Live Action Fishing Charters – Backcountry Fishing

Capt. Thomas Zinkand Upper Keys, FL Incorporated Licensed Insured

Head out in the backcountry waters of the Florida Bay and Everglades National Park to catch tarpon, snook, redfish, sea trout, bonefish, snapper, & more. Live Action Fishing Charters will guide your fishing trip for a great day!

Captain TJ Zinkand invites you for an incredible day of fishing the inshore and shallow waters of Islamorada, Florida. This area is known for its ample fishery – hundreds of species so you have almost unlimited options! Typical water depth is less than 20ft and you’re surrounded by the beautiful scenery of mangroves and Florida’s wildlife.

Three guests fit comfortably aboard the 18ft flats boat. There is a casting platform for sight fishing; and Captain TJ provides a cooler if needed. The vessel is also wheelchair accessible, and all safety equipment is certified by the United States Coast Guard.

Captain TJ specializes in targeting Redfish and Snook in the backcountry waters of Florida Bay. Redfish and Snook are mostly trophy fish and are catch-and-release; although during some seasons it is okay to harvest your catch if it fits regulations. These fish put up a great fight and the scenery is beautiful throughout the mangroves. For a spectacular and fun fishing adventure, book your backwater fishing trip today!

Trip price include passageway onboard, fuel, bait, rods, reels, and your license. You’ll want to bring food and drinks for the day. And of course you will want to bring weather-appropriate clothing (including a rain jacket on some days) and of course your sunscreen.

Islamorada is the Fishing Capital of the World – and it’s no wonder why. From inshore and reef/wreck fishing, to offshore and deepsea fishing; there’s tons of opportunity for you group to get a great day of fishing! Let Live Action Fishing Charters provide you their expertise and professionalism to get you a great excursion.

Captain TJ has been fishing his entire life, and looks forward to guiding you to the places he himself fishes. If you’re looking for an offshore adventure, check out Live Action Fishing Offshore options. We really do it all – and are happy to invite you for a great day on the water!

833-I-GO-FISH (446-3474)

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  Launch Location

Overseas Highway, Upper Keys

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Trips start at $450

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1-3 guests

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2009 18' Flats Boat/Skiff

150 HP engine(s)

  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Illegal Substances



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Includes 2 guests
+$50 per additional guest, Max 3 guests

Includes 2 guests (+$50  $ per additional guest • Max 3 guests)

Trip time: 7:00am to 11:00am (4 hours)

3 Day Cancellation Policy

No experience required. Come fish four hours with the best Captain in the Keys! We'll fish Florida Bay for a variety of species homed here. Light tackle is used to catch snappers, trout, even shark! Great for families - book today! 

Close details

Fish Species

Black Drum
Jack Crevalle
Mangrove Snapper
Spanish Mackerel

Additional Details

Safety Features

  • Life Jackets
  • Fire Extinguishers
  • First-Aid Equipment
  • CPR-Trained Crew
  • Flares
  • VHF Radio


  • GPS
  • Fishfinder

Boat Features

  • Cooler


  • Wheelchair Accessible

Boat Gear

  • Casting Platform
  • Livewell

Fishing Techniques

  • Bottom Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Light Tackle
  • Spinning

Fishing Policies

  • Children Welcome
  • Clients Keep Catch
  • No Illegal Substances

Price Includes

  • Catch Cleaning & Filleting
  • Fishing License
  • Fly Fishing Equipment
  • Fresh or Live Bait
  • Lures
  • Rods, Reels & Terminal Tackle

Fishing Location

  • Backcountry
  • Flats
  • Inshore
  • Nearshore
  • Reef

About the Vessel


Capt. Thomas Zinkand

Boat Type

Flats Boat/Skiff

Boat Length


Year Built


Engine Manufacturer


Number of Engines


Engine Horsepower

150 HP