Captain
Shane Smetak

Member since April 2016 Englewood, United States
Background
I am a previous Bait and tackle/Fly shop owner an avid Tarpon fisherman, I thought I would share my passion for Tarpon with clients! I also have a passion for catching Snook and Redfish with artificial baits and top water plugs! If you like to fly fish, I do that too! Check out my night Fly fishing trips for Snook and Tarpon, it is non stop action!
Techniques
I am a die hard Tarpon fanatic! I target giant tarpon on the beach and in the back country. We will throw artificial baits and live baits for these silver kings! Snook, Redfish and trout are some other species we target year round. Fish the back country of charlotte harbor and the flats of lemon bay and sarasota bay! I also offer fly fishing trips for Tarpon, Snook and Redfish. Night fishing is a great way to target these species on the fly rod!

Hey, I'm Captain Shane Smetak

Englewood, United States
Background
I am a previous Bait and tackle/Fly shop owner an avid Tarpon fisherman, I thought I would share my passion for Tarpon with clients! I also have a passion for catching Snook and Redfish with artificial baits and top water plugs! If you like to fly fish, I do that too! Check out my night Fly fishing trips for Snook and Tarpon, it is non stop action!
Techniques
I am a die hard Tarpon fanatic! I target giant tarpon on the beach and in the back country. We will throw artificial baits and live baits for these silver kings! Snook, Redfish and trout are some other species we target year round. Fish the back country of charlotte harbor and the flats of lemon bay and sarasota bay! I also offer fly fishing trips for Tarpon, Snook and Redfish. Night fishing is a great way to target these species on the fly rod!

My Charter Listing

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(37 reviews)
Englewood
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trips from $325

Customer reviews

Rating Summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 37 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Angler Rating
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
95%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
97%
Appropriate for children
75%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
83%
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Mitchell T.
Muskegon, MI
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half Day Backwater Trip

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore/Backcountry on March 7, 2023
Overall great experience with Capt. Shane. We fished the topwater bite most of the morning with excellent action. He put me...
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Hollie J.
Clarkfield, MN
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Full Day Tarpon

VERIFIED   NEW  Tarpon Full Day on May 6, 2023
Unbelievably badass trip! Shane is literally the Tarpon Doctor! You will not go wrong booking this trip. First timer and HOOKED!...
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George H.
Newaygo, MI
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Half day with Captain Shane

VERIFIED   4 Hour Trip – Inshore/Backcountry on April 15, 2023
We were one fly fisherman and one spin caster.  Shane positioned us perfectly for casting, knew the spots to fish, sited fish...
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Rachel K.
Kildeer, IL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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4 Hour Morning Trip with Captain Shane

VERIFIED   Inshore half day on January 5, 2023
Captain Shane was very friendly, helpful, and informative! I’d definitely recommend this to fishers of any skill level. 10/10...
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Jeff S.
Hillsboro, MO
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Boat
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing with Captain Shane

VERIFIED   4 Hour–Inshore/Backcountry Jan-Dec on July 26, 2022
We cannot stress enough how awesome this trip was! Captain Shane is extremely knowledgeable about fishing and works with you...
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