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Live Bait Fishing Charters Near Miami, Fl
On this epic offshore fishing charter, you'll get out on the beautiful blue water of the Bahamas aboard Captain Ramon's 37' SeaVee center console and take down some big fish! This trip is all about big-game fishing, and you'll be chasing a full roster of pelagic sportfish, including Amberjack, Blackfin Tuna, Sailfish, Wahoo, Mahi, and more! Captain Ramon is a seasoned fisherman with years of experience fishing in the Bahamas. He knows all of the best spots and techniques to help you reel in the big one. Whether you're an experienced angler or just starting out, Captain Ramon will provide you with expert instruction and guidance to make sure you have a great time on the water. During your fishing charter, you'll have the opportunity to target a variety of pelagic sportfish, including Blackfin Tuna, Kingfish, Wahoo, Mahi and more. These powerful and exciting fish are sure to provide you with a thrilling fight and a memorable experience. Captain Ramon's 37' SeaVee is equipped with state-of-the-art fishing equipment and technology, including outriggers, iceboxes, and a livewell to keep your bait fresh. We also have a comfortable cabin with air conditioning and a bathroom for your convenience. Book your fishing charter with Captain Ramon today and experience the thrill of fishing in the beautiful waters of the Bahamas. Whether you're a seasoned angler or just looking to try something new, we guarantee that you'll have a great time and create some lasting memories! Read More
"Bahamas Or Bust" Trip - 37’ SeaVee
Embark on an unparalleled flats and inshore fishing experience with Captain Ken in the vibrant waters of Miami, Florida. Step aboard his meticulously crafted 2021 Maverick 17ft flats boat, designed to navigate the shallow waters of Miami's famed flats with precision and ease. Miami Fishing Trips invites you to explore the diverse marine ecosystem of Florida's coast on Captain Ken's expertly guided excursion. Targeting a variety of prized species, including Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Permit, Tarpon, Sea Trout, Bonefish, and Permit, this adventure promises encounters with some of the most sought-after game fish in the region. Flats fishing in Miami reaches its pinnacle with Captain Ken, whose local expertise and keen understanding of the area's waterways ensure a thrilling and successful angling experience. Whether you're a seasoned angler seeking a challenge or a novice eager to learn the art of inshore fishing, Captain Ken's patient guidance and top-notch equipment make for an unforgettable day on the water. Florida Fishing Trips presents an opportunity to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Miami's surroundings while pursuing a variety of sportfish. From the elusive Bonefish to the acrobatic Tarpon, each moment on the water with Captain Ken is a chance to connect with the rich biodiversity that defines Florida's renowned fishing destinations. Book your flats and inshore fishing adventure with Captain Ken today and discover the excitement of fishing in the abundant waters of Miami, FL. Whether you're a local enthusiast or a visitor seeking an authentic Florida fishing experience, Captain Ken's trip promises an unforgettable day of angling in the heart of this coastal paradise. Read More
Miami Fishing Adventure
Captain John is located at the exciting Bayside Marketplace and Marina right in the heart of downtown Miami and just 5 minutes away from South Beach (just over MacArthur Causeway). Fish the Waters of Miami and Key Biscayne for some of the world's most prized sport fish, including Sailfish, Mahi Nahi, Marlin, Tuna, and other species. The water gets deep only two miles offshore as you pass South Beach and Key Biscayne, so on this 8-hour adventure, you will have the opportunity to explore a lot of deepwater in search of some incredible sport fish as well as some delicious eating fish! This trip offers all types of tackle, from ultra-light to monster tackle. Everything is supplied for your trip except catering (beverages and/or food). Catering is easily arranged when you place your reservation. The boat features a fighting chair, rocket launcher, outriggers, and a large bait well. For your comfort in the air-conditioned saloon, there is a 32" flat-screen TV, stereo, comfortable seating with head and galley, and stateroom down. Your guide, Captain John, has been fishing the local and Bahamian waters for over thirty years, and he will ensure you have a pleasant trip. Bayside Marketplace, our place of departure, is in the heart of renovated downtown Miami and the Mall is host to the Hard Rock Cafe, Hooters, and a myriad of cafes and boutiques. From this dock, it is a short and interesting ride to the ocean past cruise ships at Dodge Island and million-dollar homes that are dotted around the channels and cuts. Read More
