Fishing conditions: King tides will continue early in the week - gonna be a lot of water on high tide - will have fish way up in the mangroves on shorelines.
Inshore temperature: 83 Degrees F
Offshore temperature: 84 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.
Snook are opportunistic feeders - they will wait patiently for a bait fish or crab to scuttle by and then pounce on it. They typically are found waiting under cover on shorelines or some structure or pothole on the flats. Work a top water or mid-water column fly along those areas and hold on - the burst of speed from a feeding snook usually results in a resounding pop when they take the fly.
HIGH PRESSURE, CENTERED NORTH OF THE REGION, WILL KEEP NORTHEAST WINDS IN PLACE THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE WEEK. THIS MAY CAUSE PERIODS OF HAZARDOUS CONDITIONS FOR SMALL CRAFT OPERATORS, ESPECIALLY IN ATLANTIC WATERS. THERE IS A CHANCE FOR SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE FOR THUNDERSTORMS FOR THE BEGINNING OF THE WEEK. SHOWERS WILL CONTINUE TO BE POSSIBLE THROUGH THE END OF THE WEEK. The north winds are indicative of lower water and air temperatures on the way. Changes are coming!