Jillybird Fishing Charters LLC

Miami is one of the fishing capitals of the world because of its close proximity to fantastic fishing in the middle of a booming metropolis. Jillybird Fishing Charters invites you to join Captain Wylie Berg who can show you everything Miami has to offer when it comes to fishing. He aims to provide the best possible fishing experience in this part of Miami.

You’ll be fishing on his 31’ Contender center console that’s powered by twin 300 HP Yamaha engines that can have it cruising at an impressive top speed of 45 knots. This means you’ll be able to reach the fishing grounds in no time and get down to business. A pair of outriggers and a livewell for bait can also be found on the boat, along with fly fishing equipment for those who prefer to use the fly.

The ability to fight jumping Sailfish while still seeing people on the beach is an experience that can’t be had many other places. Other than Sailfish, other species you are likely to encounter in these waters are Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Snapper, Seatrout, Snook, and more besides.

The price of any given trip includes rods, reels, and terminal tackle, as well as the required fishing licenses. Captain Wylie will clean the catch after the trip for your convenience. Make sure to pack a pair of polarized sunglasses, and feel free to get some snacks too if you’re so inclined. Don’t miss out on a fishing experience you’re sure to remember for years to come!



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Daytime Swordfish
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    12 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $1,300
    up to 4 persons
    Target Swordfish deep dropping in the day!
  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    8 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $900
    up to 4 persons
    Nothing beats a full day trip when it comes to providing a complete fishing experience. You have plenty of time to explore the local fishery for all its worth. You can go out to the Gulf Stream to do battle with some hardy Sailfish, and encounter lots of species along the way, including Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Snapper, and more. Rods, reels, and tackle are included in the price of the trip.
  • Private trip
    3/4 Day Trip
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    6 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $750
    up to 4 persons
    A six-hour trip is a great compromise option, giving you plenty of time to fish while still not making a huge dent in your schedule. Captain Wylie will take you fishing for the likes of Mahi Mahi, Kingfish, Grouper, Snapper, and many more besides. The price of the trip includes rods, reels, as well as terminal tackle.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 8:00 AM
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    The good thing about a shorter trip is that you can still get some great fishing done without it eating up a huge part of your day. You'll be fishing the local waters for anything from Black Grouper to Snook and Mutton Snapper. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $600
    up to 4 persons
    Afternoon trips provide a great fishing experience for angler's who aren't too keen on early-morning fishing trips. You'll be targeting the local waters for anything from Black Grouper to Snook and Mutton Snapper. Rods, reels, and terminal tackle are included in the price of the trip.
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About the Captain

Wylie Berg
Key Biscayne, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
23 Customer Reviews
Response time 2 hours
Member since December 2017
Captain Wylie Berg is one of the most passionate fishermen you'll get to meet. For him, fishing is much more than just something you do for fun or money - it's a way of life. Whether you're an old hand or someone who's just starting out, Wylie will be more than happy to provide you with some pointers or exchange fishing stories.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) Dolphin (Mahi Mahi)
Grouper (Black) Grouper (Black)
King Mackerel (Kingfish) King Mackerel (Kingfish)
Sailfish Sailfish

Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)
Snook Snook
Spotted Seatrout Spotted Seatrout
Tarpon Tarpon

Tuna (Blackfin) Tuna (Blackfin)
Wahoo Wahoo

Boat Specs

Contender (Center console) originally built in 2005. Powered by 2 300HP Yamaha engines, with a maximum cruising speed of 45 knots.

Length
31 ft
Capacity
4 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Offshore Fishing
Reef Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Heavy Tackle
Bottom Fishing
Trolling
Spinning
Jigging
Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing
Kite Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Fishfinder
Live Bait Well
Outriggers
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Drinks
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancellation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 7 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup agreed upon reservation
Transfer to/from departure site may be available and included in price depending on your location and distance from the dock.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed

Payment

Book with 20% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 20% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
Cash
Visa
Mastercard
American Express
Checks

When paying the remaining balance with a credit card, there is a 3% fee.

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Customer Reviews

Rating Summary
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4.96
out of 5 stars from 23 reviews
Boat
Crew
Experience
Full Day Plus. With Jillybird
Full Day Plus. With Jillybird
Enjoyable 6 hr trip with Wylie
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Angler Rating
23
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Anglers Claimed
Good experience
100%
Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
100%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
86%
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Kevin D.
Alpharetta, GA
 5.00
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Full day offshore with Captain Wylie

VERIFIED   December 3, 2019
Let me start with I passed up booking Capt Wylie because his picture looked so young but decided to go ahead because he had...
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Kacey C.
Framingham, MA
 5.00
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Full Day Extravaganza

VERIFIED   April 20, 2019
Firstly, I do not write reviews… Ever.  But I’m making an exception for Wylie because he was a great captain...
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Dale D.
Acme, AB
 4.67
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Full Day Plus. With Jillybird

VERIFIED   NEW  March 12, 2020
Beautiful Day for people. Sunny and calm waters.Not so good for fishing. Too nice! Wylie and 1st mate Jake worked tail...
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Greg M.
Fort Lauderdale, FL
 5.00
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Half day trip with teenage boys

VERIFIED   December 30, 2019
A great morning of fishing in the bay. The winds and seas too high to fish offshore so we stayed in the bay and went after...
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Erica R.
Pompano Beach, FL
 5.00
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The Best Trip

VERIFIED   May 25, 2019
We fish a LOT, this was by far the best fishing trip. The captain was super knowledgeable and you can tell he loves fishing...
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