Florida Sportfishing Outfitters
Florida Sportfishing Outfitters invites you to team up with Capt. Shawn Crawford, a 6th generation native who practically grew up around fishing and hunting! 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 on both days.
He can accommodate anglers of all skill levels. If you are looking for a fun day of non-stop action with your kids, he’s the man for the job. The same applies if you’d like to go after monster Snook, Reds, Trout, Kingfish, Cobia, or any fish that swims in these waters.
Capt. Shawn has been a full-time fishing guide for over 20 years and prides himself on being among 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. Otherwise, it can go 30+ miles offshore with a smooth dry ride. It’s also got a massive 125 gal. livewell to keep the bait fresh and frisky, which is exactly what the fish want.
To make sure you have the best bait possible, Capt. Shawn will catch it himself every morning. He will bait your hooks, land and dehook your fish while you’re 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!
Fishing License Included
You Keep Catch
Catch cleaning & filleting
Rods, reels & tackle
About this listing
Custom-built Privateer (Center console) originally built in 1989, and restored in 2014. Powered by a 250HP Yamaha engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 30 knots.
Types of Fishing
About the Captain
Member since January 2015
Holmes Beach Fishing Calendar
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