By Captain John Smouse

Still Hot here in Key West.  We haven’t had a cold front of any significance come through yet.  So we are still in the transition mode to Winter fishing.  This coming week is going to be our first blast of cool air and it should really get the winter bite kicked off.

But in the meantime we have been putting anglers on some awesome fish.  These are a few pics from the last couple weeks.

Give Capt John a call or text 305.587.7669 or drop us an email.  You can even book it directly on the site if you wanna just get it in the schedule quickly.

By Captain John Smouse

October 2020

Weather is about to begin changing here in Key West and that will bring in a whole new fisheries.  We will still have the resident Tarpon we can target under the right conditions.

Theres been plenty of bait around and with a well full of them we can make some things happen.  We will start to target Sea Trout, Jacks, Cudas, Sharks, Pompano, and many more winter species.

First cold Front of the year is this week, so we shall see what it brings.

Call, Text or email Capt John to get up to the date reports

305.587.7669

By Captain John Smouse

November 2019

The weather this Oct was unusually warm here in Key West.  This has been giving us awesome opportunities to catch fish we normally don’t target this time of year.  The Tarpon fishing remained strong and when the conditions were right we have been getting our shots at Permit.  This will change as we start getting Cold Fronts and should spark up the winter fishing.  With a live well full of Pilchards we have a blast in the channels catching Jack, snappers, Cudas, etc.  Also the Basins will kick off with the Sea Trout.  Both our Pathfinders offer great winter fishing in comfort.  Give Capt John a call 305.587.7669 or drop me an email and I’ll tell you all about the current fishing conditions.

By Captain John Smouse

Tarpon Season 2018…..So Far

Tarpon Season has come off to a slower start than we all expected.  May, thus far, has been all about the weather.  We’ve had lots of rain and heavy winds.  But, there are fish out there when we can go.  Late May and June are looking good.  This is really the time of year that the weather should cooperate, light winds and clear skies, and that is what Tarpon like.  They are very fickle fish and like to have everything just right, sorta like the fisherman does too.

So I am looking forward to some Great Tarpon fishing over the next couple months.  Below are a few fish we’ve caught this past week here aboard the ShadowCaster.  Give Capt John a call @ 305.587.7669 or drop me an email here.

 

By Captain John Smouse

New Pathfinder 22FT

Purchased in November 2017 is the Pathfinder 22ft TRS. This boat is going to allow us to comfortably take 1-4 anglers in great comfort. The Pathfinder handles the chop we have here in the winter beautifully and has plenty of seating and one of the most important features……SHADE. The style of fishing isn’t going to change. We are still targeting all the same species that live in the BackCountry water of Key West.

We are also running trips on the Maverick MasterAngler 17, like we have always done, so now Anglers get their choice of boat. Below are some pics of both boat and some of the fish we have been catching this November.

Give Capt John a call @ 305.587.7669

By Captain John Smouse

Late Summer 2017

Summer has been great fishing. The winds have been light and the sun shining. The last couple of days Eric Mills (longtime customer and friend) fished with us at ShadowCaster Charters and we had a great couple days in the Marquesas Keys. Small resident Tarpon were on the menu and we jumped a bunch on topwater.

With the “slow tourist” time upon us mean very light boat traffic in the backcountry and some great fishing!!!

Drop Capt John an email and we’ll get you Hooked Up

305.587.7669