Bowed Up Fishing Charters—Skiff

Bowed Up Fishing Charters takes you around the shallow waters of Islamorada. If you’re a hardcore angler, you’re going to love these fishing trips. Why? It’s year-round, the hot spots have fish that put up a good fight, and the captain is skilled and knows the area well.

Capt. Tony will accommodate you on his 18’ Hell’s Bay skiff. This ‘Marquesa’ model boasts a large platform ideal for sight fishing and fishing with fly. The boat can take up to two anglers. This means you and your buddy will have the boat to yourselves, and Capt. Tony will be there to assist with fishing.

You need to know how to cast and present the fly to make the most out of your day on the water. The boat is powered by a 115 HP Yamaha, and comes equipped with quality gadgets to keep you safe and dry even when the water’s a bit choppy. There is a live well onboard, and you will have enough storage space. The boat is reliable and quiet enough to get you close to Bonefish.

These trips are truly rewarding. Spring to early summer boasts some of the nicest Tarpon fisheries in the world. They can grow super big and you’ll want to try and outwit them. Year-round, you’ll find consistent fishing here. Redfish, Snook, Bonefish, and Permit are on the chew regularly.

When you’re packing for the trip, you’ll want to bring sunscreen, a cap, sunglasses, and light clothes. Pack food and snacks, grab some drinks, and bring plenty of water to stay hydrated.

You will find all gear and tackle onboard. Capt. Tony has fly fishing equipment, but you’re encouraged to bring your own favorite set. The fishing license is included in the rates.

Capt. Tony has been fishing ever since he was a kid. He knows the area well, and has been working as a guide for the past decade. If you have a bigger party, but still want to fish with Capt. Tony, just scroll down and click on his name to see if there are some free spots on his bigger bay boat. Families just love it, and it’s great for a relaxed day on the water.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    up to 2 persons
    This full day trip gives you a lot of time to fish around the backcountry waters of Florida. You could be fishing the Keys or head to the Everglades. You can catch Snook, Bonefish, Tarpon, Redfish, Permit, and other table fare species. You’ll be super focuses on the technical side of fishing. The package is ideal for veteran fishermen or a couple of anglers. Capt. Tony will provide all the gear. Bring food and drinks, pack sunglasses, sunblock, a cap, and a camera.
  • Private trip
    Sunset Tarpon Trip
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 4:00 PM
    Seasonal trip available 1 Mar - 1 Jun
    up to 2 persons
    Tarpon are back in town. This seasonal trip can be a trip of a lifetime. Spring and early summer around these fisheries have seen some really big specimens. You can enjoy the sunset and go sight fishing for Tarpon. Get them to bite the fly and see how acrobatic they are. The captain will supply all the gear. You should bring snacks and drinks, a cap, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Make some room for a camera to capture the moment.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    up to 2 persons
    This trip is a great chance to go backcountry fishing around the Florida Keys and the Everglades National Park. You’ll be targeting Tarpon, Permit, Snook, Bonefish, Redfish or edibles that you can take to a local restaurant for your own fresh catch dinner! These trips are suitable for experienced anglers looking to improve their skills or land a nice catch. The captain will provide all the gear, as well as the fishing license. Pack sunscreen, sunglasses, a cap, and a camera, as well as food and drinks.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 7 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    up to 2 persons
    The afternoon trip will let you run your morning errands first. Then come onboard, and go sight fishing from the skiff’s platform. This is a package made for seasoned anglers. You can target Permit, Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Bonefish, and many more tasty species. All rods, reels, and tackle are waiting for you onboard. Capt. Tony will take care of the license. Grab your camera, put on sunscreen, a cap, sunglasses. Bring food and drinks.

About the Captain

Tony Horsley
Islamorada, Florida, United States
2 Reports
2 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2014
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.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Bonefish Bonefish
Cobia Cobia
Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish
Snook Snook
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Hell's Bay (Skiff) originally built in 2008. Powered by a 115HP Yamaha engine.

18 ft
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing


Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

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


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


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