Captain Martin Carranza

4000 Crandon Blvd
Key Biscayne FL, United States

Captain Martin Carranza has been fly fishing all his life, from his early days chasing big trout in Patagonia, Argentina, to the productive grass flats of South Florida, which he’s been fishing since 2001. In between the two, Martin was fortunate enough to be given an opportunity to explore and fish the various hotspots of South and Central America, along with the many fishing grounds of the Caribbean, Europe, and the Azores. Apart from helping his guests tackle the South Florida flats, Martin also owns a lodge in Patagonia and organizes fishing trips to a variety of unique destinations during their high season.

Martin operates a 2013 17’6’’ Beavertail Strike flats skiff, powered by a single 2013 Evinrude E-tec 60 HP engine, with a maximum capacity of 3 passengers per trip, excluding the Captain. The boat features a Minn-Kota electric motor and comes furnished with the regular selection of navigational gear, including a Garmin 740 Echomap GPS, fish finder and VHF radio. Sodas, bottled water as well as a sandwich for the day are all included in the overall trip price.

Capt. Martin considers South East Florida (from Miami to the Middle keys) to offer some of the most productive flats fishing opportunities around. The waterways of Biscayne Bay, Islamorada, and the Everglades National Park are ample with Bonefish, Tarpon, Permit, Redfish, Snook, Barracuda, Peacock Bass, several sharks species and more.

Martin utilizes a variety of quality fishing gear, depending on your preferences and target species. Fly fishing tackle includes Thomas and Thomas rods, Hatch and Allen fly reels complete with Rio fly lines. As for the spinning tackle, it mostly consists of Shimano, Loomis and Six gill rods and reels. When fishing with live bait, Capt. Carranza prefers shrimp, blue crabs, finger mullet, and pilchards.

Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Biscayne Bay
      FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 2 persons
    + US$ 50
    each additional person
    This trip will see you targeting Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit, Redfish, and Sharks.
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Everglades
      FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 600
    up to 3 persons
    On this trip, you will be fishing for Tarpon, Redfish, Snook, Speckled Trout, Tripletail, Ladyfish, Black Drum, and more.
  • Private trip
    Peacock Bass Walk & Wade
      FREE Cancellation 60 days notice
    6 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    US$ 450
    up to 3 persons
    On this trip, you will be fishing for Peacock Bass, Largemouth Bass, Cychlids, Snook, Snakehead, and other species. Please contact the captain to get the exact location.
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Bass (Peacock)
Black Drum

Speckled Trout


Boat Specs

Beavertail (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2014. Powered by a 60HP Evinrude engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

18 ft
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Fly Fishing


Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Fishing License Included
Fly Fishing Equipment


FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 60 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 10% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 10% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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:
American Express
Bank Transfer

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3.5% fee.

About the Captain

Martin Carranza
Key Biscayne, Florida, United States
Member since May 2015
Martin's been fly fishing all his life. His grandpa and dad took him fly fishing to the fabled rivers of Patagonia since he was five, and he started guiding in his teens.
Response time: within an hour
Response rate: 100%

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