Miami Fishing Reports

    Miami Dolphins Tournament - 3rd Place
    Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

    We've been fishing with the Sinnick family from Chicago for many years.  Year after year, they would come down and fish the Miami Dolphins fishing tournament - we've even won this tournament together in the past.  Sadly, the family lost a college aged son since the last time they visited Miami and this year's tournament […]

    Blackfins and Bottom Fish
    Saturday, May 13th, 2017

    We fished yesterday and found a rather large weed line in about 200' - 230'. We had live bait and the tunas and sails were on it. Ironically we couldn't find any dolphin on this line. This was a corporate trip and the people showed up late and they had to be back in the […]

    Fishing Action Keeps Kids Entertained
    Friday, April 7th, 2017

    We have been fishing this week with a lot of families and their kids.  Keeping the small ones entertained was paramount and easy with the help of our plentiful bonitas!  Mixed in were 4 blackfin tunas, some barracudas as well as some bottom species. The edge was deeper, in 160' to 180' where there were […]

    Trolling Deeper
    Friday, March 24th, 2017

    Fishing has been slow in the morning but in the afternoon it has been much better. While there is no north current the water looks nice around 180. We are trolling small to medium size lures and the sails, tuna, and bonitas have been cooperating. On the wrecks around 130' to 150' to the north […]

    Blue Water and North Current
    Thursday, March 16th, 2017

    The water conditions off Miami have improved dramatically.  Yesterday, we found the blue water in just 130 feet of Miami and the current was flowing well to the north.  Unfortunately, live bait was hard to come.  We drew a blank at all our usual spots.   So out came the lures and spoons.  We trolled the […]

    Amazing Fishing Charter
    Sunday, January 1st, 2017

    Capt. Carlos, I want to thank you for the amazing fishing charter you provided for our family. This father/son adventure was an experience that we will always treasure. My youngest son 5 year old Jonathan, won't stop talking about Capt. Carlos and first mate Johnny. He is ready to go to the Grouper fishing grounds. […]

    Miami Fishing Report - May 3, 2015
    Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

              Sailfish action has been pretty good on the deeper side and around 200' - 250'. The problem is getting live baits. As you may know Miami's Government cut and Fisherman's Channel are being dredge and this is affecting the bait migration. Until the dirt settles - literally-, bait will be […]

    Miami Fishing Report - April 7, 2015
    Tuesday, April 7th, 2015

    Miami fishing is of to a slow start for the month of April, my favorite month. April is slow compared to other years but the sailfish action is alive. Sails are harder to get since the edge is not as defined as usual. Try working sails on deeper water and also on your deeper lines. […]

    Spring Fishing off Miami Heats Up
    Wednesday, March 25th, 2015

    Fishing off Miami has been slow to develop as March should be an excellent month to fish. It feels more like January as the fishing has lagged somewhat as it compares to other years. Nevertheless, we are producing catches in all areas, top water, bottom, and specialty fishing. On the top side, we have had […]

    Miami Fishing Report - November 24, 2014 - Bottom and Wreck fishing in Miami
    Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

    Bottom and Wreck fishing Miami Fishing in Miami offers a multitude of choices to the angler.  While the exotic sailfish and colorful, tasty dolphin may be primary, many anglers opt for bending the rod over our bountiful wrecks. The majority of our ship wrecks were intentionally sunk in depths suitable to divers and fisherman.  The […]

    Miami Fishing Report - March 30, 2014
    Saturday, March 29th, 2014

    The fishing in Miami is again off to a great spring action. Timing the cold fronts will definitely help out in determining your success specially with sailfish. Two days prior to two days after the front will yield the best results. All around action is happening with the small black fin tunas, the big kingfish and the […]

    Miami Fishing Report - March 3, 2014
    Monday, March 3rd, 2014

    This morning we had a double on sailfish one amberjack and one barracuda. It’s being tough fishing and even tougher to get bait but it was done. Thanks to our customers for sticking it out. The reef has being pretty slow but the barracudas have kept us entertained. There is some amberjack action on the […]

