In addition to its warm climate, beautiful beaches, world-class sports teams, and vibrant culture, Miami’s fishing scene is spectacular. From the tidal creeks and flats of Biscayne Bay and the Everglades to the depths of the Atlantic Ocean, Miami’s waters teem with a multitude of game fish species. Excellent light tackle and big game fishing make Miami a proving ground for anglers of all skill levels. Nothing sums up Miami better than a day on the water followed by a night out on the town.
The weather is heating up and so is the bite. The warm Gulf Stream current shifts closer to the shores of Miami, and so do the fish. Near the shore, you can find tarpon, snook, permit, and bonefish in the shallows and mangrove-lined channels. In the deeper waters, you can find sailfish, kingfish, wahoo, and mahi mahi.
Offshore fishing is at its peak in Miami during the summer. Anglers can target blackfin tuna, mahi mahi, and an abundance of other fish drawn to the warmer waters. Inshore around Biscayne Bay and the Everglades, target bonefish, tarpon, redfish, snook, and permit.
Inshore, bonefish and tarpon make for excellent fall fishing targets around Miami, Biscayne Bay, and the Everglades. In the Atlantic, annual baitfish migrations attract amberjack, barracuda, and other nearshore and offshore species. The weather may limit the number of fishable days offshore, but the bite is hot.
Both offshore and inshore fishing are productive with cooler temperatures and a variety of gamefish like redfish and snook feeding in bays and shallow flats.
A major driving force in South Florida’s fishery, the Gulf Stream current meets the continental shelf just 2 miles off of Miami’s coastline. This stream of warm, and food-rich water brings an array of pelagic species within a short run from port. Ask your captain about going after prized catches like sailfish, swordfish, marlin, blackfin tuna, snapper, amberjack, and mackerel.
Miami’s proximity to the Gulf Stream is unmatched, as it’s the closest U.S. port to the edge of the stream itself. You can fish the deep waters of the Gulf Stream, the nearshore reefs and wrecks, and the flats and bays near Miami all in one trip to the Magic City.
The assorted backcountry pockets of Miami’s flats are home to a multitude of angling pursuits. Gin clear shallows and grass flats offer excellent opportunities to target tarpon, bonefish, permit, redfish, speckled sea trout, snook, and barracuda. Some of the best spots may even be in view of the Miami skyline — an unforgettable backdrop for a world-class sight fishing experience. Consult your official AnyCreek guide about your ideal day on the water and tailor your adventure to meet the needs of you and your crew.
Miami has no shortage of sights and activities after a successful day on the water. With one of the most dynamic arts and cultural scenes in the United States, world-renowned dining, and vibrant nightlife, there’s something for everyone.. Neighborhoods like Coconut Grove and the Wynwood offer unique Airbnb homestay experiences, or stay right on the coast in SoFi (South of Fifth).
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