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Biscayne Bay gives Miami a remarkable combination of fishing options and vibrant city life.

For the saltwater fisherman, it’s pretty hard to beat Miami. With good fishing all year round and many different types of readily available water, this might be the place for your next fishing trip. In Miami, you can wade the flats for bonefish and permit, or head out to sea and chase swordfish, sailfish, mahi mahi, and even marlin. If that doesn’t suit you, spend a day cruising around the Florida Everglades, casting to snook, redfish, and rolling tarpon. Most of our guides have been fishing these waters for decades and have an intimate knowledge of the habits of each different species during different times of the year. The combination of prolific fishing grounds and knowledgeable guides will put you on your target species any day.

After fishing, there is tons to do in Miami. You won’t be wondering how to keep yourself busy during your days off the water. If you’re a fisherman and you go to Miami, we can promise that you’ll never get bored. It’s a fishing trip the whole family can get behind.

Basic Info
  • 74° 61° Dec-Feb
  • 79° 69° Mar-May
  • 89° 79° Jun-Aug
  • 84° 75° Sep-Nov
Biscayne Bay, Atlantic Ocean
Fishing license info here: here

The Catch

Top fish species to target in Miami, FL


Skittish, preferring the shallowest water, and with great eyesight, Bonefish are a challenging but rewarding pursuit.


Not related to the mammal, Dolphin have vibrant yellows and metalic blues and greens, especially when first caught


With a spear like bill and big rigid dorsal fin, the Marlin is a prized sport fish. Think Old Man and the Sea.


Elusive and unforgiving, the permit is almond shaped with a unique tinge of yellow.


Reddish color along the back and white on the belly, Redfish are known for the distinct eyespot on their tail.


Color dark blue on top, brown-blue laterally and silvery white underbelly. First dorsal fin greatly enlarged in the form of a sail with many black spots.


Prefer warmer water, put up a spirited fight, and have a delicate mild flavor.


One of the fastest and largest predators in the ocean, swordfish have a distinctive long flattened bill.


Tarpon have swimming since prehistoric time. They can reach sizes up to 8 feet and weigh up to 280 pounds. As fierce a fight as any fish.

More Miami Outfitters

Fishing with Top Gun Fishing Charter in Key Biscayne

Top Gun Fishing Charter

Key Biscayne, FL

Miami Florida’s “Top Gun” in “Deep Sea” Fishing Charters Miami’s "Top Gun" is the boat to charter for a “deep sea” fishing charter. We fish the waters of Miami, Miami Beach, and Key Biscayne departing from our charter dock in Crandon Marina on Key Biscayne. The waters offshore of Miami, Miami Beach, South Beach and Key Biscayne offer a great variety of species to target on your charter fishing trip- including Sailfish, Dolphin Fish (Mahi Mahi), Wahoo, Kingfish, Grouper, Amberjack, Tuna, Cobia, Snapper, Marlin, Swordfish, and many more! The “Top Gun” charter boat also charters for daytime fishing trips and nighttime fishing trips for Swordfish. The “Top Gun” is a fast, stable and comfortable luxury sport fishing charter boat with a comfortable air-conditioned salon, luxurious head, and modern engines. We get you to the fish! From our dock on Key Biscayne we can fish all the way down South to Ocean Reef in Key Largo if that is where the fish are on your full day fishing charter. Captain Nel Martinez and his experienced courteous crew are on top of the latest and most efficient methods to catch whichever Atlantic species you are looking for. And Kite fishing is our specialty! We fly 2 Special SFE Fishing kites from the boat and dangle baits in the water. For Miami Sailfish, there is nothing more productive than Kite fishing just off the beach. And while we have the kites up, we catch just about every fish that swims in the Gulf Stream. We are just a short drive from Miami, Miami Beach, and South Beach, but if you like we can pick you up at Miami Beach Marina on South Beach or any other Miami marina. Join us aboard the “Top Gun” for a fun, unforgettable charter fishing trip in Miami, FL.

