Biscayne Bay Snapper fishing
Capt. Alex Zapata
September 19, 2016
Biscayne Bay - Saltwater Fishing Report
The fishing for snappers in the shallow wrecks and channels inside Biscayne Bay is starting to get consistent and will only get better through fall and into winter time. we have been finding good size muttons, mangroves, yellow jacks and red groupers. These fish have been averaging 2 to 6 pounds with some fat ones up to 12lbs. fishing for these tasty fish on light spinning tackle (10-15lbs) is one of my favorite things to do in Biscayne Bay! whenever you tangle up with one of these nice snappers, be ready for a fight! They will surprise you with fast and long runs heading straight to the safety of the bottom. You will have to do your part pulling hard and keeping them away from the rocks, seafans and coral. The secret for success has been finding the bait, usually pilchards or finger mullet. Some times we find them only minutes after leaving the marina, some times it might take 1 or 2 hours before we are able to black out the live well. it is just what it takes... find the bait, find the fish.
Another cool thing is that once we get these snappers hot behind the boat, they can be caught using artificial lures and flies which is an absolute blast!
This is a great way to take your kids fishing instead of trying to do some challenging and more difficult fishing like sightfishing for bonefish, permit, tarpon, redfish etc...
They will love very minute of it! even catching the bait keeps them busy and interested.
Give me a call and let's go have fun out there.
Biscayne Bay Fishing Forecast:
The fishing for muttons, mangroves, grouper and yellow jacks will remain strong through fall. As we get into winter time, more and bigger snapper and grouper will move into the shallow wrecks and channels. bonefishing in Biscayne has been excellent and will remain like that until the first cold fronts hit us. the mullet run is in full force right now so is the fishing for tarpon, snook, redfish and trout in the everglades.
Mutton Snapper, Mangrove Snapper, Yellow Jacks, Barracuda, Red grouper
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