Inshore, January sees very clear waters in Miami’s Biscayne Bay. This makes for excellent sight fishing for species such as big Seatrout, Tarpon, and Bonefish. Nearshore, conditions can be windy. Sailfish is biting well.
February is the beginning of high Bonefish season in Miami, which continues through June. Offshore, the Sailfish bite continues. Enter Miami’s famous Sailfish Challenge Tournament and test your skills!
Large schools of Bonefish and Tarpon are caught in the bay. Head just a couple of miles offshore, and you will be in for a treat – everything is biting. Go for Kingfish, Tuna, and Mahi Mahi.
Some Tarpon start to leave the Bay to start their northwards migation, but they will still be caught in large numbers through June. Miami wreck fishing gets better and better and Mahi is caught offshore..
As the weather transitions towards Summertime, everyone wants to be on the water. Look out for the famous Miami Sportfish Tournament early in the month and the Bob Lewis Kids Fishing Classic on Memorial Day Weekend.
Tarpon begin to be replaced by large schools of Permit in Biscayne Bay, making for some excellent shallow water fishing. Offshore, head to the reefs for Kingfish, Bonitos, and Blackfin Tuna.
Permit continue to reside in the bay, with the larger Tarpon having moved on. Offshore, there is excellent fishing over the reefs and wrecks for Snapper and Grouper, with Kingfish and Bonito biting well.
With surface water temperatures being very hot, some of the best fishing can be early in the morning and later in the evening. Head offshore to deep drop for a real sea monster!
Bonefish are back on top form, as water temperatures are perfect for them. Troll slowly over the reefs for Kingfish and bottom fish for Snappers. As the weather cools towards the end of the month look for Sailfish.
Fall arrives with easterly winds blowing. This brings Mahi Mahi closer to the shore, with Sailfish also appearing on the trail of schools of mullet that congregate over nearshore reefs.
Fishing continues to be very good, with the Sailfish bite picking up in earnest near shore. Blackfin Tuna
and Wahoo can also be caught over the reefs, while inshore action remains as good as ever.
begin to reappear in Biscayne Bay
as they return from their migration in the north. Temperatures remain in the high 70s, making fishing very pleasant. Sailfish
and Wahoo are biting well offshore.