Captain
Donovan Tate

Member since August 2016

Miami, United States

Background
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 waters. I'm an avid bowhunter and was introduced to bowfishing 10 years ago and fell in love. I've competed in state archery competitions and bowfishing tournaments before I moved to Florida last spring. 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 18 years in. Hopefully, Miami is my last duty station and I can retire here in a couple years and open up the bowfishing charter full-time. I love taking people out on charters and sharing my passion for bowfishing and the feedback I get from clients. A lot of my customers say that my charter was the best thing they did in Miami while on vacation or business here.
Techniques
Bowfishing with bow and arrows. 4 shooters at a time. Up to a max of 6 passengers. No Chum. No Bait. No Rod and Reel.

Hey, I'm Captain Donovan Tate

Miami, United States
Background
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 waters. I'm an avid bowhunter and was introduced to bowfishing 10 years ago and fell in love. I've competed in state archery competitions and bowfishing tournaments before I moved to Florida last spring. 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 18 years in. Hopefully, Miami is my last duty station and I can retire here in a couple years and open up the bowfishing charter full-time. I love taking people out on charters and sharing my passion for bowfishing and the feedback I get from clients. A lot of my customers say that my charter was the best thing they did in Miami while on vacation or business here.
Techniques
Bowfishing with bow and arrows. 4 shooters at a time. Up to a max of 6 passengers. No Chum. No Bait. No Rod and Reel.
Angler's Choice

My Charter Listings

 
Miami
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US$ 400
Fort Lauderdale
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US$ 400
Homestead
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US$ 400

Fishing Reports

A Bowfisherman's Dream

February 24, 2017

Normally, I get clients who are new to bowfishing. This time, I had a team of experienced bowfishermen come onboard. The crystal clear waters and high numbers of edible fish makes for a bowfisherman's ideal fishing conditions contrast to… Read Full Report →


A Family Outing on the Everglades

February 19, 2017

I had 3 generations of fishermen on this trip. A daughter had booked a charter to take out her father and grandfather giving them a bucket list treat. We strolled through the freshwater canals of the Everglades hunting blue… Read Full Report →


Bowfishing Sheepshead in Key Largo

February 18, 2017

We had a last minute booking and we able to hit the waters in Key Largo shooting sheepshead all night. This was Nick's first time bowfishing for sheepshead and he did an amazing job. Nick said it was the… Read Full Report →


Business Trip Detour

January 21, 2017

We had some individuals here for business trips and were interested in a charter but did not have anyone to accompany them. We were able to pair them up for a combined trip. We launched out of Watson Island… Read Full Report →


Bachelor Party

January 20, 2017

It was quite the night for this bachelor party. The water was calm and they ended up shooting a variety of fish from striped mullet, Southern Stingray, barracuda, and sheepshead, a saltwater bowfishing slam. Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

5.00 out of 5 stars from 9 reviews

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Fort Mitchell, ky
Went fishing on Saturday, April 7, 2018

Fantastic experience for my husband and son. They were over the moon and Captain Donovan maximized their bow fishing adventure. Thank you so much.

Fished April 2018

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Las Vegas, nv
Went fishing on Sunday, March 25, 2018

The bowfishing trip in Miami with Captain Donovan was awesome. Most fun we’ve ever had fishing. My 10 year old son loved it. And had minimal experience with a bow. We shot many stingrays, pin fish, a sheepshead, and a barracuda. The weather was great at night too. Pretty good visibility. We wanted to schedule another trip, but unfortunately couldn’t. We’ll Def do it again next time we’re in Miami. Captain Donovan even mailed us a stinger from the stingray we caught.

Fished March 2018

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Pocatello, id
Went fishing on Saturday, March 24, 2018

My son is a skilled bowfisherman but my daughter and I definitely aren’t. However, this captain is so adaptable we all had a great time and took home fish.  He clearly knows what he is doing and has quality equipment as well.  I would recommend him and his boat to everyone. Tshnks for a great time.

