Captain Tony Melton Charters

Captain Tony Melton strives to provide a productive and fun experience for anyone and everyone that steps on his boat. He prides himself on being versatile in many different fishing styles and on accommodating the particular wants and needs of each and every client and their party.

Capt. Tony will take you fishing on his 23’ Skeeter bay boat. The boat has enough room for a group of 4 to fish at the same time. She features all necessary navigational and safety equipment and she’s powered by a 200 HP Yamaha engine.

When it comes to fishing styles, chances are, if you can think of it, Capt. Tony has done it and loved every minute of it. He prefers shallow water backcountry fishing because there’s nothing like the thrill of pulling a fish away from the mangrove. Your main targets will be Snook, Tarpon, Permit, and Redfish but you can also catch Snapper, Tripletail, Spotted Seatrout, and many more.

Fly fishing equipment is included, only it has to be arranged in advance. Note that 2 people can fly fish at the same time. The captain will provide your fishing equipment and live bait. It can be bought or caught, depending on the season/weather. After the trip, the captain will clean and fillet your catch.

Children are always welcome aboard and their safety and enjoyment are Capt. Tony’s first priority.

Capt. Tony enjoys meeting strangers from all walks of life and seeing them leave as friends.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    price breakdown
    The full day charter is recommended for the angler or a party that wants the most for his money. With a full day charter you can go farther, fish harder, and have the best opportunity to catch the number and quality fish you have been dreaming of. A full day charter is the best way to get the full Florida Keys Fishing Experience.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    price breakdown
    The perfect combination for someone who wants to see and do more, but isn't up for a full day on the water. Target Snapper, Grouper, Redfish, Snook, and many more. The captain will prepare all of your fishing equipment and clean the catch after the trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    price breakdown
    This is a 4-hour fishing trip leaving from the dock at 8:00 a.m. and returning at 12 noon. This trip is perfect for the younger anglers, that may not be able or have the attention span for a full day charter. Usually, on these trips, we tend to not travel as far to our fishing destinations. Some examples of catches on these trips would be Various Snappers, Jacks, Sharks, as well as Sea Trout. Although remember every trip is yours and the captain can customize it to your wants and needs.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 12:00 PM
    price breakdown
    The same as our half day morning trip, but for the not so early risers. You'll be targeting the same fish species.

About the Captain

Tony Melton
Islamorada, Florida, Estados Unidos
1 Fishing Reports
1 Customer Reviews
Response time 8 hours
Member since Julio 2018
Hey everyone! I'm Capt. Tony. I grew up in rural East Texas and learned my love for fishing at an early age from my Dad and my Grandmother. We would spend our weekends fishing in creeks, rivers, and lakes near our home. We had so much fun. It was a great way to spend time with my family and time outdoors. All of our family vacations involved the outdoors and fishing. As soon as I was old enough to work and save money I bought a boat and it was on. I spent my time after school loading up the boat and heading to the lake. Eventually, I got my first taste of saltwater fishing. That was all it took and I was hooked. It became an obsession. It is my passion and I love sharing it with my clients. While I still love catching fish, I really get a thrill out of guiding and teaching what I have learned over all these years to my clients. To me, the biggest thrill is watching it all come together with the look on the faces of each and everyone when the rod bends and the drag starts screaming!

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Bonefish Bonefish
Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)

Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon
Tripletail Tripletail

Boat Specs

Skeeter (Bay boat) originally built in 2015. Powered by a 200HP Yamaha engine.

23 ft
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
American Express

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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VERIFIED   Febrero 13, 2020
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