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Fly Fishing Miami and Northern Biscayne Bay, Florida

03/25/19 Fishing Report: (See Fishing Report Archive at bottom of page)
Tarpon fishing is great along the ocean beaches, ocean inlets and bridges inland. Schools of
big tarpon can often be targeted when moving along the coast our the the bridges. There
were a few Jack Crevalle, snook and barracuda caught this past week. Snook, jacks, redfish,
and others are being caught in the bay.

Description of the waters:
Biscayne Bay is the saltwater 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. This system lies within the water of Biscayne National Park. This is the area were the
Florida Keys begin, with no roads and unpopulated islands. It consist mostly of miles of grass
flats separated by channels.

Jack Crevalle

The fishing season is year-round.
Spring is the best time for fly fishing for
This is a good time for night fishing for snook and fly fishing is best early and late in the day.
Fall it a great time for
Winter months will still find bonefish and most all the species listed above available for those
fly fishing the Miami and Biscayne Bay area.

Tide Charts: Miami at Biscayne Bay

Weather: Marine weather at Biscayne Bay

Recommended Flies For :
Redfish, Spotted Seatrout (Speckled Trout), Ladyfish:

Flats Flies:
Baby Crab
Brown Crab
Bottom Prawn
Mantis Shrimp
Backcounty Baitfish

Inland water Flies:
Olive Baitfish:
White Minnow

Green Tarpon Baitfish
Brown Prawn  

Baby Crab
White Shrimp
Yellow Shrimp
Coral Marabou Shrimp
White Marabou Shrimp
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Recommended Tackle & Gear
Fly Line:
Floating 5 to 8 weight, depending on species
Saltwater Hand-tied Leaders

Best Fly Rods:
Perfect Fly SS Series: 7 through 10 weight
(depending on species)

Fly Reels:

Misc Items:
Polarized Sunglasses

Tools & Accessories:
Nippers, forceps, retractors, etc.
Options For Selecting Flies:
1. Email us (
with the dates you will be fishing this area and we will send you a list of our fly
suggestions. Please allow up to 24 hours for a response.

2. Call us 800-594-4726 and we will help you decide which flies you need.

3. Email us (
with a budget for flies and we will select them to match the budget and get them to
you in time for your fly fishing trip.

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U. S. Orders over $75 are shipped via Priority Mail.  
Fishing Report Archives:
11/27/18 The water is getting cooler with the coming of the winter months. As
the water cools the baitfish become more active. Winds coming from the north
and northwest are usually low and best for fishing the flats. The bay is protected
by land. Wind from the opposite direction can make for a tough day of fishing if
they are very strong.
12/27/18 It is often windy but when it settles down, some good fishing is taking
place. We are getting reports of some schools of extra large bluefish. Tarpon
have been hit or miss most days. There are Jacks and Barracuda being caught
on a regular basis. Fish the deeper channels when the wind is up.
01/18/19 Baitfish schools continue to show up and move around the bay
attracting a jack cravelle spotted sea trout, bluefish, Spanish mackerel, and
barracuda. Nighttime tarpon action has been fair due to the strong cold front
02/18/19 Snook and trout have been the two main species targeted. There
have been some redfish and huge Jack Crevalle caught. There have been a
few tarpon, mostly residents caught along with a few baracuda.