Captain
Shane Trottier

Member since November 2017 Grant-Valkaria, United States
Background
Even as a straight A student through school I could never figure out what I wanted to do for a career. I've had a passion for fishing my entire life and one day while taking some friends fishing I realized that I really enjoy putting people on fish and seeing the excitement it brought to them. I decided to get my Captains license and do a job that I love. Pictures don't show everything or the time it takes to catch some of these big fish. As your Captain/Fishing Guide I will do everything in my power to get you on that big one.
Techniques
I use a few different fishing styles from drifting, trolling, bottom fishing, skipping docks, and fishing mangroves using live baits and artificial lures.

Hey, I'm Captain Shane Trottier

Grant-Valkaria, Estados Unidos
Background
Even as a straight A student through school I could never figure out what I wanted to do for a career. I've had a passion for fishing my entire life and one day while taking some friends fishing I realized that I really enjoy putting people on fish and seeing the excitement it brought to them. I decided to get my Captains license and do a job that I love. Pictures don't show everything or the time it takes to catch some of these big fish. As your Captain/Fishing Guide I will do everything in my power to get you on that big one.
Techniques
I use a few different fishing styles from drifting, trolling, bottom fishing, skipping docks, and fishing mangroves using live baits and artificial lures.

My Charter Listing

Whatever Turns U On Fishing Charter

Excellent
4.9 / 5
(65 reviews)
Grant-Valkaria
 2 reservas la semana pasada.
viajes desde $200

Fishing Reports

Windy Spring Break March
Windy Spring Break March
Mar 23, 2022 Grant-Valkaria
March has been one hell of a month as far as weather goes. We've had a few nice days but most of the time the winds have been kicking up in the 20 plus mph range. This just makes it a little difficult to fish a lot of inshore spots and definitely prevents us from doing any offshore trips. Now don't get me wrong, we've still been catching a lot of fish but it's just been a little more challenging at times. Most of the fishing we've been doing lately has been inside the lagoon just trying to find cover. We're catching a lot of smaller speckled trout with a mixed bag of redfish, jack crevalle, and ladyfish. We're using some artificials but mostly popping corks with live shrimp. The sheepshead fishing around the bridges has been pretty good as well. Sheepshead are some of my personal favorite eating inshore fish and a challenge to catch. Sebastian Inlet is always a go to spot for catching something. If the ocean is to rough outside the jetty we've been drift fishing the channel catching some big bull reds and a whole bunch of jack crevalle. Local Floridians give jack crevalle a bad rap but they are pound for pound one of the hardest fighting fish around and will definitely wear your arms out. To tell you the truth, I've had many of my customers in the last couple years decide to take home some jacks. Everyone has said they are fantastic tasting so who knows maybe us Floridians are just spoiled. The snook bite hasn't been all that great for us lately, we've been in somewhat of a slump on catching any big snook ever since the season started. Hopefully this slump will end soon because I want to start ringing that bell.
Happy New Year 2022
Happy New Year 2022
Ene 3, 2022 Grant-Valkaria
Well..... Here we go starting off a new year, hopefully everyone had a great holiday. The fishing has been ecstatic the last few weeks. We've caught lots of fish and broke some new personal best records to end the year. The inshore bite has been off and on in the lagoon. The bait is plentiful all throughout the river. Lots of finger mullet, pilchards, pig fish and pin fish. The fronts are messing up the bite a bit though. Some days are a little slower than others but that's fishing. We've caught some nice reds, snook, and trout along the mangrove shorelines and the spoil islands using live shrimp on popping corks and chunks of mullet. These are the areas you gotta have patience for. Lots of casting and moving if you're using artificial or just sitting and waiting if we're still fishing. Sebastian Inlet has been spectacular when everything lines up. There has been tons of action on bluefish and Spanish mackerel. A few flounder and pompano too. When the bite is on the big bull redfish are all over you. The snook have been there but like usual picky as all hell. Night has been the best for snook at the inlet the past few weeks. We also had a good tarpon bite right before new years eve right outside the inlet. Surprisingly some of the big Goliaths are still hanging out around the north jetty. You'll see them under the boat on an outgoing tide just waiting for you to hook one of those snook. Unfortunately the Goliaths haven't learned the regulations yet ?. Offshore has had some excellent fishing lately. The waters have been quite warm for this time of year. We've been catching some solid cobia hanging with the sharks and numerous amounts of snapper (mangroves, Lanes, and muttons) on our bottom fishing trips. Not only that there have been kingfish and mahi being caught in 60ft while trolling pink/white and blue/white skirts with ballyhoo.
Merry Christmas Fishing Fanatics
Merry Christmas Fishing Fanatics
Dic 7, 2021 Grant-Valkaria
Santa is being very generous with the fishing lately, the fish are biting and the coolers are filling. Some of my customers might be having fish for Christmas dinner instead of turkey this year. We've had some cold fronts come in which has chilled the water down a bit in the lagoon and the ocean but it hasn't stopped the fish from biting. The lagoon is producing decent amounts of slot reds as well as some smaller snook fishing the mangrove shorelines and not to mention numerous amounts of spotted seatrout. Sebastian Inlet has been pretty hot lately, the big reds are hanging around for the holidays and slot to over slot snook are being caught pretty consistently. Flounder season is open now and I've seen some decent size doormats and a bunch of medium size flounder being caught. Spanish macks and bluefish are also stacked up in and around the inlet. Offshore has had a fabulous snapper bite this week. Some of the lane snapper we've caught are the biggest I've ever seen. There are also quite a few other species hanging around like big mangrove snapper, cobia and kingfish. I've talked to some other captains that have been catching mahi out around 150ft while trolling. We usually don't do many offshore trips during the winter due to the rough seas though. There are a few days still open for December but January is wide open for bookings. Give us a call and let's get y'all hooked up. Due note: the rental house is booked up from February 1st to April 30th.
July Inshore
July Inshore
Jul 16, 2021 Grant-Valkaria
Well..... it's been an interesting past 6 months. I'm literally still waiting on the new engine to come in. Supposedly the world is in utter chaos due to Covid 19 and nothing can get shipped out or built but whatever life goes on. Anyways down to fishing, I recently inherited/acquired another boat to use while I'm waiting on my new engine to come in. It's a 21ft Maverick Flats boat with a 225 hp Yamaha Vmax. It's been a little tough getting back in the swing of things as well as juggling a full time job doing airboat tours at Camp Holly. We've done a few inshore/nearshore trips in the last few weeks and things have went pretty decent. In this flats boat I'm limited to what I can do with her but we've still been able to produce some decent fish. We've caught some nice sea trout, snook, goliath grouper, kingfish, flounder, snapper, blue runners, and small sharks. If the seas are real nice, we've been able to get out to some of the closer reefs catching snapper, kings, and flounder. If the seas are rough it's been drifting the inlet for snook, redfish, and jack crevalle, or fishing along the mangrove shorelines for snook, redfish, sea trout, mangrove snapper, etc... From what I've been told, hopefully the new engine will be in by the end of the month or mid August. The new airboat is also in the process of getting finished and hopefully that will be getting done about the same time the engine comes in. I want to thank all my loyal customers who have been hanging tight and being patient with me, it means the world to me that you keep in touch and I promise we'll be slaying some fish soon enough.

