Boca Grande Flats Fishing

6499 Boca Grande Causeway
Placida FL, United States

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.

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


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Boat Specs

Maverick HPX18 (Flats boat) originally built in 2012. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 53 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
3 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing
Targeted Species
 
Bonito
 
Jack Crevalle

 
King Mackerel (Kingfish)
 
Redfish

 
Snook
 
Spanish Mackerel

 
Spotted Seatrout
 
Tarpon
Amenities
Toilet
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Bed
Flybridge
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Kitchen
Refrigerator
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Outriggers
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Fly Fishing Equipment
Wireless Trolling Motor
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Snacks
Drinks
First Mate
Fishing License Included
Lunch
Fly Fishing Equipment
Policies
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 24 hours before the trip date.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
 
Catch and Release Mandatory
Payment

30% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. 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: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, American Express, PayPal.

About the Captain

Shane Smetak
Placida, Florida, United States
Member since April 2016
I am a previous fly shop owner an an avid tarpon fly fisherman, I thought I would share my passion for tarpon with clients! I also have a passion for catching tarpon on light spinning tackle with artificial plugs. My preferred method is Fly, but not everyone is a fly fisherman!
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

4.67 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews

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Weather was not to conducive to be out and about, (Very Windy).  Capt. Shane knew where to go to keep us out of the wind and where fish would bite.  It was up to us to get the fish so I can’t blame the Capt. for the missed strikes.  I would highly recommend this trip and I will be doing it again in the near future. 

Thank you, Shane.

Fished March 15, 2017
Shane Smetak (The Captain)
Replied to this review on March 29, 2017

Thanks Mark, had an awesome time looking forward to doing it again!

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L O W tide today, windy & cold. Captain found sheltered area but bite was slow.

Fished February 10, 2017
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First time fishing in salt water or large game fish to this caliber. Went out tarpon fishing in the morning and with success of catching and landing a tarpon. Setup of the boat was easy to move around to catch the fish. Captain knowledgeable and talking through how to land the tarpon. Captain easy to interact with and entertaining. Would highly recommend heading out with Captain Shane for tarpon fishing.

Fished May 27, 2016
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