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752 Manatee Avenue W
Holmes Beach, FL 34217
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Fishing Charters With an Experienced Guide

From the second you step onto our dock to the moment you return to land, Captain Crawford will strive to make your fishing trip extraordinary. His experience on the waters around Tampa Bay has taught him where to find the best catches during fishing charters.

Bay Excursions

Learn about local fish and ideal fishing spots with one of Captain Crawford's fishing seminars. He has spent his entire life fishing in Tampa Bay, and the ocean around places like Siesta key, and knows what information is key for anyone looking for the best fishing tours.

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About Florida Sportfishing Outfitters

Florida Sportfishing Outfitters offers fishing charter boat services in the Tampa, Florida, area. Enjoy a fishing charter in both shallow and deep waters aboard a customized Privateer® boat led by Captain Shawn Crawford. As a sixth-generation Floridian, Captain Crawford believes that 10 percent of those who go out on the water return with 90 percent of the fish.

Captain Crawford has more than 20 years of experience, and has earned many clients through the word of mouth. He gives seminars throughout the year, and teaches the finer points of fishing. He knows just about everything there is to know about the waters around Tampa Bay, like Longboat Key!

Captain Crawford and Sandi Adams won the 5th Annual Ranger Boats/Evinrude™ Outboards Saltwater Flats Fishing Championship Tournament held at the Bahi Beach Island Resort Marina in Ruskin, Florida, with a 145.5-inch catch. The prize was worth more than $24,000. The Megalops team (Captain Mark Rankin, John Yingling, and Louis Garcia) came in second with a 145.25-inch catch. Both teams had a double slam, catching three fish each day. Ernie Rubio caught the largest snook at 32.25 inches on the Megabite. Frank Heter caught the largest red fish at 32.5 inches on the Wrench'Em In. His teammate, Jim Stanek, caught the largest trout at 26.25 inches.

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Winners Of the 5th Annual Ranger Boats/Evinrude Outboards Saltwater Flats Fishing Championship, January 2000


Thank you for your interest. For questions or comments, please use the information listed here. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

(941) 705-3160 (Main - Call or Text)
(941) 866-4317 (Office)
(888) 647-2381 (Toll Free)

Hours of Operation
24 Hours a Day, 7 Days a Week

Client Pickup Address
752 Manatee Avenue  W
Holmes Beach, FL 34217

Service Area
Tampa, Sarasota, & Anna Maria Island, Long Boat Key, Bradenton, and lower Tampa Bay, FL

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