    Miami Fishing Report - February 16, 2014
    Monday, February 17th, 2014

    Cobias are starting to show up on the first reef in 20-30'. 170'. Amberjacks are on the deep wrecks of Dade County, around 220' like the Star Trek in front of the county wrecks by the hotels of Key Biscayne. Tile fish on slow days can save your day. Locate them between 600-670' directly in […]

    Miami Fishing Report – September 3, 2013
    Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

    Big Dolphin in Miami! Dolphin fishing in Miami has been pretty good lately. These fish offer our anglers a great fight with leaping acrobatics, beautiful colors, they are easy to catch and excellent to eat. What else can you ask for? For the past month we have been hunting for dolphin. Nice size schoolies and […]

    Miami Fishing Report – July 22, 2013
    Monday, July 22nd, 2013

    July 22, 2013   Tunas, specially the black fin tuna, have been good in low light conditions, like most of the rainy days lately. Try them in the early morning or in the very late afternoon. Get them entertained with lots of small live bait chummies like the small pilchards but then fish for them […]

    Miami Fishing Report – June 16, 2013
    Sunday, June 16th, 2013

    Miami fishing is hot! Miami Fishing has been very consistent. We have the reef fishing and offshore fishing to please all types of anglers.   Snappers and Groupers in Miami We have had a small flurry of small cobias in the shallow parts of Biscayne in 25-30’. Out in the deeper wrecks we are getting […]

    Fishing report for June 4, 2013
    Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

    Some of our friends and other fellow charter boat captain have been going over to Bimini. They have been fishing north of Bimini in Great Isaac also known as tuna alley. Most of the boats originate from South Florida, mainly our part of town of Miami and Miami Beach. They have been taking ample supplies […]

    Miami Fishing Report - May 28, 2013
    Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

    Fishing has been really good on all the wrecks, shallow and deep. The gag and black groupers are everywhere, especially on the shallow ones. On the deeper wrecks, bigger groupers and also big amberjacks are the norm. The commercial fleet has been hitting the better known deeper wrecks and sometimes proves to be challenging but […]

    Amazing Time
    Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

    Carlos,   Just wanted to thank you and your crew for the amazing time we had.  John and the captain were great and tried to accomodate us the best they could.  We were able to hook 3 sailfish on our trip, an experience worth every penny.  Both captain and mate did everything they could to […]

    The dolphin have arrived in Miami!
    Tuesday, September 18th, 2012

    Fishing report for September 10, 2012   We're seeing large numbers of school size and gaffer size dolphin showing up in the one thousand foot line. We have had successful catches and many of our trips have maxed out on their daily limit for Dolphin. The fish have been reacting very well too small trolled feathers, […]

    Sailfish in August
    Friday, August 31st, 2012

    Fishing report August 2012 August 29, 2012 We have been fishing in August with phenomenal sailfish catches. It used to be that sailfish in Miami was a winter event but for the last few years we have been getting sailfish year round. August and September have proved to be one of our best months for […]

    Fishing in Miami - Magazine Article
    Thursday, September 8th, 2011

    8-13-11 FISHING IN MIAMI The city of Miami is well known for its beaches, nightlife, and the glamour of its festivals and restaurants, as well as being a financial and business centre of first order. To the South of the city are the famous Florida Keys, a place of pilgrimage for the fishing of dolphin, […]

    Miami fishing proves to be a hit!
    Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

    Miami Fishing Report – May 3, 2011 Miami fishing proves to be a hit! Miami Fishing has been great and consistent. There are so much things to do right now most anglers are overwhelmed. They are contemplating weather to stay inshore, on the reef or venturing offshore. Well the good news is that there is […]

