Miami Fishing Reports


  • Apr 9

    Spring Fishing 2018

    Published April 9th, 2018

    April and May Fishing Miami I'll be honest, this winter wasn't the best we've had. We averaged a few sailfish per trip and had plenty of good days but it wasn't the season we hoped for. Fortunately, spring is here and the bite has picked up tremendously. Historically, springtime fishing off Miami has always produced. We have had 3 double digit sailfish days during the last month. We caught 12 one day, 10 the other, and 14 on the most recent trip. In addition, we have had nice kingfish around, amberjack, permit, and more. With a nice mixed bag and plenty of sailfish around, we can definitely say that spring is here and it won't disappoint.  Sailfishing During 2018 The kite fishing has been very steady since March. We have caught 155 sailfish so far this year out of 75 charters. We have averaged about 2 per trip but have had some stellar days as well. Sailfish are a lot of fun and make a great introductory billfish. They are very photogenic ...

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  • Dec 1

    Winter Fishing for Sailfish, Dolphin, and more

    Published December 1st, 2017

     Temperatures have been much more mild ranging from 65-80 degrees. With this cooler weather, many of the fish have moved closer to shore as they migrate to the south. We have been catching sailfish, mahi mahi, kingfish, tuna, grouper, and morel The great thing about fishing during late fall and winter is that we don't travel far to find the fish. We usually end up successful even on shorter half days. most off our fishing is done within 5 miles of shore which isn't a bad commute for a boat that cruises at 20 mph. Kite fishing is the go to method for fishing this time of year. This technique involves live bait, light tackle, and is very hands on. The great thing about kite fishing is you never know what will be your next bite. The sailfish have really shown up but there are also mahi, kings, and more around. This keeps things interesting while live baiting. Winter is always an exciting time of year off Miami. When ...

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  • Sep 22

    Fall Fishing in Miami

    Published September 22nd, 2016

    Stellar Fishing with the Onset of fall September has a reputation for being a slow month of fishing off Miami but I strongly disagree. It can be a great month for mahi mahi offshore. In addition the swordfishing begins to pick up, blackfin tuna begin cruising in 300-1000 feet of water, and kingfish swarm the reefs. The sailfish bite really starts to pick up around September and we also have shots at wahoo, amberjack, snapper, and more. We saw great fishing this past August and September. The mahi fishing wasn't the best we've seen but we did have plenty of good days. We also caught countless blackfin tuna, kingfish, vermillion and yelloweye snapper, some wahoo, swordfish, and more. Epic Week of Early Fall Fishing in Miami This last week in particular was one of the best weeks of fishing I've experienced off Miami and it happened in September of all months. Over the course of 4 trips, we caught 5 swordfish to 150 pounds, an estimated 300 pound blue marlin, a sailfish, over 40 dolphin ...

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  • May 10

    May and June Miami Fishing

    Published May 10th, 2016

    May Fishing off Miami Spring of 2016 has been another great season as anticipated and the fishing has continued to stay strong. During April we caught countless sailfish and had quite a few days with big kingfish, mahi, amberjack, cobia, swordfish, wahoo and more. The quantity and quality of fish per trip was definitely pleasing to our customers. We had a lot of multiple hookups, sailfish almost every trip, and packed plenty of meat for our customers to take home on most of the trips. May and June Miami Fishing should be just as good.     Spring Fishing during May Although April is behind us, we still have the end of spring and early summer to look forward to. The blackfin tuna showed up in numbers during mid April and we have been catching them almost every trip. The fish have been averaging about 20 pounds but we have caught plenty in the 25-30 pound range and even boated a few over 30 pounds including this 34 pounder below. Blackfin tuna are hard ...