Fished March 2018

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Donovan Tate (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, March 25, 2018

John it was a pleasure having your family on board.  Campbell is a pretty good shot but I think Christen is your shooter.  She has some natural skill there.  I hope to hear from you in the near future.  Safe travels back to Idaho.

Capt D

Kamloops, bc
Went fishing on Saturday, March 17, 2018

I would recommend this trip to anyone. Hands down a very cool experience enjoyed by my entire family. Captain Donavan Tate was a great guide. He kept us on fish all night and entertained my kids leaving a lasting impression. 5 start review all the way from Canada !

Fished March 2018

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Miami, fl
Went fishing on Saturday, February 24, 2018

One of the best fishing trips ever!  Captain Donovan is a top notch captain totally committed to providing his clients an incredible experience - no matter the skill or experience.  We were fishing for Wild blue talapia and we were not disappointed!  If we were any good, we would have needed another cooler for our catches.  Even with our novice skills, the three of us got 11 great sized fish ranging from 3-6 pounds.  We averaged one fish for every 5 times we shot an arrow.  When he tells you to aim low, he’s not kidding.  Aim “stupid” low!  Thank you Captain Donavan for a great time.  We will definitely be back soon!

Fished February 2018

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Donovan Tate (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Saturday, March 17, 2018

Jason thanks for a great review. The triple J’S put a hurting on some tilapia that is for sure. I can’t wait for you to come back and go bowfishing with us again. Capt D.

Boca Raton, Florida
Went fishing on Friday, 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 we’d have the best experience, double checked with us on any special needs and prepped me for what I’d need my crew to bring with us. Once the night started we had an awesome time, trolling through the Everglades hunting Tilapia for Sunday dinner. Capt. Donovan did a nice job explaining the equipment and how to use it and most importantly remained patient with us as we stumbled through our first experience. We had such a great time, I plan to utilize him for team building events for work as well as personal fun trips. I highly recommend booking with Capt. Donovan for a once in a lifetime experience.

Fished March 2018

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Donovan Tate (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Hondo thanks for great review! I had a blast with your group as they learned how to bowfish. Team Derick and team Mondo did a great job

Middleburg, Pennsylvania
Went fishing on Saturday, January 27, 2018

Absolutely wonderful trip with Donovan.  My husband is ready to fly to Florida every other weekend just to do this again and again.  It was pretty constant action, which obvious makes bow fishing more exciting, and the captain was wonderful.  Definitely a good choice!

Fished January 2018

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Donovan Tate (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Monday, February 5, 2018

Morgan thanks for the great review. Your group was wonderful, I totally enjoyed you guys.  You all shot some very nice Tilapias and Snakeheads.  Come down anytime, there is always a place on the boat for your group. Maybe next time we can hit the saltwater and shoot some big barracudas.  Thanks again!

Capt Donovan

Miami, Florida
Went fishing on Friday, June 23, 2017

This was my first time Bowfishing and everything exceeded my expectations. Capt. Donovan made the trip so exciting. I highly recommend Arrow Assualt Bowfishing if you want to have an experience of a life time.

Fished June 2017

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Donovan Tate (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Sunday, June 25, 2017

Thank you for the awesome feed back Manny. Your crew was a blast to have aboard I hope we got to do this again in the future.

Miami Beach, Florida
Went fishing on Sunday, January 15, 2017

It was a great first Bowfishing experience for us! It’s not easy to arrow a fish, we had dozens and dozens of frustrating misses but our captain patiently guided us and finally we managed to hit 2 4-pounder Tilapias and a huge garfish.
The search and shoot was certainly more exciting than conventional hook and reel fishing. We’ll be back for more!

Fished January 2017

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Donovan Tate (The Captain)
Replied to this review on Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Thank you so much for the review!  I had a blast out with you two, I would be more than happy to take you out again and next time we will get in the salt water of the Biscayne bay.  Have a safe trip home and let me know if you ever need something set up in the future.

Capt Donovan