Full Day Offshore - 45' Hatteras
In our half day trips depending on time of year or target species. We will troll, live bait, bottom fish, shark fish, or Kite fish. We will usually stay within 2 miles of the beach where most of the bait fish and bottom fish are. But we usually like to target whatever fish that are biting that time of year or whatever the customer would like to catch. Read More
The charter will begin with an introduction to the boat, tackle, and safety equipment as we head offshore. Depending on the time of year, current, weather conditions, and other factors will determine what stile of fishing we will do. Of course if there is something that you’re set on doing then we will try that. However, my goal is to do whatever works best for what we have. I specialize in live baiting, kite fishing, deep dropping, bottom fishing, and big game fishing. I want you to have as much fun as possible and share my dream job at an affordable price. Read More
Deep Dropping is definitely the method of choice if you are looking to put meat in the box! Deep dropping is a newer style of fishing and the fishing grounds are still pristine. So head way offshore with Captain Tyler to drop cut baits down hundreds of feet to hook into some delicious bottom fish like Tilefish, Warsaw Grouper, Wreck Fish, and others! Be prepared for a long boat ride out to the fishing grounds as these deep drop shelves are usually miles offshore. While way offshore, Mahi Mahi and tuna are commonly caught as well as a box full of bottom fish. Captain Tyler provides all the fishing gear you could possibly need for a successful day's deep dropping including cut bait, tackle, and fishing licenses. All he recommends that you bring are your favorite snacks and drinks, and a desire to haul some tasty fish up from the deep blue! Read More
Deep Dropping - 30' Dusky
If you've been looking to whack some epic freshwater fish in South Florida, look no further and join Captain Roy for a Peacock Bass bonanza! Peacock Bass aren't really bass at all, but are a type of large cichlid that originate in South America, where they dominate warm freshwater environments in Brazil, Colombia, and elsewhere. They're invasive here in Florida, but they're loved by anglers for their insanely aggressive fighting and flashy yellow, green, and orange colors. In addition to Peacocks, you can chase Largemouth Bass—the state freshwater fish of Florida—plus Cichlids, another remarkable invasive species that's a blast to catch. Cichlids are one of the coolest fish you can find in freshwater, and will hit on all kinds of bait and lures. With all these species, this trip is sure to be a blast! Captain Roy will put his experience to work, guiding you to the best holes and canals where fish love to congregate. His 20' Stratos bass boat is ideal for fishing this warm, shallow water, and he has tons of helpful tips to make sure you're hooking as many fish as possible. He provides almost everything you need to hook that prize trophy. All you need to bring on this amazing trip is water, appropriate clothing, and your family and friends. No matter how much experience you have fishing, this trip will be one for the books. Read More
Everglades Peacock Bass/Largemouth
Based out of Miami Beach, Captain Leo is your top choice for light tackle sportfishing in South Florida. Captain Leo specializes in wrestling with Tarpon and Snook—the king and queen of the Florida inshore! Nothing makes him more excited than getting his clients hooked up with these epic fish. His charter is equipped to give you a fishing experience of a lifetime and will go the extra mile to ensure your success. This trip is a little more action-oriented, but children and families are still welcome, and we encourage anglers of all skill levels to join Captain Leo to feel the power of a full-grown Tarpon, you won't soon forget it!! Captain Leo provides everything for your charter from rods and reels, to ice and water. All you need to bring are your favorite snacks and other soft drinks, and your sun protection. Polarized sunglasses can be a huge help as well! Read More
