Shadowcaster Flats Fishing - 22'

Shadowcaster Flats Fishing welcomes you down to Key West and invites you out to a forgotten world of mangrove islands, winding backcountry, and white sandy flats. This is the Florida Keys like they were a hundred years ago, full of a staggering variety of amazing inshore species. Get ready to target each and every one!

You will be spending your trip aboard the latest addition to the Shadowcaster fleet – a 22’ Pathfinder bay boat built in 2013. The vessel can cruise at 40 knots to get you to the best fishing spots and can carry up to four guests out in search of great fish.

The vessel is equipped with GPS and fishfinder to sound out the best spots and has plenty of stable deck space for sight-casting on the flats. Her stealthy trolling motor lets you navigate the skinny waters and narrow channels without making a sound, sneaking up on even the spookiest fish out there.

You will be given quality light tackle to bring in this who’s who of shallow-water species: Bonefish, Tarpon, Permit, Trout, Jacks – you name it, it’s here! You will have the choice of live bait fresh from the tank or a range of lifelike lures, meaning no fish will be able to resist your hooks.

Shadowcaster Flats Fishing invites anglers of any age or experience level aboard and Captain John will work with you to build the perfect trip for you and your party. So whether you want a morning of fun with the family or a full day of pure sportfishing with your old fishing buddies, you will get an experience tailored to your goals and priorities.

All trips come with tackle, bait, lures, and licenses. At the end of your trip, Captain John will clean and fillet all your fish for you, so remember to bring your cooler! Other than that, some sunscreen, and maybe some snacks and drinks, the boat is loaded with everything you’ll need. Jump aboard and start catching fish!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Spend the whole day on the water, exploring the depths of the Great White Heron and Key West National Wildlife Refuge to battle hard fighting inshore favorites like Bonefish, Tarpon, Permit, and Trout.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $650
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    With a couple more hours on the water, you can get in even more great catches of Bonefish, Tarpon, Trout, Jacks, and much, much more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Spend the morning fishing around the Great White Heron and Key West National Wildlife Refuge. Explore thriving mangrove islands, calm channels, and white sandy flats only inches deep. All these waters are full of amazing fish and wildlife. Get ready to experience the Keys like they were a hundred years ago.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 30 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $550
    up to 3 persons
    + $50
    each additional person
    Spend the afternoon fishing for a huge variety of shallow-water species around the untouched nature of the Great White Heron and Key West National Wildlife Refuge.

About the Captain

John Smouse
Key West, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
8 Customer Reviews
Response time 7 hours
Member since November 2015
Captain John moved down to Key West after graduating from the University of Georgia. He has spent the last 20 years running charters and has got hundreds of clients on to that fish of a lifetime. Captain John is the owner-operator of SHadowcast Flats Fishing and he runs every trip with passion, preparation, and professionalism – this is his company and he's proud of it! He was trained by the best in the business and is constantly trying to improve his game. Everyone is welcome aboard Shadowcaster trips, from kids and first-timers to pros and old-timers.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Bonefish
Jack Crevalle
Permit

Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon

Boat Specs

Pathfinder (Bay boat) originally built in 2013. Powered by a 150HP Yamaha 4 stroke engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 40 knots.

Length
22 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Jigging
Popping

Amenities

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

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 30 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
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.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% 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

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