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One of our top picks in Holmes Beach. Capt. Shawn Crawford is a 6th generation native growing up around fishing and hunting his entire life! He is a true tracker when it comes to finding that trophy fish of a life time and a pro at getting it to eat! Whether you are looking for a fun day of nonstop action with your kids or going after monster snook, reds, trout, kingfish, cobia, tarpon, or any other fish that swim in our waters look no further! Capt. Shawn has been a full time fishing guide for over 20 years and is considered one of the best of the best! He runs a custom built 24.5’ Privateer with a 9’+ beam. This is an amazing fishing boat that will float in less than 10” of water and run in less or can go 30+ miles off shore with a smooth dry ride. It also has a massive 125 gal. live well to keep his live bait fresh and frisky which is exactly what the fish want! He catches his own bait each morning to make sure you have the best bait you can have! Back in 1999 he won the Saltwater Flats Fishing Championship Tournament worth $24,000 with a grand slam both days. Out of 80+ boats fishing only Capt. Shawn and the 2nd place boat had grand slams both days! If you are looking to fill the box with as much fish as you can keep he can do that as well and does it just about every day! There are a lot of new guides out there and more each year so make sure to ask the right questions to make sure you’re not fishing with a part time guide as there is no better experience than time on the water and Capt. Shawn Crawford has logged thousands of hours out there to make sure he stays on top of the game! If you have a large party and need multiple boats Capt. Shawn can set that up as well so look no further and rest assured that a day on the water with him will be the best fishing trip you can have! He will bait your hooks, land and dehook your fish while your getting your camera out and then take the picture for your bragging rights to all your friends and have you baited up and fishing again before you know it!
Capt. Shawn Crawford is a 6th generation native growing up around fishing and hunting his entire life! He is a true tracker when it comes to finding that trophy fish of a life time and a pro at getting it to eat! Whether you are looking for a fun day
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Custom built Privateer (Center console) originally built in 1989, and restored in 2014. Powered by a 250HP yamaha 4 stroke SHO 250 engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.
30% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Checks.
About the Captain
Member since January 2015
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Went fishing on December 26, 2016
This fishing trip was even better than expected. Captain Shawn knew the primo fishing spot and we starting catching sea trout first. We neared the limit fairly quickly, then moved on to hot Snook action. We caught a lot of nice Snook in an hour we 3 really large ones. Also caught some Jack and flounder. I had both of my daughters with me and they caught both the most and largest. Shawn had a lot of good stories and pointed out a lot of facts and places without sounding like we were on a city tour. The boat was spacious and unlike some of the other guides, this could easily fit 6 anglers comfortably. And we liked how Captain Shawn always positioned the boat so that everyone had good target areas. We had a blast and I do plan to book with him next time—no doubt.
Fished December 2016Fished December 26, 2016Replied to this review on December 27, 2016
Eddie, thanks for the review! Sounds like you all had a great time and like I tell most people, “there is no one on this boat that want’s to catch fish more than I do” Not me personally but the boat and everyone on it! Thanks again and I do look forward to fishing with you in the future! Have a Happy New Year and a safe trip back home! Sincerely, Capt. Shawn CrawfordEddie Hughes recommends Florida Sportfishing Outfitters
Replied to this review on December 27, 2016
Eddie, thanks for the review! Sounds like you all had a great time and like I tell most people, “there is no one on this boat that want’s to catch fish more than I do” Not me personally but the boat and everyone on it! Thanks again and I do look forward to fishing with you in the future! Have a Happy New Year and a safe trip back home! Sincerely, Capt. Shawn Crawford
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