Captain
Chad Raney

Member since May 2014

Miami Beach, United States

Background
Captain Chad Raney is a Florida native who has been fishing his whole life. He grew up fishing tournaments with his father along the southeast coast and traveling all over the Bahamas and Mexico. These experiences made him into a professional at live bait and kite fishing. He has won multiple Billfish and IGFA tournaments. Capt. Chad says, "I found fishing not just a hobby, but a way of life." He started fishing professionally right out of high school and worked as a First Mate on a charter boat out of Haulover during college. He made his way up the ladder, eventually earning his captain's license at the age of 21 and becoming the youngest captain to ever run a charter boat out of Haulover. Today he is the owner of the “Old Hat," with over 15 years of experience fishing from Haulover Park marina.

Hey, I'm Captain Chad Raney

Miami Beach, United States
Background
Captain Chad Raney is a Florida native who has been fishing his whole life. He grew up fishing tournaments with his father along the southeast coast and traveling all over the Bahamas and Mexico. These experiences made him into a professional at live bait and kite fishing. He has won multiple Billfish and IGFA tournaments. Capt. Chad says, "I found fishing not just a hobby, but a way of life." He started fishing professionally right out of high school and worked as a First Mate on a charter boat out of Haulover during college. He made his way up the ladder, eventually earning his captain's license at the age of 21 and becoming the youngest captain to ever run a charter boat out of Haulover. Today he is the owner of the “Old Hat," with over 15 years of experience fishing from Haulover Park marina.

My Charter Listings

    
Miami Beach
trips from
US$ 750

Fishing Reports

Sailfish in Miami

April 07, 2015

Another great fishing charter. Once again, put up the kite, put out the live baits and like magic, another Sailfish. I wish we could do this every day! Read Full Report →


Good Sailfish Bite in Miami

April 06, 2015

We went about 2 miles offshore, saw a great looking edge, put up the kite, put out the live baits, caught this Sailfish! Read Full Report →

Customer Reviews

4.91 out of 5 stars from 11 reviews

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Went fishing on Saturday, August 19, 2017

Nice clean boat. Great crew! Caught 21 fish in 3 hours! Would recommend this trip to everyone!

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Went fishing on Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Greit experience with the 2 man crew and Chad as deckhand. Got 12 fish on a half day trip. Good knowledge of the fish and the mood was really good on the crew. We had a blast! We can definitely recommend these guys! They’re awesome!

Fished August 2017

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Went fishing on Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Fished April 2017

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Went fishing on Sunday, February 19, 2017

Fished February 2017

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Replied to this review on Wednesday, February 22, 2017


Went fishing on Monday, January 30, 2017

Excellent :)

Fished January 2017

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Went fishing on Friday, January 27, 2017

Fun. Once in the life time experience . The crew did everything they could to make us have fish. Excellent Crew.

Fished January 2017

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Went fishing on Saturday, November 26, 2016

It was a beautiful day in November. The sun was shining and the palmtrees waved in the wind. The captain and his first mate were incredibly nice and helpful. The captain is an excellent shipper and the first mate is a very experienced fisher. We would definitely recommend them to everybody interested in a great experience. A great memory to tell our grandchildren during cold winter nights. We hope to go again next year, but this time a full day.

Fished November 2016

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Went fishing on Friday, November 25, 2016

Captain and assistant were very pleasant and professional! Prior to the trip the caparIn contacted us to confirm timing, directions and arrangements.
Both were very friendly and accommodating with my family!
They helped throughout the trip and with cleaning and preparing the dishes we caught!
Strongly recommend their service and will use them again

Fished November 2016

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Went fishing on Wednesday, July 13, 2016

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Went fishing on Saturday, October 4, 2014

Our trip was successful experience and we would recommend Old Hat to any one or group to try. We are now in the process of scheduling another day with Old Hat Captain and crew.

Fished October 2014

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