Boca to South Miami
Baitfish schools are moving south along the beaches and then working into North Biscayne Bay. The schools consist of pilchards in all sizes, Spanish sardines and glass minnows. So far no schools of mullet have made it this far south. Early in the week a large school of medium size Spanish mackerel and small bluefish passed by the Haulover area but they did not stay. Small jacks, bluerunners and ladyfish are feeding along the beach and snook continue to be caught around all of the ocean inlets. Offshore from 40 feet out schools of tiny baitfish are being eaten by school of bluerunners and small bonitos. On the outer reef big schools of small flying fish are being chased by larger bonitos, kingfish and a few sailfish. The water inside of 800 feet of water has been super green so dolphin schools are scattered from that edge on out. Out in 500 feet of water football size blackfin tuna can be found under groups of diving birds as they feed on tiny baitfish. Bottom fishermen continue to catch some good size mutton snappers on the deeper reefs, shallow wrecks and ledges. The Mullet Run has just started making it to us and lots of tarpon and Blacktip sharks have been spotted on the beach.
Biscayne Bay Inshore
Big schools of baitfish have moved into North Biscayne Bay. Look for the diving birds to find the schools. Medium size jack crevalles, ladyfish, bluerunners, small bluefish and Spanish mackerel are chasing this baitfish. When the bait fish cross a grass flat the seatrout, mangrove snappers and small barracudas have been smacking them. A few snook and small tarpon have been in the Bay as well but the action has not been that good great. Nighttime snook and small tarpon action has been only fair.