Whatever Turns You On Charters is based in Sebastian, FL, and is here to offer you the fishing trip of your dreams, be it inshore, offshore, or anything in between. Captain Shane Trottier is a lifelong fisherman who will be happy to do everything in his power to get you hooked up.

You will be fishing on a 22’ Sea Hunt bay boat that’s powered by a 200 HP Suzuki outboard engine and has plenty of space for up to four prospective anglers. In addition to the standard safety and navigation gear, it has a livewell for bait, and a wireless i-Pilot trolling motor to help with easily spooked fish.

The fishing locations will vary depending on what you want to do. A standard inshore trip will take place in the Indian River and Sebastian Inlet areas where you’ll be fishing for Redfish, Snook, Tarpon, Trout, Shark, and more. Offshore trips, on the other hand, can take you anywhere up to 30 miles out to fish for the likes of Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, and others.  Whatever you want to do, Captain Shane will help you make the most of it.

The price of any saltwater trip includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle, as well as the necessary saltwater fishing licenses (this includes Snook stamps).  Anything you catch will be cleaned after the trip for your convenience, and the captain recommends you bring along a pair of polarized sunglasses and non-spray sunscreen.

The captain can also accommodate your stay with the Captain’s Vacation Rental house, a fully furnished private 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with a pool. Comfortably sleeps 6 people and is just minutes from the local boat ramp at Christenson’s Landing in Grant, FL. Feel free to let him know if you’re interested.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    2 Hour Trip – Light Tackle Inshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    2 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $250
    If you're not looking for anything fancy and just want a quick little trip to get out on the water for a bit, for some light tackle fishing with the kids or grandparents, this is your trip. You'll go out around the Indian River Lagoon in the Grant, FL area fishing for pretty much whatever's gonna bite the hook. Possible catches are mangrove snapper, pigfish, pinfish, seatrout, snook, redfish, puffer, catfish, ladyfish, sheepshead, stingray, and more. This trip is priced per group of up to 4 people.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $450
    The half day (4hr) inshore/nearshore trips take place in the Indian River and Sebastian Inlet area. We offer an all-inclusive trip that includes fishing licenses for up to 4 people, rods, reels, bait, and tackle. Targeted species will be Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Seatrout, Jack Crevalle, Flounder, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Goliath Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, and more. This trip is priced per group of up to 4 people.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Inshore / Nearshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $525
    The 3/4 day (6hr) inshore/nearshore trips take place in the Indian River and Sebastian Inlet area. We offer an all-inclusive trip that includes fishing licenses for up to 4 people, rods, reels, bait, and tackle. Targeted species (Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Seatrout) and much more. This trip is priced per group of up to 4 people.
  • Private trip
    4 Hour Trip – Offshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    The offshore bottom fishing trips are out of Sebastian Inlet going anywhere from 4 to 12 miles out.  During this trip, we drop anchor fishing reefs and wrecks using live and dead baits. This is an all-inclusive half day trip (4 to 5 hours) that includes fishing licenses for up to 4 people, rods, reels, bait, and tackle. Targeted species are Cobia, Snapper, Triggerfish, sharks, Tripletail, Grouper, Amberjack, etc...This trip is priced per group of up to 4 people.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    The full day (8hr) inshore/nearshore trips take place in the Indian River and Sebastian Inlet area. We offer an all-inclusive trip that includes fishing licenses for up to 4 people, rods, reels, bait, and tackle. Targeted species will be Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Seatrout, Jack Crevalle, Flounder, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Goliath Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, and more. This trip is priced per group of up to 4 people.
  • Private trip
    6 Hour Trip – Offshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    The offshore bottom fishing trips are out of Sebastian Inlet going anywhere from 4 to 20 miles out into the ocean. During this trip, we drop anchor and fish reefs and wrecks using live and dead bait. This is an all-inclusive 8-hour trip that includes fishing licenses for up to 4 people, rods, reels, bait, and tackle. Targeted species are cobia, snapper, triggerfish, sharks, tripletail, grouper, amberjack, etc.
  • Private trip
    8 Hour Trip – Offshore
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $900
    The offshore bottom fishing trips are out of Sebastian Inlet going anywhere from 4 to 20 miles out. During this trip, we drop anchor, fishing reefs and wrecks using live and dead bait. This is an all-inclusive full day trip (8hrs) that includes fishing licenses for up to 4 people, rods, reels, bait, and tackle. Targeted species are Cobia, Snapper, Triggerfish, sharks, Tripletail, Grouper, Amberjack, etc. This trip is priced per group of up to 4 people.
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About the Captain

