"The Lakewood Ranch Anglers Club has had some fantastic, many excellent and one or two fair trips with our favorite inshore Charter Captain. One spring we stopped 10 minutes from the ramp and caught Redfish till lunch. Hard time getting a keeper though, They were all OVER the slot. Lost count at 30 fish. Fall trip we ran out to a rock pile and caught a load of big Spanish an a half a dozen Kings. Kings spooled us a couple of times and we had to leave because the sharks were getting the fish before we could boat them. Went to the mouth of the Manatee River and caught and released over 40 snook. Shawn has called us and suggested we postpone a trip because of weather or a poor bite. Our 50 club members have fished with Shawn at least a dozen times and we will continue to pass the Captain Shawn sign up sheet at our monthly meetings.
President Lakewood Ranch Anglers Club"
" Dear Capt. Shawn, Just a note to say 'Many Thanks' for another great day on Sarasota bay! Nobody that I have fished with in my many years of being on the water has put me on more fish , in all kinds of conditions , than The Backwater Bandit. I also appreciate the fact that your boat and equipment are First class - it makes a great experience even better. My boys and I are looking forward to our next trip together. Keep up the good work,
Jim Russell, Bradenton, Fl. "