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 6 reviews

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Key West, Florida
Went fishing on Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Did a half day with Capt. Justin and he did not disappoint. Super professional and personable. Capt. Justin was sincerely enthusiastic and showed he truly loves the sport. He got us on the fish and kept us on them. My son had a great time which means I had a great time. Memories I will hold forever. Many thanks to Capt. Justin and Shadowcaster charters.  We will see you next time.

Fished April 2018

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Key West, fl
Went fishing on Monday, March 12, 2018

Enjoyed the whole experience even though it was cut short by the weather. Fishing conditions weren’t great because of previous heavy rain. Captain Justin worked hard to find fish and was fun fish with. I would do it again in a New York minute!

Fished March 2018

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Orlando, Florida
Went fishing on Sunday, February 18, 2018

Fished February 2018

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United States
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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Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania
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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Lawrence, Kansas
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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