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  • Jan 6

    Miami Winter Fishing

    Published January 6th, 2016

    Sailfish Are Here- Miami Winter Fishing We live in a special place. Winter in Miami is not like the same as the rest of the country. "Cold fronts" merely drop the temperatures into the 60s and give way to sunny skies and great fishing. With the Gulf Stream keeping water temperatures well above 70 degrees during even the coldest months, our fishing stays consistent year round. With each passing cold front, more and more fish are pushed south along our coast giving way to excellent fishing and a great opportunity for our northern neighbors to escape the cold should they take a trip down here. This season has been great so far and winter of 2016 should continue to produce like all the years prior. December Fishing is definitely a consistent time of year.   Kite Fishing During Winter During summer and fall we typically find ourselves using a variety of techniques to adapt to changing conditions. During a single charter we might troll, bottom fish, sight fish, and ...

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  • Aug 14

    Summer Fishing in Miami

    Published August 14th, 2015

    Summer Fishing in Miami- Epic Mahi Bite July and August is a great time of year off Miami. Calm weather coupled with great dolphin fishing makes it an awesome time to get out on the water. Dolphin (mahi mahi) are awesome gamefish for all anglers. They are strong, tasty, ravenous, and often plentiful. As far as dolphin fishing is concerned, the last few months have been as good as it gets. Big Bull Dolphin caught during July. This is one of many we caught this size during the last few months. Big Bull Dolphin caught during July. This is one of many we caught this size during the last few months. Dolphin are schooling fish that congregate near structure in the deep, open ocean. On a typical day of dolphin fishing. we usually catch bait before heading offshore into water that is over 1000 feet deep. We usually set a trolling spread of 5 or more baits and begin covering water. We use binoculars to spot birds, floating debris, seaweed, or any ...

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  • Aug 14

    Spring Fishing Recap

    Published August 14th, 2015

    Spring Fishing Recap- April May and June We've run over 100 charters since our last report and it is safe to say that plenty of fish were caught. We were caught up in peak season working almost every day but things are finally settling down. Between fishing and boat maintenance, we definitely had our hands full. It's August while I'm writing this so I'm going to break everything down in 2 reports. This one will be a recap of spring and the following will detail some of the trips from this summer. April, May, and June were great months as usual. We caught plenty of mahi, amberjack, grouper, blackfin, sailfish, cobia, wahoo, swordfish and more. I'll post a few of our more impressive catches so we can catch up.  This 47 pound bull dolphin ate a kite bait on May 4th. After an hour fight on 20 pound line we managed to get him to the boat. This was probably the coolest fish we caught this spring and ...

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  • Mar 13

    April Fishing in Miami

    Published March 13th, 2015

    Spring is Here! If I had to choose 2 months to fish in South Florida it would be March and April. The springtime migrations are in full spring and the weather averages about 80 degrees. In addition, steady east winds push the Gulf Stream in close making for consistent fishing.   A typical day during spring with a nice mixed bag of sailfish, dolphin, and amberjack Fishing in Miami during March March has been great so far with a mixed bag of species and consistent action while kitefishing. We have been averaging 2-4 shots at sailfish per trip and have had multiple days with 5 or more shots. The great thing about targeting sailfish is that we use light tackle and live bait to target these fish. This puts us in a position to catch plenty of other species including dolphin, wahoo, kingfish, blackfin tuna, cobia, and more. We have been averaging 5-10 dolphin fish per trip and have had several trips where we catch over 20 while kitefishing. In addition, we have had ...

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  • Jan 15

    December Fishing Reports Miami

    Published January 15th, 2015

    Winter Fishing Report in Miami With frigid temperatures across much of the US, charters really pick up beginning in December. We have been very busy during the last few months so we haven't had much time to report. The fishing has been good and it has been a pretty mellow winter down here in Miami. Fall was actually chilly by our standards but the cold fronts were few and far between during most of December and now January. Light winds and a high temperature near 80 degrees on most days has made fishing very comfortable. We have been catching countless species from sailfish to golden tile fish offshore and snook and redfish inshore. One of the many sails to be had this winter Great Fishing all Winter Long Offshore- The fishing has been consistent offshore. Grouper season closed at midnight on December 31st but tile fish opened the next day. We don't mind the trade off because tilefish are equally delicious and fun to catch. The picture below is ...

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