31 Oct Miami nearshore fishing charters
Miami nearshore fishing charters
The fishing for snappers in the shallow wrecks and channels in Biscayne Bay is starting to get consistent and will only get better through fall and into winter time.
We have been finding good size muttons, mangroves, yellow jacks, barracudas and red groupers. These fish have been averaging 2 to 6 pounds with some fat ones up to 12lbs.
Fishing for these tasty fish on light spinning tackle (10-15lbs) is one of my favorite things to do in Biscayne Bay. whenever you tangle up with one of these nice snappers, be ready for a fight. They will surprise you with fast and long runs heading straight to the safety of the bottom. You will have to do your part pulling hard and keeping them away from the rocks, sea fans and coral.
Find the bait, find the fish
The secret for success has been finding the bait, usually pilchards or finger mullet. Some times we find them only minutes after leaving the marina, some times it might take one or two hours before we are able to black out the live well. it is just what it takes. find the bait, find the fish.
Another cool thing is that once we get these snappers hot behind the boat, they can be caught using artificial lures and flies which is an absolute blast!
Take your kids fishing
This is a great way to take your kids fishing instead of trying to do some challenging and more difficult fishing like sight fishing for bonefish, permit, tarpon, redfish etc…
They will love very minute of it! even catching the bait keeps them busy and interested.
Give me a call and let’s go have fun out there.
Capt Alex Zapata
Flats fishing guide
IFFF certified fly casting instructor
Miami, Everglades and the keys
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