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Florida Sport fishing Outfitters has the charter contact knowledge of the local waters and fish in the Tampa, Florida, area to plan the ideal fishing expeditions. The captain takes people on fishing trips to catch trout, snook, redfish, tarpon, and anything else that swims in the beautiful waters of St Armand's Circle, Long Boat Key, and lower Tampa Bay.
Captain Shawn Crawford can get you out on the water, no matter the fishing season. He takes all parties, including corporate charters and families with children, out to the richest fishing spots for the most exciting guided fishing trip, alternating between areas so you can get your fill of the fish that are in season. Crawford is one of six captains endorsed by equipment company, Shimano™. You only have to bring the food and beverages. He hosts many excursions, including:
Enjoy fishing in some of the most plentiful waters in North America. Year round you can find trout, snook, and red fish.
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 the fishermen catch 90 percent of the fish.
Captain Crawford has more than 27 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.