Miami Fishing

Miami Fishing

Miami may be known for its night life, but it is also known for its fantastic fishing. Home of the Miami International Boat Show, the boating and fishing community is strong in this area. With quick access to the Everglades, Biscayne Bay, thousands of reefs, and the warm waters of the Gulf Stream, Miami provides excellent fishing year round.

Fishing offshore of Miami will produce great catches of Bonito, Kingfish, Mahi-mahi (dolphinfish), and Wahoo, but the highlight is the Sailfish run during the fall and winter. Multiple hookups are common, and live pilchards are the preferred bait.

The Miami bottom fishing scene is filled with big Amberjack, Grouper, and Snapper. With thousands of reefs close to shore, you won’t have any problem finding a place to drop a line.

Many different inshore species such as Cobia, Pompano, Redfish, Spanish Mackerel, Snook, and Tarpon can be found around Miami. Tarpon are around all year, but the larger ones are caught from February through June. Snook are most commonly caught from September to December. Often overlooked, fishing the Everglades can be productive for catching big Largemouth Bass.



Top Miami Fishing Spots

  1. RODEO SITE - JOHNNY MORRIS
    3/27/2011 3:24:42 AM - RODEO SITE - JOHNNY MORRIS IN BROWARD CONSIST OF 237 FEET LONG  STEEL SHIP M/V SUCRE AKA JOHHNY MORRIS. BUILT IN GERMANY IN 1957, THE SHIP NOW SITS UPRIGHT ON THE SLOPE


  2. ALVA CHAPMAN REEF
    5/6/2011 11:49:32 PM - ALVA CHAPMAN REEF IN MONROE COUNTY CONSIST OF TWO CONCRETE BOAT HULLS AND DREDGE PIPE Date of Deployment:December 31 197


  3. SITE D - JOE'S NIGHTMARE BARGE
    4/13/2011 4:21:10 PM - Name SITE D - JOE'S NIGHTMARE BARGE IS A 90 FT. BY 30 FT. STEEL BARGE Date of Deployment December 31 1996 


  4. LAKELAND
    5/6/2011 11:52:34 PM - SHIP STEEL 200' 33333333


  5. MIAMI GROUNDS
    5/6/2011 11:52:59 PM - 25.786666666667 -79.893333333333


  6. PAPA'S REEF
    3/27/2011 3:24:41 AM - Pappa’s Reef: A wreck in 270 feet of water


  7. Neptune Memorial Reef
    6/4/2012 11:37:15 PM -


  8. TROLLERS POINT
    5/6/2011 11:54:25 PM - 25.616666666667 -80.041666666667


  9. DS61
    3/27/2011 3:24:42 AM - Whistle Buoy Wreck 25.296017 -80.150200


  10. BELZONA BARGE
    5/6/2011 11:51:16 PM - 25.6996666666667 -80.0926166666667



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Miami Fishing Prediction

Target Species of Fish

Based on historical data for fishing Miami, you should target one of the following species for this time of year:
  1. Scaled Sardine

  2. Scaled Sardine

    There is a 13.5% catch rate for Scaled Sardine, based on 2299 Scaled Sardine counted.


  3. White Grunt

  4. White Grunt

    There is a 13.37% catch rate for White Grunt, based on 2278 White Grunt counted.


  5. Mahi-mahi

  6. Mahi-mahi

    There is a 12.25% catch rate for Mahi-mahi, based on 2087 Mahi-mahi counted.


  7. Pinfish

  8. Pinfish

    There is a 5.49% catch rate for Pinfish, based on 935 Pinfish counted.


  9. Gray Snapper

  10. Gray Snapper

    There is a 5.43% catch rate for Gray Snapper, based on 925 Gray Snapper counted.


  11. Yellowtail Snapper

  12. Yellowtail Snapper

    There is a 4.06% catch rate for Yellowtail Snapper, based on 691 Yellowtail Snapper counted.


  13. Blue Runner

  14. Blue Runner

    There is a 3.97% catch rate for Blue Runner, based on 676 Blue Runner counted.


