Sport and casual fishing are activities that allow you to relax and get in touch with nature. With a rod, reel, line, and hook, you can fish from the shore, a bridge, or in open waters.

If you are looking to do something different for your next adventure, we suggest you get your fishing gear together. You are going to learn about one of the best fishing zones in Florida. If you want to enjoy a fishing adventure in Miami, you won’t find any place like Biscayne Bay. Before we see the benefits of fishing Biscayne Bay and its surrounding waters, let´s take a look at its history.

Brief History of Biscayne Bay

While being one of the best places to fish in Miami, Biscayne Bay has an interesting history. In 1513 Juan Ponce de León arrived on the southern Florida peninsula on his journey through the new world. Ponce de León was astonished by his discovery. He had found the largest estuary on the Atlantic coast of Florida. He discovered a beautiful place, a paradise in waiting if you will. A large, clean bay full of life, with vegetation and crystalline springs.

There are several theories about the origin of its name. A 17th century map of continental USA reveals a place called ‘Cayo de Biscainhos’ (Key Biscayne). It is believed the site was named after a shipwrecked sailor who lived on the lower east coast of Florida. The sailor once lived near the Bay of Biscay (a gulf in the northeast Atlantic Ocean). People from the Bay of Biscay are known as Viscayno or Biscayno.

Historians also speak of a shipwreck at the beginning of the 16th century, a ship owned by a man known as Don Pedro el Vizcaíno. Regardless of the origin of its name, Biscayne Bay is a place of beauty that needs to be seen.

A great Place to do some Fishing

Biscayne Bay family fishing adventure

Fishing Biscayne Bay gives you the chance to spend some time on turquoise waters while you improve your fishing technique. Fishing can be exciting and is only one of the reasons why the fishing industry is huge. There´s nothing like the thrill of the hunt and adrenaline rush when you feel a tug on your fishing line.

The close proximity of the bay area to Miami is another reason to do some fishing in this beautiful place. You can get to relax as you enjoy the warm sun, soft ocean breeze, and picturesque views. Fishing Biscayne Bay and all its waterways also gives you the opportunity to enjoy many types of fishing.

Biscayne Bay Fishing

You can get some friends together and plan a half-day Florida flats fishing adventure. Perhaps Biscayne Bay fly fishing is your thing. Others prefer to do some kayak fishing Miami style! Whatever your preference, fishing Biscayne Bay is exciting.

Biscayne Bay Fishing Spots & Places to Fish in Miami

Key Biscayne fishing is very popular among fishing enthusiasts in the bay area. There are also Rickenbacker Causeway fishing spots that locals like to visit on a frequent basis. Other popular choices are shore fishing, bridge fishing, pier fishing, and Biscayne Bay fishing charters.

If you prefer some quiet time to yourself, then go do some fishing on your own. Grab yourself a Biscayne Bay map and listen to the latest Biscayne Bay fishing report. Just be sure to let your family know where you go and what time you will return home. Hiring a professional fishing guide is another option that some people may consider.

Biscayne Bay Fish Species

Novice anglers have the opportunity to catch trout, snapper, mackerel, grouper, jacks, and shoal anchovy. Miami bonefishing is also a popular pastime in the Biscayne Bay area. Or maybe you would like to do some tarpon fishing in Miami. More experienced anglers can choose to go after seasonal shad, shallow-water sharks, or macabijo fish. If you prefer to do some sightseeing, a quick trip to the Everglades National Park is a great option.

Everglades Airboat Trip and Miami Cruise

Everglades Day Trip

Just a few miles south of Miami, there are alligator-filled swamps, trees with Spanish moss, and dense vegetation. You can climb aboard an airboat (aka fan-boat) and enjoy a truly unique experience.

An airboat adventure begins with a morning visit to the Florida Everglades, and includes a voyage through the swamp lands. A 30 minute ride led by an experienced captain will give you a taste of the 405,000 hectares of grasslands and hardwood trees.

After your ride, watch the sharp-toothed alligator drills performed by trained instructors during an exciting show. You can take the opportunity to hold a baby alligator if you wish.

The second part of the day begins with a cruise of Biscayne Bay´s tropical waters. This is an unforgettable shoreline sightseeing adventure. You will get to see the beautiful skylines of Miami, Fisher Island, and Miami Beach. Keep your camera close by and don’t miss the amazing views! The city’s skyscrapers and celebrity mansions seem to be abundant. Don´t forget to enjoy some soft drinks, cocktails, and snacks on the lower deck.

Fishing Biscayne Bay via Charter Yacht

charter yacht in Biscayne Bay

With such a unique history and so much to offer, Biscayne Bay will not disappoint. Fishing Biscayne Bay and the waters that surround it give you the chance to relax and have fun with your fishing buddies. Without any doubt, this is one of the best places to fish in Miami.

Be sure to take a camera and capture the beautiful environment that Biscayne Bay provides. A visit to Biscayne Bay is something you should do at least once in your life. You will love the place!

We recommend you get some friends together and organize a full day fishing adventure. If you don´t have access to a boat, we have a huge fleet of charter yachts to choose from. Our yachts range from 23ft all the way up to 100ft mega yachts.

Take a minute to fill in our Yacht Charter Quote form below and we will provide you with a Free no obligation quote. Plan a ‘fishing Biscayne Bay adventure’ today. We hope to see you out on the water!

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