Fishing with Florida Sportfishing Charters in Miami

Florida Sportfishing Charters

Miami, FL

Ride along with me, Captain Jim Hale, as I take you on the shallow water fishing adventure of a lifetime. A Miami native, I have over 38 years of fishing experience I can put you on some of South Florida’s best fishing. Fishing for tarpon, bonefish, permit, snook, redfish on the flats of south Florida is always exciting. I offer guided inshore fishing charters from the crystal clear flats of Biscayne Bay just minutes from Miami to bountiful flats of the Everglades National Park and Islamorada of the Florida Keys. South Florida inshore fishing is rated as some of the best fishing in the world! Captain Jim Hale is an experienced Florida Sportfishing Charter operator and South Florida’s most sought after guide with years of experience on the water. With intimate knowledge of his local waters, Capt. Jim offers guided fishing trips out of Everglades National Park, Biscayne Bay, and the world famous Florida Keys, the Sportfishing Capital of the World. With over 38 years of fishing experience, it takes a professional captain with local knowledge to put you on the fish. A Miami native, Jim Hale has spent a lifetime on these waters, which is most evident in his long list of thrilled clientele. Whether you’re targeting monster redfish in the grass flats on the Everglades or trophy tarpon in the shadow of the beautiful Miami skyline reflected in Biscayne Bay, you can trust South Florida’s top Captain Jim Hale to drop you in front of monster fish for the trip of a lifetime! His fishing experience is very diverse, fishing offshore catching Marlin and Sailfish on fly in South America to fishing the Bahamas for Bonefish on fly . He has captained and guided the Galapagos Islands off the coast of Ecuador and fished most of central America and the Bahamas.

Fishing with Florida Everglades Bass Fishing Charters in Everglades National Park

Florida Everglades Bass Fishing Charters

Everglades National Park, FL

When fishing in Florida for Largemouth Bass in the Florida Everglades, its not only a bass fishing trip its an adventure. You will truly enjoy the scenery while fishing. We provide top of the line boats, high end fishing rods and reels, and the latest in top water lures, soft baits, as well as live bait. Come join us today in Everglades National Park for a guided bass fishing trip. Captain Wayne Gilbert Jr. a USCG licensed Captain who was born and raised in the west Miami area whos second home is the Florida Everglades. Growing up in the heart of the Everglades has been a blessing and an adventure to say the least. Fishing for largemouth bass is a passion for me and it is a pleasure to share that passion with different anglers every day, I have been fishing the Everglades for over 30 years and for me every trip is a different adventure, the everglades for me offers more than a fishing trip it is truly an amazing place I love to fish. Doing a bass fishing charter in the everglades is not only a way to enjoy bass fishing but also to view the natural beauty of Everglades National Park. The Everglades offers a wide variety of areas to fish for largemouth bass, Our bass fishing charters cover three Areas, we offer bass fishing in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach. If it is your first time fishing or you are a bass pro you will have a great fishing experience in the everglades. If you have never fished before that is alright, I can teach you how to cast and retrieve baits in no time and you will be on your way to catching large mouth bass. Large mouth bass can be caught in south Florida year round but the peak of bass fishing season in the everglades is Between Late February and May when the fish are spawning. Late spring and summer can also be very productive as well.Call me today for a Florida fishing charter you will not soon forget.

Fishing with Shallow Tails Guide Service in Miami

Shallow Tails Guide Service

Miami, FL

Miami, FL is home to some of the best flats fishing in the United States. Light tackle and fly fishing enthusiasts journey to Miami, FL from all over the world to fish the stunningly clear waters of Biscayne Bay for bonefish, permit, tarpon, and shark. Gorgeous and seemingly endless flats span the horizon on the eastern side of Biscayne Bay, just a mere 3 to 5 mile run from downtown, making Miami, FL one of the premier destinations in South Florida to enjoy a perfect day of light tackle angling. Capt. Raul Montoro has been flats fishing in Miami, FL for 30 years. A native of South Miami, FL, there are few fishing guides in Miami who are as intimately connected with the tides and ecosystem of Biscayne Bay as Raul. On a typical day fishing the flats of Miami, it’s common to catch seatrout, grouper, ladyfish, BIG barracudas, and a variety of sharks, but the main attraction in these pristine waters is sight fishing for species like bonefish, permit, and tarpon. Sight fishing the flats of Miami, FL is almost a surreal experience – the contrast of the sky against the shimmering aquamarine water and crisp green seagrass is a shallow water angler’s dream come true. Flats fishing in Biscayne National Park affords anglers the opportunity to explore endless mangroves and the norther tip of the Florida Keys while targeting several of the most coveted light tackle species. You would be hard pressed to find another flats fishing destination that affords unparalleled light tackle fishing within 10 miles of a major metropolitan hub. If you’re looking for a Miami flats fishing guide who will put you on the fish, be sure to give Shallow Tails Guide Service a call to learn more about availability and what’s biting.

