Captain
Alex Zapata

Member since August 2016

Homestead, United States

Background
My name is Alex Zapata, a USCG licensed/insured flats fishing guide and certified fly casting instructor by the IFFF. I guide fisherman on the beautiful flats of Biscayne Bay, the Everglades and the Florida Keys. I have been fishing the waters of South Florida and the Keys for over 20 years. My goal is to show you a great time on the water. I’m a laid back and patient guide who will work very hard to make your day on the water a great experience. I'm always willing to work hard for your success, whether you are a serious hardcore flyfisherman, tournament angler or a beginner just looking to bend a rod. Smiles is what I fish for!
Techniques
Backcountry fishing, Flats fishing, flyfishing, sightfishing the flats, light tackle and live baiting. Flyfishing for tarpon, redfish, bonefish and permit is a specialty. I also offer freshwater trips in the Miami urban canals for peacock bass and exotics. Fly casting lessons and workshops available upon request.

Hey, I'm Captain Alex Zapata

Homestead, United States
Background
My name is Alex Zapata, a USCG licensed/insured flats fishing guide and certified fly casting instructor by the IFFF. I guide fisherman on the beautiful flats of Biscayne Bay, the Everglades and the Florida Keys. I have been fishing the waters of South Florida and the Keys for over 20 years. My goal is to show you a great time on the water. I’m a laid back and patient guide who will work very hard to make your day on the water a great experience. I'm always willing to work hard for your success, whether you are a serious hardcore flyfisherman, tournament angler or a beginner just looking to bend a rod. Smiles is what I fish for!
Techniques
Backcountry fishing, Flats fishing, flyfishing, sightfishing the flats, light tackle and live baiting. Flyfishing for tarpon, redfish, bonefish and permit is a specialty. I also offer freshwater trips in the Miami urban canals for peacock bass and exotics. Fly casting lessons and workshops available upon request.

My Charter Listings

Homestead
trips from
US$ 450

Fishing Reports

Miami shark fishing

September 25, 2017

Shark fishing is one of the coolest and most exciting things to do while visiting Miami and the Florida keys. Sharks get constant attention in TV channels such as Discovery and National Geographic and without a doubt, are the… Read Full Report →


Windy days of bonefishing

October 24, 2016

Fortunately, South Florida wasn't seriously affected by hurricane Mathew, only leaving moderate rain, lots of wind and inactivity. For us, the fishing guide community, any major storm coming means charter cancellations and down time at the dock. Let alone… Read Full Report →


Biscayne Bay snappers, cudas and grouper

October 01, 2016

The fishing for snappers in the shallow wrecks and channels in Biscayne Bay is starting to get consistent and will only get better through fall and into winter time. we have been finding good size muttons, mangroves, yellow jacks,… Read Full Report →


Fall time bonefish and permit fishing

September 29, 2016

late summer and fall is my favorite time of the year for bonefishing, as the water temperatures start to cool off a bit, making the fish actively feed through the day. Fall is also the time of the year… Read Full Report →


Flamingo redfish and snook fishing

September 22, 2016

I'm sure that many of you have heard about the water quality issues, algae blooms and massive grass die off that we have had lately, in many areas throughout Florida bay. Several environmental groups and the Florida fishing community… Read Full Report →


Summer-early fall Bonefish and Permit

September 15, 2016

The fishing for bonefish and permit has been solid in Biscayne bay. We have been finding a good amount of tailing fish in the early Morning hours and cruising/muding fish through the day. Eduardo joined me for a day… Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

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Went fishing on Friday, March 10, 2017

Dad and 14 yr old son had an awesome, perfect day of fishing with Captain Alex - caught tarpon, snook, sea trout, jack, ladyfish and hooked a redfish. Saw crocodile, porpoise, and birds. Captain Alex was professional, knowledgeable and patient. He knows lots of good spots! Great guide! Thanks fishingbooker.com!

Fished March 2017

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Replied to this review on Saturday, March 11, 2017

Had a great time with Arthur and Colin. It was great to watch Arthur catch all his firsts!! He sure has a great passion for fishing! Thank you so much Denisse. Hope to see you guys again soon.