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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.



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 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 20.31% catch rate for Scaled Sardine, based on 1559 Scaled Sardine counted.

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    Scaled

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  3. Pinfish

  4. Pinfish

    There is a 17.76% catch rate for Pinfish, based on 1363 Pinfish counted.

    Miami Pinfish Counts Chart
    Pinfish

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  5. White Grunt

  6. White Grunt

    There is a 16.23% catch rate for White Grunt, based on 1246 White Grunt counted.

    Miami White Grunt Counts Chart
    White

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  7. Gray Snapper

  8. Gray Snapper

    There is a 7.43% catch rate for Gray Snapper, based on 570 Gray Snapper counted.

    Miami Gray Snapper Counts Chart
    Gray

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  9. Yellowtail Snapper

  10. Yellowtail Snapper

    There is a 3.95% catch rate for Yellowtail Snapper, based on 303 Yellowtail Snapper counted.

    Miami Yellowtail Snapper Counts Chart
    Yellowtail

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  11. Thread Herring

  12. Thread Herring

    There is a 3.44% catch rate for Thread Herring, based on 264 Thread Herring counted.

    Miami Thread Herring Counts Chart
    Thread

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  13. Mahi-mahi

  14. Mahi-mahi

    There is a 2.96% catch rate for Mahi-mahi, based on 227 Mahi-mahi counted.

    Miami Mahi-mahi Counts Chart
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  15. Blue Runner

  16. Blue Runner

    There is a 2.44% catch rate for Blue Runner, based on 187 Blue Runner counted.

    Miami Blue Runner Counts Chart
    Blue

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  17. Great Barracuda

  18. Great Barracuda

    There is a 1.95% catch rate for Great Barracuda, based on 150 Great Barracuda counted.

    Miami Great Barracuda Counts Chart
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  19. Spotted Seatrout

  20. Spotted Seatrout

    There is a 1.51% catch rate for Spotted Seatrout, based on 116 Spotted Seatrout counted.

    Miami Spotted Seatrout Counts Chart
    Spotted

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Recommendations above based on 97 species of fish and 7675 fish counted for February around Miami.

To date, there are 165 species of fish and a total of 588414 fish counted for Miami and within a 30 mile (48 km) radius since 1/1/1856 (167 years).

Last Update: 2/8/2023 1:38:30 AM

*** 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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Latest Miami Fishing Reports

  • Tough conditions this week
    2/5/2023 12:03:55 PM - 012923 Tough weather this week but when I got out we caught some fish. The backcountry out of Flamingo produced a good bite of Snook Redfish and Trout. We had a couple big Sn


  • Marlin My Darlin fishing charters in Ft. Lauderdale 1st week February
    2/3/2023 6:31:54 PM - Deep into our winter now but one would not know it as many daytime high records have been rewritten despite the awful series of storms in the northern states. 83 the high tod


  • The big close out. January 31 2023
    1/31/2023 7:31:00 PM - After yesterday's bonefish insanity I was holding my breath hoping it would continue for first time client Robert.  We were working with fly gear again today and the first fl


  • Living in a dream! January 30 2023
    1/30/2023 7:26:00 PM - Um yeah I don't know what to say right now.  I had Ted back on the skiff this morning and thought the pattern of slow fishing in the AM and then a big push of fish the aftern


  • February Fort Lauderdale Fishing Charters
    1/28/2023 4:12:29 PM - February Fishing Report We are coming into the time of year where opportunity meets preparedness. Many of our bigger fish will be caught in the coming months. The big game sha


  • Warmer temps produced good action.
    1/28/2023 11:59:15 AM - I spent a few days fishing offshore and the patch reefs in Key Largo last week. I along with everyone else were trolling for Wahoo on the New Moon. We did have a Tuna eat but


  • Top 10 Fish Caught on a Miami Beach Fishing Charter
    1/27/2023 4:44:04 PM - Miami Beach Florida is a prime location for fishing Charters. With its warm waters and diverse marine life there are plenty of species to catch on a fishing charter. Whether…


  • Holy Smokes!!! January 27 2023
    1/27/2023 9:52:00 AM - The last time Ted and I fished (for the first time) it was an absolute grind and we managed one snook on top water.  Today as he jumped aboard my skiff that was a topic of co


  • My how things have changed! January 25 2023
    1/25/2023 9:51:00 AM - It's incredible to me how the inshore fishery in Biscayne Bay has changed.  In past January's I'd be cast netting bait and primarily fishing for mackerel bluefish mutton snap


  • Up and Down January 23 2023
    1/23/2023 9:39:00 AM - Alex and his brother Bombino booked me again today for some food fishing.  Step one was to look for schools of pilchards (bait) that I could cast net and then hit some spots


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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
    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. 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. 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. 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. 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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