Charter fishing off of Miami and Miami Beach gives an angler a wide variety of species to fish for depending on the time of year and where you fish. From fishing offshore for Dolphin (Mahi Mahi) to Wahoo and an ocassional Marlin, on the reefs for sailfish, kingfish, tuna and bonito to the inlets and bays for monster Tarpon, I'd like to share just a few of the techniques I've found sucessful over the years. Not every technique works for every angler and to write about them all would be an extensive undertaking. If you wish to hone your angling skills or learn how, when or where to fish for a species you haven't fished for before, book a teaching charter.
- Dolphin range in size from a few pounds to over 50 pounds
- Dolphin fishing takes place year round, best April - July. CLICK HERE for the latest fishing report
- Catch dolphin by trolling dead and live bait, small artificial lures
- Fishing techniques for catching dolphin include run and gun, slow troll, and jigging
- 20 inch, 10 fish per person is the limit on dolphin
To learn more about how to catch dolphin, call Captain Dave at 305-965-9454 or e-mail: email@example.com to schedule a trip. You'll learn loads of valuable info that will help make your own trips more successful.
- Minimum size of a kingfish is 24" from lower jaw to fork of tail
- 2 fish per person limit on kingfish
- Kingfish are available year round, large schools from November - March
- Largest kingfish are caught in late March - mid May
- Kingfish techniques include live bait fishing while either anchored or drifting
- Downriggers are deadly for kingfishing
To learn more about how to catch kingfish, call Captain Dave at 305-965-9454 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a trip. The lessons you'll learn will have you catching your limit of kingfish more easily.
- Aboard Knot Nancy, all sailfish are released
- Sailfish can be caught on any given day when the conditions are right, but the best condition exist from January
- Sailfish prefer strong north current
- Live bait on kite, flat lines, and downriggers are some of the techniques used sailfishing
- Slow trolling for sailfish is one way to compensate for the lack of current
To learn more about how to catch sailfish, call Captain Dave at 305-965-9454 or e-mail: email@example.com to schedule a trip. The info you'll learn will have you jumping for joy when you watch the tail walking antics of sailfish that you'll be catching on your own.
- Tarpon are a strictly catch and release fish
- Tarpon range in size from 5 pounds to approaching 200 pounds
- Winter tarpon season around Miami and Miami Beach is from January
- Tarpon can be caught both day and night, but are most reliable from late afternoon into the night time
- The largest tarpon are caught in late March - May
- Tarpon fishing methods include drifting live shrimp and crabs on 8 - 20 pound tackle
Learn more about how to catch the Silver King by giving Captain Dave a call at 305-965-9454 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a trip. You'll learn valuable info that will help you improve your tarpon catching skills.
Catching Live Bait
- Using live bait greatly increases your chances for a successful day of fishing
- It's not necessary to throw a cast net to catch live bait
- Live bait is located in different places at various times during the year
- There are many different kinds of live bait
- Pilchards and herring are the most common live bait
- Blue runners, Goggle eyes (GI's), and Speedos are larger live baits
Learn more about how, when, and where to catch live bait, give Captain Dave a call at 305-965-9454 or e-mail: email@example.com to schedule a trip. The information you'll learn will help take the mystery out of catching live bait. After we've caught the bait, then we'll go out and catch some fish.