompt to answer my question prior to booking and after.  During our week there, weather...
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4 hour Trip Nearshore

Half Day Trip – Offshore (AM) on March 30, 2024
My son, husband and I had a great time with Zack.  This was our first experience with a fishing charter and he was very personable...
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Brian P.
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5.0 / 5
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Zack is your captain if you want to catch fish!

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Offshore (AM) on July 13, 2024
We had a great time with Captain Zack. He knew the right locations for offshore fishing. We caught more fish than we could...
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Orlana M.
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Fun Fishing Trip with Captain Zack

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Offshore (AM) on April 23, 2024
Captain Zack asked what we wanted out of this fishing trip before we arrived.  We wanted to learn how to fish for ocean fish. ...
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Robert R.
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First time chartering out of AMI

VERIFIED   NEW  Half Day Trip – Offshore (AM) on June 25, 2024
Captain Zack was a blast to fish with!  I brought my 10 year old daughter along. This being her first Florida Charter, she’s...
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FAQs about Landing Zone Fishing Charters

Landing Zone Fishing Charters offers the following trips to customers:
  • US $475 per group - 3 Hour Tampa Bay Fishing Trip (3 hours)
  • US $599 per group - Half Day Trip – Offshore (AM) (4 hours)
  • US $599 per group - Half Day Trip –Offshore (evening) (4 hours)
  • US $599 per group - Half Day Trip –Offshore (PM) (4 hours)
  • US $699 per group - Shark Fishing Trip (5 hours)
  • US $799 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Offshore (AM) (6 hours)
  • US $799 per group - 3/4 Day Trip – Offshore (PM) (6 hours)
  • US $1,200 per group - All Day Trip (Offshore) (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Landing Zone Fishing Charters, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Landing Zone Fishing Charters include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (Live bait/dead bait depending on targeted species)
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Cleaning and filleting is done at no extra charge!)
  • Drinks (Cold bottled water is always available on the boat, however if you'd like anything else be sure to bring it!)
  • First Mate (If we have a large party for an extended day trip, then a mate will be available just to help with extra hands on deck!)
  • Fishing License (Fishing Licenses are provided by the captain and cover you completely during your trip!)

Landing Zone Fishing Charters offers the following types of fishing:
  • Inshore Fishing
  • Nearshore Fishing (up to 9 miles offshore)
  • Reef Fishing
  • Wreck Fishing

Landing Zone Fishing Charters offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Handline

Top targeted fish species with Landing Zone Fishing Charters include:
  • Amberjack
  • Grouper (Gag)
  • Grouper (Red)
  • Hogfish
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Scup (Porgy)
  • Shark (Bull)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Spanish Mackerel
  • Triggerfish (Gray)

Meet the Captain

Zack Horton
Holmes Beach, Florida, United States
3 Fishing Reports
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57 Customer reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since March 2024
Angler's Choice
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I actually grew up in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, right along the Mississippi river. I grew up hunting and fishing and when I was old enough my friends and I ventured out onto the river and that's where we stayed, catfishing, bowfishing and every other kind of fishing activity in between. It was what I did every free moment I had. When I moved to Florida about just shy of 10 years ago, I started to dive into saltwater fishing, and it opened such an amazing and beautiful world to me with so much to learn! I loved the variation of species and the different methods of fishing that I had never gotten to experience growing up. I loved it so much that I studied it for years and decided that even after graduating college that being in the fishing industry is where I wanted to be. Having a boat be my office and getting to share fishing experiences with people is truly a privilege and a dream come true. I wouldn't have it any other way.

About this listing

Targeted species

Amberjack Amberjack
Grouper (Gag) Gag Grouper
Grouper (Red) Red Grouper
Hogfish Hogfish

Boat specs

Sea Chaser (Center console) originally built in 2013. Powered by 2 175HP Suzuki engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
26 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
up to 9 miles offshore
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Handline

Amenities

GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Live bait/dead bait depending on targeted species
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Cleaning and filleting is done at no extra charge!
Drinks
Cold bottled water is always available on the boat, however if you'd like anything else be sure to bring it!
First Mate
If we have a large party for an extended day trip, then a mate will be available just to help with extra hands on deck!
Fishing License
Fishing Licenses are provided by the captain and cover you completely during your trip!

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation up to 3 days prior to trip

You can cancel or modify your booking up to 3 days before the trip date, free of charge. If you cancel or modify your booking later, or fail to show up, you'll forfeit 100% of what you've paid.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
I love sharing new fishing experiences with kids as they are some of my fondest memories as a child myself. Children over the age of 4-5 seem to enjoy it the best and are able to really make the most of it.
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and save on credit card fees at the dock.

No additional fees.
Book with 30% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 30% deposit to guarantee your reservation.

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
PayPal
Bank Transfer

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