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ShadowCaster Flats Fishing

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700 Front St, Key West, FL 33040-6689
+1 305-587-7669
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Best in Key West

We have fished with John several times. We have fished with him in June and July multiple times... read more

Reviewed May 29, 2018
ColoradoMouse
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Great fishing guide

Our family had a great flats fishing trip with John. He is professional, courteous, reliable, and... read more

Reviewed March 24, 2018
WendyErneston
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Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
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A trip to the Back Country of Key West to catch some of the most sought after fish the ocean has to offer should not be missed. As the owner and operator of the Shadow Caster Capt. John insists on delivering a personalized fishing adventure. With Captain John you can expect Professionalism, Preparation and Performance, qualities that Capt. John has learned from the best in the business and keys to his continued success.
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700 Front St, Key West, FL 33040-6689
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+1 305-587-7669
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Reviewed May 29, 2018

We have fished with John several times. We have fished with him in June and July multiple times and with him in the fall in November. Our last trip was Christmas Eve. He knows the waters and know his business. We have caught monster Tarpon,...More

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Reviewed March 24, 2018

Our family had a great flats fishing trip with John. He is professional, courteous, reliable, and knowledgeable. In the process of booking another fishing trip with him in June. Highly recommend, would give him 6 stars if that was available.

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Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

Captain Justin Valakis found the fish in very challenging weather. I’ll be back next month to enjoy Justin’s knowledge of where & how to fish. He’s very easy going with both veteran anglers & those new to the sport & area. It’s well worth the...More

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Reviewed March 6, 2018 via mobile

Had the privilege of fishing with captain Justin last weekend and had an absolute blast!! Extremely welcoming and professional guide who not only put me on the fish, entertained me the whole time with great Key West history of all the greats who came before....More

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Reviewed January 21, 2018

Although the wind was blowing hard, captain John found the fish and we proceeded to catch 9 different species (more than 50 fish) on a 4 hr. trip. Captain John is a down to earth, laid back guy that focuses on his clients having a...More

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Reviewed January 21, 2018 via mobile

We spent a gorgeous day fishing with our boys, ages 10 and 13. Captain John was so nice, patient, and helpful. His new boat was very comfortable and we caught enough fish for dinner. A stop at a sand bar was a highlight. Highly recommend!!

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Reviewed January 14, 2018

Did a half day trip on 1-9-2018 8am till 12pm with Capt John and had a very good time. 1) Capt John - Great guy knows the waters very well, great personality as well 2) equipment - very good no issues 3) Boat clean well...More

Thank Ted79S
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Reviewed January 1, 2018

Our party of 4 fished with Capt. John a few days ago and he is great! We caught several different types of fish and finally, the "fishing machine" in our party got to challenge a shark to the boat. Our only regret is that we...More

Thank Julie S
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Reviewed October 10, 2017

I got the chance to fish multiple days with Capitan John at the end of June and had an absolute blast! Everyone in our party got the chance to fight Tarpon of varying sizes. I personally got to catch a monster 100+ pound Tarpon and...More

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Reviewed August 17, 2017 via mobile

I travel to KW at least once a year to fish with Capt. John on the ShadowCaster. I have fished alone, and with a group, and he never disappoints. Always prepared, always friendly, always organized, and always on the fish! He's hands down the best...More

Thank Jake S
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