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Best Fishing Charters in Biscayne Bay

Top Fishing Charters in Biscayne Bay

Fishing in Biscayne Bay

If you’d like to get a taste of the superb inshore fishing South Florida has to offer without the crowds, fishing in Biscayne Bay will be a revelation. A stone’s throw from Miami, this area is teeming with diverse marine life and species that should be on every angler’s to-catch list.

What to Expect

A variety of prized fish call the grassy flats, inlets, and reefs of Biscayne Bay home. Whether you’d like to go sight fishing, catch a trophy on a fly, or spend some time on the water fishing with the family, there’s a place for you here. More importantly, there are many experienced charter guides to take you to the hottest bite.
Fishing on Biscayne Bay is suited for all levels and ages of anglers, all you have to do is pick a charter guide that can meet your expectations. Short, half day trips are a great idea if you’re heading out with the kids and want to hook a couple of tasty fish for lunch. If you’ve got come with the goal to catch your next record, then more specialized, full day trips are the way to go.

Great for Families

Flats fishing is all the craze in Biscayne Bay, especially because you can enjoy top-notch Permit, Bonefish, and Tarpon (Silver King) action here year-round. Aside from these all-time favorites, big Snook, Spotted Seatrout, Jack Crevalle, and Spanish Mackerel are also in the cards.

For The Hardcore Angler

Because the waters are gin-clear, sight fishing is very popular on the flats, along with fly fishing. Anglers come here from all over the country to test their luck and maybe hook the biggest Bonefish or Tarpon of their lives.

For a Mixed Bag 

If you go to the west flats, you can expect Redfish and Trout at the end of your line, while on the east side, you can catch Gag Grouper, various species of Snapper, Barracuda, and Sharks. Basically, Biscayne Bay has something for everyone, you just have to know where to look.

When to Go

While the local species are available throughout the year, the best Tarpon action is usually from December–June. Permit fishing is at its peak from March to November, and healthy-sized Bonefish are there for the taking whenever you hit the water.

How to Catch ‘Em

Depending on what you’d like to catch, your captain will know where to take you and how to attract the fish you’re after. If you’d like to attract Snook and Jack Crevalle, chumming with pilchards will do the trick.
Tarpon chasers will have the best chance of landing a lunker if they cast their lines around jetties and bridge pilings. Government Cut is the place to target Permit on an incoming tide. For Snapper, Grouper, and Sharks, live bait will be most effective – and the action you’ll get will be something to talk about.

What to Bring

Biscayne Bay fishing charters usually provide all the licenses, gear (both fly and conventional), and even national park permits, in case you need one. You should dress appropriately, pack plenty of sunscreen, food, and drinks, as well as a hat and glasses.
That’s all you need to fully enjoy the outstanding fishing Biscayne Bay is famous for!
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Biscayne Bay Fishing Seasons

At the very beginning of the year, you can go out to fish for Snapper, Jacks, Ladyfish, and Barracuda. The Tarpon bite is solid, so dress for the weather and head out.

Enjoy the fair weather and good angling action in February. It’s not too warm in the bay, and that means that you can easily catch anything from Tarpon and Jack Crevalle to Barracuda and Snapper.

Spring is just around the corner and the fish can feel it, that’s why they come out to play. Permit and Tarpon fishing is excellent, while Snapper and Barracuda are biting left and right around the reefs.

Grab your rod and go fishing, because April is the month to do it! Days are warm, but not too hot, and just about any species you can think of is active this month – Snook, Bonefish, Permit, and Tarpon, just to name drop a few.

Fish, fish everywhere! Wherever you cast your line in May, you’ll hear your reel screaming soon enough. Big Tarpon, colorful Snapper, hard-fighting Snook, Bonefish, Permit – they’re all there for the taking.

The Snook season is over, but there’s still plenty of fish in the bay. Whether it’s Sharks, Grouper, Snapper, or Bonefish, Permit, and Tarpon, you can land it in June.

It’s hot out on the water, and a great way to get around it is to go fishing very early in the morning. There’s plenty of Snapper around, along with Barracuda, Cobia, Tarpon, and Bonefish.

Summer isn’t going anywhere, and neither are the fish. This is a great month to bring home a mixed bag. Depending on where you go, anything from Redfish and Spotted Seatrout to Tarpon and Bonefish is game.

Finally, the heat is giving way to crisp fall mornings and there’s nothing like a bit of fishing to start your day. In September, think Snook, Permit, Jack Crevalle, Tarpon, and Bonefish.

This is the best month to fish for Bonefish, Barracuda, Cobia, and Jack Crevalle, though other species are present as well. You can also find some big Tarpon and Snook out there.

Water temperatures are dropping and, while the fish might be a bit lazy, they still won’t be able to resist a good setup. You can target Bonefish, Snook, and Jacks, and let’s not forget about Snapper and Barracuda.

Snapper is the star of the show in the last weeks of the year, so Mangrove, Yellowtail, Mutton, and many more are all on the menu. The bonefishing action is more than solid.

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What People Are Saying About Biscayne Bay

"Fishing with Wayne"

Bernard Van De Boogaard fished with Reward Fishing Fleet - Party Boat on October 11, 2019

On this particular day it was very windy and not good for shing. But after all it is mother nature. would do it again though

"July fishing trip"

Kevin C. fished with Reward Fishing Fleet - Party Boat on July 26, 2019

Everything was great except for the lack of fish caught.

"Greta fun for kids. Half day trip with Cap. John"

Luis V. fished with All Three Sides Charters on July 12, 2019

It's an easy and convenient destination. We found lots of fish, some very large. There where plenty of tarpon just outside the marina.

"thank you very much for the excellent attention"

Alexis G. fished with Reward Fishing Fleet - Party Boat on June 29, 2019

I recommend that if you want to spend a fishing time with friends or family. Book with you. Helpful and very profecionales.

Top Fishing Techniques in Biscayne Bay

  1. Fly Fishing

Top Targeted Species in Biscayne Bay





Barracuda (Great)

Barracuda (Great)



Snapper (Mangrove)

Snapper (Mangrove)

Jack Crevalle

Jack Crevalle





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