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Kite Fishing for Tuna in Miami

Published May 27th, 2014

Spring Fishing Report 5/27

It’s been quite a while since the last report but here it is. As usual spring never fails to impress. April and May are two of my favorite times of year to fish off Miami as we catch a variety of species and sometimes put up impressive numbers. We kite fished the last few months and had some memorable charters. Kite fishing for tuna in Miami is a springtime phenomena that never fails to disappoint. Catching blackfin tuna from 20-30lbs on light tackle and enjoying tuna steaks and fresh sushi after the charter never gets old. The tuna fishing stayed productive all throughout May with sailfish and more mixed in. We also caught cobia, mutton snapper, mahi, kings, and more. On the flats we crushed the seatrout with the novice anglers and had shots at permit, mutton snapper, and bonefish during a few sight fishing trips. A quick recap: On April 4th we caught 3 Spotted Seatrout to 21’’ on ultralight tackle and fly On April 11th we caught 2 sails, a mahi, at least 10 bonito, and a blackfin tuna On April 13th we caught 2 sails, a 20 lb blackfin tuna, 3 mahi to 15lbs, a kingfish, and 16 bonito

On April 16th we caught 4 sails, a big mahi, and a blackfin tuna between two short half days On April 27th we caught a 27lb cobia, 3 keeper mutton snapper, a flag yellowtail, and a few bonito during a morning half day

On May 8th we caught 4 sails out of 5 bites, a 25lb blackfin tuna, 5 bonito, and a giant cuda On May 11th we caught 6 sails, 2 blackfin tuna, to 30lbs, and a bunch of bonito On May 15th we caught 3 sails and a nice cobia 

On May 17th we caught 6 ½ blackfin to 30 lbs, a mahi, and a sailfish

On May 20th we caught a nice permit during a sight fishing trip

On May 22nd we caught 2 nice tuna during an evening half day On May 23rdth we missed a few permit but caught a nice mutton snapper on the flats and finished the day catching some seatrout 

On May 24th we caught 5 mahi to 12 lbs and a kingfish during a morning half day Overall the fishing has been great and will continue to stay consistent. The water is warming up and the seas are calming down as summer sets in. June will be a great time for mahi, blackfin tuna, snapper, kingfish, and a few sailfish offshore. The flats will be teeming with bonefish, permit, a few tarpon, and seatrout on the grass beds. The snook are spawning soon as well. Get into contact with us and book your adventure today.


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