Fishing with Reel Work Sport Fishing Charters in Fort Lauderdale

Reel Work Sport Fishing Charters

Fort Lauderdale, FL

For the best deep sea fishing Fort Lauderdale has to offer, the REEL WORK is the charter fishing boat for you! Located in the marina on Seabreeze Boulevard at East Las Olas Boulevard, the REEL WORK is within easy walking distance of the world famous Fort Lauderdale Beach and only a few minutes drive to Fort Lauderdale – Hollywood International Airport. Fort Lauderdale fishing is some of the greatest sport fishing in the world. The South Florida climate allows for year round deep sea fishing and fun in the sun while the nutrient rich waters of the Gulf Stream pass within a few miles of our shore. With fishing conditions close to shore, we will have you deep sea fishing Fort Lauderdale waters in less than 30 minutes. Depending on the time of year and conditions, there are different species to fish to target. From bait fish to big game fish like sailfish, dolphin, swordfish and marlin to reef fish like grouper and snapper, the REEL WORK Sport Fishing team knows where to find the fish and how to put them in the boat. The REEL WORK is a 45 ft customized Hatteras Sportfish with a tuna tower, roomy salon with a comfortable couch and clean bathrooms. The REEL WORK is fully air conditioned for your enjoyment on the warmer south Florida days. She is equipped with the latest electronics to help Captain Wally put you on the fish and all Coast Guard required safety equipment to ensure your Fort Lauderdale deep sea fishing charter is both enjoyable and safe. Sunscreen, bottled water, and fishing licenses are included in the price of your Fort Lauderdale fishing charter. We also provide coolers with ice. Just bring whatever you would like to eat and drink. We even have a stereo that accommodates most iPods.

Fishing with Lucky Fishing Charters in Miami

Lucky Fishing Charters

Miami, FL

It's time to get LUCKY !!! Light Tackle offshore charter fishing in Miami on the "LUCKY VEE" Do you enjoy the challenge of landing a 50 - 90 lb. sailfish or "smoker" kingfish on 8, 10, or 12 lb. test light tackle fishing over the reefs of Miami, Miami Beach or Ft. Lauderdale? Deep sea fishing the weed lines off the coast of Miami or Ft. Lauderdale for 40 lb. bull dolphin and wahoo? Drifting at night for 200 lb. swordfish? Battling a 100 lb. tarpon with the Miami skyline in the background? Or is bottom fishing for bruiser grouper and mutton snapper on the reefs and numerous wrecks of Miami more your style? If you have answered yes to any of these questions, then it's time to get LUCKY. I'm Captain Gil Gutierrez and welcome to Lucky Fishing Charters. Miami and Ft. Lauderdale offers what many anglers considered the most prolific fishing grounds in the world. As a Florida native, I grew up deep sea fishing, and have spent many years on the waters off Miami and Miami Beach. My experience and "state of the art" tournament rigged 32 ft SeaVee, the "LUCKY VEE" will afford you every opportunity to get "LUCKY". At Lucky Fishing Charters, my fishing plans revolve around you and what you want to fish for. During the winter and spring months, we specialize in sailfish, kingfish and tarpon. You can fish a full day, 3/4 day or half day or even split a day and deep sea fish the afternoon for sailfish and kingfish and finish off your trip with 4 hours of tarpon fishing. The late spring and summer months usually bring southerly winds and gentler seas, offshore species like dolphin, wahoo and tuna are migrating past Miami, Miami Beach and Ft. Lauderdale. A day of live bait fishing offshore can be most productive this time of year. Miami also has a tremendous swordfish population, fishing on a balmy night should produce some exciting swordfish fishing action. You may want to consider an afternoon offshore finished off with a drift or two for swordfish.

Fishing with Back For More Fishing Charters in Hollywood

Back For More Fishing Charters

Hollywood, FL

Welcome, My name is Capt. Gavet Tuttle and I’m going to give you all the information you need to have a successful fishing charter in the Miami and Fort Lauderdale area. It’s important to note that I am a life long native to the South Florida area. I started fishing here when I was 5 years old. My older brothers had me sneaking on golf courses, catching 50 plus bass a day in stocked ponds by the time I was six. Fortunately, I was never taken out by an errand tee shot. But, this is where the passion was ignited at an early age. By the time I was 8, my older brothers had me spending my entire summer at local piers. That is when saltwater fishing was introduced to me. Compared to bass fishing, I was amazed at the strength, size, and variety of saltwater fish. I’ve seen many changes since my childhood, but one thing has not. I’m just as passionate about the sport today, as I was thirty years ago. Keep in mind that all of the top full time guides in the Miami, Fort Lauderdale area charge the same amount, give or take 50 dollars. Also, know that everything is included (except for snacks and beverages). Live bait is included on all my trips, tackle, ice, fishing license, and fish cleaning. Gratuity is totally optional, my approach to every charter is to do everything within my power to make your trip enjoyable, successful, and memorable. I don’t do it for a big tip at the end of the trip, I do it to make you client for the future. I now have the ability to comfortably fish inshore for tarpon, snook, sharks, and trout or offshore for sailfish, mahi-mahi, grouper, snapper, and kingfish. I will provide all the fishing rods and bait, tackle and fishing license. I will also have a cooler with ice on board. What you will need to bring is any food, beverages, polarized sunglasses, hat, sun block and a camera. Feel free to bring your favorite fishing rod or lure.

