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 60HP 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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Boat Specs

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

18 ft
3 persons
Fishing Techniques
Light Tackle
Fly Fishing
Air Conditioning
Fighting Chair
Garmin 740 Echomap
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Thomas and Thomas rods, Hatch and Allen fly reels
Snorkeling Equipment
Live Bait Well
Multimedia System
Wireless Trolling Motor
Tuna Tubes
Spearfishing Equipment
Ice Box
Garmin 740 Echomap
Life Jackets
Fly Fishing Equipment
Thomas and Thomas rods, Hatch and Allen fly reels
Live Bait Well
Trip Includes
Rods, reels & tackle
Shimano, Loomis and Six gill spinning rods/reels
Live Bait
shrimp, blue crabs, finger mullet and pilchards
Catch cleaning & filleting
sodas, water
First Mate
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment
Thomas and Thomas rods, Hatch and Allen fly reels
FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or change your booking free of charge up to 60 days before the trip date.
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.

Other Policies  
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

20% deposit charged upfront by FishingBooker to guarantee your reservation. The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the captain on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods: Cash, Visa, Mastercard, Checks, Bank Transfer, American Express, PayPal.

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.