Managed by Chad Raney
Hi I’m Captain Chad. I have been fishing my whole life, thanks to my father that competed and won many tournaments up and down the southeast coast. I am a Florida native that has grown up fishing these waters. I have grown up fishing tournaments with my dad up and down the coast also traveling all over the Bahamas and Mexico.
Having fished tournaments, they have really made me a professional at live bait and kite fishing. Winning multiple billfish and IGFA tournaments I can say I have perfected these fishing methods. Right out of high school I started fishing professionally. I found fishing not just a hobby, but a way of life.
While attending college I got offered a job on a charter boat out of Haulover. I started as a mate and gradually worked my way up the ladder. Getting my captains license at the age 21 made me the youngest captain to ever run a charter boat out of Haulover.
I have been fishing from Haulover Park marina for over 15 years now and love every day of it. During my charter fishing career, I have managed to catch unbelievable monster fish from giant Wahoo’s, to Blue Marlin, Massive Mahi, and much more…. Only a couple miles offshore looking over the beautiful Miami skyline.
It only takes six minutes to reach the ocean from Captain Chad's dock and most of the fish we catch are within two miles offshore. Miami's warm Gulf Stream waters produce fish all year round, including Sailfish, Wahoo, Dolphin, Kingfish, Tuna, Amberjack, Barracuda and Sharks. The "OLD HAT" is a custom 43ft completely redone in 2004 with brand new Cummins QSM11 engines total of 1300 horsepower which makes it the quickest charter boat in the fleet cutting down the time to the fishing grounds. The boat is clean and very spacious with plenty of seating up on the bridge and downstairs in the cockpit, equipped with a new custom Release fighting chair, Livewell, Fishbox, Radar, Sonar, top of the line tackle it is truly a fishing machine. Captain Chad will provide all the fishing tackle including Shimano reels on custom rods. Everything is provided and comes fully loaded aboard thee "OLD HAT" this way all you need to bring are your favorite snacks and drinks and your sun protection. Read More
Captain chad took my family fishing for a 3/4 day his suggestions in leaving early paid off. We caught 3 Montserrat cudas, 2 king fish, a bonito and a black tuna. It was an awesome day on the water and comfortable with the AC in the cabin.
By far the best trip ever!!! Not only did we get fish we gained some friends as well captain chad and mate Hiyme were great people to be around. I highly recommend this charter!!
Almaco Jack, Blackfin Tuna, Bonito, Kingfish, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo
Bottom Fishing, Heavy Tackle Fishing, Trolling
10800 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33154, United States | Bodies of water fished: Dania beach, Miami Beach - South Beach, Pompano Beach, Haulover Inlet