  15. King Mackerel

  16. King Mackerel

    There is a 3.29% catch rate for King Mackerel, based on 561 King Mackerel counted.


  17. Ballyhoo

  18. Ballyhoo

    There is a 3.05% catch rate for Ballyhoo, based on 519 Ballyhoo counted.


  19. Little Tunny

  20. Little Tunny

    There is a 2.57% catch rate for Little Tunny, based on 438 Little Tunny counted.


Recommedations above based on 113 species of fish and 17032 fish counted for May around Miami.

To date, there are 131 species of fish and a total of 331776 fish counted for Miami and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius.

*** 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 1939..

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Latest Miami Fishing Reports

  • Toughing it out May 21 2022
    5/21/2022 8:52:00 PM - Today was a 180 degree difference from yesterday with high winds very cloudy conditions and the threat of rain all trip long as Ash and Parker fished with me.  They wanted bo


  • 4 Days with Mike May 16-20 2022
    5/21/2022 4:00:00 PM - The last few days have been tough and therefore I haven't even posted reports about them but a few days of slow fishing and then being left at the dock by a no show client wa


  • Mid May fishing charters in Ft. Lauderdale
    5/20/2022 6:38:19 PM - And now we find ourselves over half way through the month of May. We are fishing every day so please reach me direct @ 954-778-8173 with any and all questions and for sure rea


  • Alec is back! May 18 2022
    5/18/2022 8:44:00 PM - Alec usually fishes full days with me but today life got in the way and could only do a half day in the afternoon with the goal of just catching fish and use his new GoPro. 


  • 4th Quarter 2 minutes left May 12 2022
    5/12/2022 9:20:00 PM -  John jumps in the boat and tells me he has tried to catch bonefish for years but caught tarpon and bonefish instead.  Ha poor guy!  Anyway off to go bonefishing we went.  Sp


  • Early May fishing charters Ft. Lauderdale
    5/12/2022 4:07:11 AM - Small front passing through today.  The last two have been severely weakened as they move through the state but with the weakening also seems to come a slowdown in movement an


  • The deadly Duo May 4 5 &6 2022
    5/11/2022 9:25:00 AM - I could not have two better guys on board for three days.  Matt and Mo are from Martha's Vineyard and they can fish and throw a fly.  We had three perfect May days as May sho


  • Sometimes I myself wonder May 10 2022
    5/10/2022 9:32:00 AM - After a day off a cancellation and a couple of rod bending trips I had John on board for a full day of fly fishing.  The day definitely did not have the typical calm wind May


  • Oh so close so many times! May 2 2022
    5/2/2022 9:20:00 AM - I had Nick on board today with fly rod in hand for some general fly catching so we started off for snook where he had a couple of hits but swings and miss.  WIth the wind inc


  • Finally a great weather day!
    5/1/2022 11:46:47 AM - Today I fished with Mark Annie and kids Matt and Lauren in Whitewater Bay. Mark had called awhile back and explained he wanted his kids to fish the back country. Mark explain


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Top Miami 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. 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.

  4. 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

  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. Stuart Industries


  9. Biscayne Rod Manufacturing


  10. 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

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Top Miami Fishing Charters & Guides

  1. 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!

  2. 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

  3. Caught Lookin Charters
    16 years guiding experience and a kid friendly charter. Fishing out of Government Cut, Biscayne Bay, and Flamingo.

  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. Old Hat Fishing Charters
    Old Hat Deep Sea Fishing Charters provides the cleanest charter boat, the finest sport fishing tackle and a great crew. Located between Miami and Hollywood.

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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

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Top Miami Marinas

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  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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Buoy Conditions

Station FWYF1 - Fowey Rock, FL
May 25, 2022 1:00 pm EDT
Location: 25.591N 80.097W
Wind Direction: E (100°)
Wind Speed: 15.0 knots
Wind Gust: 18.1 knots
Atmospheric Pressure: 30.10 in (1019.2 mb)
Pressure Tendency: +0.00 in (+0.0 mb)
Air Temperature: 80.1°F (26.7°C)
Water Temperature: 80.6°F (27.0°C)


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Waning Crescent Moon

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