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I fished for three days May 14th through May 16th and the fishing was great, we loaded the cooler each day. The first two days we had our limit of perfect size red fish in just a couple of hours, the third day we had 9 red fish and a cooler full of sheeps head and a few trout. This was my third trip to fish with Capt. Shawn and Capt. Pete it won't be my last. I'm already looking forward too my next trip.
Date of Posting: May 20, 2020 | Posted by: Tommy Hudson
Just returned from my second trip booked through Fish-On Guide Service. Both times have been a great experience and even when the weather hasn't given us ideal conditions we've still managed to boat a number of bull reds. In two days this past trip the three of us boated close to 40 bulls, 6 big jacks, and a few other toss ins. This doesn't include the fish you don't get to the boat for a variety of reasons. I second a previous comment regarding Captain Shawn's gear - from the boat to the equipment it is all top of the line. This matters. Can't go wrong with Shawn’s operation!
Date of Posting: Oct 24, 2018 | Posted by: Stephen M
My wife, daughter and I had a fantastic time with Captain Shawn on the Friday after Thanksgiving while we were in South Louisiana visiting family. The frontal conditions weren't ideal but Captain Shawn ran new water, had us mix up techniques and worked hard to put us on fish. All said and done, it ended up being an awesome day of fishing, catching quality bull reds practically non-stop for the final couple hours of the day. As a tournament bass angler, one thing I really appreciated was that Capt. Shawn runs premium gear, including high-quality rods, reels, line, popping corks, lures and terminal tackle. This all adds to the customers' success and an all-around enjoyable experience. Thank you for a memorable day of fishing and I can't wait to come back for an extended day trip!
Date of Posting: Nov 26, 2017 | Posted by: Tag W
This was my second trip this year. The first day was slow, but we still caught a bunch of small redfish and other assorted sea creatures. The weather prevented us from going after bull reds. The next day was another story. We caught MANY redfish up to 30lbs. I also caught several huge jack crevalles up to 24.5lbs. One took me over 30 minutes to bring in. At one point I had 3 huge fish on 4 casts. I couldn't stop laughing. It was one of those "best days of my life" days. The last day started off great, 3 huge fish right off the bat. But then mother nature took over and the storms moved in. Captain Shawn can control many things, but weather isn't one of them. After getting to a safe haven until the storm passed, we continued to fish, but our fish didn't cooperate. We still managed to catch a bunch of trout (great for sushi) and other assorted critters. The fact that my wife and I came for a second trip within 6 months should be the best indicator of the quality of our experience. My only hesitancy about writing this review is that if Captain Lanier's service becomes too well-known, than it will be harder for me to book a trip! If you want the best book with Fish-on Guide Service. Finally, this trip my wife only caught a 26lb red asher largest and I caught a 30 pounder. I finally beat her
Date of Posting: Jun 30, 2017 | Posted by: Gerald Feigin
Had a fishing trip of a life time, with Fish-On Guide service... Captain Shawn had up on the Redfish all three day we fished. If I remember right the smallest Red we caught was 13lbs and my Mother caught the wooper 31lbs.. All 3 of us caught fish all day long. Averaged 15 to 25 fish per-person ... and let me tell you my arms were sore... Great place and even Greater people. Thanks for providing a great time and my mom got to cross out item off her bucket list and it was a awesome birthday present for myself... Highest recommendations for Fish-On.....
Date of Posting: Nov 3, 2016 | Posted by: Forrest B Matyear
This is the second trip that I have taken with Fish on, and on both occasions it has been the best guided trip that I have been on. On both trips the quality and quantity of fish have exceed my expectations. Capt Shawn is a knowledgeable and helpful guide.
I took two of my brothers along this trip, and they were very pleased.
Date of Posting: May 2, 2016 | Posted by: Stan Kohlmeyer
Had such a great time fishing with Captain Shawn, we are already planning another trip. Not only was it a successful outing, Shawn provided the perfect recipe for redfish on the bbq. Highly recommend Captain Shawn and Fish On Guide Service!
Date of Posting: Mar 22, 2016 | Posted by: Ray Stroman
I and 2 friends drove 1500 miles to fish with Capt. Shawn to escape SD winter weather the last week in Feb. We knew weather could be a factor as a major storm hit north of New Orleans. Capt Shawn convinced us to stay a couple extra days to allow the weather to settle done.
It paid off. Fishing got better each day resulting in over 65 bull reds , many over 20 lb -35 lbs. Biggest was a 46 long X 27 girth monster which the redfish formula on the internet calculated out at a whooping 42.92 Lbs.
Capt Shawn also lined up and offshore trip for us that produced three yellow fin 126, 120, & 101 lbs plus numerous black fin tuna, wahoo, amber jack, and king mackeral. What impressed me the most was how hard Capt Shawn worked to find the huge bull reds.