Opiniones de los clientes

Calificación general
Excellent
4.9 / 5
de 5 estrellas de 65 reseñas
Barco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Tripulación
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experiencia
Excellent
4.9 / 5
Fotos de clientes (157)
whole day w caption shane
whole day w caption shane
whole day w caption shane
+154
Calificación del pescador
63
2
0
0
0
Opinión de los pescadores
Buena experiencia
100%
Capitán amigable
100%
Recomienda este charter
100%
Apto para niños
98%
Satisfecho con el barco
100%
Atrapé lo que quería
95%
Ordenar por:
Destacados  
Mostrando:
5 de 65 reseñas
Melissa M.
Melbourne, Florida
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experiencia:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Barco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Tripulación
Excellent
5.0 / 5
En general

Great Day!

VERIFICADO   NUEVO  Inshore/Nearshore Half Day (PM) on Junio 1, 2022
Shane did a great job! He was very knowledgeable and took us to some great spots. We caught a lot of variety of fish, even...
Melissa M. recomienda Whatever Turns U On Fishing Charter
Marcar como útil
Encontraste esto útill
  Shane Trottier El capitán respondió

Bradley M.
Maitland, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experiencia:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Barco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Tripulación
Excellent
5.0 / 5
En general

Whole day w caption shane

VERIFICADO   NUEVO  Inshore/Nearshore Full Day on Junio 28, 2022
best guide i could have asked for
Bradley M. recomienda Whatever Turns U On Fishing Charter
Marcar como útil
Encontraste esto útill
  Shane Trottier El capitán respondió

Sly P.
GRANT VLKRIA, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experiencia:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Barco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Tripulación
Excellent
5.0 / 5
En general

2 Hour Inshore

VERIFICADO   Special 2 hour trip for Paul Phillips on Abril 15, 2022
Mother and son fishing trip to learn some basics and keep the kid engaged. The captain was awesome and made it a wonderful...
Sly P. recomienda Whatever Turns U On Fishing Charter
Marcar como útil
Encontraste esto útill
  Shane Trottier El capitán respondió

Brandon T.
Oxford, NC
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experiencia:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Barco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Tripulación
Excellent
5.0 / 5
En general

Half day inshore

VERIFICADO   Inshore/Nearshore Half Day (AM) on Abril 20, 2022
Overall great experience. He communicated well via text made the ride very comfortable and he also had a great personality...
Brandon T. recomienda Whatever Turns U On Fishing Charter
Marcar como útil
Encontraste esto útill
  Shane Trottier El capitán respondió

Robert L.
Vero Beach, FL
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Experiencia:
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Barco
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Tripulación
Excellent
5.0 / 5
En general

Thank You Captain Shane For Turning Us On To Fishing With You!

VERIFICADO   Half Day Inshore/Nearshore on Febrero 20, 2020
Thank you Captain Shane for taking me and my brother-in-law Craig fishing. He is getting ready to return to Iowa to work...
Robert L. recomienda Whatever Turns U On Fishing Charter
Marcar como útil
2 personas encuentran este reseña útil
Tu y 2 personas encontraron esto útil
  Shane Trottier El capitán respondió