Arrow Assault Bowfishing

Book a trip with Arrow Assault Bowfishing and come experience one of the hottest outdoor sports sweeping the nation. A combination of hunting, fishing, and archery, this method is like no other. Captain Donovan Tate has more than 10 years of bowfishing experience and is known for giving his customers the experience of a lifetime. Anglers of all skill levels are welcome aboard, so gather your friends and family for a night out in Princeton, Florida!

You will fish aboard a 20’ custom made bowfishing boat originally built in 2006 and restored in 2016. This craft is fitted with a highrise shooting platform and LED flood lights for nighttime bowfishing. She comes equipped with advanced fishing technology, including GPS, Fishfinder, and a wireless trolling motor. On board you will find seating for six and bowfishing equipment for four anglers.

Starting time is flexible, but you are likely to meet Capt. Donovan half an hour before sunset. He will give you a quick practice lesson and a chance to try your hand at a few shots before heading out to the flats of Biscayne Bay.

While bowfishing these skinny waters, you can target a variety of non-game species such as Southern Stingray, Barracuda, Sheepshead, Mangrove Snapper, and Striped Mullet. All these fish are delicious, and Capt. Donovan will gladly clean and fillet any that you would like to take home.

Arrow Assault Bowfishing provides a saltwater fishing license and bowfishing gear by Archenemy and AMS. Capt. Donovan ensures that all fish are harvested within FWC regulations.

You will receive a call the week of your trip to confirm your launching location. Trips usually start in Princeton - Black Point Park Marina; in Miami you can depart from Pelican Harbor Marina and Matheson Hammock Park Marina. When he’s not fishing in Miami, you can join Capt. Donovan in various locations including Homestead and Fort Lauderdale.

Come aboard and see what bowfishing is all about!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Lobster Bully Netting Trip - MAX 5
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    5 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    Seasonal trip Aug 6 - Aug 10
    $800
    up to 6 persons
    This trip can launch from numerous locations from Homestead to the Keys. Our bright custom LED flood lights light up the surroundings so you can spot the pink spiny lobsters walking along the grass flats. You will use a special technique to set the bully net on top of the lobster before it swims away. You can catch and keep the limit of legal size lobsters, which is 6 per person. This trip is great for families (Up to 5 people)!
  • Private trip
    Biscayne Bay Night Trip
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 7:00 PM
    $450
    up to 3 persons
    + $150
    each additional person
    This is a 4 hour trip targeting non-game fish such as Southern Stingray, Barracuda, Sheepshead, and Mangrove Snapper on the Biscayne Bay flats. Soda and bottled water included. Fish cleaning by captain after charter included. The ideal meet-up time is 30 minutes before sunset, but we are flexible. We launch out of various locations in Miami, Homestead, and Key Largo depending on the weather and desires of the customer. In August, you also have the option to catch Lobster with a bully net.
  • Private trip
    Everglades Night Trip Ft Lauderdale
    FREE Cancellation 3 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:30 PM
    $450
    up to 3 persons
    + $150
    each additional person
    This is for a 4 hour night trip launching out of Everglades Holiday Park, in Fort Lauderdale. You will target invasive and non-game fish species, including Blue Tilapia, Oscar, Sailfin Catfish, Bowfin, Chain Pickerel, and Gar. This is an action packed trip with fish sightings in high numbers and lots of opportunities to try your best shot! The water is crystal clear, a bowfisherman's dream. The ideal meetup time is about 30 minutes prior to sunset, but we are flexible.
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About the Captain

Donovan Tate
Homestead, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
5 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
25 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since August 2016
I grew up in Oklahoma hunting and fishing. I love the outdoors and spend a lot of my free time with my family on the water. I'm an avid bowhunter and was introduced to bowfishing over 11 years ago and fell in love. I've competed in state archery competitions and bowfishing tournaments before I moved to Florida a couple years ago. You can find me at Bass Pro Shops conducting hunting and archery seminars as well as bowfishing seminars throughout the year during promotional events. I'm an Active Duty Army soldier with 19 years in. I love taking people out on the weekends and sharing my passion for bowfishing. A lot of my customers say that my charter was the best thing they did in Miami while on vacation or business here.

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Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Black Drum Black Drum
Indian Threadfish Indian Threadfish
Jack Crevalle Jack Crevalle

Ladyfish Ladyfish
Needlefish Needlefish
Ray Ray
Sheepshead Sheepshead

Skate Skate
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Spadefish Spadefish

Boat Specs

Shallow Sport (Bay boat) originally built in 2020. Powered by a 250HP Suzuki engine.

Length
25 ft
Capacity
6 persons

Types of Fishing

Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Bowfishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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100%
Appropriate for children
87%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
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Paige K.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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4 hour trip with Captain Donovan

VERIFIED   January 16, 2020
We had a great time! We learned a lot about bow fishing and he put us on a lot of fish to shoot. We highly recommend Captain...
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Glenwood Springs, Colorado
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Almazing fishing trip

VERIFIED   June 15, 2019
This was an absolutely amazing fishing trip! The captain was so awesome, he was helpful and made every aspect of our first...
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Tatiana R.
Miami Beach, Florida
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VERIFIED   April 11, 2019
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Alejandro H.
Boca Raton, Florida
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Night trip through Everglades

VERIFIED   March 2, 2018
Had an amazing time with Capt. Donovan. Firstly leading up to the trip he made recommendations based on the weather for where...
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Half day - night bowfishing in the Everglades

VERIFIED   February 24, 2018
One of the best fishing trips ever!  Captain Donovan is a top notch captain totally committed to providing his clients...
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