Captain Shawn


Captain Shawn Fortney Bio

Captain Shawn has been fishing the waters off Tarpon Springs since 2001. Originally from Ashland, Ohio, he had to learn to fish The Gulf Of Mexico the hard way, with lots of time and effort. At one time he thought fishing was just for fun, then he caught the ‘fishing fever’ and it’s all serious business now. Shawn takes great pride in providing a once in a lifetime fishing experience for his customers. He is a USCG licensed captain. For your fishing pleasure, keeps track of the migratory patterns of many salt water species. He loves spending time on the water, and most of all, loves to see the excitement when the rod bows and the reels scream.


The Hot Rods 1998, 30 foot Island Hopper center console boat, with 12 foot beam, is all about fishing. This rugged and durable vessel has a private bathroom. It has a 350 horse Caterpillar diesel engine and gently glides through the waves with it's deep V fiberlass hull. We have all modern electronics. All that you need to bring is whatever you want to eat and drink. There is a cooler on board filled with ice for your food and drinks. Enjoy the scenery as you chug out to open water from the Anclote River. Gear up for a day of sun, sea, and fresh air. When you charter with us all fishing licenses, bait, tackle, rods, and ice are included. If you plan on taking fish with you, bring a cooler and keep it in your car until you return to the dock. At the end of your fishing trip, we will display your fish for photo opportunities and will filet and clean your catch, ice and bag it for you! Depending on the season, you may be trolling for King or Spanish Mackerel; bottom fishing for Grouper, White Grunts, Black Sea Bass, Hogfish and Mangrove Snapper or, for those up to the challenge- Shark fishing.


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