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.
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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 →

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4.89
out of 5 stars from 12 reviews
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Jenny Hamilton
North Miami Beach, Florida
 4.67
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Boat clean, crew great

VERIFIED   February 15, 2018
Chad and Charlie were great. Boat was comfortable and extremely clean.
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Nico Delaive
North Miami Beach, Florida
 5.00
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Half day with captain Paul Lee

VERIFIED   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...
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Kenneth Johnsrød
Bala, Pennsylvania
 5.00
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   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...
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Christian Lecole
Miami, Florida
 5.00
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Fishing with Paul

VERIFIED   November 25, 2016
Captain and assistant were very pleasant and professional! Prior to the trip the caparIn contacted us to confirm timing, directions...
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Annikka Hurme
United States
 5.00
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Half day trip with capt. Paul

VERIFIED   January 27, 2017
Fun. Once in the life time experience . The crew did everything they could to make us have fish. Excellent Crew.
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