Boca Grande Flats Fishing
One of our top picks in Placida. 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
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.
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
Member since April 2016
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Went fishing on March 15, 2017
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 2017Fished March 15, 2017Replied to this review on March 29, 2017
Thanks Mark, had an awesome time looking forward to doing it again!Mark Foster recommends Boca Grande Flats Fishing
Replied to this review on March 29, 2017
Thanks Mark, had an awesome time looking forward to doing it again!
Went fishing on February 10, 2017
L O W tide today, windy & cold. Captain found sheltered area but bite was slow.
Fished February 2017Fished February 10, 2017William Phoenix recommends Boca Grande Flats Fishing
Went fishing on May 27, 2016
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 2016Fished May 27, 2016Chris Hydukovich recommends Boca Grande Flats Fishing
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