Tarpon And Snook Trip
Head out with Captain Anthony for either a 4, 6, or 8-hour trip out of Pompano Beach! These trips are usually a Captain's Choice with a mix of live bait fishing, kite fishing, trolling, bottom fishing, and maybe even some deep dropping. The Captain will use his local knowledge to put you on what has been biting lately. We can also arrange Custom Trips at an additional fee, Captain Anthony is all about providing the best possible experience for you, so give us a call if you think you'd rather just cruise the intercostal, relax and grab a bite to eat or drink at one of the many restaurants or local sandbars. His 35ft SeaHunter is equipped with a full tower, powered by twin 2021 Mercury Verado v8 300hp, a three touch screen Garmin electronic package with 6kW Radar and Chirp sonar. There is a toilet located in the center console just in case. Three Livewell's with over 200gal capacity of saltwater for you live bait friends, and a full JL Audio sound system so you can play your favorite tunes! Captain Anthony will provide everything you need for a productive day on the water, including fishing licenses and fish cleaning! He will have an ice box for your day’s catch as well as all the rods, reels, bait, and tackle you could need for any circumstance out on the water! Read More
4-8 Hours Fishing Trip
Get ready for an unforgettable fishing experience with Captain Tyler in Riviera Beach, Florida! You'll be stepping aboard his sleek 30' Dusky center console, ready to tackle the crystal-clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico. With Captain Tyler at the helm, you'll have the chance to reel in some of the most sought-after sportfish species in the area, including Wahoo, Kingfish, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, and Tuna! As you set out to sea, you'll be surrounded by breathtaking views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. You'll also have the chance to spot dolphins and other marine life as you make your way to the best fishing spots. On this trip, you'll be trolling bait and lures for predatory species that occupy the top of the water column. These fish love whack fast-moving targets, so when a big one grabs the hook, you'll feel it! Captain Tyler has tons of expert advice, so whether you're a seasoned angler or a beginner, you can be confident that you'll improve your fishing technique. He'll also supply all the rods, reels, and tackle, so all you need to do is show up with your sunscreen and sunglasses. Read More
Trolling Trip - 30' Dusky
This full day trip is for those who want to experience all that Captain John has to offer! This trip gives you the ultimate freedom to do as many different kinds of fishing as you want. You'll go after a range of big game fish, the longer spent on the water, the better your chance of reeling a big one in. Captain John and his experienced team have traveled the deep dark ends of the sea for the most coveted awards, the biggest game fish... the trophy winners. Now, they are here to offer friends, family and thrill-seekers a great voyage on the high seas aboard their exceptional 53' Hatteras Convertible. Enjoy this full-day charter on the RingMaster, fully equipped with the latest fishing tackle and loaded for comfort. Read More
Full Day Offshore - 53' Hatteras
If you want a nice relaxing tour of our south Florida intercoastal, Look no further! Captain Scott will take great care of you aboard his 50 ft Hatteras. For these half-day trips, you will mostly be trolling for offshore species like Mahi, Tuna, Mackerel, and a plethora of other pelagic species. These trips are usually very laid back, allowing you to rest, enjoy the sun and catch some fish! Aboard Captain Scotts 50' Hatteras, he provides the best rods, reels, tackle, bait, and fishing licenses you could possibly need for a successful day out on the water. Thus, all you need to bring are your favorite lunch/snack/drinks, your sun protection, maybe a towel, and your camera! Otherwise, Captain Scott and his crew will take care of the rest to make the most of your Pompano Beach saltwater adventure! Read More
Half Day With Captain Scott