Great trip !! I'm taking another group down next winter. Thanks for working hard in tough conditions to make this one of the most enjoyable trips I've had, Capt. Shawn!!
Date of Posting: Mar 3, 2016 | Posted by: Lowell Somsen
Un-BULL-ievable. That's how I'd describe my two days of redfishing with Captain Shawn. I went down with two buds from Boston who have fished with Shawn before. And although I thought I had a pretty good idea of what to expect, the actual experience far exceeded expectations. For anyone who hasn't done this type of fishing before but is thinking about it, let me tell you why it's a must -- because the bulls take off like runaway freight trains. Just when you think you have them tired, they tear our more line and make you earn the catch. And let me tell you why you should do this with Fish-On Guide services. Because Captain Shawn gets you on these bad boys. More importantly, he gets you to them safely. It was incredibly foggy the first morning and the marina saw many fisherman hanging out around the docks waiting for the fog to burn off. Not Shawn. The guy knows the Mississippi better than I know the back roads to my house. With eyes on his instruments, he safely navigated around logs, by tankers, through narrow outlets and got us on fish fast. And let me tell you, he's not afraid to burn fuel to keep the action going. He'll take you where there are fish, period. I caught 19 reds in two days. Six over 20lbs and one over 30. It was the best fishing of my life. My forearms are still burning. If you're thinking about doing it, do it. You won't be disappointed. I can't wait to get back down there again.
Date of Posting: Mar 28, 2015 | Posted by: Chris Bousquet
A friend and I came down from Boston to visit New Orleans and escape the snow. While we were here we decided to head to Venice and fish for some Big Redfish. We decided on Captain Shawn and Fish On Guide Service. Even though it's not a great time to fish we were going to try anyway. We booked a trip for Monday. Captain Shawn called and informed us Monday was going to be very cold and windy. He gave us the option to switch to a better day. We chose Saturday instead. Captain Shawn put us on the fish and we caught over 20 Bull Reds including a 38 pounder! Thanks for looking out for your clients Capt. Shawn. I recommend Fish On Guide Service and will be back to fish with him again.
Date of Posting: Jan 5, 2014 | Posted by: Neil
My grandson Christian and I have been out with Capt. Shawn three times in the last year and had a great time. We caught a lot of fish and he has taught Christian how to work a fish on the line and how to safely release them back into the water. I even brought three friends with me this time and I am sure they will be back too, just like us.
Date of Posting: Jul 23, 2013 | Posted by: Jim Stewart
As a gift for my son's graduation, I brought him down to Louisiana from Wisconsin for some Gulf Coast redfihing. We found Fish-On Guide Service online and booked two days with Shawn Lanier. What a great decision we made. Shawn Lanier will find you the fish. He really knows his business, and that means you will load the boat with monster redfish and your arms will be sore at the end of the day. Shawn really works hard for you, and I would recommend him to anyone looking for an awesome trip.
Date of Posting: Jun 28, 2013 | Posted by: Tim and Zach Lauridsen
My two sons, Carl and Glenn and I fished 3 days with Capt. Shawn the third week of May 2013. We've done a lot of fishing in Texas,Maine. Canada etc. Never had a trip like this before.Capt. Shawn put us on BIG Redfish everyday. The I had to quit fishing a half hour early, my muscles were so sore.(I'm 81)
Bill Sellke
Date of Posting: May 31, 2013 | Posted by: Bill Sellke
Our 3 day fishing trip was some of the best fishing I have ever had anywhere. Captain Shawn knows the waters around Venice and definitely knows where to find big bull redfish. We caught big fish throughout the three days, most between 20-34 lbs. We will definitely be back.
Date of Posting: May 30, 2013 | Posted by: Glenn Sellke
I've fished and hunted with outfitters from Alaska to S. Louisiana and I can honestly say I've "never had my fill" of catching fish until I fished with Capt. Shawn. Venice is an unbelievable fishery and Capt. Shawn's drive to put you on fish is unmatched by any guide I've ever been around.
Date of Posting: Jan 17, 2013 | Posted by: Thomas Kell
Date of Posting: Nov 14, 2012 | Posted by: Joe Bearrentine
Captain Shawn put us on the red fish first thing that morning and kept us on them all day. We caught well over 100 fish between the 2 of us that day and the smallest was 16 lbs. My arm and shoulder was so sore I could barely hold the steering wheel on the ride home. My father in law went with me on the trip and he was physically exhausted and just quit fishing the last hour. There was one time that day that I went 4 cast without a hit otherwise it was every cast or every other cast was a red!
Date of Posting: Nov 6, 2012 | Posted by: Rusty Jackson
Captain Shawn put us on fish every day for 3 days straight! We caught between 40-50 fish per day!
We are looking forward to our next trip.
Date of Posting: Jul 17, 2012 | Posted by: Chris Flanigan