Miami Marlin (Blue) Fishing Charters

Miami Marlin (Blue) Fishing Charters

Best Marlin (Blue) Fishing Charters in Miami

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Marlin (Blue) Fishing in Miami

Marlin (Blue)
  • Size 200 to 400lbs
  • Food Value Good
  • Game Qualities Excellent
  • Habitats Offshore

(Makaira nigricans)

Miami Marlin fishing is one of the most exciting angling adventures in Florida, with high stakes and even higher rewards. Fishermen from all over the country come to Miami to get a taste of premier fishing opportunities and go home with a trophy catch (or with photos of one).
 
This is the place to be if you’re looking to hook your first-ever Marlin, but be ready, these gorgeous beasts are the ultimate fishing challenge. Marlin are one of the most sought-after sport fish, and as soon as you have one on the line, you’ll understand exactly why that’s the case.
 

What to Catch

Blue and White Marlin are among the most prestigious catches here because of their fighting prowess and size. White Marlin are much smaller than Blue Marlin, and they’re in the range of 80–100 pounds, though the record catch in these waters weighed 161 pounds.
 
Blue Marlin are the swift and agile predators of the deep and battling one of them will be the workout of a lifetime. Blues can grow to be truly gigantic, up to 1,000 pounds and even more, if you’re lucky. Still, their average size is 200–400 pounds, but their acrobatics and jumps make it very challenging to get them to the boat quickly.
 
Because Marlin have been overfished in the past and they’re at the top of the marine ecosystem, they must always be released. You shouldn’t take the fish out of the water, but you can always snap a couple of quick photos with it alongside the boat.
 

When to Go

Summer is the time when Marlin reign supreme in the Miami offshore waters, specifically from May to late July. These Billfish like to move around a lot, so it’s not always easy staying on their trail. If you’ve never fished in the area before, your safest bet is organizing a fishing trip with a knowledgeable local guide.
 
It’s wise to book a full day trip (8–9 hours) that cost around $1,100–$1,300. These trips give you the time to get to the best spots and fish for the rest of the day. If you’d like more time on the water, 12-hour trips are also a possibility and they’re in the $1,500–$2,500 ballpark. For true fishing enthusiasts, there are multi-day trips that will take you fishing in the Bahamas for $1,500 a day for the whole group.
 

What to Expect

The most productive Marlin grounds are further offshore, at the outer edge of the continental shelf known as “The Wall.” This means you’ll travel at least 20 miles (possibly more) to find that hot bite. Thankfully, deep sea fishing charters are very popular in Miami, so there are plenty of local guides to choose from.
 
The longer runs to the Gulf will put you on the bite of both Blue and White Marlin, and here, trolling is the name of the game. Because Marlin are basically torpedos with fins and bills, the boat has to be moving at a speed of up to 15 mph with a sizeable live bait on the hook (small Mahi Mahi, Tuna, or Bonito) to attract their attention. They love deep waters and they religiously follow their food.
 
Go after Blue Marlin a couple of days before and after the full moon, that’s when the action is the best. White Marlin often travel with Sailfish and are very active during the spring and fall. Kite fishing for Marlin is another technique you can try on Miami fishing trips, if you’d like to try out something new.
 

How to Prepare

All you’ll really need for an unforgettable Marlin fishing experience is a skillful captain, a bit of luck, and patience. Your guide will provide the licenses and fishing gear, your only concern are food and drinks, as well as plenty of sun protection. Miami Marlin fishing will open new fishing horizons for you, all you have to do is reel, reel, reel, as if your life depended on it!

Miami Marlin (Blue) Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Marlin (Blue) fishing in Miami varies moderately throughout the year. High season is May to July. Low season is November. There is no closed season.
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Reviews of Fishing in Marlin (Blue) Fishing in Miami

Half day trip with Captain Mike!
Alexis T. fished with Urban Legends Fishing Charters on July 3, 2020
It is a great experience! Dont forget your sunscreen!?
Half day trip with Captain Sam
Ruby D. fished with Sam Can Fish – Miami on November 26, 2019
Book a trip with an experienced fishing guide.
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
Great memories
Jamie A. fished with Frick and Frack Fishing Charters on August 16, 2019
Be prepared to work your arms the water is deep
Single trip with Captain Bryan
Lou L. fished with Twysted Lyfe Charters Miami Beach, LLC on July 31, 2019
Plan ahead as finding a split charter is a hit or miss proposition.
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.
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.
Half day trip with Captain Ryan
Terry C. fished with Reward Fishing Fleet - Party Boat on May 8, 2019
Yes, but know your personal limitations. Choppy water is rough if you suffer from motion sickness. Prepare properly and enjoy.

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