Miami Area & Northern Biscayne Bay, Florida Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
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Miami Area & Northern Biscayne Bay, Florida Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
One of the best species to catch on the flats is the often overlooked barracuda. Especially on fly! The strike is among the best in the ocean. Try them on a day when there is some decent current as they are usually more aggressive during that time. You may need to go to the"albie" retrieve which is to tuck the rod under one arm and use both hands in rapid motion to retrieve. Be sure to retrieve all the way to the boat as they will often take it within a rod length.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Miami Area & Northern Biscayne Bay is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Capt. Steve Horowitz
Capt. Dave Hunt

Fishing conditions: A nice, warm high pressure system has covered us for the whole week allowing for warmer days and therefore warming water temps. The last few days saw lots of big yellow jacks and big blue runners in the channels. Tarpon on the beach and bonefish, sharks and 'cudas on the flats. Really the first good all around day we've seen in a while.

Inshore temperature: 73 Degrees F

Offshore temperature: 74 Degrees F

Type of bait fish are feeding on: In the channels the jacks and spanish mackerel are on finger mullet, pilchards, and shrimp. The grouper and snapper are on pichards, and pompano and trout are on shrimp. Bonefish and permit are always on shrimp and crabs as well. Tarpon will eat anything abundant but will focus on crabs and mullet as the waters warm.

Fish species: Tarpon, bonefish, permit, shark, barracuda, jacks, grouper, snapper, etc.

Fishing season: Year round

Nearest airport: Miami and Ft. Lauderdale

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Miami Area & Northern Biscayne Bay Description

Biscayne Bay is a large expanse of water that is bounded by Key Biscayne to the north, Key Largo to the south, the mainland of south Miami-Dade county to the west and numerous flats and Keys to the east. The ecosystem lies within the water of Biscayne National Park. This unique geography allows us to fish out of the wind on most days when necessary.

Techniques & Tips

Full sink lines with baitifsh patterns or artificials will work well in the channels if you are interested in some big yellow jacks or mutton snapper. Throw in some yellowtails here and there and you can fish for dinner if you are so inclined. Make sure you are getting to the bottom of the water column. The channels are typically 10' deep.

7-Day Forecast

BISCAYNE BAY 1015 AM EST Wed Jan 10 2018 REST OF TODAY East southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters light chop. A chance of showers. TONIGHT Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters a light chop. A slight chance of light showers. THURSDAY Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters a light chop. A slight chance of light showers. THURSDAY NIGHT Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters light chop. A chance of light showers. FRIDAY South southwest winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers. FRIDAY NIGHT West southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters light chop. A chance of showers. SATURDAY Northwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters a light chop. SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY North winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a moderate chop.

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