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Key Biscayne Fishing

Key Biscayne Fishing

Key Biscayne is a small island located off the coast of Miami, Florida. The Tequesta people were the first known inhabitants of Key Biscayne, and the island was later used by Spanish explorers and pirates as a base for their operations in the area. During the 1800s, Key Biscayne was used primarily for farming and fishing. The northern two-thirds of the island used to be a coconut plantation in the 1900s and was the largest of its kind in the continental US at the time. In 1940, the owners of the plantation donated over 800 acres to Dade County with an agreement that the county would build a causeway to the island. Dade County used the 800 acres to build Crandon Park. Today, Key Biscayne is a popular destination for relaxing and other recreational activities like fishing.

Fishing is a popular activity in Key Biscayne, Florida due to the close proximity of the Gulf Stream and its abundant fish populations. The waters surrounding Key Biscayne are known for their variety of fish species, including Snapper, Grouper, Sailfish, Tarpon, and Bonefish. With many reefs and shipwrecks to provide habitat for fish, Key Biscayne is an ideal fishing destination. Some types of fish that you can catch inshore and nearshore on bottom include Gray Snapper, Hogfish, White Grunt and Yellowtail Snapper. There is also excellent Bonefish, Snook, and Tarpon on the flats and channels in Key Biscayne Bay. Offshore Key Biscayne fishing delivers Blackfin Tuna, Dolphinfish (Mahi-mahi), Sailfish, Swordfish, and Wahoo.

A record 26.38-inch Atlantic Bonefish was caught in Key Biscayne in 2021. International Game Fish Association acknowledged it as a world record for the All Tackle Length Fly Atlantic Bonefish category.



Key Biscayne Fishing Forecast

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Key Biscayne, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Pinfish

  2. Pinfish

    There is a 22.06% catch rate for Pinfish, based on 1023 Pinfish counted.

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  3. White Grunt

  4. White Grunt

    There is a 9.18% catch rate for White Grunt, based on 426 White Grunt counted.

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  5. Gray Snapper

  6. Gray Snapper

    There is a 7.55% catch rate for Gray Snapper, based on 350 Gray Snapper counted.

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  7. Mahi-mahi

  8. Mahi-mahi

    There is a 6.12% catch rate for Mahi-mahi, based on 284 Mahi-mahi counted.

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  9. Blue Runner

  10. Blue Runner

    There is a 4.66% catch rate for Blue Runner, based on 216 Blue Runner counted.

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  11. Sailfish

  12. Sailfish

    There is a 3.84% catch rate for Sailfish, based on 178 Sailfish counted.

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  13. Yellowtail Snapper

  14. Yellowtail Snapper

    There is a 3.77% catch rate for Yellowtail Snapper, based on 175 Yellowtail Snapper counted.

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  15. Scaled Sardine

  16. Scaled Sardine

    There is a 3.54% catch rate for Scaled Sardine, based on 164 Scaled Sardine counted.

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  17. Bluestriped Grunt

  18. Bluestriped Grunt

    There is a 3.41% catch rate for Bluestriped Grunt, based on 158 Bluestriped Grunt counted.

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  19. Great Barracuda

  20. Great Barracuda

    There is a 2.57% catch rate for Great Barracuda, based on 119 Great Barracuda counted.

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Recommendations above based on 106 species of fish and 4638 fish counted for April around Key Biscayne.

To date, there are 178 species of fish and a total of 612719 fish counted for Key Biscayne and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1856 (168 years).

Last Update: 4/20/2024 1:47:58 PM

*** PLEASE NOTE ***
Please check local, state/province, and federal laws before fishing for any species found on this site. All data is based on historical data found for this area, and in some cases as far back as the year 1600.

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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Key Biscayne are the following:

  1. ALVA CHAPMAN REEF
    ALVA CHAPMAN REEF IN MONROE COUNTY CONSIST OF TWO CONCRETE BOAT HULLS AND DREDGE PIPE Date of Deployment:December 31 197


  2. Whistle Buoy Wreck


  3. DS61
    Whistle Buoy Wreck 25.296017 -80.150200


  4. Carysfort Trench
    Natural Reef - Depth|Relief: 80/ Monroe County 3333 66667


  5. North Key Largo


  6. FUNNEL, THE
    25.295833333333 -79.979166666667


  7. Basin Hill Shoals
    Mid-channel patch reef - no lobstering - Depth|Relief: / Monroe County 00000 00000


  8. MONKEY WRENCH, THE
    25.279166666667 -80.158333333333


  9. Herring


  10. Swan Key


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Top Key Biscayne Bait & Tackle Stores

  1. Capt. Harry's Fishing Supply
    We offer a full line of over 20,000 fishing related products from the finest manufacturers including Big Game Fishing rods and reels, lures, terminal tackle, rigging accessories, fishing accessories, boating accessories, clothing, fishing gifts and m

  2. Mustad Hooks
    Land covers 28% of earth's surface. We cover the rest. Mustad - the best selling hook on the planet.

  3. Atlantic & Gulf Fishing Supply
    Atlantic & Gulf Fishing Supply Corporation is a retailer and wholesaler of commercial fishing supplies. We carry one of the world's largest inventories of fishing supply products. Our primary customers include commercial fishing fleets, fish

  4. Crook & Crook
    We have been serving anglers and boaters for over 50 years. Three easy ways to shop; our store located in Miami, Florida open 7 days a week, online at www.tackletogo.com and/or request a C&C Fishing and Marine Catalog from our website.

