Boca Grande Flats Fishing
Captain Shane Smetak offers fly fishing and light tackle charters in and around Boca Grande, Charlotte harbor, Pine Island, Englewood Venice and Sarasota Florida. He is a full time guide who has fished these areas for over ten years and is passionate about what he does . He welcomes you aboard to sample this fantastic fishery.
You will be fishing aboard an 18 ft Maverick HPX18 which is perfect for accessing the extremely shallow water your target fish inhabit. This technical poling skiff allows you to glide silently through the flats and backcountry while your captain will help you perfect your cast. Equipped with a powerful Yamaha engine, GPS, fishfinder and a VHF radio, the boat will get you to the fish without a problem.
Captain Shane offers a variety of trips ranging from night trips for Snook and Tarpon to seasonal Bull Red trips and full day Tarpon trips. While he specializes in fly fishing, Captain Shane recognizes that this method of fishing is not for everyone and also supplies light spinning tackle.
Fishing License Included
Rods, reels & tackle
About this listing
Maverick HPX18 (Flats boat) originally built in 2012. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 53 knots.
Types of Fishing
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 2.5% fee.
About the Captain
Member since April 2016
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Went fishing on May 12, 2018
Wonderful time night fishing for snook and day trip Tarpon fishing! Shane was professional, enjoyable, gave a helpful tutorial and guide to using his fly fishing equipment and gave us several opportunities to catch snook and tarpon. He even helped with getting us back to our hotel after the day trip fishing. We enjoyed his company and his expertise on Tarpon, flies, equipment and the area! We can’t wait to do it again next year!! Highly recommend Captain Shane. If you’re looking for a guide, look no further!
Fished May 2018Fished May 12, 2018Brittany Moye recommends Boca Grande Flats Fishing
Went fishing on May 5, 2018
Great trout fishing with captain shane
Fished May 2018Fished May 5, 2018John F recommends Boca Grande Flats Fishing
Went fishing on April 18, 2018
Has to be the best charter I have been on in my fishing life. Shane knows where the fish are, What they are feeding on and when . Very easy guy, lots of good times while fishing. I am going back next year and going after the Silver Kings. I know if you book with Shane you will have the same to say as I did.
Fished April 2018Fished April 18, 2018Peter Olson recommends Boca Grande Flats Fishing