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Miami fishing report-late fall early winter

It’s been a crazy year, but I must say i’ve been very fortunate and have been staying busy most of the year.

We are approaching our winter patterns hear in South Florida and the change is refreshing. After dealing with what seemed to be the toughest fall we’ve had in years.  Tropical storms hit us week after week making some days impossible to get out,and I lost more trips due to weather than I would have liked.

On the upside, In between the storms we has some great fishing in Miami’s Biscayne Bay. The permit and bone fishing was top notch this season as well as the juvenile tarpon in the fall was as good as it gets on the flats and mangroves of Biscayne National Park as well as Everglades National Park.

It will be time to start changing gears with cold fronts approaching and moving into our winter patterns. The conditions will be dictating our approaching to where the best area will be to fish, as well as species to be targeting. I also will be switching gears form my skiff to my 24′ bay boat. Winter is a great time to fish the finger channels in Biscayne Bay as well as the nearshore shallow patch reefs off Biscayne National Park.

I will continue to be bone fishing as well as fishing on the flats in flamingo Everglades National Park, but it’s hard to beat the steady action of winter Patch reef fishing.

Give me a call anytime,

Capt. Raul Montoro


Biscayne Bay permit fishing

Tarpon fishing

Tarpon Fishing

Late fall tarpon

Juvenile tarpon

Flats fishing for red fish

Red fish

Bone fish release

Biscayne bay bone fish being released.