    The Dolphins have arrived!
    Wednesday, March 30th, 2011

    Miami Fishing Report - March 30, 2011 The Dolphins have arrived! Dolphin fishing in Miami and the Bahamas. Great fighting, easy to catch and excellent to eat, what else can you ask for? Last week we went on the hunt for dolphin. Capt. Dan DeBonis and mate Johnnie Fuqua did excellent with a max of […]

    50 sailfish in two days!
    Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

    Miami Fishing Report - March 23, 2011 50 Sailfish in Two Days! Fishing in Miami is a true world class destination. The sailfish bite is as good as we have seen it in the last 10 years. Miami Charter Boat congratulates our friends Peter Miller and the Get Lit fishing team for their victory in […]

    Hot sailfish bite!
    Monday, February 21st, 2011

      Miami Fishing Report - February 21, 2011 Hot sailfish bite! We have been fishing out of Miami just about every day for the last month with a high number of sailfish catches. Sailfish have been concentrating from 120’-210’ feet off Miami. We are fishing with kites and a six (6) bait spread on the […]

    We break our own wahoo record
    Monday, September 15th, 2008

    This past Friday, Sept 27, 2008 we broke our own wahoo record of nine fish in one day by three fish. We fished for a 3/4 day with Domenick LoCascio and Wendy Saucedo of Downers Grove, IL and we got 12 wahoo and 19 dolphin as well as some small black fin tunas and tripletails. […]

    Swordfish nights
    Friday, August 15th, 2008

    A commercial fisherman boated a 640 lb Swordfish last week. Another Swordfish of 508 lbs was reported caught by a private boat. Swordfish from 120 lb to 300 lb. are becoming the norm. The stocks are rebounding. Please remember to release all undersize fish. This is very important for our generations down the line. The […]

    Try a little of everything
    Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

    We are still chasing Tarpon along the beaches. Over the last few days, large schools of Tarpon have been cruising just North Miami Inlet in 10-30 Ft. of water. The object is to anticipate their direction, get ahead of them and pitch out a live bait. Sharks and bonitos have been abundant along the reef. […]

    Summer heat
    Sunday, June 15th, 2008

    Fishing for Mahi-Mahi has been good. For the past month, there have been huge weed patches anywhere from 1 mile off the beach out to 30 miles and further. There have been many Mahi-Mahi (Dolphin fish) around these patches of weed. Many under the 20” minimum, but still fun to catch on light tackle. Schools […]

    Fishing Bahamas
    Thursday, May 15th, 2008

    We took off for the Bahamas on our way there we hooked a 55 pound dolphin. Not bad to break off the ice! While on Bimini, we fished the next day getting another bull dolphin, 53 pounds, and several schoolies in the 18-25 pound range. Later that day ran into a school of wahoo were […]

    Action in April
    Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

    Action is very hot in April. Tarpon fishing is yielding some monsters over 100 pounds. Miami Beach once again proves to be an excellent spot. Hit the jetties hard if you see them rolling. Live crabs are the preferred bait. Sail fishing is hot and the dolphin are showing in larger numbers. We had several […]

    Sailfish extravaganza
    Saturday, March 15th, 2008

    Sail fishing is atop once again. Double digits for most trips with some only getting 1–2 fish only. Most places in the world consider one sail fish a great day. Not here in Miami. We are spoiled by the abundance of sails patrolling the reef 2-4 miles offshore. Every trip, 18 so far, we have […]

    Mixed bag
    Friday, February 15th, 2008

    The sailfish bite has slowed down a little bit, but we are still catching an average of 3 sails daily. The lack of cold fronts is affecting the sailfish bite; however, we are getting a cold front tomorrow, and that should kick up the action. Since sail fishing has slow down we have been targeting […]

    Incredible sailfish action
    Tuesday, January 15th, 2008

    Once again we have an incredible Sailfish bite. We are usually getting double digit sailfish in good days, and anywhere from 1 to 6 fish on regular days. The action is very consistent as every year Miami proves to be a world-class destination for these fish. It is incredible sailfish action! We are catching sailfish […]