Trophy inshore tarpon, permit, bonefish, redfish . . .
Captain Carranza offers guided fishing trips to three prime locations in the Miami area—Biscayne Bay, Islamorada, and the Everglades National Park.
Biscayne Bay and Everglades Nat'l Park
Biscayne Bay is known to be one of the best places in the world to sightfish for trophy inshore tarpon, redfish, bonefish, elusive permit, snook, sharks, barracuda, Jacks and many other species.
Everglades National Park is the largest subtropical wilderness in the United States. Designated a World Heritage Site, it is an International Biosphere Reserve and wetland of international importance.
The fishing opportunities are diverse—open ocean, brackish water bays, freshwater canals, ponds, and saltwater flats.
You'll fish from a 2013 Beavertail Strike technical flats skiff equipped with an Evinrude 60-hp engine, jack plate, trim tabs, GPS, VHF radio, power pole and Minn Kota electric motor. You'll also wade fish before and after low tide when you are wade cruising and tailing. Light tackle here is the norm. In order to preserve the diversity and abundance of fish within the park, licensed anglers are limited to 20 fish per person at any time, and may not possess any more than ten fish of any one particular species, regardless of the state of Florida’s regulations.
The How-to of Redfishing:
Because redfish are easily spooked, sightfishing is the norm. High-quality polarized sunglasses are a must.
Most often you won’t cast until you see the fish. The most popular fishing areas for reds are along the shell bars, rocky, grassy shorelines, and on shallow flats.
A tailing redfish, is the term for when the fish's tail breaks the surface while feeding. Redfish stick their noses in the mud, and stir up the bottom, creating what anglers call a “mud.”
You’ll wait for them to finish eating, and as they swim away, you’ll cast ahead of them. When hooked, redfish are known for their strength, stamina, and long runs.
A typical four-day guided fishing package will include three days fishing the Everglades National Park—Whitewater Bay, and Shark River, and one day fishing at beautiful Islamorada, known as the Village of Islands, in the Florida Keys.
Captain Martin Carranza
Captain Martin Carranza has been fly fishing all his life, from his early beginnings in Patagonia, Argentina, to south Florida since 2001. He has fished all over South America, the Caribbean, Europe, and the United States. With that vast experience, he has gained the experience and expertise to earn sponsorships from several companies. He’s also a member of Florida’s Guide Association, an instructor at the Federation of Fly Fishermen, a guide with Trout Unlimited, and a recommended guide of the Coastal Conservation Association. He was also named Conservation Captain of the Month by the Bonefish and Tarpon Trust in September of 2015.
You'll fly into Miami International Airport (MIA). With a double occupancy booking, a rental car is included in your package. If you do not have a rental car, you’ll be picked up at the airport and transferred to your hotel.
You’ll stay at either the Holiday Inn or the Best Western in Florida City—Gateway to the Keys. Both hotels are equipped with a pool and on-site fitness center and include breakfast, daily housekeeping, and free internet service. The hotels are within walking distance of restaurants, shops, and a tackle store.
6-nights and 5-days guided fishing
$3,900.00 per person
5-nights and 4-days guided fishing
$3,250.00 per person
4-nights and 3-days guided fishing
$2,600.00 per person
ground transfers to and from airport/hotel (unless renting a car—included in package with double occupancy), lodging, breakfasts at hotel, daily ground transfers to guided fishing locations, lunches while fishing (including water and soda), use of fishing tackle (fly or spin), National Park Entrance fee, and fishing license.
Packages do not include:
dinners, alcoholic beverages, gratuities, and anything not listed under inclusions.