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Early Fall Bonefish and Permit in Miami

November 21, 2016

The fishing for bonefish and permit has been solid in Miami, from Key Biscayne all the way down to South Biscayne Bay. We have been finding a good amount of tailing fish in the early Morning hours and cruising/mudding fish through the day.

I had the pleasure to have Eduardo join me for a day of fly fishing in south Biscayne bay. We started the day looking for tailing fish and found a pod of 4 bonefish at the 2nd spot we hit. Eduardo placed a very good shot but the fish ignored our offering and spooked off. Then, we had 1 shot at a cruising permit that had better things to do rather than eating chicken feathers. Around mid day, we arrived to a flat with several fresh muds indicating the presence of fish in the area. We immediately started to spot bones and got rewarded releasing a nice 7lb silver bullet, taken out of good size school of mudding fish. Then, we focused on permit, managing to get about 9 shots on fly but no takers. despite the lack of catching, that is a very good day of permit fishing on any fly fisherman’s book.

If you are up to the challenge of catching these beautiful and smart fish on the long rod, give me a call and I will be more than happy to help you conquer the quest.

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