Captain
John Smouse

Member since November 2015

Key West, United States

Background
Your guide Capt. John, upon graduating from the University of Georgia, settled in Key West and has been guiding his customers to trophy fish since 1997. As the owner and operator of the Shadow Caster he insists on delivering a personalized fishing adventure. You can expect Professionalism, Preparation and Performance. Those are the qualities that Capt. John has learned from being trained by the best in the business and continue to be the keys to his success. Whether you are the seasoned angler or the beginning fisherman, Shadow Caster is about catching fish and enjoying what makes the Florida Keys such a great place.
Techniques
Capt. John strongly believes that YOU are the fisherman on all his trips. Whether you are the seasoned angler or the first-timer, he is there to assist you in every way. He specializes in light tackle and fly fishing.

Hey, I'm Captain John Smouse

Key West, United States
Background
Your guide Capt. John, upon graduating from the University of Georgia, settled in Key West and has been guiding his customers to trophy fish since 1997. As the owner and operator of the Shadow Caster he insists on delivering a personalized fishing adventure. You can expect Professionalism, Preparation and Performance. Those are the qualities that Capt. John has learned from being trained by the best in the business and continue to be the keys to his success. Whether you are the seasoned angler or the beginning fisherman, Shadow Caster is about catching fish and enjoying what makes the Florida Keys such a great place.
Techniques
Capt. John strongly believes that YOU are the fisherman on all his trips. Whether you are the seasoned angler or the first-timer, he is there to assist you in every way. He specializes in light tackle and fly fishing.

My Charter Listings

Key West
trips from
US$ 450

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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