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At Florida Sportfishing Outfitters, Captain Shawn Crawford offers his experience with fishing in Tampa Bay during fishing trips and seminars. His fishing tours in Tampa, Florida, has given the opportunity to learn more about the local fish, and the waters, than you could ever obtain from a book. Captain Shawn does his best to teach you the techniques of landing trophy fish on light tackle.
Captain Crawford hosts seminars throughout the year at different locations, covering the variety of fish that can be found in the bay. Crowd participation is key. Lively discussion helps people understand. There are many ways to catch fish, and a one- to two-hour fishing seminar is a good way to get introduced to the intricacies of fishing before scheduling an excursion. The goal is to help you grow to share his love of fish and fishing, while improving your skills on the water. Each fishing seminar describes what did and didn't work on recent excursions.
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.