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BillFish 24 Bay BoatWe are proud to announce that Shallow Tails Guide Service is now offering trips aboard our brand new 24 BillFish Bay Boat.  This custom engineered inshore fishing boat was meticulously crafted with Kevlar and a Vinylester Resin & Vaccum Bagged PVC Foam Core Hull. It is rigged with premium stainless steel hardware and top of the line electronics – featuring a top-of-the line Garmin GPS, Power Pole, and state of the art Minn Kota autonomous trolling motor. The 300HP Mercury Verado dishes out plenty of power, making for a fast, smooth ride. This boat is one of a kind, and the ideal Miami inshore fishing charter boat. 

With an 8ft 6″ beam, the BillFish 24 is the most stable vessel in its class. Drawing only 12″ of water, you can comfortably fish the flats of Biscayne Bay with precision and ease, then dip to the barrier patch reefs, or even offshore for larger pelagic species.  The layout of the deck was designed with comfort in mind, allowing for plenty of walkable deck space and flush mounted fittings to prevent any snags or trips. Non-skid deck and gunwales ensure stable footing in any sea condition. 

BillFish 24 Bay Boat

In addition to a self bailing cockpit and 25 gallon stern livewell, this BillFish 24 Bay Boat was built with a high-flow leaning past live well that can hold hundreds of frisky baits, all day.  The open platform supports up to four anglers very comfortably, with plenty of bow and stern space to fight tarpon, snook, sharks, and stubborn reef fish. 

So what are the advantages of chartering a Bay Boat over a flats skiff?  For starters, bay boat fishing in Miami is incredibly versatile. A deeper hull means more stability and comfort when fishing choppier waters, such as the patch reefs off Elliott Key or Ocean Reef.  The extra room on board means allows for more anglers, which is perfect for family fishing trips or anglers who need a bit more space to stretch out.  The BillFish 24, uniquely, provides enough storage and seating to accommodate extra equipment, which means we can carry a larger variety of rods, reels, and tackle – allowing us to target even more species during a charter.  The oversize high-circulation bait wells enable us to fish for species such as grouper, mackerel, yellow jacks, and even pelagic species such as sailfish or kingfish on the deepwater edge of Miami’s barrier reef system. 

Billfish 24 Bay Boat aerial shotBay Boats are also ideal for tarpon fishing – the stability and maneuverability of a wide deck means more balance for the angler (a decisive edge when battling 100lb plus Silver King’s).  With the new Minn Kota iPilot GPS trolling system, our BillFish 24 can stealthily stalk pods of fish, or remain precisely on station when a fish is hooked up.  

One of the highlights of booking a miami inshore fishing charter is that you can target multiple species in a day.  When fishing from a Bay Boat, like our BillFish 24, anglers have the opportunity to experience all that Miami inshore fishing has to offer – comfortably and confidently.  From grouper to sailfish, the newest addition to the Shallow Tails Guide Service fleet can get it done.  Call Capt. Raul today at 786-390-9069 or email capt.raulmontoro@gmail.com.  

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