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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.

Miami Fishing Forecast

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 14.46% catch rate for Scaled Sardine, based on 901 Scaled Sardine counted.

    Miami Scaled Sardine Counts Chart


  3. Mahi-mahi

  4. Mahi-mahi

    There is a 13.55% catch rate for Mahi-mahi, based on 844 Mahi-mahi counted.

    Miami Mahi-mahi Counts Chart


  5. White Grunt

  6. White Grunt

    There is a 10.44% catch rate for White Grunt, based on 650 White Grunt counted.

    Miami White Grunt Counts Chart


  7. Gray Snapper

  8. Gray Snapper

    There is a 10.16% catch rate for Gray Snapper, based on 633 Gray Snapper counted.

    Miami Gray Snapper Counts Chart


  9. Pinfish

  10. Pinfish

    There is a 8.75% catch rate for Pinfish, based on 545 Pinfish counted.

    Miami Pinfish Counts Chart


  11. Blue Runner

  12. Blue Runner

    There is a 5.2% catch rate for Blue Runner, based on 324 Blue Runner counted.

    Miami Blue Runner Counts Chart


  13. Great Barracuda

  14. Great Barracuda

    There is a 4.9% catch rate for Great Barracuda, based on 305 Great Barracuda counted.

    Miami Great Barracuda Counts Chart


  15. Yellowtail Snapper

  16. Yellowtail Snapper

    There is a 3.32% catch rate for Yellowtail Snapper, based on 207 Yellowtail Snapper counted.

    Miami Yellowtail Snapper Counts Chart


  17. Little Tunny

  18. Little Tunny

    There is a 2.79% catch rate for Little Tunny, based on 174 Little Tunny counted.

    Miami Little Tunny Counts Chart


  19. Thread Herring

  20. Thread Herring

    There is a 2.71% catch rate for Thread Herring, based on 169 Thread Herring counted.

    Miami Thread Herring Counts Chart


Recommendations above based on 101 species of fish and 6229 fish counted for July around Miami.

To date, there are 178 species of fish and a total of 573316 fish counted for Miami and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1856 (168 years).

Last Update: 7/4/2024 6:36:49 PM

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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Top Miami Fishing Spots

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The Top 10 Fishing Spots for Miami are the following:

  1. Triumph Reef

  2. Boca Chita Ledge
    Good deep water ledge. 

  3. Bache Shoal
    Mooring buoy - Boulder & Brain Coral - Depth|Relief: 15/ Miami-Dade County 66667 3333

  4. Featherbed Bank

  5. Margot Fish Shoal Patch Reef Complex
    Margot Fish Shoal Patch Reef Complex

  6. African Pompano

  7. Good Hole357

  8. Dry Tortugas-The Maze
    Mooring buoy 2 hour day use - scuba diving, swimming - Depth|Relief: / Monroe County 0000000 66667

  9. Lewis Cut/Ragged Key
    Lewis Cut/Ragged Key

  10. Pelican Bank

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Latest Miami Fishing Reports

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    Fort Lauderdale Inshore Fishing Report Late June. Summertime in Ft. Lauderdale is here and so are the big fish small baits hot temps rainstorms and SHARKS!! This past week ha

  • June 27 2024 Fort Lauderdale Charter Fishing Report
    Hello fellow anglers The last couple of weeks have truly felt like summer in full swing with hot temperatures and late afternoon thunderstorms gracing us daily. Such conditio

  • Killing it with #NLBN!
    This is the 3rd week of June 2024. The rain we had for the last 2 weeks has the Snook bite on fire. This happens every June we get tons of water pushing out to Fl. Bay and th

  • Fort Lauderdale Fishing June
    Hello anglers! This week’s Fort Lauderdale fishing charter report brings encouraging news about our thriving South Florida fishery. Over the past couple of weeks we’ve experi

  • Wet Report June 9-16 2024
    This is a short report due to the weather we've been having.  I was scheduled to fish with Ron Monday through Friday but we rescheduled due to constant and severe rain the wh

  • Very active Back country!
    There are a few things going on going on that’s sends me into the back country. The first one is the pea green water in Fl. Bay the second is there has been a great bite in W

  • Fort Lauderdale Inshore Fishing Report Early June 24″
    Big thanks to everyone who’s fished with me the past few weeks!! The Snook bite has been SOLID!Night time incoming tides have been most productive finding fish all over the b

  • Sizzling Start June 1-8 2024
    Dang if there was a way to start off the month of June this would be it.  It's been hot but that has been a side note in light of the awesome fishing we had so far this week.

  • What a way to the month! May 24-31 2024
    What a way to end the month but it was not all good news at first.  My Saturday charter was with regular local client Barry and we were fishing out of Key Biscayne on Memoria

  • Key Largo assorted fishing!
    I’ve been fishing the Key Largo area the last few weeks targeting Mahi and Yellowtails along with fishing some really cool reefs in 15-25ft. The common way of catching Yellow

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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. 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 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. 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

  7. Bullbuster USA - Brand Direct Fishing Lines

  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. Stuart Industries

  10. 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

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

  3. 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!

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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.

  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. 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.

  9. Cutting Edge

  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. 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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