Head offshore with Captain Raul for an epic half or full day adventure off Miami Beach. The beauty of the Miami beach fishery is its crazy close proximity to the deep water. While most fishing destinations require a full day aboard the boat in order to get far enough offshore, in Miami, you can easily hook into some tasty and large sportfish on a half-day adventure. Going out for a full day, however, gives you enough time to reach really deep fishing spots and go after the biggest, fastest fish out there. Some of your targets can be Swordfish, Sailfish, Mahi Mahi, Barracuda, and more. Your fishing equipment is fully covered by the captain, so all you need to bring are you favorite snacks and drinks, and Captain Raul will take care of the rest! Read More
Half Or Full Day Offshore - 22' Epic
In the 3/4 day trip it allows us to do more than the half day trip. That includes trolling, live bait, kite fishing, bottom fishing, deep dropping, or shark fishing. Our fishery in south Florida changes throughout the year so we can run offshore for mahi or bottom fish for snappers or groupers. We usually like to talk to the customers about what they would like to target and what is in season and make a game plan from that. We like to fish hard and have fun doing it! Read More
Join Captain Daniel for a full day pursuing Swordfish, the sea monsters famed for their elusive behavior and epic fights on the hook. Swordfish are a bucket-list fish, so this offshore adventure promises to be a great time. Captain Daniel will use his extensive experience to try and hook you the fight of your life! The 28' World Cat Catamaran is powered by twin 450HP Yamaha engines and comes equipped with GPS, Fishfinder, a live bait well and an ice box. Take a smooth ride in the picturesque waters of South Florida before the action starts! Captain Daniel will provide all the gear, rods, tackle, ice, and water for your trip, so all you need to pack is your lunch/snacks and your sun protection (hats, glasses, sunscreen). Captain Daniel will make sure you're well taken care of! Read More
Swordfish Trip - 28’ World Cat
South Florida Inshore Charters is located in sunny South Florida and is run by Captain David. They welcome people of all ages from the novice angler to a seasoned old salt. So Come Join Captain David on his loaded 2012 Pathfinder with a 150 Yamaha, Power Pole, and Motor Guide Auto-Pilot trolling motor with a 30 and 35 gallon live well to keep those mullet, shrimp, pilchards, herring, pinfish and ballyhoo frisky all day long. The boat is as versatile an inshore vessel as you can find with a draft of 12inches but yet big enough to fish the reef comfortably with the seas 2ft or less. For these Tarpon trips you will do a mix of sight fishing and drift fishing for these Silver Kings. Explore the Flats, Bays and Surf for rolling fish, or bust it to the channels to wait for them to swim by. Both are awesome techniques and result in big fish! On the day of the charter be sure to bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, food and drinks Read More
Tarpon Trip - 22' Pathfinder
Join Captain David for an exciting fishing charter right here in Miami Beach! You'll be fishing on board his Pathfinder bay boat, which is equipped with a 150 Yamaha, Power Poles, and Motor Guide Auto-Pilot trolling motor. This boat also has 30 and 35-gallon live wells that keep bait like mullet, shrimp, pilchards, herring, pinfish, and ballyhoo frisky all day long. During bay trips, Captain David will target Tarpon in multiple settings, along with Snook, Snapper, Sharks, Barracudas, Jacks, and a variety of other species. If you catch any tasty fish, Captain David will gladly fillet your catch for you at the dock. On the day of your charter, remember to bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, and food and drinks. Get out there and have a blast! Read More
Inshore Charter - 22' Pathfinder
It takes around 15 minutes to reach the ocean from Captain Maurice's dock and most of the fish you'll catch are within two miles offshore. Miami's warm Gulf Stream waters produce fish all year round, including Sailfish, Wahoo, Dolphin, Kingfish, Tuna, Amberjack, Barracuda and Sharks. Miami is unique because you don't have to commit to a full day adventure to chase after these big pelagic species, and though you may have better chances at bigger fish on longer adventures, the possibility (for big fish) is always there on the 4 hour as well! Captain Maurice will provide all the necessary gear for your adventure! All he recommends you bring are your favorite snacks and drinks, and your sun protection. He'll take care of the rest. Read More
Miami Beach Fishing Adventure
Everything to Know About Booking a Miami live bait fishing charter
What are the best live bait fishing charters in Miami?
Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 81 live bait fishing trips in Miami, and the most popular trips in the area are 3/4 or Half Day Offshore guided by John, Freshwater Peacock Bass & More guided by Charles, and Big Game Expedition - 60' Hatteras guided by Nelson.
Our guides in Miami are rated a 4.84 out of 5 based on 9594 verified reviews on Captain Experiences.
All guides on Captain Experiences are licensed, insured, and vetted by our team. You can access their reviews, click through trip photos, read bios to get to know them, and preview trip details like species, techniques, group sizes, boat specs and more.
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What types of live bait fishing charters are common in Miami?
Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for live bait fishing in Miami as well as nearshore fishing, inshore fishing, and flats fishing.
The most commonly sought after species for live bait fishing in Miami are: 1. mahi mahi, 2. sailfish, 3. kingfish, and 4. wahoo.
How much do Miami live bait fishing charters cost?
for live bait fishing in Miami prices can range anywhere from an affordable $175 to $3,000 and up, but the average price for a half day trip for live bait fishing in Miami is $723. The average price for a full day trip for live bait fishing in Miami is $1,246.
What month is best for on a live bait fishing charter in Miami?
The most popular season to go on a live bait fishing charter in Miami is spring, and most anglers book their trips 36 days in advance.
Do I need a Miami fishing license and what are the bag limits in Miami?
If you’re thinking about a saltwater trip, you’re in luck! Our saltwater fishing tours in Miami don’t require you to purchase a fishing license – your group is covered by your boat’s captain. For freshwater trips, you’ll still need to purchase a license. See here for more information on fishing licenses, bag limits, and fishing season regulations in Miami. When in doubt, your fishing guide will always know the right rules and regulations.
Recent Reviews of Captain Experiences
Ozzy and his wife were absolutely wonderful!! They were so friendly and welcoming. They genuinely wanted us to have a good experience and even went over our time slot because Ozzy was determined to have us catch something big before the end, and we did!! The last fish we caught was a huge barracuda! It was truly such a fun experience and you could tell how passionate Ozzy and his wife are about what they do. We would love to come back one day and go fishing with them again!
Kelly O. with Ozzy Q. of Miami, Florida
Charles got us on big fish and really taught us a lot. Outstanding guiding skills. Will definitely use again. Greg
Greg R. with Charles O. of Miami, Florida
Lunker Peacock city. Great guide, great experience, and great company. I'll be a regular with Captain Charles.
Jorge B. with Charles O. of Miami, Florida
Excellent trip! Captain John and John were ver accommodating. We caught 10 fish (in all, over a100lb) . Definitely a repeat trip coming up!! Thank You John.& Captain John!:)
Sam E. with John B. of Miami, Florida
Captain Ozzy and his mate were Amazing!! a little communication issue with billing at the last second but the experience was amazing !!
Chris F. with Ozzy Q. of Miami, Florida
We had a wonderful day with John & John this holiday weekend! We caught a ton of fish, great stories and local insights. They cater to all of our experience levels and ensured that everyone had a wonderful day on the water! Would definitely recommend them and will go out with them again in the future!
kevin P. with John B. of Miami, Florida
Captain Charles is the MAN. Can't ask for much more when it comes to a fishing charter. Took us to all the hot spots he knows about. Kept fresh bait on our lines from start to finish. Good music playing. And most importantly just a good wholesome dude who's easy to get along with and happy to help us! Would recommend to anyone trying to catch some fish while in the area!
Scott O. with Charles O. of Miami, Florida
Captain Nelson and his team were extraordinary. They were incredibly hospitable and ensured we had a great afternoon. We spoke on the phone prior to our charter day and Captain Nelson made sure we were coordinated and knew what to bring, expect, etc. We caught a world class sailfish and several grouper.
John D. with Nelson D. of Miami, Florida
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