About Family Tradition
Family Tradition Sportfishing was founded in 2022 by long time Buffalo fisherman Bill Quinn and Captain Richard Fairbanks. Bill had fished with Captain Fairbanks for over 20 years when he decided it was time to own his own boat and make his longtime friend and fishing guide his partner. Captain Fairbanks grew up in South Florida the son of world class fisherman Captain John Fairbanks.
Captain Richard Fairbanks has traveled the seas for 35 years on many a fishing vessel honing his skills. His many catches and the stories that come with them are part of the experience you can expect aboard Freebird. Freebird is a 39 foot Yellowfin center console fully equipped with brand new, top of the line, tournament fishing equipment. She is prepared to catch any species of fish that comes her way. Please see the photo gallery for pictures and more detail.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Here are the answers to our most frequently asked questions. If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact us.
Do I Pay for Gas?
No, fuel is included in all packages.
Do I need Equipment?
We provide equipment, but you are free to bring your own if you would like.
Is Bait Included?
Certain target species, live bait will be an additional charge.
What does the boat have for safety equipment?
All U.S. Coast Guard safety equipment is onboard the vessel.