Captain
Shane Smetak

Member since April 2016 Englewood, United States
Background
I am an avid fisherman and very passionate about it, any days that I am not booked I’m fishing! I am very big into conservation. Come experience my passion for fishing and what Florida has to offer!
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! 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 an avid fisherman and very passionate about it, any days that I am not booked I’m fishing! I am very big into conservation. Come experience my passion for fishing and what Florida has to offer!
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! 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!
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4.9 / 5
(60 reviews)
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Trips from US $325
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Customer reviews

Rating summary
Excellent
4.9 / 5
out of 5 stars from 76 reviews
Boat
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Crew
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Experience
Excellent
4.8 / 5
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Good experience
96%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
95%
Appropriate for children
76%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Caught fish
90%
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Mark G.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Crew
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

Tried super hard!

VERIFIED   Inshore half day A.M. on April 8, 2024
Captain Shane tried super hard today to get us a bunch of keepers, but the conditions just weren’t in our favor. Water temp...
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James E.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Fishing Enjoyment

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip Inshore am on March 1, 2024
Capt Shane is great!  He does everything, and does it fluently.  He asked me the day before the trip what I wanted to do…....
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Luke F.
Venice, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Had a great time!

VERIFIED   Beat the heat Backwater on July 5, 2023
Captain Shane did a great job navigating us around the water. He was prepared and is very knowledgeable about fishing. Saltwater...
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Brett A.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experience:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
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Excellent
5.0 / 5
Overall

5 foot shark caught and released

VERIFIED   Inshore Fishing on February 26, 2024
My brother and I had a great experience fishing with Captain Shane.  We landed a five foot shark, dozens of sea trout and...
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Kelly L.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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5.0 / 5
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Fantastic Experience

VERIFIED   Night Snook and Tarpon on March 15, 2024
We fished with Shane at night for tarpon and snook. We were never bored — we were throwing at fish constantly. We had a blast...
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