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

Late September 2023

Heres a couple pics from this week of fishing. Weather has been really good, dodging a few rain showers, but the winds have been light and thats what we like for the inshore Florida Keys Fishing. Starting to book up for the upcoming season, so get in touch with Capt John to reserve your spot. And, don’t forget the September Special of $100 off any charter when you book direct with Capt John. So give me a shout at 305.587.7669 to get in on some great Key West Fishing.

By Captain John Smouse

August/September Special 2023

We are offering our guests $100 OFF the price of any charter for the remainder of August and through the end of September. This doesn’t happen often, so take advantage of our Summer Discount. Discount only applies to direct bookings through Capt John. So call him directly to get this special offer. Fishings been great, very few boats out on the water = more for us!!!


By Captain John Smouse

Thanksgiving week

Thanksgiving Week is coming up and the fishing has been great. The long term weather forecast looks great as well. Capts John, Justin and Thomas have all been putting together some mixed bag of great catches. Here’s a few pics from the last couple days. Give us a call 305.587.7669, drop an email or book directly through the website and we’ll get you out there for a great time.

By Captain John Smouse

November 2022

Variety is the name of the game this time of year. With bait being readily available we have been targeting multiple species in any given spot. Weather plays a big role on where we can fish and the species we target. Target species in the winter include Tarpon, Sharks, Snapper, Jacks, Barracuda and many more. Whatever type of fishing we are doing it’s all about having a Great time on the water. Give us a call 305.587.7669 or drop an email here and we’ll get you Hooked Up.

By Captain John Smouse

2021 Season

Key West is Open for business.  We have been busy running trips since June and things are looking good for the season.  February is usually the month it starts and we are booking up fast.  So Call/Text Capt John at 305.587.7669, drop an email here or book directly on the site.  We are looking forward to the warmer weather the February usually brings.

We have been targeting all our usual winter species here and fishing has been great!!!

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