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Expert Level Spearfishing Trip

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28 ft 1 - 4 People $$$
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Miami Lobstering Trip - 28' Bertram

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28 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
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Full Experience

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34 ft 1 - 4 People $$$
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Lobstering Miami Beach

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34 ft 1 - 4 People $$

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trip description for Biscayne Bay Flats Frenzy in Miami Beach

Hop on board with Captain Ryan and prepare for an action packed South Florida fishing adventure! Providing conditions similar to the Florida Keys, Miami is a perfect spot to find the elusive Bonefish and other picture-worthy species not too far from a big city. On this 4 to 8-hour trip, Captain Ryan will take you into the Biscayne Bay inshores to go after Bonefish, Mangrove Snapper, Permit, and Redfish. You'll be using light tackle to attract these sought after fish. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced fisher, Captain Ryan will take you to the prime spots and give you some helpful pointers. Captain Robert will provide all rods, reels, and tackle. All you need is a valid Florida fishing license as well as some food and drinks. Come visit Miami and have a super fun time on the water with Captain Ryan! Read More

Inshore Fishing Charter in Miami Beach

Biscayne Bay Flats Frenzy

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22 ft 1 - 2 People $$
Fishing in Miami Beach
Fishing in Miami Beach
Fishing in Miami Beach
trip description for Miami Beach Sportfishing Trip in Miami Beach

Sportfishing here in Miami Beach is a unique experience unlike any other. Captain Ethan and his crew know the area and know how to make your trip enjoyable and memorable. His sportfishing charters offer plenty of opportunities to catch and keep your fish, if you so desire! Ethan and his crew can even clean your catch and suggest nearby restaurants that will cook it up for you. Charters launch from the Miami Beach Marina and traverse the area between Ft. Lauderdale and Key Largo. However, if the fishing report states a much wider range, Captain Ethan will go as far as 30 miles offshore. His goal is to give you the best sportfishing experience possible—each and every trip. Some of the fish regularly caught on these trips include Mahi Mahi, Sailfish, Kingfish, Tuna, Sharks, Blackfin Tuna, and Wahoo. However, an unexpected blue or white Marlin may show its face in the spread, when an experienced angler knows you never know what to expect. While a few fish are catch and release only, you can keep much of what you catch—depending on size. Our crew will keep you up to date with the current information. A day of sport fishing is something you will never forget! All equipment is provided, but you are welcome to use your own if you prefer. Please bring your own snacks and drinks for the trip as well as a tip for the deckhands! Read More

Deep Sea, Nearshore Fishing Charter in Miami Beach

Miami Beach Sportfishing Trip

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33 ft 1 - 6 People $$$
Fishing in Miami Beach
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trip description for Inshore Charter - 22' Pathfinder in Miami Beach

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

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Miami Beach

Inshore Charter - 22' Pathfinder

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22 ft 1 - 3 People $$
Fishing in Miami Beach
Fishing in Miami Beach
Fishing in Miami Beach
trip description for Tarpon Trip - 22' Pathfinder in Miami Beach

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

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Miami Beach

Tarpon Trip - 22' Pathfinder

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22 ft 1 - 3 People $$
Fishing in Key Biscayne
Fishing in Key Biscayne
Fishing in Key Biscayne
trip description for Half Day Inshore - 22' Epic in Key Biscayne

You'll be fishing inshore in the Biscayne Bay National Park. Fish you can catch include Snook, Tarpon, Permit, Bonefish, and many more. This is a great trip for all beginners or anglers who want to perfect their fly fishing abilities. Read More

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Key Biscayne

Half Day Inshore - 22' Epic

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22 ft 1 - 4 People $$
Fishing in Key Biscayne
Fishing in Key Biscayne
Fishing in Key Biscayne
trip description for Half or Full Day Offshore - 22' Epic in Key Biscayne

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

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Key Biscayne

Half Or Full Day Offshore - 22' Epic

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22 ft 1 - 4 People $$
Fishing in Miami Beach
Fishing in Miami Beach
Fishing in Miami Beach
trip description for Miami Beach Mixed Bag in Miami Beach

