Captain
Tony Zain

Member since December 2014

Holmes Beach, United States

Background
Tony first started fishing with his grandpa in Northern Michigan at the age of 5. After personally testing virtually all of the celebrated hotspots of the US, he finally settled down in what he considers the ultimate fish heaven - the Tampa Bay waterways. Tony has had a privilege to guide fishing charters in many places throughout the country, and fishing in the bay area is by far his favorite.
Techniques
We like to utilize the lightest tackle possible to catch all of the game fish in the offshore waters of Miami. Drifting live and dead bait, bottom fishing and trolling are our preferred techniques. Light spinning rods are used for everything except trolling.

Hey, I'm Captain Tony Zain

Holmes Beach, United States
Background
Tony first started fishing with his grandpa in Northern Michigan at the age of 5. After personally testing virtually all of the celebrated hotspots of the US, he finally settled down in what he considers the ultimate fish heaven - the Tampa Bay waterways. Tony has had a privilege to guide fishing charters in many places throughout the country, and fishing in the bay area is by far his favorite.
Techniques
We like to utilize the lightest tackle possible to catch all of the game fish in the offshore waters of Miami. Drifting live and dead bait, bottom fishing and trolling are our preferred techniques. Light spinning rods are used for everything except trolling.

My Charter Listings

Skyway Sportfishing

Holmes Beach
In demand!
trips from US$ 600

Fishing Reports

Good Sheephead Fishing!

January 29, 2018

Sheephead are starting to bite good on the reefs! Lets get out and get some of the tasty convict fish!! Read Full Report →


Cold Water Fishing

January 08, 2018

Cold water fishing still producing fish. Finally got back out on the reef after a very long cold front. Fishing was pretty slow with a water temp of 54 degrees. But we did manage to get a nice Gag… Read Full Report →


Great King Bite Anna Maria

December 28, 2017

Great Kingfish bite this week off of Anna Maria! We have had some great fishing this week. Multiple cold fronts are predicted for next week. Looks like it could be time to load up on some great eating Sheephead… Read Full Report →


Great Thanksgiving Week Fishing!

November 21, 2017

We have had a great Thanksgiving week of fishing trips! Great fishing! Grouper, Amberjack, Kingfish, Spanish, Snapper, Sharks and Barracudas all biting. What an awesome week of fishing! Hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving! Tight Lines! Captain Tony Read Full Report →


Epic Tampa Bay Grouper Day!

November 07, 2017

We had an absolute blast catching Gag Grouper in Tampa Bay today! The fish were chewing good on live pin fish. Most of the large rocks in the bay were covered with large great eating Grouper! #gaggroupers @gatorjims #skywaysportfishing… Read Full Report →


Beautiful Fall Weather

November 02, 2017

I had a great family from the UK out fishing earlier in the week. We were able to put multiple snapper in the boat, along with some spanish mackerel and a shark. Then I had my regular client Les… Read Full Report →


Cuda’s are Snappin!

October 12, 2017

We have been catching multiple Cudas this week in the 30 plus pound range. Mangrove Snapper bite is very good, along with flounder. The Kingfish, Blackfin Tuna and Bonita are starting to migrate in at full force! Lets get… Read Full Report →


Blackfin Tuna Are Here!

September 26, 2017

Nice moose blackfin tuna today off of Anna Maria Island!! #skywaysportfishing #bradentonbeach #annamariaisland #gatorjimstackle @reelanimalstv #tonyzainfishing Read Full Report →


Great Fall Fishing Is Here!!

September 04, 2017

Hi everyone! It has been a very long time since my last fishing report. We have bought a house and went through a hurricane in the last month. But we have been fishing in between. Fishing was pretty slow… Read Full Report →


Really fun summer fishing!

August 14, 2017

We have been catching lots of fish close to the beach the past month. Lots of Spanish Mackeral, Sharks, Cudas and Snapper off of the reefs from 1 to 3 miles offshore. In fact, lately, we have been having… Read Full Report →


Fun Summer Fishing

July 19, 2017

Paul had a great time with his mom and dad Kristin and Charlie! We caught a bunch of spanish mackeral and a few snapper on our 4 hour charter. Paul is one of the best young anglers I have… Read Full Report →


Weather is hot and so is the fishing!

July 06, 2017

Fishing continues to be good on the nearshore reefs despite hot temps. We are catching a variety of snapper on the bottom, with lots of sharks, false albacore and spanish mackerel on the surface. The weather has been hot… Read Full Report →


June fishing continues to be strong

June 20, 2017

Fishing is nothing short of outstanding right now on the reefs and wrecks off of Bradenton. I have never seen such a variety of fish around at any given time. We fished a full day yesterday on mostly live… Read Full Report →


FAT MANGROVES!

June 01, 2017

We had a fun past couple of weeks of fishing! The mangrove snapper bite has turned on, and we are getting some fat ones! We have also been able to find some nice size kingfish and amberjacks patrolling the… Read Full Report →


May fishing heating up!

May 10, 2017

Fishing is finally heating up again offshore of St. Pete. We have seen the return of the False Albacore and Amberjacks fairly close to the beach. We have been catching them on light tackle over wrecks on live pilchards… Read Full Report →


April Fishing

April 01, 2017

FISHING REPORT FOR THE WEEK OF APRIL 3RD 2017 Fishing has continued to get better for Spanish Mackeral and Kingfish. There are large numbers of Kingfish on the nearshore reefs, but they are on the small size. Lots of… Read Full Report →


Great March Fishing

March 08, 2017

Another awesome week of fishing!! I had a regular client of mine from Jupiter, Florida come to St. Pete. He loves to catch big fish, so I hooked him up on 5 goliath grouper and plenty of sharks!! We… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.96 out of 5 stars from 5 reviews

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Cedar Rapids, ia
Went fishing on Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Fished June 2018

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Bradenton, Florida
Went fishing on Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Captain Tony was awesome.  Caught a ton of fish and helped the kids fish.  Would highly recommend his charter.

Fished April 2018

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Saginaw, mi
Went fishing on Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Surprising a 10 year old is so much fun, but knowing how much this fishing experience means to this 10 year old is priceless.  Winds died down enough to make a beautiful day on in shore waters.  Captain Tony, thank you for all the fish knowledge and all the Michigan fishing stories.  Tony thanks for sharing your beautiful boat and your gift of fishing.  . Captain Tony was awesome!!!  We are already looking forward to our next trip with Captain Tony.

Fished March 2018

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Tony Zain (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Thank you so much Lisa!  It was a pleasure taking your son and husband out today.  Christian is a great fisherman!


Brandon, Florida
Went fishing on Monday, August 7, 2017

I had a great time out on the water with Captian Tony. It was more the. I exprected it to be! I high recommend going with him he is a great Captian!

Fished August 2017

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Tony Zain (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 7, 2017

Thanks Maxx!  I had a great time fishing with you!  Good job catching the toothy fish today!

Jackson, Missouri
Went fishing on Wednesday, July 19, 2017

We honestly had the time of our lives. Tony and Doug were so friendly and helpful especially with our son. We can’t wait to go back and fish with them again!!

Fished July 2017

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Tony Zain (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, August 7, 2017

Paul is one of the best young anglers we have ever had on the boat.  He caught a ton of Spanish Mackeral casting the clark sppon.  Can’t wait till we can fish again!