Boca Grande Flats Fishing offers light tackle and fly fishing charters in and around Boca Grande. These waters are known for some of the best inshore fishing possible, and are also called the “Tarpon Capital of the World,” so you won’t want to miss out on the opportunities available here. Captain Shane Smetak is a full-time guide who has fished these waters for over 10 years, who is passionate about what he does, and is keen to teach you his skills.
You’ll be fishing aboard an 18’ Maverick HPX18 flats boat which is perfect for accessing the seriously shallow waters that your target fish inhabit. The wireless trolling motors and technical poling skiff allow you to glide silently through the flats and backcountry while your captain will help you perfect your cast. Equipped with a powerful 150 HP Yamaha engine, GPS, fishfinder, and a VHF radio, the boat will get you on the fish without a problem.
Anglers of all levels are welcome and the captain will be only too happy to help you develop the skills to reel one in. There’s nothing Capt. Shane likes more than to see the joy on someone’s face when they make their first catch. All rods, reels, bait, lures, and light tackle are provided so that you’re in the best position to reel one in. He also invites all specialized fly fishers aboard to do battle with the Silver King (Tarpon) among other gamefish.
With such a range of trips on offer, you have no excuse for not experiencing the fruitful and beautiful waters of the Boca Grande. With catch and release mandatory, these trips all offer excellent fun and thrill-seeking opportunities for all ages. Boca Grande Flats Fishing is waiting to whisk you away, so get booking and get on the water.
Rods, reels & tackle
About the Captain
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Mako (Bay boat) originally built in 1973, and restored in 2019. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha SHO engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 53 knots.
Types of Fishing
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