Captain
Freddie Zona

Member since October 2014

New Smyrna Beach, United States

Background
My name is Capt. Freddie Zona the owner and operator of Freddie Z Fishing aboard Southwind Charters. I have been fishing for a living in the waters of Central Florida since 1994. I enjoy meeting new people and showing them a great time on the water with some awesome fishing. So bring the whole family for a day of making memories and having fun.
Techniques
Fishing out of Ponce Inlet we are blessed with some great versatile fishing. From 5 miles to 50 miles offshore we have numerous wrecks, reefs, ledges & artificial reefs. We can accomodate your favorite way of fishing from bottom fishing to troilling.

Hey, I'm Captain Freddie Zona

New Smyrna Beach, United States
Background
My name is Capt. Freddie Zona the owner and operator of Freddie Z Fishing aboard Southwind Charters. I have been fishing for a living in the waters of Central Florida since 1994. I enjoy meeting new people and showing them a great time on the water with some awesome fishing. So bring the whole family for a day of making memories and having fun.
Techniques
Fishing out of Ponce Inlet we are blessed with some great versatile fishing. From 5 miles to 50 miles offshore we have numerous wrecks, reefs, ledges & artificial reefs. We can accomodate your favorite way of fishing from bottom fishing to troilling.
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My Charter Listings

New Smyrna Beach
trips from
US$ 700

Fishing Reports

2015 A few awesome catches

December 11, 2015

Just a few awesome catches aboard the Southwind with Capt Freddie Zona during 2015. Remember book your dates as soon as possible during the busy season from April-August dates will fill up fast especially Fridays-Sundays. ‪#‎freddiezfishingaboardsouthwind‬ ‪#‎freddiezfishing‬ ‪#‎southwind‬ ‪#‎nsbfishing‬… Read Full Report →


The bite is on!!

December 28, 2015

Both trolling and bottom fishing has been great. The extended day trip is the best trip to take and you can experience both types of fishing. Read Full Report →


The bottom bite in on!!

February 28, 2016

We also caught Grouper, Red Snapper and sharks that had to be released, along with many other fish that did not fit in the size regulations. Read Full Report →


The Mahi bite is going off!!!

April 25, 2016

Book your trip now!! Catching Mahi, Wahoo, Kingfish and Sailfish. Grouper open May 1, 2016 Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.89 out of 5 stars from 18 reviews

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Went fishing on Tuesday, December 13, 2016

We had an awesome day today! Captain Freddie Z and 1st Mate Josh were working their tails off all day. When we parked our vechicle, Josh was there getting our coolers out of our truck and onto the boat and likewise after the trip. Captain Freddie put us on top of the fish all day and Josh was taking fish off our hooks and rebaiting our hooks in the blink of an eye. I would highly recommend fishing on this boat, as it has plenty of room for 6 people and with a crew that we had, we were very well taken care of. We caught so many red snapper! Lots of Bubba Sea Bass! Limited out on King Fish! Our fish were cleaned at the dock after we got in and plenty of ice was givin to us for our ride home. Thank You Capt. Freddie Z and and Josh! We will do business again.

Fished December 2016

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Freddie Zona (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Thank you for the kind words. We are all about Saltwater Entertainment for the whole family. It was a great 3/4 day and we look forward to fishing with your family again soon.
Tight Lines Capt. Freddie Z

Went fishing on Monday, November 14, 2016

My husband, son and daughter in law really enjoyed our trip with Captain Freddie Z and First Mate Josh.  They made sure we enjoyed the trip and made it fun.  He has great knowledge of where to find the fish.  We caught ten beautiful king mackerel’s and several other fish.  We took the half day trip but intend to book an 8 hour trip on our next visit to Florida.  The boat was excellent with lots of room and very clean. 

Frank and Lorraine Taylor, Wallace, NC

Fished November 2016

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Freddie Zona (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, November 17, 2016

Thank you Lorraine we are so happy you enjoyed your fishing day and look forward to fishing with your family again soon.
Capt. Freddie

Went fishing on Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Book this boat…you will not be disappointed. We only had a few hours this morning but it was a fun trip and everyone caught fish. We nailed a BIG Red and some good eating Sheepshead. Captain Frankie and Josh were spot on and professional all around.

Fished November 2016

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Freddie Zona (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Thursday, November 10, 2016

Thank you for fishing with us we truly enjoyed the day. Looking forward to putting you on some serious big game fishing next time.
Thanks again,
Capt. Freddie

Went fishing on Thursday, September 22, 2016

had an awesome time

Fished September 2016

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Freddie Zona (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, September 23, 2016

Thank you for fishing with us Max.

Went fishing on Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Had a great half day trip.  Would definitely book again.

Fished July 2016

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Freddie Zona (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, July 15, 2016

Thank you for fishing with us we look forward to the next trip.
Capt. Johnny Eskew

Went fishing on Friday, July 1, 2016

Freddie and Keith would both amazing to our party of 6. We all ended up catching something with some having multiple catches. They explained everything to us and helped us when we needed it especially the children. I would recommend to all. Great first time experience and we will definitely book them again.

Fished July 2016

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Freddie Zona (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, July 2, 2016

Thank you Karen for the kind words. We look forward to fishing with your family again.
Take care
Capt Freddie

Went fishing on Friday, March 18, 2016

Fished March 2016

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Freddie Zona (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Thank you for the awesome review and the photo. We look forward to fishing with you again.

