Fishing conditions: Light winds are forecast for the week better go fish!
Inshore temperature: 85 Degrees F
Offshore temperature: 84 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.
Summer bonefish are a good bet, look for tailers-mudders and cruising fish. I like a 6-8wt with a floating line. Grab a fly you like with a weed guard, present the fly as far as possible in front of the ffish and move the fly once a bone gets near the fly. A hook-up is a fast long run so be prepared for this with good gear! Also beware of lemon sharks that can eat your catch. If a kill by a shark is imminent throw full bottle of water at the shark to scare it off yes it works and loosen the drag. *
SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 KNOTS AND SEAS OF 2 FEET OR LESS CONTINUING. LOCALLY HIGHER WINDS AND SEAS ARE POSSIBLE IN AND AROUND SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.