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 Listings

Boca Grande Flats Fishing

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Englewood
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trips from $550

Snook and Tarpon Fishing Charters

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Sarasota
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trips from $550

Customer Reviews

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4.89
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July fishing trip
Night tarpon and snook. 4 hr
Night tarpon and snook. 4 hr
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Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
93%
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Allan S.

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Chase C.

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Daniel P.
Mukwonago, WI
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Great time with Captain Shane

VERIFIED   Night Snook and Tarpon on March 30, 2021
Captain Shane put my nephew and I on Tarpon all night long!  Captain Shane was courteous, friendly and hard working.  I can’t...
Daniel P. recommends Boca Grande Flats Fishing
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Salvatore M.
Winter Garden, FL
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Fishing with Shane

VERIFIED   Half Day Trip – Backcountry on March 15, 2021
Salvatore M. recommends Boca Grande Flats Fishing
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Chris A.
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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July fishing trip

VERIFIED   Tarpon Half Day on July 1, 2020
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