Shane Trottier
Grant-Valkaria, Florida, United States
46 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
71 Customer reviews
Response time 1 hour
Member since November 2017
Even as a straight A student through school I could never figure out what I wanted to do for a career. I've had a passion for fishing my entire life and one day while taking some friends fishing I realized that I really enjoy putting people on fish and seeing the excitement it brought to them. I decided to get my Captains license and do a job that I love. Pictures don't show everything or the time it takes to catch some of these big fish. As your Captain/Fishing Guide I will do everything in my power to get you on that big one.

About this listing

Targeted species

Cobia Cobia
Grouper (Goliath) Goliath Grouper
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Boat specs

Sea Hunt (Bay boat) originally built in 2017. Powered by a 200HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of fishing

River Fishing
Indian River Lagoon
Lake Fishing
Three Forks Marsh
Inshore Fishing
Sebastian Inlet
Nearshore Fishing
Nearshore reefs
Offshore Fishing
Artificial & Natural Reefs
Reef Fishing
Nearshore Reefs
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Sebastian River, Turkey Creek, Three Forks Marsh

Fishing techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Bowfishing

Amenities

Fighting Chair
GPS
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
depending on the trip and type of bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Upon request
Drinks
Water provided
Fishing License
License not included for freshwater trips

Cancellation policy

Deposit non-refundable

If it is unsafe to travel, you may still cancel free of charge or change the date(s) of your booking.

Listing policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
Customers provide their own child's life jacket
You Keep Catch
But not necessary
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory
for sharks, and out of season species

Payment

Pay online in full

Pay online in full through FishingBooker and avoid unnecessary hassle with carrying extra cash.

No additional fees.
Book with 15% deposit, pay rest to captain

When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit 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:

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Visa
Mastercard
American Express
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Bank Transfer
When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, an additional 2.5% charge will apply.

Recent Fishing Reports

Hurricane Ian
Hurricane Ian
October 1, 2022
Post storm trips and the start of October has been fantastic. Hurricane Ian didn't seem to bother the mullet run much at all other than the water levels being a little high. Millions of mullet are still swarming down the lagoon and all through Sebastian Inlet and the predators are chewing. We've been catching a bunch of slot redfish, 25" to 32" snook, tarpon, jack crevalle, and Spanish mackerel this past weekend. Next week looks like it might be a little choppy at the inlet and offshore but the lagoon should be popping. Looking forward towards the end of the month the big bull reds should start to show up as well.
Fall Mullet Run 2022
Fall Mullet Run 2022
September 20, 2022
Well anglers it's 100%, the fall mullet run is in full effect now. Millions of mullet have been migrating down the beach getting sucked into every inlet of the Indian River Lagoon system along the way. Like I always say this is my favorite time of year to fish inshore because bait is easy to find and the predators are extremely hungry. Snook, redfish, tarpon, trout, jacks, sharks, etc.... are all around taking a piece of the pie. Sebastian Inlet and the beaches have been our main focus this month. We're catching all sizes of snook from little pumpkins to monster 40"+ snook and some medium size redfish as well. It hasn't been to hard to find them either. As soon as those big mullet schools come into the inlet, there's nothing but fireworks. The snook, tarpon, and sharks have been blasting these mullet up on the surface making a very exciting show. This month we started up doing some airboat trips with the new boat. Did a little bowfishing and airboat rides. I'll tell you what, bowfishing is a lot more challenging than I thought. Because of all the rain we've been having lately the airboat rides have been fantastic. Since the waters been up we can now go back in all the beautiful cypress hammocks and run the trails. We were also able to score a couple nice gators, one off of the bay boat, and one on the airboat with Captain Joe Smith. Next year we're looking to add in gator hunting to one of our other options and possibly team up with Captain Joe for gator hunts.

