By Captain John Smouse

Tarpon Season in Full Swing

Tarpon Season is in Full Swing here in the Florida Keys. The weather has been on the windy side, but that is normal for April. As we move into May and June the winds tend to lay down and these Tarpon really settle in for their stay in the Key West waters. So, if you’ve never been lucky enough to get a chance at catching the Silver King—NOW is the time.
Give us a call 305.587.7669
Drop an email here or just book it directly on the site. Anyway you book, you wont be disappointed.

By Captain John Smouse

Tarpon!!!! And Relaxing SandBar Trips

It is looking like it is that time of year, what I mean is TARPON SEASON. We all wait for this Migration every year and it is starting. We are seeing and catching fish in the usual spots. So get on the calender, because it is booking up FAST.
And don’t forget our SandBar Trips are running regularly, aboard the LilyPad. Also, it is the time of year that the water and weather warm up and what a great way to get out on the water around Key West to really see what the Florida Keys are all about.
Call Capt John Today

By Captain John Smouse

Start of Tarpon Season?????

Over the last 10 days we have been seeing more and more Tarpon showing up in the usual places. We’ve had a couple crummy weather days where we didn’t see any, but when the conditions are right we have been having success with them. It’s still a little early, but it has been reassuring to see them and look forward to the next few months of great Tarpon Fishing

Get in touch soon as our dates are filling up!!!!

By Captain John Smouse

February 2024

The Winter Species are here with the cooler water temps.
The Pelicans have been bombing on bait along the shorelines and these baits are like candy to just about any fish that swims.
Barracudas on the flats are on of my favorite fish to target. Explosive hits and lightening runs make for a great light tackle fight.
Snappers have been gathering on the rock piles and patch reefs providing us with lots of action.
And We’ve still been catching a few Tarpon on the warmer days.
Give us a call 305.587.7669 to get out there for some Key West Fishing

By Captain John Smouse

Rounding out January 2024

The Wind has been an issue for us this past week in Key West. But, its still 75 degrees everyday, not bad compared to the rest of the country.
Come on down for some Warmth and Sun. The longterm forcast is looking fantastic for the last part of January!!!!
Heres just a sample of the fish we have caught over the last few trips.

By mraetomic

Happy New Year 2024

Happy New Year—-This Holidays are past us and its a New Start to 2024. Things have kicked off great for us here at ShadowCaster Charters. The weather has been the typical winter pattern, with cold fronts moving through almost weekly. The cooler water temps have brought alot of the inshore species to some of the shallow reefs. We have been catching Snapper, Cobia, Grouper (although out of season, gotta release em), etc. For the die hard Tarpon fisherman, there are still resident Tarpon to target, but you gotta pick a good weather day.
Bookings are pouring in for our “season”, so get in touch and lets Go Fishing
305.587.7669 or email me here
Capt John

By Captain John Smouse

Christmas Week Approaching

The Week or so between Christmas and New Year, and even after New Year, is one of the busiest weeks of the year in Key West. So, if you don’t have your activities booked yet, let’s do it now.

“Wintertime” fishing includes Jacks, SeaTrout, Snapper, Tarpon, Barracuda and the list goes on. Here are just a few of the fish we caught this last week.

**Don’t forget–You can book your Sandbar trips here to on our Beautiful Hurricane 24ft, The LilyPad. The Kids will love you for it:)**

Call Capt John 305.587.7669. We still have some openings and would love to show you a great time on the water.

By Captain John Smouse

Post Thanksgiving Fishing

We had a very busy Holiday Week here in Key West. Weather and Fishing both cooperated, which is a real treat for us 🙂
These are a Few of the fish we caught this past week. Things start to slow down until we get to Christmas, so lets get out there and take advantage of fewer boats on the water. Still a few spots open
Give Capt John a shout @ 305.587.7669 OR drop an email here to get Hooked Up

By Captain John Smouse

Windy Weather

Last couple days have been extremely windy, But looks like we are about the see a relief. The longterm weather forecast for the first part on November looks great. Heres a few pics of fish we caught before this Blow. Looking forward to getting back to what Key West is all about—Great Weather and Great Fishing!!!!!
Call Capt John 305.587.7669 or book directly here on the website.