Section Four – Key Biscayne

Section Four – Key Biscayne

Night tarpon fishing off Miami. This is perfect for someone in or near Miami on business or for meetings. If they can’t get out during the day, or if they are fly fishermen who have never caught a tarpon on fly. This is without any doubt the best way to get your first tarpon. I’ve gotten countless anglers their first tarpon on a flyrod. Many anglers have been trying for years to catch one. These fish usually will run from 15 to 35 lbs. There are also times when 50 to 80 lb tarpon are very abundant.

On average, for the past year, my anglers had 6 hookup per night with a flyrod. Most of these tarpon can be fished with 8-wt to 10-wt rods. They can be landed in 10 to 20 minutes and that is usually after they have jumped 4 to 10 times.
There is lots of action to keep you awake at night.


What causes this abundance is the shrimp that live in the vast grass flats in Biscayne Bay. They run during the night to get out into the ocean. The tarpon, being mainly night feeders, will ambush the shrimp as they try to make their way out to sea.