Fishing Season: Year round

Miami's Biscayne Bay and Biscayne National Park - FL

Fishing Outlook & Conditions

Inshore Temp:

86

Offshore Temp:

81

Capt. Raul Montoro's Tip of the Week

Start early and look for fish rolling at the crack of dawn.

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Map of Miami's Biscayne Bay and Biscayne National Park

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Orvis-Endorsed guides nearby

Capt. Raul Montoro

5-Day Outlook as of 7/21/21

Conditions will gradually begin to improve across the region as Tropical Storm Elsa moves northwards and away from South Florida. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms may linger over the Gulf waters through the early morning hours. Seas will remain hazardous through this time dominant period as well, and local conditions may further deteriorate nearby any showers/thunderstorms in the wake of Elsa. .GULF STREAM HAZARDS...High winds and seas expected through early Wednesday over the Gulf waters. Thunderstorms may produce locally strong to severe wind gusts as well as tornadic waterspouts, though these chances will fall off substantially around sunrise today. The approximate location of the west wall of the Gulf Stream as of Jul 03, 2021 at 1200 UTC... 7 nautical miles northeast of Fowey Rocks. 11 nautical miles east northeast of Port Everglades. 11 nautical miles east southeast of Lake Worth. 11 nautical miles east southeast of Jupiter Inlet. This data courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic Office. Today South southeast winds 5 to 15 knots. Bay waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Tonight South southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters a light chop. Chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Thursday South southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters a light chop. Chance of showers in the morning. Chance of thunderstorms. Showers likely in the afternoon. Thursday Night East southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters a light chop. Friday East southeast winds around 10 knots. Bay waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Friday Night East southeast winds around 10 knots. Bay waters a light chop. Saturday East southeast winds around 10 knots. Bay waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Saturday Night East southeast winds around 10 knots. Bay waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Sunday East southeast winds around 10 knots. Bay waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.

Techniques & Tips as of 7/21/21

Look for tarpon in the Morning, then fish the flats for permit and bone fish.

Current Conditions as of 7/21/21

Conditions will gradually begin to improve across the region as Tropical Storm Elsa moves northwards and away from South Florida. Scattered showers and isolated thunderstorms may linger over the Gulf waters through the early morning hours. Seas will remain hazardous through this time dominant period as well, and local conditions may further deteriorate nearby any showers/thunderstorms in the wake of Elsa. .GULF STREAM HAZARDS...High winds and seas expected through early Wednesday over the Gulf waters. Thunderstorms may produce locally strong to severe wind gusts as well as tornadic waterspouts, though these chances will fall off substantially around sunrise today. The approximate location of the west wall of the Gulf Stream as of Jul 03, 2021 at 1200 UTC... 7 nautical miles northeast of Fowey Rocks. 11 nautical miles east northeast of Port Everglades. 11 nautical miles east southeast of Lake Worth. 11 nautical miles east southeast of Jupiter Inlet. This data courtesy of the Naval Oceanographic Office. Today South southeast winds 5 to 15 knots. Bay waters a moderate chop. Chance of showers and thunderstorms. Tonight South southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters a light chop. Chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Thursday South southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters a light chop. Chance of showers in the morning. Chance of thunderstorms. Showers likely in the afternoon. Thursday Night East southeast winds 5 to 10 knots. Bay waters a light chop. Friday East southeast winds around 10 knots. Bay waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Friday Night East southeast winds around 10 knots. Bay waters a light chop. Saturday East southeast winds around 10 knots. Bay waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Saturday Night East southeast winds around 10 knots. Bay waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after midnight. Sunday East southeast winds around 10 knots. Bay waters a light chop. Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms in the morning, then chance of showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon.

Local Species Available Year round

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    Bonefish

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    Permit

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    Tarpon

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.

Nearest Airport:

Miami and Ft. Lauderdale

Bait Recommendations:

Crabs, shrimp, mullet, pinf-ish.