Whatever Turns U On Fishing Charters Llc

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 Yamaha 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 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, Sharks 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 trip includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle, as well as the necessary 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 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
    Offshore Fishing
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Apr 1 - Aug 1
    $1,000
    price breakdown
    $1,000
    The offshore fishing trips can accommodate up to 4 anglers. We provide all rods, reels, bait, ice for your catch, fishing licenses, and terminal tackle. Trips take place out of Sebastian, FL taking us anywhere from 4 to 25 miles out into the Atlantic Ocean. We troll and bottom fish for Snapper, Grouper, Amberjack, Cobia, Mahi, Barracuda, Kingfish, Wahoo, Sailfish, etc... This is a seasonal trip available during the spring & summer due to rough seas during the fall & winter time.
  • Private trip
    Inshore/Nearshore Full Day
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    The 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, ice, bait, and tackle. Customers are welcome to bring their own rods and reels if they prefer. Targeted species will be Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Seatrout, Jack Crevalle, Flounder, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Goliath Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, etc..
  • Private trip
    The Fisherman's Package
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    3 Day Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Overnight stay, lodging
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    The Fisherman's Package deal consists of 3 half day inshore fishing trips along with a 3 day 4 night stay at the Captain's Rental House. The rental house is a fully furnished private 3 bedroom 2 bath home that comfortably sleeps 6 people along with a pool. The house is located just minutes down the street from the local boat ramp, Christenson's Landing. The inshore fishing trip takes place in the Indian River Lagoon and Sebastian Inlet area and we can accommodate up to 4 anglers per trip.
  • Private trip
    Inshore Full Day – Single Angler
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $900
    price breakdown
    $900
    This is a single person inshore trip that takes place on the Indian River or Sebastian Inlet areas. We will fish mangrove shorelines, docks, or the famous Sebastian Inlet for Redfish, Snook, Spotted Seatrout, Black Drum, etc... This is an all-inclusive trip that provides a fishing license, rods, reels, lures, bait, and tackle. Customer can bring their own equipment if they prefer
  • Private trip
    Inshore/Nearshore Half Day (AM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    The 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, ice, bait, and tackle. Customers are welcome to bring their own rods and reels if they prefer. Targeted species will be Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Seatrout, Jack Crevalle, Flounder, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Goliath Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, and more.
  • Private trip
    Inshore/Nearshore Half Day (PM)
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 2:00 PM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $400
    price breakdown
    $400
    The 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, ice, bait, and tackle. Customers are welcome to bring their own rods and reels if they prefer. Targeted species will be Snook, Redfish, Tarpon, Seatrout, Jack Crevalle, Flounder, Black Drum, Sheepshead, Goliath Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, and more.
  • Private trip
    Inshore Half Day – Single Angler
    Low rate deposit non-refundable
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    Seasonal trip (Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat)
    $600
    price breakdown
    $600
    This is a single person inshore trip that takes place on the Indian River or Sebastian Inlet areas. We will fish mangrove shorelines, docks, or the famous Sebastian Inlet for Redfish, Snook, Spotted Seatrout, Black Drum, etc... This is an all-inclusive trip that provides a fishing license, rods, reels, lures, bait, and tackle. Customer can bring their own equipment if they prefer

About the Captain

Shane Trottier
Grant-Valkaria, Florida, United States
34 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
61 Customer Reviews
Response time within an 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

Amberjack Amberjack
Cobia Cobia
Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Gag) Grouper (Gag)

Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Redfish Redfish
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Red) Snapper (Red)
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

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

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Popping
Drift Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

Cancellation Policy

Deposit non-refundable

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

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Catch and Release Mandatory

Payment

Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

Recent Fishing Reports

Happy New Year 2021
Happy New Year 2021
January 1, 2021
Well another year in the bag and here we go for another exciting adventure. We ended 2020 with some tough conditions. The cold fronts were here, then gone, then back again and the winds have been ridiculous. One day the bite was hot then next not. Some days we were making record numbers catching bull redfish one after another then the next day we were lucky to get a bite. The inshore bite in the lagoon has been pretty slow. The cold weather causes the fish to become lethargic so they really don't feed as well during a front. The water is extremely clear throughout the lagoon. We'd pull up to the mangrove shorelines and spot schools of snook, redfish, and trout but they just don't seem to be hungry. We've been able to pull some ladyfish, trout, some smaller snook and also some tripletail here and there. Slow trolling the channel with silver spoons has produced some decent size spanish mackeral as well. The best part of the month has been big jumbo shrimp. We've been cast netting monster jumbo shrimp in the lagoon. It's a lot of work throwing a 20lb cast net all day but it has produced some tasty treats. Sebastian Inlet has been the go to spot and usually is during this time of year. We've been catching numerous amounts of spotted seatrout, black drum, mangrove snapper, sheepshead, flounder, jacks, bluefish and small redfish fishing the shorelines on the inside, west of the bridge. When the seas and winds cooperate we've been running out around the North Jetty or drifting the channel on an incoming tide for big bull redfish and snook. We started off the first two days of the year catching upwards of 30 snook and redfish within a few hours. A couple days before a cold front and a couple days after a front, normally are the best times to fish. Unfortunately snook season is still closed until February 1st. This time of year the redfish at the inlet are all way to big to keep. We will most likely still have some more cold fronts coming but it just means we'll have to work for it. We might not always catch the monsters but we do keep the rods bent. In memory of one of my best friends and die hard snook fishermen, Blayne Doyle. I now have a bell that must be rung every time someone catches a snook on our boat. That was the one thing he asked me to do before he passed away. Hopefully we can ring the heck out of that bell every trip.

Customer Reviews

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100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
98%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
94%
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Vero Beach, FL
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Thank You Captain Shane For Turning Us On To Fishing With You!

VERIFIED   Half Day Inshore/Nearshore on February 20, 2020
Thank you Captain Shane for taking me and my brother-in-law Craig fishing. He is getting ready to return to Iowa to work...
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Half day trip with Captain Shane

VERIFIED   Inshore Half Day – Single Angler on February 19, 2020
Captain Shane should have called his boat the “Smoke Show”. As the reels were on fire on this trip. Shane has a lot of...
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Rossburg, OH
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January fishing trip

VERIFIED   NEW  Inshore/Nearshore Half Day (PM) on January 15, 2021
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Jeff B.
Apopka, FL
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Inshore and offshore with Captain Shane

VERIFIED   Full Day Trip - Inshore/Nearshore on June 29, 2020
Easily two of the best days of fishing I’ve ever had.  Captain Shane is passionate about putting his guests on fish...
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Daniel H.
Inglis, FL
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Fishing with Shane

VERIFIED   Half Day Inshore/Nearshore on June 25, 2020
Celebrating our 10 year anniversary we booked a charter with Shane. We had such a great time. He was so fun and took us to...
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