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
5.0 / 5
out of 5 stars from 71 reviews
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Photos & videos by reviewers (171)
Fishing with Shane
Fishing with Shane
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
95%
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Andrew C.
GRANT VLKRIA, FL
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Captain Shane!

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore on July 15, 2022
My husband and I booked a half day inshore trip and it was the best fishing experience we ever had! It seems like we had a...
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Melissa M.
Melbourne, Florida
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Great Day!

VERIFIED   Inshore/Nearshore Half Day (PM) on June 1, 2022
Shane did a great job! He was very knowledgeable and took us to some great spots. We caught a lot of variety of fish, even...
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Stephen L.
Lake Mills, WI
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Half day trip with Shane

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore on July 11, 2022
We did near shore fishing with Shane today. he did a great job of getting us fish within the first 60 seconds of fishing. All...
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Kyle D.
Clovis, NM
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   Half Day Inshore Single Angler on July 6, 2022
Captain Shane was super knowledgeable about the area and what we were fishing for. Was professional and and plenty to offer...
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Sly P.
GRANT VLKRIA, FL
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2 Hour Inshore

VERIFIED   Special 2 hour trip for Paul Phillips on April 15, 2022
Mother and son fishing trip to learn some basics and keep the kid engaged. The captain was awesome and made it a wonderful...
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FAQs about Whatever Turns U On Fishing Charter

Whatever Turns U On Fishing Charter offers the following trips to customers:
  • $250 per group - 2 Hour Trip – Light Tackle Inshore (2 hours)
  • $450 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore (4 hours)
  • $525 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Inshore / Nearshore (6 hours)
  • $650 per group - 4 Hour Trip – Offshore (4 hours)
  • $650 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Inshore/Nearshore (8 hours)
  • $750 per group - 6 Hour Trip – Offshore (6 hours)
  • $900 per group - 8 Hour Trip – Offshore (8 hours)

When you book a trip with Whatever Turns U On Fishing Charter, you can expect the following amenities onboard:
  • Fighting Chair
  • GPS
  • Fishfinder
  • Live Bait Well
  • Wireless Trolling Motor
  • Ice Box

Trips booked with Whatever Turns U On Fishing Charter include:
  • Rods, reels & tackle
  • Live Bait (depending on the trip and type of bait )
  • Lures
  • Catch cleaning & filleting (Upon request)
  • Drinks (Water provided)
  • Fishing License (License not included for freshwater trips)

Whatever Turns U On Fishing Charter offers the following types of fishing:
  • River Fishing (Indian River Lagoon)
  • Lake Fishing (Three Forks Marsh)
  • Inshore Fishing (Sebastian Inlet)
  • Nearshore Fishing (Nearshore reefs)
  • Offshore Fishing (Artificial & Natural Reefs)
  • Reef Fishing (Nearshore Reefs)
  • Flats Fishing
  • Backcountry Fishing (Sebastian River, Turkey Creek, Three Forks Marsh)

Whatever Turns U On Fishing Charter offers the following fishing techniques:
  • Light Tackle
  • Heavy Tackle
  • Bottom Fishing
  • Trolling
  • Spinning
  • Jigging
  • Popping
  • Drift Fishing
  • Bowfishing

Top targeted fish species with Whatever Turns U On Fishing Charter include:
  • Cobia
  • Grouper (Goliath)
  • Jack Crevalle
  • King Mackerel (Kingfish)
  • Redfish
  • Shark (Blacktip)
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper (Lane)
  • Snapper (Mangrove)
  • Snook
  • Spotted Seatrout
  • Tarpon