About Old Hat Deep Sea Fishing Charters:
Charter Boat Captain Chad
Hi I’m Captain Chad. I have been fishing my whole life, thanks to my father that competed and won many tournaments up and down the southeast coast. I am a Florida native that has grown up fishing these waters. I have grown up fishing tournaments with my dad up and down the coast also traveling all over the Bahamas and Mexico.
Having fished tournaments, they have really made me a professional at live bait and kite fishing. Winning multiple billfish and IGFA tournaments I can say I have perfected these fishing methods. Right out of high school I started fishing professionally. I found fishing not just a hobby, but a way of life.
While attending college I got offered a job on a charter boat out of Haulover. I started as a mate and gradually worked my way up the ladder. Getting my captains license at the age 21 made me the youngest captain to ever run a charter boat out of Haulover, and now the owner of the “Old Hat”.
I have been fishing from Haulover Park marina for over 15 years now and love every day of it. During my charter fishing career, I have managed to catch unbelievable monster fish from giant Wahoo’s, to Blue Marlin, Massive Mahi, and much more…. Only a couple miles offshore looking over the beautiful Miami skyline.
Capt Chad Raney
The Fishing Charter Boat "Old Hat"
The “Old Hat” is a custom 43ft completely redone in 2004 with brand new Cummins QSM11 engines total of 1300 horsepower which makes it the quickest charter boat in the fleet cutting down the time to the fishing grounds. The boat is clean and very spacious with plenty of seating up on the bridge and downstairs in the cockpit, equipped with a new custom Release fighting chair, Livewell, Fishbox, Radar, Sonar, top of the line tackle it is truly a fishing machine.
Spacious interior with new couch and custom seating, flatscreen Tv, Refrigerator and Clean bathroom and air conditioning making the fishing trip extremely comfortable for everyone.
Sport Fishing Tackle
Our conventional fishing tackle features Shimano TLD reels on custom rods. The spinning tackle: Diawa BG series.
South Florida Game Fish
South Florida's warm offshore waters offer a variety of trophy game fish. Here are some of the florida game fish that may end up on your fishing line:
Trophy Game Fish
For more Information and Reservations
Call Captain Chad 305-773-0700