Fishing Season: Year round

Miami's Biscayne Bay and Biscayne National Park - FL

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Inshore Temp:

84

Offshore Temp:

80

Capt. Raul Montoro's Tip of the Week

Always have a sink tip clear line for those windier days.

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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 5/22/22

The Marine Weather Forecast In Detail: AMZ630 Forecast Issued: 401 AM EDT Sun May 22 2022 Today...East Winds Around 15 Knots. Bay Waters A Moderate Chop. Tonight...East Winds 10 To 15 Knots. Bay Waters A Moderate Chop. Monday...East Winds 10 To 15 Knots. Bay Waters A Moderate Chop. Slight Chance Of Showers And Thunderstorms In The Afternoon. Monday Night...East Winds 10 To 15 Knots. Bay Waters A Moderate Chop. Slight Chance Of Showers And Thunderstorms. Tuesday...East Southeast Winds 10 To 15 Knots. Bay Waters A Moderate Chop. Slight Chance Of Showers In The Morning. Slight Chance Of Thunderstorms. Chance Of Showers In The Afternoon. Tuesday Night...East Southeast Winds 10 To 15 Knots With Gusts To Around 20 Knots. Bay Waters A Moderate Chop. Slight Chance Of Showers And ThunderstormsWednesday...East Southeast Winds Around 15 Knots With Gusts To Around 20 Knots. Bay Waters A Moderate Chop. Slight Chance Of Thunderstorms In The Morning. Chance Of Showers. Chance Of Thunderstorms In The Afternoon. Wednesday Night...East Southeast Winds Around 15 Knots With Gusts To Around 20 Knots. Bay Waters A Moderate Chop. Slight Chance Of Showers After Midnight. Thursday...East Southeast Winds 10 To 15 Knots. Bay Waters A Moderate Chop. Slight Chance Of Showers And Thunderstorms In The Morning, Then Chance Of Showers And Thunderstorms In The Afternoon.

Techniques & Tips as of 5/22/22

If fishing the north end, look for rolling fish early in the morning.

Current Conditions as of 5/22/22

Expect breezy and cloudy conditions most of the week, along with weak tides.

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, Pilchards, Mullet, Crabs.