Miami, FL is home to some of the best flats fishing in the United States. Light tackle and fly fishing enthusiasts journey to Miami, FL from all over the world to fish the stunningly clear waters of Biscayne Bay for bonefish, permit, tarpon, and shark. Gorgeous and seemingly endless flats span the horizon on the eastern side of Biscayne Bay, just a mere 3 to 5 mile run from downtown, making Miami, FL one of the premier destinations in South Florida to enjoy a perfect day of light tackle angling.
Capt. Raul Montoro has been flats fishing in Miami, FL for 30 years. A native of South Miami, FL, there are few fishing guides in Miami who are as intimately connected with the tides and ecosystem of Biscayne Bay as Raul. On a typical day fishing the flats of Miami, it’s common to catch a variety of species such as sharks, jacks, grouper, seatrout, and BIG barracudas, but the main attraction in these pristine waters is sight fishing for species like bonefish, permit, and tarpon.
Sight fishing the flats of Miami, FL is almost a surreal experience – the contrast of the sky against the shimmering aquamarine water and crisp green seagrass is a shallow water angler’s dream come true. Flats fishing in Biscayne National Park affords anglers the opportunity to explore endless mangroves and the norther tip of the Florida Keys while targeting several of the most coveted light tackle species. You would be hard pressed to find another flats fishing destination that affords unparalleled light tackle fishing within 10 miles of a major metropolitan hub.