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Capt. Raul Montoro. Shallow Tails Guide Service


fishing guide miami floridaCapt. Raul Montoro is a professional Miami Fishing Guide with over 20 years experience fishing the waters of Biscayne Bay, Everglades National Park, and the back country of the Florida Keys. A native of South Miami, FL – Capt. Raul specializes in guiding resident and visiting light tackle enthusiasts for trophy bonefish, permit, and tarpon. Guided fishing trips in Miami, FL are the perfect opportunity to enjoy one of the most pristine and visually profound landscapes in south Florida – as Biscayne Bay is the watershed which marks the northern most tip of the Florida Keys. Two of the key characteristics that make Capt. Raul an outstanding Miami fishing guide are his attention to detail and patience. Mastering flats fishing in Miami, FL takes years of practice, precision, and dedication – all of which are shared during every guided fishing trip in Biscayne Bay, Everglades National Park, and the backcountry of the Florida Keys. Raul is a passionate shallow water angler who enjoys putting his clients on schools of tailing bonefish, rolling tarpon, and cruising permit. From the time he leaves the dock to the time he returns, his goal on every guided fishing trip is to maximize opportunities to connect with the fish of a lifetime.

When choosing a Miami fishing guide, it’s important to consider their experience as well as the frequency of their charter schedule. Many of the fishing guides in Miami, FL are “weekend warriors’, which means that guided fishing is not their principal career. Raul has been a full-time
fishing guide in Miami, FL for over 14 years, having guided 16 years part-time before that. Choosing a guide that is actively fishing at least three to four days a week is critical – as the tides and conditions change every day, often in a pattern which can only be assessed with regular
trips. Capt. Raul Montoro is a native Miami Fishing Guide specializing in angling for Bonefish, Permit, Tarpon, and Shark. Call 786.390.9069 for availability

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This is the ultimate in technical flats boats. Made out of 100% Kevlar material, it runs through the roughest of chop while keeping you dry, and at the same time floats in the skinniest of water. With a range over 100 miles, Capt. Raul will do whatever it takes to get you safely where the fish are biting.

Number of anglers – maximum two.

Choosing a fishing guide in Miami, Florida isn’t easy.  There are dozens of guides between Biscayne Bay and Islamorada. If you choose to fish with Capt. Raul, you are choosing to fish with a native, full time flats fishing guide with unwavering dedication to providing an exceptional charter experience. Whether it’s poling the flats of Biscayne Bay in search of bonefish, or chasing giant tarpon around the bridges of Islamorada – Capt. Raul always goes the extra mile to ensure his clients experience the best of South Florida fishing. 

We encourage you to check out reviews for Shallow Tails Guide Service on Tripadvisor, Google, and the Orvis website

If you are interested in a specialty trip, or simply want to learn a bit more about fishing with Capt. Raul, please call 786-390-9069. 

A $200 deposit is required to hold your charter date, which can be placed by Credit Card with Capt. Raul or through PayPal. 

Shallow Tails Guide Service welcomes anglers of all skill levels, offering full day, half day, and multi-day fishing charters. 


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