Captain
Shane Smetak

Member since April 2016

Placida, United States

Background
I am a previous fly shop owner an an avid tarpon fly fisherman, I thought I would share my passion for tarpon with clients! I also have a passion for catching tarpon on light spinning tackle with artificial plugs. My preferred method is Fly, but not everyone is a fly fisherman!
Techniques
I am a die hard Tarpon fanatic! My preferred way of fishing is Fly fishing. There is something about catching a 100+lb Tarpon on some feathers and Thread that i tied! I also like light tackle spinning rods.

Hey, I'm Captain Shane Smetak

Placida, United States
Background
I am a previous fly shop owner an an avid tarpon fly fisherman, I thought I would share my passion for tarpon with clients! I also have a passion for catching tarpon on light spinning tackle with artificial plugs. My preferred method is Fly, but not everyone is a fly fisherman!
Techniques
I am a die hard Tarpon fanatic! My preferred way of fishing is Fly fishing. There is something about catching a 100+lb Tarpon on some feathers and Thread that i tied! I also like light tackle spinning rods.

My Charter Listings

Placida
trips from
US$ 250

Fishing Reports

End of May Tarpon Fishing

May 24, 2016

Tarpon Fishing is in full swing! The bite has been hot! The snook bite is starting to get good on the beach as well! June is just gonna get better! We fished the hill tide the other day and… Read Full Report →


Tarpon Fishing

April 29, 2016

The Tarpon Bite is heating up! We were just out and jumped 3 fish and landed 1! It is just going to get better! More fish are showing up on a daily basis! Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.67 out of 5 stars from 4 reviews

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Went fishing on Wednesday, 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 2017

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Shane Smetak (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Thanks Mark, had an awesome time looking forward to doing it again!

Went fishing on Friday, February 10, 2017

L O W tide today, windy & cold. Captain found sheltered area but bite was slow.

Fished February 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, 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 2016

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Went fishing on Thursday, May 12, 2016

Lots of fish, lots of boats and guides, some of the guides were rude, not mine,  I will choose a different time of year to fish for these fish in the future.  Overall it was a good learning experience

Fished May 2016

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