Miami's Biscayne Bay and Biscayne National Park, Florida Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
Reported by Capt. Raul Montoro
Fly Fishing Map of Miami's Biscayne Bay and Biscayne National Park, FL
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Miami's Biscayne Bay and Biscayne National Park, Florida Fly Fishing Reports & Conditions
My tips of the week
On the flats: Get out early around down and look for rolling tarpon. Then fish the tides for permit and bone fish as there is plenty around right now. Offshore, the Mahi fishing has been great, with plenty of small fish around to catch on fly. They are out between 550 and 1000'. Look for weed lines and rips and you'll find them.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Miami's Biscayne Bay and Biscayne National Park is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Capt. Raul Montoro

Fishing conditions: Fishing conditions this week started off dodging storms early part of the week, but we were able to get offshore and find some Mahi and catch a few on fly. Right now these fish are small averaging from five-ten pounds with some bigger fish in between. All you will need is a 8,9 or 10 wt rod for the size of Mahi that our around this time of year. It's hot right now with temperatures in the 90's, so getting out early is the key. There are a few migrating tarpon around, but not worth spending all day fishing for them. Anytime now, the smaller juvenile tarpon will show up, and I'll keep you posted.

Inshore temperature: 87 Degrees F

Offshore temperature: 85 Degrees F

Type of bait fish are feeding on: Tarpon are feeding on shrimp, crabs, and mullet. Permit feed mainly on crustaceans such as shrimp and crabs. Bone fish are mainly feeding on shrimp this time of year, but will also take a small blue crab. Mahi-Mai are feeding on live pilchards, pilchard flies, ballyhoo, cut bait such as squid. As far as flies, the fly selection for this report section is very limited, I tie all my flies and are usually different from you can buy at a store. For tarpon right now depending on where you are fishing for them, can range form a all black dredge fly, to a small 1/0 olive and ginger toad style fly or a worm pattern in varies colors.

Fish species: Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon

Fishing season: Year round

Nearest airport: Miami and Ft. Lauderdale

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

Look for clean blue water with current offshore when Mahi fishing. Look for permit inshore in areas with lots of moving water coming in or off the flats.

7-Day Forecast

Rest Of Tonight South winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Period 3 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Thursday South southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Period 3 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers in the morning. Thursday Night Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Period 3 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers through the night. Friday Southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas less than 2 feet. Period 3 seconds. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Slight chance of thunderstorms in the morning. Chance of showers . Chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. Friday Night And Saturday East southeast winds 5 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the evening. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Saturday Night East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Sunday East winds around 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Sunday Night East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a moderate chop. Slight chance of showers after midnight. Monday East southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Seas around 2 feet. Intracoastal waters a light chop. Chance of showers in the morning. Slight chance of thunderstorms. Slight chance of showers in the afternoon.


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