Went fishing on Saturday, February 27, 2016

Best fishing trip ever.  In two hours we pulled in around 80 fish, 27 were keepers.  Mostly sea bass, trigger fish and tuna.  Captain Freddie and his crew Keith are very knowledgeable making the trip very enjoyable. Once back at the dock they cleaned and packed the fish for us.  They recommended we bring the fish to “Outriggers Restaurant” which we did.  It was amazing how they prepared the fish, best ever..

Fished February 2016

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Freddie Zona (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, February 29, 2016

Thank you Tom for the review. It was very nice meeting your family. We hope to be fishing with you again in the future.


Went fishing on Thursday, December 31, 2015

Couldn’t ask forf a better crew, as captain Freddie & 1st mate Keith made the trip. Any Question you had Kieth could help with great information. We even had one in our party get lost & called 4:30 a.m. in morning for direction, which was given. Only thing captain Freddie wanted to know who was that person person that called!!!!! Only negitive item, one person in our party got blocked in in the parking lot and to wait more than 3 hours for another returning charter to come in.(It was the guy that called at 4:30 in the morning.) Paying by credit card is way behind the times in this day & age and I’m a old fart

Fished December 2015

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Freddie Zona (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, January 4, 2016

Hi Raymond, Thank you for the review. Sorry about getting blocked in the parking lot that is out of our control. As far as the credit card goes Capt. Freddie’s secretary usually meets the charters when they come in for the day to run card from the square. When she is not available he uses the paper format. Thank you for fishing with us and we look forward to fishing with you again.

Went fishing on Monday, December 28, 2015

We had the best charter ever aboard the Southwinds Charters! caught a limit of King’s early, we had doubles and even triples going at the same time. Almost non-stop action early on the Kings and then we went trolling for Sails and Mahi and caught 4 NICE Mahi and a 75# plus SAILFISH! Capt FreddieZ and First Mate Keith were AWESOME! They knew exactly what to do and when and coached me through landing my first sailfish ever! Then on the way back they made a stop on a reef and we caught black sea bass….......MMMMM!  THE BEST CHARTER I ECER HAD!

Fished December 2015

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Freddie Zona (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, January 4, 2016

Hi Allen, Thank you for the review. You guys had a great day of fishing and Capt. Freddie was so happy to hook you your first Sailfish. Thank you for fishing with us and we look forward to fishing with you again.

Went fishing on Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The first mate,Keith, provided everything to make our trip rememberable. We caught large Amberjack, Dolphin,and Barracuda. We went out to the shelf and did not catch as much as we would liked but it was Sept. and the end of the seasonal migrations. Good charter and would sail with them again.

Fished September 2015

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Went fishing on Saturday, August 15, 2015

Fished August 2015

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Freddie Zona (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, August 30, 2015

Thank you Ryan so glad to hear you had a great saltwater experience. We hope to fish with you again.

Went fishing on Monday, July 20, 2015

Had a great time.  We caught 14 across the 5 of us.  Had 4 adults and 1 six year old.  Freddie and Keith are both very nice and helpful.  Put us on fish right away and it was pretty much non-stop the entire time.  Freddie has a sports pro cam overlooking the fishing chairs.  Check out the films and pics at his website.  See you next year, Freddie.

Fished July 2015

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Freddie Zona (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Thank you for the review Chris. Had a great day looking forward to fishing with you again.

Went fishing on Thursday, July 2, 2015

Had a great time. Captain and crew were awesome.
Can’t wait to go again

Fished July 2015

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Freddie Zona (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Friday, July 10, 2015

Thank you Eric for the review ready when you are to go fishing again.

Went fishing on Saturday, June 20, 2015

We had a great time with Freddie Z and Johnie.  They had great stories and a lot of experience fishing off of New Smyrna.  The boat and the adventure were great.  We caught enough fish for many tasty dinners to come.

Fished June 2015

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Freddie Zona (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, June 22, 2015

Thank you Frank for the review. We are very happy you enjoyed your fishing trip. The stories are never ending when you fish with Freddie Z Fishing and Southwind Charters :-) Look forward to fishing with you again.

Went fishing on Saturday, June 13, 2015

Guide took us 10 miles off shore to a wreck, fishing was slow. We moved half a mile to another wreck…..non-stop action. Wide variety of fish. Guide suggested different baits depending on what we wanted to catch. Amazing trip.

Fished June 2015

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Freddie Zona (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, June 15, 2015

Thank you for the review. We are very pleased your family enjoyed the fishing day aboard our boat. We look forward to fishing with you again on your next trip to the sunshine state.

Went fishing on Thursday, June 11, 2015

We had a great day with Freddie Z, and his deckhand, Keith. There were 6 of us fishing, and the crew took us to a great fishing spot and made sure we all caught some fish! All together, we caught 5 Amberjacks, 2 Barracudas, and a couple Vermillion Snappers. There was also a couple of times that we had fish on, and as we were reeling it in, the fish gotten half eaten by something big, which we all enjoyed watching :) I would highly recommend this charter company to anyone looking for a very friendly crew, safe atmosphere, and reasonably priced trip for a family fun time!

Fished June 2015

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Freddie Zona (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, June 15, 2015

Thank you Kevin for the kind words. We are very happy you had a great time and hope to fish with your family again.

Went fishing on Monday, April 6, 2015

We went out with these guys for an afternoon trip and had a great time, we caught lots of fish and saw lots of marine wildlife as well. The captain and crew are very laid back, polite, hard working, and have an extensive knowledge of the area.Thanks for a very enjoyable day!

Fished April 2015

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Freddie Zona (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, April 13, 2015

Thank You we are very happy you enjoyed fishing with us.