Captain
Shane Smetak

Member since April 2016 Placida, 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

Placida, 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!
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Fishing Reports

Small tarpon and snook fishing.

July 13, 2019

The night fishing for smaller tarpon from 20-60 lbs has been really good! We have have been catching nice size snook as well! Read Full Report →


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

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4.89
out of 5 stars from 15 reviews
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Night tarpon and snook. 4 hr
Night tarpon and snook. 4 hr
Night tarpon and snook. 4 hr
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Dan L.
Sarasota, Florida
 5.00
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Night trip with Captain Shane

VERIFIED   August 20, 2019
My son and I had a great time. I’ve been on numerous charters and have never had a captain work so hard to have us on fish...
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Ken D.
Brookfield, CT
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Night tarpon and snook. 4 hr

VERIFIED   June 5, 2019
Booked trip for after work . Captain Shane provides excellent Customer service and is a tarpon fanatic. Has great...
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John W.
Homestead, Pennsylvania
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4 hr night snook and tarpon

VERIFIED   August 8, 2019
Very knowledgeable of the water, got us on fish all night.  Extremely generous on time, he went above on beyond to get...
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Brittany M.
Raleigh, NC
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Captian Shane - Awesome fishing trip

VERIFIED   May 12, 2018
Wonderful time night fishing for snook and day trip Tarpon fishing! Shane was professional, enjoyable, gave a helpful tutorial...
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Peter O.
Plymouth, MA
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Great Fly Fishing Trip

VERIFIED   April 18, 2018
Has to be the best charter I have been on in my fishing life. Shane knows where the fish are, What they are feeding on and...
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