  5. Baitmasters of South Florida
    Baitmasters of South Florida produces the highest quality baits available anywhere. These baits consistently out fish the competition.

  6. Bullbuster USA - Brand Direct Fishing Lines


  7. El Capitan Marine & Fishing Center
    If we don't have we can get it! If we can't get it you don't need it! El Capitan carries over 25,000 fishing and marine related products from over 1200 manufactures including Garmin, Furuno, Raymarine, Icom, Si-tex, Hummingbird, Shakespea

  8. The Fly Shop of Miami
    We are a full service fly shop specializing in the diverse fisheries of South Florida . Biscayne Bay , The Everglades , The Florida Keys , and local peacock bass fishing are at our doorstep , but are familiar with many destinations and can outfit you

  9. Biscayne Rod Manufacturing
    Since 1948, Biscayne Rod Manufacturing has been the premier manufacturer of fishing rods for deep sea, flats, inshore, rivers, streams, and lakes. We build rods in every pound and weight class for everything from trout and bass to snook, tarpon, perm

  10. Kendall Bait & Tackle Inc


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Top Key Biscayne Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. Miami Bonefishing
    Sight fishing the clear flats of Biscayne Bay for bonefish is one of the most challenging light tackle angling endeavors on the planet since our Miami Biscayne Bay bonefish are difficult to spot on the flats; they are very leery of anglers, noise and

  2. Shallow Tails Guide Service
    Capt. Raul Montoro: Your guide to fishing South Florida’s beautiful waters – Biscayne Bay, Flamingo Everglades National Park, and the Florida Keys including Islamorada – Targeting Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon, Snook, Redfish and more!

  3. L & H Sportfishing
    The L & H is one of the most successful tournament fishing charter boats in South Florida History. Captain Jimmy offers a variety of fishing trips out of Key Biscayne, Florida - just minutes from downtown Miami, South Beach, and Coconut Grove. Le

  4. Florida Native Charters
    Choose Florida Native Charters as your Miami Fishing Guide for inshore fishing in Miami. Captain Tom Weber will take you to the beautiful Biscayne Bay flats and National Park, which offer a wide range of exciting angling opportunities and your chance

  5. Double Threat Fishing Charters
    Double Threat Charters offers trips inshore and offshore on the east and west coasts of South Florida. Destinations include Miami and the Upper Keys, Biscayne Bay, the Everglades, and Flamingo. The target species are countless and the destinations wi

  6. Top Gun Charters
    Miami's "Top Gun" is the boat to charter for a "deep sea" fishing charter. We fish the waters of Miami, Miami Beach, and Key Biscayne departing from our charter dock in Crandon Marina on Key Biscayne.

  7. Cutting Edge
    THE CUTTING EDGE IS KEY BISCAYNE'S FINEST SPORT FISHING CHARTER BOAT. IF YOUR VISITING MIAMI AND IN SEARCH OF A TOP NOTCH SPORT FISHING MACHINE; ALLOW US TO SHOW YOU THE CUTTING EDGE STYLE OF SPORT FISHING.

  8. In The Zone
    Our south Florida waters have a wide variety of species and some of the best salt-water fishing in the world. Sailfish call it their home, Dolphin, Kingfish, Wahoo, Snapper and Grouper live and migrate through these waters. I am currently located

  9. Hot Shot Charters
    Deep Sea Fishing out of Miami for all ages and skill levels the price,rate include everything but food and drink you keep all the catch we filet and bag it for you just bring soft shoes,sunglasses,sunscreen all lic. Included for more info go to hscha

  10. Reel Adventure Charters
    Reel Adventure Charters featuring the ALL NEW 57' USCG Licensed & Inspected "Spellbound" for up to 20 people!and the 43' "Free Spool Too" the number one charter fishing boat company in Miami and on Miami Beach, South

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Top Key Biscayne Marinas

  1. Matheson Hammock Marina
    In conjunction with the park, the county runs an on-site marina accommodating vessels of up to 50 feet (15 m). Other facilities include a fishing tackle shop, boat launch ramps, gas and diesel fuel, and wetslips.

  2. Miami Beach Marina
    The magic of Miami Beach is yours when you plan your waterfront stay at the Miami Beach Marina. Located adjacent to Government Cut, with no fixed bridges and plenty of deep water, Miami Beach Marina affords easy accessibility to great fishing...saili

  3. Dinner Key Marina
    Our flagship facility is located just south of downtown, in historic Coconut Grove. The 582 slip marina (Florida's largest wet slip marine facility) provides modern comfortable berthing accommodations in a park-like setting to transient, long-ter

  4. Sea Isle Marina & Yachting Center
    Situated on the northern side of Downtown Miami—in the heart of the city’s arts, entertainment, and cultural district—this full-service facility features boat slips large enough to accommodate yachts up to 110 feet. However, our docks are just the on

  5. Loggerhead Marina
    Conveniently located a short distance from the upper Florida Keys and immediately adjacent to the vast Biscayne National Park, referred to as Black Point Park. Loggerhead Marina – South Miami offers South Florida dry rack boat storage for vessels up

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