Searching for the perfect Tampa Bay angling adventure? Look no further than Fishhawk Charters "Contender," an ideal vessel for avid fishermen or guests who want a big fishing experience on a smaller boat!
Captain Brian Lambert is the man behind Fishhawk Charters, and he’s the perfect person to guide you around these waters. He grew up on Anna Maria Island, surrounded by pure white sandy beaches and the turquoise blue Gulf of Mexico – and plenty of fishing opportunities! Now, he loves sharing his wealth of experience with his guests.
You’ll be casting off on board his 35’ Contender pro vessel, built to give you a dry and stable ride into the Bay and its surrounding waters. She can move very quickly between fishing spots and features top-of-the-range electronics by Raymarine.
Capt. Brian’s boat is equipped with a T-top for shade, as well as a fully enclosed toilet. On board, you’lll find an icebox and a Yeti cooler full of ice-cold water to keep you refreshed throughout the trip. There’s also a large live bait tank.
On your adventure, you’ll be targeting whatever seasonal species are biting the best. The techniques you’ll be using and the species you’ll be targeting also depending on your experience level and what you want to get out of your trip.
Whether you want to bow to the "Silver King" (Tarpon,) chase Cobia, or tackle tasty Snappers and Groupers, Capt. Brian will provide the gear and expert advice you need to hook your target fish. Just let him know what you want your adventure to look like!
Your trip includes top-quality rods and reels, as well as bait, lures, and your fishing license. The crew will also carefully clean, de-bone, and bag any legal fish you’d like to take home with you. All that’s left is to come aboard Fishhawk Charters for an incredible adventure!
You Keep Catch
Catch cleaning & filleting
Rods, reels & tackle
About the Charter Operator
About this listing
Contender (Center console) originally built in 2017. Powered by 3 300HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 60 knots.
Types of Fishing
Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 3 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
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:
St. Petersburg Fishing Calendar
FAQs about Fishhawk Charters – Contender
- $899 per group, additional $50 per person after 1 guest - The Majestic Shark Encounter (4 hours)
- $1,500 per group - Half Day Offshore Fishing Excursion (4 hours)
- $1,850 per group - Full Day Offshore Fishing Trip (8 hours)
- $2,500 per group - Full Day Snapper &Grouper Fish Trip (8 hours)
- $2,850 per group - Florida Middle Grounds Fishing Trip (10 hours)
- Toilet (Enclosed)
- Fishfinder (12 inch Raymarine)
- Live Bait Well
- Multimedia System
- Ice Box
- Rods, reels & tackle
- Live Bait
- Catch cleaning & filleting (Any keeper fish will be cleaned and bagged for you)
- Drinks (Water)
- First Mate
- Fishing License (All Federal Permits & Commercial Licenses )
- Inshore Fishing
- Nearshore Fishing
- Offshore Fishing (All Federal Palagic Permits including Red Snapper)
- Reef Fishing (Federal Palegic Reef Permit!s)
- Wreck Fishing (Federal Reef Permit)
- Light Tackle
- Heavy Tackle
- Bottom Fishing
- Fly Fishing
- Drift Fishing
- Deep Sea Fishing
- Grouper (Gag)
- Grouper (Red)
- King Mackerel (Kingfish)
- Snapper (Red)
- Tuna (Blackfin)