Fishing with All Three Sides Charters in Miami

All Three Sides Charters

Miami, FL

South Florida is the subtropical part of the Florida peninsula. It is surrounded on three sides by water. Each side constitutes a unique fishing environment. I am Captain John Prahl, a fourth generation Miami native. I have been fishing All Three Sides my entire life. I grew up fishing the waters of Miami’s Biscayne Bay, the Florida Keys, Dry Tortugas, Flamingo in Everglades National Park, the Gulf of Mexico, Florida Bay and Whitewater Bay, as well as in the canals and urban waterways. From the urbanized Gold Coast to the east through the shallows and reefs of Florida Bay and the Florida Keys to the south and the wilderness of Everglades National Park on the west. South Florida provides one of the most diverse and challenging, but also one of the most prolific recreational fisheries in the world. Each area is accessible and fishable year round in a wide variety of weather conditions for day trips from your home or hotel. All Three Sides Charters and Captain John Prahl is licensed and insured to fish all of South Florida waters, including Everglades National Park. In addition, one of the boats holds federal moratorium licenses, allowing charter fishing in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Fishing on wrecks and reefs in the Gulf of Mexico targets a wide variety of species ranging from smaller Snapper to giant Sharks and Goliath Groupers which can exceed six hundred pounds. Productive fishing in the Gulf of Mexico requires knowledge, preparation and the proper licenses to access this exciting fishery. More than a few of the fish here will try to rip the rod right out of your hands.

Fishing with Scannin Shallow Guide Service in Miami

Scannin Shallow Guide Service

Miami, FL

Captain Jerry Perez provides full day and half day fishing trips, as well as photographic/scenic excursions, into the most amazing waters of the South Florida area. You can choose light tackle spinning gear or fly fishing gear with a professional fly fishing guide. Captain Jerry Perez has put together some of the best fishing charter options on the Southeast coast of Florida. With a lifetime of fishing history in the waters surrounding sunny Miami, and an ongoing passion for the sport- you are looking at simply the best in local charter services. Scannin Shallow is a South Dade County, Miami based fishing operation. With this, we have quick access to all of the best South Florida fisheries, but here at home we have one of the best flats and inshore areas – Biscayne Bay. Biscayne Bay fishing can get you anything from great Bonefishing action to Snook, Tarpon, Permit, and even Monster Barracuda. Throw in the mix a wide variety of Snapper and Gator Trout – You simply can’t go wrong. Don’t let its proximity to Miami fool you. You will see the Miami skyline at the launch, but quickly disappear into a great coastal estuary teeming with activity – all year round. When it comes to flats fishing, nothing beats the long rod. Though offering awesome adventures on light spinning gear, fly fishing is a true passion for Captain Jerry. If you are looking to put tippet to lips in the best fishery in the state- look no further than this professional fly fishing guide at Scannin Shallow. Fly fishing the South Florida flats with Captain Jerry Perez will put you on the fish. A local expert to the waters of Miami, dedicated service to the Florida Keys, and fishing with the long rod in Flamingo are all the name of the game here at Scannin Shallow Guide Service. Whatever your dream species is, your desired location, or the time of year – Captain Jerry Perez is the fly fishing guide of choice for South Florida.

