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
Time to plan ahead. As water temps cool, before you know it we'll be into our winter mode (Dec-Feb) when cold fronts can make flats fishing tough. Put some days aside on you calendar and get some fishing time in during the next couple of months.
Fishing Conditions

Fly Fishing Miami Area & Northern Biscayne Bay is currently Good

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby:
Capt. Steve Horowitz

Fishing conditions: Fishing has been a bit slow for local tarpon. Migratory tarpon will be following the mullet down soon so keep apprised of what is happening north of your location. Permit have made for some decent days when the tides are good. Bonefishing improving as water temps cool. Some good mutton snapper and ladyfish in the channels along with jack crevalles.

Inshore temperature: 78 Degrees F

Offshore temperature: 80 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

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 1021 AM EDT Thu Nov 1 2018 REST OF TODAY Southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a moderate chop. TONIGHT South southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. FRIDAY South winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. FRIDAY NIGHT Southwest winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters a light chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. SATURDAY West northwest winds around 5 knots becoming northeast in the afternoon. Bay waters a light chop. A chance of thunderstorms in the morning. A chance of showers through the day. A slight chance of thunderstorms in the afternoon. SATURDAY NIGHT AND SUNDAY East winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers and thunderstorms. SUNDAY NIGHT East winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a moderate chop. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms. MONDAY East southeast winds 10 to 15 knots. Bay waters a moderate chop.

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