Captain Martin Carranza

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 2018 17’6’’ Beavertail Strike flats skiff, powered by a single 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.



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  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Biscayne Bay (8 hrs
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    up to 2 persons
    + $100
    each additional person
    This trip will see you targeting Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit, Redfish, Jacks, Sharks, etc
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip - Everglades
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $650
    up to 1 person
    + $100
    each additional person
    On this trip, you will be fishing for Tarpon, Redfish, Snook, Speckled Trout, Tripletail, Ladyfish, Black Drum, and more.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip Biscayne Bay (4 hrs)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:00 AM
    $450
    up to 3 persons
    For anglers searching to spend less time on the water
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About this listing

Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great)
Black Drum
Bonefish
Jack Crevalle

Ladyfish
Permit
Redfish
Snook

Spanish Mackerel
Speckled Trout
Tarpon
Tripletail

Boat Specs

Beavertail (Saltwater fishing) originally built in 2018. Powered by a 60HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 28 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
3 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Reef Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Popping
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Wireless Trolling Motor

Trip Includes

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

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 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 not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% 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:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
PayPal
Checks
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
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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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Charles V.
Saint-Tropez, Provence-alpes-côte D'azu
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Full Day in Biscayne Bay with Capt. Martin

VERIFIED   NEW  June 13, 2019
A really Nice day with el Capitán Martín ! We really recommend this trip as he knows the best spots of the bay. He can make...
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