Half-day offshore fishing charters are a great way to get some quality fishing in just 4 hours. We stick closer to shore on the half-day trips to maximize your fishing time. Half-day charters run from 7 am - 11 am or 2 pm - 6 pm Friday, Saturday & Sunday. And for our full-day fishing charters, we go wherever the fish are biting! Full-day charters run from 7 am - 3 pm Friday, Saturday & Sunday. 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) and Captain Daniel will make sure you're well taken care of! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Miami Beach

Miami Beach Mixed Bag

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28 ft 1 - 5 People $$
Fishing in Miami Beach
Fishing in Miami Beach
Fishing in Miami Beach
trip description for Swordfish Trip - 28’ World Cat in Miami Beach

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

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Miami Beach

Swordfish Trip - 28’ World Cat

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28 ft 1 - 5 People $$$
Fishing in Miami Beach
Fishing in Miami Beach
Fishing in Miami Beach
trip description for Miami Beach Fishing in Miami Beach

Based out of Miami Beach, Captain Leo is your top choice for light tackle sportfishing in South Florida. Captain Leo offers some of the best Miami fishing around! We are equipped to give you a fishing experience of a lifetime and will go the extra mile to ensure your success. Children and families are welcome, and we encourage anglers of all skill levels to join us for a great day of Miami fishing. Captain Leo can pick you up at a bunch of different launches so whichever is most convenient for you just let us know! Haulover Boat Ramp, 15600 Collins Avenue North Miami, FL 33154 Watson Island Boat Ramp, 1050 MacArthur Cswy Miami, FL 33123 Crandon Bait and Tackle, 4000 Crandon Blvd Key Biscayne, FL 33149 Black Point Marina, 24775 87th Ave Homestead, FL 33032 Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Miami Beach

Miami Beach Fishing

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20 ft 1 - 3 People $$
Fishing in Miami Beach
Fishing in Miami Beach
Fishing in Miami Beach
trip description for Tarpon and Snook Trip in Miami Beach

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

Flats, Inshore Fishing Charter in Miami Beach

Tarpon And Snook Trip

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20 ft 1 - 3 People $$
Fishing in Miami Beach
Fishing in Miami Beach
Fishing in Miami Beach
trip description for Miami Fishing Mayhem! in Miami Beach

It only takes six minutes to reach the ocean from Captain Chad's dock and most of the fish we 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. The "OLD HAT" is a custom 43ft completely redone in 2004 with brand new Cummins QSM11 engines total of 1300 horsepower which makes it the quickest charter boat in the fleet cutting down the time to the fishing grounds. The boat is clean and very spacious with plenty of seating up on the bridge and downstairs in the cockpit, equipped with a new custom Release fighting chair, Livewell, Fishbox, Radar, Sonar, top of the line tackle it is truly a fishing machine. Captain Chad will provide all the fishing tackle including Shimano reels on custom rods. Everything is provided and comes fully loaded aboard thee "OLD HAT" this way all you need to bring are your favorite snacks and drinks and your sun protection. Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Miami Beach

Miami Fishing Mayhem!

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43 ft 1 - 6 People $$
Fishing in Miami
Fishing in Miami
Fishing in Miami
trip description for Offshore Big Game Trip in Miami

Launch with Captain Bryan to chase down Miami's offshore big game on this private charter for up to 6 guests! Please note that the full day 8 hour trips require a 1 hour travel time to and from the fishing grounds offshore, but the fishing is well worth the wait! You will be fishing aboard Captain Bryan's 36’ Yellowfin center console powered with (3) 275hp Mercury Vetados. You won't be ripping it to Bimini on this 5-hour adventure, but you will be getting out to the fishing grounds as quickly as possible! Miami is known for its outstanding populations of Sailfish, Blackfin Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Mackerel, Amberjack, and Grouper. All of which require a slightly different technique or location to catch so make sure you tell your captain what species you'd like to target most! The price includes your captain, mate, boat, fuel, live bait, dead bait, fishing licenses, all necessary tackle, bottled waters and ice. Feel free to bring any food or drinks you want. Alcohol and glass bottles are perfectly fine too! Read More

Deep Sea Fishing Charter in Miami

Offshore Big Game Trip

100% (15)
36 ft 1 - 6 People $$

Everything to Know About Booking a Miami lobster fishing charter

What are the best lobster fishing charters in Miami?

