Capt. Shane has been fishing the shallow waters of New Smyrna Beach and Ponce Inlet, Florida from a young age. His initial knowledge of the local fisheries was passed onto him by previous generations of family and progressed as he continued to fish the local flats his entire life. 

He is fortunate enough to be an endorsed guide through Sage Fly Rods, Tibor Reels and Rio Lines: three companies that he is proud to promote as producing truly the best tools to use for his passion of fly fishing. He also caters to anglers that prefer to fish with spinning tackle using Penn Conquer reels and All Star Rods throwing either live or artificial bait. Shane sets himself apart by having a broad and in-depth understanding of the diversity of fishing available in the area he calls home.  

Whether you are looking to pole the flats of Mosquito Lagoon for Reds and Trout, drift Ponce Inlet for big Reds and Snook, work the backwater creeks of the Halifax River for various ambush species, chase the Cobia and Tarpon along the beaches, cast to Amber Jacks on Fly, or surface baits on local wrecks, you can be assured that when you take a charter or excursion with Backwater Fishing Charters you will be on the FISH!