Fishing conditions: Hot and humid with afternoon summer thunderstorms and predicted light winds. Watch for conditions to change by the end of the week.
Inshore temperature: 87 Degrees F
Offshore temperature: 86 Degrees F
Type of bait fish are feeding on: shrimp/crabs .
Fish species: bonefish/tarpon/permit/baracuda
Fishing season: summer!
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.
If fish dont show on the flats with warm water, grab a 6wt, some sinking line, a 9ft leader with a bite tippet of 20-30lb leader a a bait fish pattern you like like a deceiver. Find current flow, that could be a flat edge, a channel, lake or basin where the tide is moving good. I look for bait fish movement or bait being busted by fish and start casting. Strip fast in shallow water and slow in channels. Its like Christmas you don't know what you will pull up from the depths and remember to strip-set on the eat don't raise the rod!
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD ACROSS THE MARINE AREA THROUGH THE FIRST HALF OF THE WEEK WITH LIGHT TO MODERATE NORTHEAST WINDS AND SEAS EXPECTED. A WEAK FRONTAL BOUNDARY IS PROJECTED TO MOVE INTO THE AREA THROUGH THE MID TO LATE WEEK PERIOD AND WILL LEAD TO SOUTHWEST WINDS AND INCREASING RAIN CHANCES ONCE AGAIN GOING INTO THE UPCOMING WEEKEND