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.
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ShadowCaster Flats Fishing - 17'

Key West
trips from $450

Shadowcaster Flats Fishing - 22'

Key West
trips from $550

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5.00
out of 5 stars from 8 reviews
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Justin was Captain for Shadowcaster 17 and was awesome
Justin was Captain for Shadowcaster 17 and was awesome
Justin was Captain for Shadowcaster 17 and was awesome
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John S.
Broomfield, CO
 5.00
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Justin was Captain for Shadowcaster 17 and was awesome

VERIFIED   May 15, 2018
Justin was Captain for Shadowcaster 17 and was awesome. It was a slow day all around for Tarpon for most boats due to...
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John P.
Key West, Florida
 5.00
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Father and son. Half day in the backcountry

VERIFIED   April 3, 2018
Did a half day with Capt. Justin and he did not disappoint. Super professional and personable. Capt. Justin was sincerely enthusiastic...
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Bruce L.
Olivet, MI
 5.00
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January fishing trip

VERIFIED   January 21, 2019
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William S.
Key West, FL
 5.00
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Half day trip with Captain Justin

VERIFIED   March 12, 2018
Enjoyed the whole experience even though it was cut short by the weather. Fishing conditions weren’t great because of...
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Ruane T.
United States
 5.00
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Salt water fishing with Captain John

VERIFIED   February 6, 2017
Captain John was very friendly, professional and instructive.  We caught lady fish, a couple of kinds of jacks, a couple...
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