Our Damn Good Guides currently offer 4 lobster trips in Miami, and the most popular trips in the area are Full experience guided by Aaron, Expert Level Spearfishing Trip guided by Damien, and Miami Lobstering Trip - 28' Bertram guided by Damien.

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Another popular city nearby for booking a Lobster charter is Miami Beach.

Looking for kid friendly lobster guides / fishing lessons in Miami? Check out our beginner and family friendly lobster guides in Miami.

What types of lobster fishing charters are common in Miami?

Deep Sea fishing is the most popular for lobster in Miami as well as nearshore fishing and inshore fishing.

The most common fishing techniques in Miami are spearfishing, trolling, and bottom fishing but cut bait fishing and deep dropping are popular as well.

How much do Miami lobster fishing charters cost?

for lobster in Miami prices can range anywhere from about $1,080 to $1,590, but the average price for a half day trip for lobster in Miami is $1,267. The average price for a full day trip for lobster in Miami is $1,575.

What month is best for lobster fishing in Miami?

The most popular season for lobster fishing in Miami is spring, and most anglers book their trips 21 days in advance.

Do I need a Miami fishing license for lobster and what are the bag limits for lobster in Miami?

You’re in luck! Our fishing tours in Miami don’t require you to purchase a fishing license – your group is covered by your boat’s captain. See here for more information on bag limits and fishing season regulations in Miami.

What is lobster fishing in Miami, FL all about?

Lobster fishing in Miami, FL is a beloved tradition and recreational activity for many locals and visitors alike. Miami's coastal waters are home to spiny lobsters, a prized delicacy known for their sweet, succulent meat. The lobster season in Miami typically runs from August to March, with the peak of the season occurring in the late summer and early fall months. During this time, lobster enthusiasts flock to the waters off Miami's coast to take advantage of the abundance of lobsters and the opportunity to catch their own dinner.

Anglers employ various methods to catch spiny lobsters in Miami, including diving, hoop netting, and bully netting. Diving is a popular technique for experienced lobster hunters, who venture into the shallow reefs and ledges armed with a tickle stick and net to catch lobsters by hand. Hoop netting involves setting baited traps on the ocean floor and retrieving them after a period of time to collect any lobsters that have entered the traps. Bully netting is another effective method, where anglers use a long-handled net to scoop up lobsters that are attracted to the light at night.

Miami's lobster fishery not only provides recreational enjoyment but also contributes to the local economy and culinary scene. Many restaurants in Miami feature fresh, locally caught spiny lobster on their menus, allowing visitors to savor the taste of the sea. Additionally, lobster fishing in Miami promotes conservation efforts and sustainable practices to ensure the long-term health and viability of the lobster population. Overall, lobster fishing in Miami offers a unique and rewarding experience for anglers of all skill levels, combining the thrill of the hunt with the opportunity to enjoy delicious seafood.

What are the most popular months to fish for lobster in Miami, FL?

Lobster fishing seasons in Miami, FL are eagerly anticipated by both locals and visitors who look forward to the excitement and bounty of catching spiny lobsters. The lobster season typically runs from August to March, encompassing the late summer, fall, and winter months. However, the peak of the season generally occurs in the late summer and early fall, when water temperatures are warmer and lobster activity is at its highest. During this time, lobster enthusiasts venture out into Miami's coastal waters in search of these prized crustaceans.

The timing of the lobster season in Miami is influenced by various factors, including water temperature, mating behavior, and regulatory measures aimed at ensuring sustainable fishing practices. Spiny lobsters migrate to shallow waters during the warmer months to mate and molt, making them more accessible to anglers. As water temperatures cool in the winter months, lobsters become less active and may retreat to deeper waters, signaling the end of the peak fishing season. Regulations set by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) dictate the specific dates and rules for lobster harvesting, including size and bag limits, to help maintain healthy lobster populations.

