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Capt. Tony Bozzella

"Light Tackle & Fly-fishing Specialist"

NO FISH NO PAY's that simple!


Captain Tony Bozzella grew up on Long Island as a commercial fisherman. After completing 20 years as a Chief Bo'sun in the navy, the desire to fish was still burning on. Capt. Tony has fished the Florida waters for 24 years. In the mid 90's Tony received his 100 ton USCG License and started a lure Co. Tony hand makes the very lures that you fish with in the backcountry and through out many stores in Florida. Tony's passion for the sport of flats fishing is unmatched.


Tony fishes hard and entered many tournaments. His credits has 3 top 10 finishes on the Professional Redfish Tour, 1st place Mitzi Skiff Redfish Shootout Tour Champion, 1st & 2nd place Celebrity Redbone Tournament, 1st place Key Largo Backcountry Challenge & Top Guide Award just to name a few. He has been featured on ESPN, OLN, FOX Sport Network. Capt. Tony is a true seasoned professional, who is patient, knowledgeable and easy going.


Coverage Area:  Northeast Florida from Fernandina south to Jacksonville and St. Augustine.

Species Targeted:    While Captain Tony can consistently target any of the fish that patrol the waters of Jacksonville, Fernandina Beach and Amelia Island, his specialty lies with Bull Redfish, Sea Trout, Flounder, Pompano, Jack Crevalle and Tarpon!


Please click HERE for a description and pictures of some of the game fish you may catch aboard a Florida Light Tackle Fishing Charter


Methods:  Light Tackle Spin & Plug Tackle and Fly-fishing.  Artificial Lures & Live Bait.

Tournament Charters:  Available for anywhere in coverage area. Click HERE for more information.

Sight Seeing & Nature Tours:  Available for personalized sightseeing & nature tours. 

Maximum Anglers:  Three.  Maximum of two for fly-fishing, unless wading.


Boat:  Captain Tony runs a late model 18' Hewes Redfisher with a 150 Horse Power Yamaha.  The Hewes. is one of the largest  and driest flats boats on the water.  She is extremely stable at rest, and with her unique hull design, Capt. Tony can carry two to three anglers in extreme comfort through a Jacksonville chop.


Charter includes:  Rod, reels, fly gear, live, dead & artificial bait, tackle, fishing licenses, sodas & water, ice, fish cleaning & bagging and no fish no pay guarantee.  Our professional and friendly attitude is free of charge.


Captain Tony is also an accomplished tournament angler.  Captain Tony is a tournament proven champion, winning and placing in numerous events throughout the Jacksonville area.  Equipment & tackle sponsors include: TBS JIGS, Berkley, Yama-Tech, BiteAbait, TFO Flyrods.


Capt. Tony wants you to know that every fishing trip is a unique adventure. He'll do everything he can to make your trip safe, successful, and enjoyable, and he wants your trip to be a special one that you'll remember for a lifetime.


 Reserve  Capt. Tony Bozzellatoday for the Absolute Best in Jacksonville, Amelia Island, St. Augustine and Fernandina Beach Light Tackle Fishing!


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This Month's Featured Fishing Guides:


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Capt.  Derrick Jacobsen


Light Tackle fishing in Islamorada & The Florida Keys with

Capt. Eric Herstedt


Deep Sea Fishing with Capt. Ray McCauley in  Jacksonville &

St. Augustinne


"Light Tackle" fishing for Tarpon, Snook & Redfish around the Tampa Bay/Tarpon Springs area with

Capt. Mike Witfoth


Sight Cast to schools of Giant Redfish in Mosquito Lagoon with

Capt. Jim Ross


Deep Sea & Tarpon Fishing Key West with

Capt. Mike Weinhofer


Fly-fishing in Chokoloskee & 10,000 Islands with

Capt. Ray Culver


Nightime Trophy Snook Fishing with

Capt. Dave Pomerleau


Light Tackle fishing from Jacksonville to St. Augustine with

Capt. Ron Schurr


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