Captain
John Smouse

Member since November 2015

Key West, United States

Background
Captain John moved down to Key West after graduating from the University of Georgia. He has spent the last 20 years running charters and has got hundreds of clients on to that fish of a lifetime. Captain John is the owner-operator of SHadowcast Flats Fishing and he runs every trip with passion, preparation, and professionalism – this is his company and he's proud of it! He was trained by the best in the business and is constantly trying to improve his game. Everyone is welcome aboard Shadowcaster trips, from kids and first-timers to pros and old-timers.
Techniques
Capt. John specializes in light tackle and fly fishing.

Hey, I'm Captain John Smouse

Key West, United States
Background
Captain John moved down to Key West after graduating from the University of Georgia. He has spent the last 20 years running charters and has got hundreds of clients on to that fish of a lifetime. Captain John is the owner-operator of SHadowcast Flats Fishing and he runs every trip with passion, preparation, and professionalism – this is his company and he's proud of it! He was trained by the best in the business and is constantly trying to improve his game. Everyone is welcome aboard Shadowcaster trips, from kids and first-timers to pros and old-timers.
Techniques
Capt. John specializes in light tackle and fly fishing.

My Charter Listings

Key West
trips from
US$ 450
Key West
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US$ 550

Customer Reviews

5.00 out of 5 stars from 3 reviews

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Went fishing on Monday, February 6, 2017

Captain John was very friendly, professional and instructive.  We caught lady fish, a couple of kinds of jacks, a couple of kinds of snapper, barracuda, a 5 to 6-foot shark, and a few other species including a sea trout that we had for lunch later that day.  We had a great time.

Fished February 2017

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Went fishing on Monday, September 12, 2016

The morning of my fishing trip brought torrential rains till about 10:00 am.  Capt. John Smouse checked his log book and promptly rescheduled me for two days later.  The sun wasn’t even up before we had our first of two 50lb. tarpon on the line.  A few hours later a bonefish screamed line off my drag.  A true professional guide who knows the area( and lives there) is what you get with Shadow Caster Flats Capt. John Smouse !

Fished September 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, December 18, 2015

Unfortunately we weren’t able to get on any Tarpon so we moved on and caught plenty of bait for shark fishing. We had a line out for shark for no more than a couple minutes when we hooked the 1st one, a good 30 to 40 minute fight to land it. Soon after the 2nd was caught then it was time to move on to the barracuda. All in all it was an incredible day, John was on the fish quick which made it more enjoyable.

Fished December 2015

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