The Fisherman`s Hut Jigging Sessions organized and escorted by Diogo Yamada - Vertical Jigging Specialized Fisherman
Capt. Kyle Eldridge was born in Miami, Florida. Being a native to South Florida, he has spent countless days on the water from the US coast to various out islands of the Bahamas fishing, spearfishing and exploring exotic locations. A Gulf war Navy veteran, A Manatee County special operations Firefighter / Critical care Hazmedic / Paramedic retired after 27.5 years to continue his passion of serious fishing! A 100 ton USCG Master Captain with 30+ years of experience and thousands of hours conducting safe vessel handling. Safety, focus, integrity and attention to detail are the qualities embedded within after and exemplary career. Failure has never been an option, family first and getting clients back to the dock safe are paramount. FISH HARD OR STAY HOME!!!
Capt. Paul Long was born and raised in Seminole Florida. He has been fishing the Gulf of Mexico offshore for the last 20 years specializing in fishing for Grouper and Snapper. He attended college at the University of South Florida in Tampa Florida and graduated in 2003. Paul then attended military flight school for the United States Army at Fort Rucker Alabama. He graduated from flight school in 2003 in the AH-64D Apache. From 2004 to 2006 he was stationed in South Korea in 3/6 Cav Squadron. From 2006-2009 he was stationed at Fort Campbell Kentucky at the 101st Airborne 1st of the 101st Attack battalion where he spent a good majority of the time in Afghanistan as a Company commander. He was C company flight commander and D company aircraft maintenance commander within the battalion. He left the Army in 2009 and began flying EMS helicopters for Air Methods Corporation back home in Florida. In 2021 Paul then decided to turn his passion for offshore fishing into a career and Top Contender Fishing Charters was born. He holds a USCG Masters Captains License and both a Federal Reef Permit and Federal Pelagic permit and associated insurance.
The new 2020 30' Contender offshore center console is equipped with the latest electronics and safety gear. Built for speed, and built to last, the hull goes to sea with a ride like no other.
Seavee 320B "Liquid Assault" has Twin 350 Mercurys for speed and efficiency – Liquid Assault is an all out fishing boat designed to provide a comfortable platform for your day on the water. Performance is outstanding in all aspects. The sharp bow cuts through oncoming waves effortlessly and the aggressive deadrise at the transom ensures a comfortable ride in heavy seas.