Throughout the lobster fishing season in Miami, anglers employ various methods to catch spiny lobsters, including diving, hoop netting, and bully netting. Each method offers its own set of challenges and rewards, providing anglers with diverse opportunities to pursue their catch. Whether diving into the crystal-clear waters of Miami's reefs or setting traps along the ocean floor, lobster fishing enthusiasts can enjoy a thrilling and fulfilling experience during the season, creating lasting memories and delicious meals from their bountiful catches.

What techniques are popular for catching lobster in Miami, FL?

Lobster fishing techniques in Miami, FL encompass a variety of methods tailored to the preferences and expertise of anglers seeking to catch spiny lobsters. One popular technique is diving, where experienced lobster hunters venture into the shallow reefs and ledges armed with snorkeling gear, a tickle stick, and a net. Divers carefully navigate the underwater terrain, using the tickle stick to gently coax lobsters out of their hiding spots before swiftly capturing them in the net. Diving allows anglers to directly interact with the underwater environment and offers a hands-on approach to lobster fishing in Miami's coastal waters.

Another common method employed by lobster anglers in Miami is hoop netting. Hoop nets are cylindrical traps baited with fish carcasses or other attractants and set on the ocean floor in areas frequented by lobsters. Anglers typically deploy multiple hoop nets along the reef or near ledges and wait for a period of time before retrieving them. Hoop netting allows anglers to cover a larger area and passively collect lobsters without the need for direct interaction, making it an efficient and effective technique for harvesting spiny lobsters in Miami.

Bully netting is another popular lobster fishing technique in Miami, especially during nighttime hours. Anglers use long-handled nets equipped with a powerful light to attract lobsters that are active and foraging along the ocean floor. By maneuvering the net over the lobster and swiftly scooping it up, anglers can quickly and efficiently harvest lobsters while minimizing disturbance to the surrounding environment. Whether diving, hoop netting, or bully netting, lobster fishing techniques in Miami offer anglers diverse opportunities to enjoy the thrill of the hunt and the satisfaction of harvesting their own fresh seafood.

What other species are popular in Miami, FL?

In addition to lobster, Miami, FL offers anglers a diverse range of fish species to target, providing ample opportunities for exciting and rewarding fishing experiences. One popular species to catch in Miami's coastal waters is the mighty sailfish. Known for their acrobatic leaps and powerful runs, sailfish are prized by anglers for their challenging fights and impressive size. Miami's offshore waters provide prime habitat for sailfish, especially during the winter months when they migrate south in search of warmer waters. Trolling with rigged baits or casting with live bait are effective techniques for targeting sailfish in Miami.

Another sought-after species in Miami's waters is the prized mahi-mahi, also known as dolphin fish or dorado. Mahi-mahi are renowned for their vibrant colors, fast growth rates, and delicious flesh, making them a favorite among anglers and seafood enthusiasts alike. These pelagic fish are commonly found in Miami's offshore waters, particularly around floating debris, weed lines, and offshore structures. Anglers can target mahi-mahi using a variety of techniques, including trolling with lures, live bait fishing, and casting with jigs or flies, offering plenty of excitement and action on the water.

For anglers seeking inshore adventures, Miami offers opportunities to target a variety of species such as snook, tarpon, and redfish. These popular gamefish can be found in Miami's bays, estuaries, and mangrove-lined shorelines, providing excellent angling opportunities year-round. Snook, known for their aggressive strikes and powerful runs, are often targeted using live bait or artificial lures near structure such as docks, bridges, and mangroves. Tarpon, prized for their size and aerial acrobatics, can be caught using live bait or lures in Miami's shallow flats and coastal waters. Redfish, known for their strong fighting ability and tasty flesh, can be found in shallow flats and grassy areas, where anglers can target them using live bait or lures. With its rich and diverse fishery, Miami offers something for every angler, from offshore enthusiasts to inshore adventurers.

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