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
Plan your days to be on the water early and take advantage of cooler morning water temps. Be aware of PM thunderstorms that are common this time of year.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Miami Area & Northern Biscayne Bay is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Capt. Steve Horowitz

Fishing conditions: Fishing has been very good for local tarpon. Some migratory tarpon still are moving on the outside of the Keys. A warming trend with east winds should get the flats going again this week. Permit have been making a strong showing of late.

Inshore temperature: 86 Degrees F

Offshore temperature: 86 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

Tarpon are chasing pilchards and mullet. Use dark flies early on floating lines then change to browns or lighter colors as the sun gets a little higher. Full sink lines with baitifsh patterns or artificials will work well in the channels if you are interested in some big yellow jacks, crevalles, 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 325 AM EDT Thu Jul 12 2018 TODAY Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters a light chop. A slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning. A chance of showers. A chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. TONIGHT Southeast winds 5 knots in the evening becoming variable winds less than 5 knots. Bay waters smooth. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. FRIDAY North northeast winds 5 knots becoming east around 5 knots in the afternoon. Bay waters smooth. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. FRIDAY NIGHT East northeast winds 5 knots. Bay waters smooth. A slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening. A slight chance of showers through the night. SATURDAY East winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters a light chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. SATURDAY NIGHT Southeast winds 5 knots. Bay waters smooth. A slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening. A slight chance of showers through the night. SUNDAY Southeast winds 5 knots. Bay waters smooth. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. SUNDAY NIGHT Southeast winds 5 knots. Bay waters smooth. A chance of showers and a slight chance of thunderstorms. MONDAY Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters a light chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms.

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