Captain: Larry Wren Vessel: First Choice
Phone Number: 305-360-4900
Biography: My name is Captain Larry Wren and I would like to invite you to fish on the First Choice! My philosophy is simple, to supply the best boat, tackle, and not to sweat the extra expenses in doing this (after all you are worth it!). As a young child I fished Islamorada with Captain Hugh Brown and I was hooked for life. In an eighth grade report I wrote of becoming a charter captain in Islamorada. I have fished the world extensively both fresh and saltwater and have to say the fly rod should get more use! I have also captained tournament boats for the major Keys sailfish and dolphin tournaments. When possible I employ the same tactics in daily charters like flying the kites for sailfish! Overall I believe that the customer deserves to have the best!
My boat is a restored and modernized 37’ Merritt sport fish named the best all round fishing boat by Marlin Magazine. The Merritt boat, First Choice has a huge cockpit with a traditional fighting chair. She is fast and can spin on a dime to follow the hottest billfish. This is a vessel built for sport fishing by sport fisherman in the classic day boat design. Our rods and reels are all Penn, Shimano and Alutecnos and don’t get rebuilt but replaced with new ones. Lines are changed when needed and stretched at the end of every trip to ensure no bird nests on your charter. I do support catch and release for all billfish but also understand needing fresh fish for the table. In the summer months don’t forget your cooler to take those Mahi (dolphin fish) home to enjoy! Please feel free to contact me and I will try to answer any questions you would have and I look forward to fishing with you!