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Miami, Flamingo and the Upper Keys

Capt. Raul Montoro
January 11, 2006
Biscayne Bay - Saltwater Fishing Report

Fishing Report Miami Biscayne Bay, Florida Bay and The Keys.

Fishing has been consistent for the past month now from Biscayne Bay, Florida Keys, and Florida Bay. Flamingo just recently reopened the Whitewater Bay side ramp to the public, I myself have not fished this area yet but from what I here it has been pretty good. The Florida Bay side ramp is still closed to the public and no one really knows exactly when the ramp will be available for use.

Biscayne Bay has been consistent with bonefish and your occasional permit in between cold fronts. We have been seeing lots of fish on the beginning stages of the tides tailing in the shallowest of waters and also mudding in three to four feet of water it all depends on the water temps, tides, and current.

Florida Bay has been really good for redfish, snook, and trout. The commute to Florida bays has been through the middle or upper keys due to the Florida bay side ramp at Flamingo being closed. The red fish have been plentiful there eating Jigs, soft plastics, and fly's. Snook are sunning themselves on the flats and laying up in the pot holes as well as the sea trout. There have been big trout up to 25" sitting in the same holes the snook are in, so sometimes you just don't know what your going to get.

Florida Keys have been productive with Bonefish on the flats and also the gulf waters with triple tail, cobia, Spanish mackerel and blue fish.

Miami fishing has been really good for Tarpon around the bridges at night time, along with snook. The offshore fishing has been excellent with the sailfish bight going off. There have been reports up to 29 releases in a day. We fished on Sunday got on the water at 2:30pm and managed 2 for 5 on sails and only fished two hours, not bad for a short day of fishing. Black grouper and Mutton snappers are also being caught on the patch reefs.

Now is the time to go fishing whether its Miami or the Florida Keys. I Also take one on one charters on a Hells Bay Glades Skiff, this a skinny water skiff that floats in 2.5" of water. If your a fly fisherman and want to stalk up on tailing redfish or snook this is the best way to get close to them on the flats especially this time of year with very low tides.

I also changed my email address to shallowtailsch@bellsouth.net

Tight lines

Capt. Raul Montoro

Shallow Tails Charters

2006 17'9 Dolphin Supper Skiff

2004 Hells Bay Glades Skiff.

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Capt. Raul Montoro Full time fishing guide specializing in Fly and light tackle fishing in Biscayne Bay, Flamingo (Everglades), Florida Bay, and Upper Keys.

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