Late Winter or Early Spring in Biscayne Bay

2008-10-08 13:25:55
Miami, Florida - Saltwater Fishing Report
South Florida Biscayne Bay and Everglades National Park

Fishing in Biscayne Bay for Bonefish and Permit

Cold fronts! Cold fronts! Cold fronts! This should be your main thought to focus on this month here in South Florida when targeting flats fish.

Biscayne Bay

When you have a few days of warming you can expect the Bonefish to be working in schools on the flats and even tailing in large numbers in skinnier water. Most of my concentration has remained on the Western Side of Biscayne Bay with the occasional venture over to flats like Cutter Bank and the Snake by Caesars Creek. I have had great success on the days you really have business Bone fishing and spotty days on the rougher colder days.

Permit are starting to show up working flats on the Western Parts of the Bay and I have heard other reports of fish hanging on the long stretch of flats outside of Caesar’s Creek in pretty good numbers at times. This lets us know that they are finally heading in from the offshore wrecks. Toss their bait of choice a live crab on a circle hook and hang on for the ride of your life. But remember these fish are very spooky so be sure to make your cast at least 5 feet in front of their traveling path. Scent is often times more important than sight when dealing with these ultra spooky species on the flats.

Tight Lines and Get our there and Fish

Captain Rich Smith is a Native South Florida Full Time Fishing Guide based out of Homestead, Florida. He fishes Biscayne Bay, Everglades National Park and the Upper Florida Keys. If you would like to get in touch with the captain you can reach him at or (786) 299 - 4813

Fish Species: Bonefish, Tarpon, Snook, Redfish, Permit
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About The Author: Captain Rich Smith

Company: Angling Adventures with Captain Rich Smi

Area Reporting: South Florida

Bio: Captain Rich Smith is a full-time Florida Native Fishing Guide located in South Florida. He has been fishing Biscayne Bay, Flamingo (Everglades National Park), and the Florida Keys for over 20 Years. He specializes in Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon, Snook, and Redfish. He spends over 200 Days a year poling across the endless shallow flats "stalking" these prized species of gamefish.

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