Fishing with Draggin' It Out Charters in Homestead

Draggin' It Out Charters

Homestead, FL

Welcome to Draggin' It Out Charters, an inshore fishing charter service dedicated to sharing the adrenaline-pumping action that fishing has to offer. Based out of South Florida, Capt. David Accursio specializes in fishing the Florida Everglades, Florida Bay, Biscayne Bay, and the Upper Keys. Whichever body of water you choose, you're sure to enjoy your drag screaming, bicep-tightening adventure to come. Flamingo, FL lies at the southwestern tip of the state, 38 miles deep into the Everglades National Park. This pristine, remote, and desolate ecosystem is a breath-taking sight, and is an even more captivating experience for the angler choosing to engage its watery inhabitants. With over 1.5 million acres to explore and absorb, there's always something new to see, experience, and most importantly, remember. Hundreds of miles of mangrove shoreline surround seemingly boundless flats, creeks, bays, and basins that serve home to over 300 species of fish, shark, stingray, and other various marine life - not to mention the more than 350 bird species that keep careful watch from overhead and in the treetops. At Draggin' It Out Charters, sightfishing is king. There is nothing more thrilling than watching your target species in its natural environment as it feeds, or searches for a meal, without even being aware of your presence. The only thing better is then stalking, casting to, hooking and fighting, and capturing the apex predator in shallow water. Capt. David Accursio is motivated, prepared, and excited to make your South Florida fishing experience an unforgettable one. Any and all ages are welcome, and special requests are encouraged. If you have a specific target species that you want to cross off your "bucket list", or if you'd like to bring fresh fish home for dinner, Capt. Accursio will be more than happy to accomodate any and all of your needs. We look forward to hearing from you and hope you'll choose Draggin' It Out Charters for your fishing adventure of a lifetime!

Fishing with Miami Inshore Fishing Charters in Biscayne Bay

Miami Inshore Fishing Charters

Biscayne Bay, FL

If you are looking for a fishing charter from Miami, FL, you've come to the right place! Our fishing trips are about making your experience unique, fun, and memorable. No matter your age, or level of expertise, Miami Inshore Fishing Charters can put you on fish. We target a wide variety of fish in Biscayne Bay (Miami's Bay), the Everglades, Flamingo, and more. We invite you to enjoy South Florida's pristine waters with coworkers, friends, and family. Yes, you can take the kids fishing too! We take pride in providing excellent service, and we go above and beyond to make your fishing trip easy, and worry-free. Why Inshore Fishing? When people think of charter fishing in Miami, they often think of deep sea fishing for snapper, marlin, mahi-mahi, or grouper, however, Miami inshore fishing is just as exciting, and often times, more productive! When we hear deep sea reports of people catching a few Mahi-Mahi, a couple grouper, or maybe an Amberjack and a few snapper, we have to smile because, our inshore report is much different! For example, on any given fishing trip you might expect an inshore fishermen to report: "We caught, 30 trout, a dozen Sheepshead, a couple really nice Snook, a Black grouper..." There are some clear advantages to booking an inshore fishing trip, as opposed to a deep sea fishing trip from Miami, Florida. Some advantages of inshore fishing are: shorter travel times to and from fishing spots, frequent to constant fishing action, a wider variety of target species (including many offshore species), no large seas & SEA SICKNESS, and you still have the opportunity to land that "monster fish" of a lifetime! The following rates are for guided charters on a 22 ft Pathfinder boat to Flamingo, Biscayne Bay (day or night), or Ten Thousand Islands. Rates are for 1-4 people.

Fishing with T-Back Fishing Charters in Dania Beach

T-Back Fishing Charters

Dania Beach, FL

Join US Coast Guard Licensed Master Captain Rich Hagen on either a 58 foot Super Sport Ocean foot t-Back or 32 foot Intrepid cuddy cabin T-Back1 out of Fort lauderdale, Florida. The T-Back is a custom fitted “58 Ocean Sport Fish” with all the amenities you’d expect from a deep sea sport fishing service offering an all-inclusive package. For your comfort, we have 3 air conditioning systems that are always running for your comfort. She boasts two spotlessly clean heads (restrooms) and a full galley with refrigerator and microwave oven for your convenience. This boat is maintained in immaculate condition. We plan on keeping it that way besides cleaning the boat thoroughly after each and every trip, we take cleanliness to another level the evening before a trip, the boat is detailed inside and out. Our goal is to make your party absolutely impressed with the lengths. We go towards perfection and to ensure a successful Ft. Lauderdale fishing charter experience. On a charter with Capt. Rich aboard T-Back you might use a variety of fishing techniques, including trolling, bottom fishing, deep sea fishing. Common catches include Mahi Mahi (Dorado), Sailfish and other, smaller bottom fish species. A variety of Electronics & Navigational Equipment are available, such as: (2) Furuno Navnet, Furuno 64 mile radar, DDEC Displays, Jabsco spotlight, Clarion AM/FM/CD/XM, Simrad AP25 Autopilot, Garmin 7212 Plotter, Furuno RD30 Speed/distance, (2) ICOM 604 VHF, (2) EPIRBS, Detroit Diesel Engine Model: DDEC 12V92TA HP. What are you waiting for? Come and fish with us, Capt. Rich and T-Back Fishing Charters are waiting to put you on fish!

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