Dade, Broward, Palm Beach
Offshore anglers were catching some tarpon plus large snook for catch and release in the inlets and along the beaches. Medium size live blue crabs slow drifted behind the boat are how most tarpon anglers attack the silver giants off of Miami. Offshore anglers were catching a mixed bag of bonito, blackfin tuna, kingfish, sailfish and dolphin. These fish were being caught in depths from 100 to 260 feet of water and the top bait was a live threadfin herring. Bottom fishing was catching mutton, yellowtail, Red Groupers and lane snappers plus a few jacks and groupers fishing the deeper ledges and wrecks. Nighttime bottom fishermen were catching yellowtail, mangrove and mutton snappers on the reefs.
Seatrout are scattered throughout the bay with best action taking place early and late in the day over the grass flats in the bay. Loads of pinfish continue to steal most live shrimp put on a hook so the best baits recently have been Hookup lures tipped with a soft plastic bounced off the bottom. Casting twitch-baits over the grass flats is also producing some of the bigger fish. A few snook, tarpon, bull sharks, lots of small barracudas and jacks are feeding along the flats as well.