Capt. Mark Giacobba

(561) 789-2983

Fly Fishing Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Palm Beach in Everglades National Park, Flamingo

Email: Pesceflies@aol.com

© 2019 by Mark Giacobba

Right at Miami's doorstep is Biscayne Bay. Launching from Key Biscayne out of Crandon park Marina boat ramp and just a short ride in the skiff and your in Biscayne National Park. Here you would think you are in the Key's or even the Bahamas. The gin clear waters and emerald flats extend from Key Biscayne to Key Largo, offering over 20 miles of undeveloped flats fishing opportunities. Here the big three targeted fish are Bonefish, tarpon and permit to sight fish with either spin tackle or fly fishing. Biscayne bay is known for it's big bonefish and many world records have been caught here. The bonefish here average from 6lbs to 8lbs and fish from 9lbs to over 10lbs are around and a truly possible catch. The tarpon fishery is everything from, adult residents that stay year round, baby tarpon from 5lbs to 15lbs and is also a world class place to throw flies at migrating tarpon in the spring and early summer. Catching a permit is a big deal and catching a permit on fly is a big deal squared to the tenth power. I would not rank Biscayne Bay as the top permit fishery in the world but I would argue it is in the top 5. The Bay also offers some really good fun fishing for Mutton snapper, Mangrove snapper, grouper, seatrout, barracuda,several species of jacks and more.