Fishing Season: Year round

Miami's Biscayne Bay and Biscayne National Park - FL

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Inshore Temp:

67

Offshore Temp:

68

Capt. Raul Montoro's Tip of the Week

Fly fisherman: Practice makes perfect. If you don't practice saltwater casting techniques, you will have a tough day on the water.

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Map of Miami's Biscayne Bay and Biscayne National Park

Tide data

Tidal Conditions

Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby

Capt. Raul Montoro

5-Day Outlook as of 1/25/23

AMZ630-121800- Biscayne Bay- 400 AM EST Thu Jan 17 2023 TODAY SE winds 5 to 10 kt. Bay waters a light chop. TONIGHT S SE winds 5 to 10 kt becoming SW after midnight. Bay waters a light chop. FRI W SW winds 10 to 15 kt. Bay waters a moderate chop. A chance of showers in the afternoon. FRI NIGHT NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to around 25 kt. Bay waters choppy. SAT NW winds 15 to 20 kt with gusts to around 25 kt. Bay waters choppy. SAT NIGHT N NW winds 10 to 15 kt with gusts to around 20 kt. Bay waters a moderate chop. SUN N winds 10 to 15 kt. Bay waters a moderate chop. SUN NIGHT NE winds 10 to 15 kt. Bay waters a moderate chop.

Techniques & Tips as of 1/25/23

Look for bonefish on the deeper flats.

Current Conditions as of 1/25/23

Conditions this week are perfect, get out there and fish.

Local Species Available Year round

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    Bonefish

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    Permit

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    Tarpon

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    Shark

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    Barracuda

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    Snapper

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    Grouper

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    Mackerel

Capt. Raul Montoro's Recommended Fly Patterns

"Must-have" fly fishing patterns in descending order of importance:

Name: Colors: Size(s):
Tarpon Toad N/A 2
Skittal Mantis Shrimp N/A 2
Tarpon Toad Black/Purple 1/0
Simon's HoverCrab Green 1
clouser Pink and white 2-
clouser brown and orange 2
Cowen's Baitfish N/A
Pilchards flies blue and white 3/0
Ballyhoo flies green and white 3/0

Tarpon Toad

Make sure to take this big tarpon fly pattern on your next fly fishing trip.

Capt. Raul Montoro's Recommended Gear

Description: About Miami's Biscayne Bay and Biscayne National Park

Biscayne Bay (Bahía Vizcaína in Spanish) is a lagoon that is approximately 35 miles (56 km) long and up to 8 miles (13 km) wide located on the Atlantic coast of South Florida, United States. It is usually divided for purposes of discussion and analysis into three parts: North Bay, Central Bay, and South Bay. Its area is 428 square miles (1,110 km2). The drainage basin covers 938 square miles (2,430 km2).[1] Biscayne National Park is an American national park in southern Florida, south of Miami. The park preserves Biscayne Bay and its offshore barrier reefs. Ninety-five percent of the park is water, and the shore of the bay is the location of an extensive mangrove forest. The park covers 172,971 acres (270.3 sq mi; 700.0 km2) and includes Elliott Key, the park's largest island and first of the true Florida Keys, formed from fossilized coral reef. The islands farther north in the park are transitional islands of coral and sand. The offshore portion of the park includes the northernmost region of the Florida Reef, one of the largest coral reefs in the world. https://www.shallowtails.com

Nearest Airport:

Miami and Ft. Lauderdale

Bait Recommendations:

Shrimp,