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Kingfish Boat Ramp, 752 Manate…
Holmes Beach FL, United States

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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Boat Specs

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.

25 ft
4 persons
Types of Fishing
Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Wreck Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
We use spinning reels for everything
Bottom Fishing
Fly Fishing
Targeted Species

King Mackerel (Kingfish)

Shark (Great White)

Snapper (Mangrove)

Spotted Seatrout

Yellowtail Amberjack
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Garmin 4212
Life Jackets
Garmin echomap Chirp 94sv
Fly Fishing Equipment
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
125 Gal. live well so we will not run out of live b
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Fighting Chair
Garmin 4212
Life Jackets
Garmin echomap Chirp 94sv
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano endorsed so you will be fishing with the be
Live Bait
We catch bait every morning so you will be using th
We only use lures during the winter when the fish r
Catch cleaning & filleting
Included in the price of the trip.
We will always have some drinks on board but you sh
First Mate
When needed
Fishing License Included
License is included in the trip.
Fly Fishing Equipment
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 14 days before the trip date.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
5 years old and up!
You Keep Catch
We will fillet and bag your catch at the end of the
Catch and Release Allowed

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

Shawn Crawford
Holmes Beach, Florida, United States
Member since January 2015
Born and raised around fishing both fresh and salt water at the young age of 8 I was already taking out the john boat with my friends fishing every chance I could! If it was dark outside I was watching fishing shows on TV! I remember thinking that I wanted to be a professional fishermen when I grew up! After going through Sea School and acing the test I ran my first charter on new years day 1992 and have been guiding people to catches of their lives ever since! After many front page articles, fi
Response time: 6 hours
Response rate: 100%

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Customer Reviews

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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 26, 2016
Shawn Crawford (The Captain)
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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