Fishing conditions: Windy/warmd.
Inshore temperature: 70 Degrees F
Offshore temperature: 71 Degrees F
Type of bait fish are feeding on: shrimp/crabs .
Fish species: tarpon/bonefish/baracuda/jacks/ladyfish
Fishing season: fall
Nearest airport: miami/fl lauderdale international
Recommended fly fishing leader: 9 Foot Leader
Recommended fly fishing tippet: 16 Lb. Tippet
Best fly fishing rod: 9' 8 Weight Fly Rod
Best floating fly line: Bonefish WF Fly Line
Best sinking fly line: Clear Intermediate Warm Water Full Sink Fly Line
The "Bay" in Biscayne National Park is a vast, shallow, tub-shaped area which runs in a north/south direction. It's northern tip, near downtown Miami, is an area of huge flats called the "safety valve." It is littered with small islands and flats and has a long stretch of mangroves along the western shoreline. A rocky arm of shoreline flats lie oceanside - starting north at the Ragged Keys and running south ...
to Key Largo. Both shorelines are home to HUGE bonefish. You won't catch twenty fish a day like advertised for foreign destinations, but the fish of a lifetime is possible here with proper fly presentation. Huge permit also abound here and are often found tailing and mudding on the flats as well.
In Spring, huge schools of tarpon glide and roll along the flats' edges - on the spring migration. Stake-out spots along on "fish highways," like Rhoads Key and Sands Cut, can provide serious pucker factor as schools of triple digit fish swim toward the bow - knocking knees are totally acceptable here! Swift, clear, oceanside currents comb the flats and surrounding coral reefs and 10,000 years of human history add to the area's mystic qualities.
Bonefish are on the flats in a big way right now with warm water, a client caught on fly three the other day sight fishing one was 13lbs. A 6-8wt is perfect with a pattern of your choice. Watch for tails-cruising fish or mudding fish. Present the fly so the bonefish finds it and if he eats get ready for a good ride. I like floating lines and 9ft leaders.
HIGH PRESSURE OFF THE SOUTHEASTERN UNITED STATES COAST WILL GRADUALLY WEAKEN THROUGH THE WEEK, LEADING TO LIGHTER AND MORE SOUTHERLY WINDS OVER THE WATERS. WINDS SHOULD REMAIN BELOW 15 KNOTS AND SEAS BELOW 5 FEET THROUGH THE WEEKEND.