Captain
Shawn Crawford

Member since January 2015

Holmes Beach, United States

Background
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
Techniques
I fish using 100% live bait! I catch it every morning before picking up my clients and have a 125 gal. live well that pumps 3200 gal. per hour to make sure you have the very best bait possible! This can make the difference of catching or not catching

Hey, I'm Captain Shawn Crawford

Holmes Beach, United States
Background
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
Techniques
I fish using 100% live bait! I catch it every morning before picking up my clients and have a 125 gal. live well that pumps 3200 gal. per hour to make sure you have the very best bait possible! This can make the difference of catching or not catching

My Charter Listings

Holmes Beach
trips from
US$ 750

Customer Reviews

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Went fishing on Monday, 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 2016

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Shawn Crawford (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, 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