Our Miami Fishing Report December starts out with Sailfish. Winter is here and the Sailfish bite has turned on. When the strong North Gulf Stream currents move onto the edge of the reef system the action heats up. Along with the Sailfish we are catching nice gaffer size Dolphin Fish ( Mahi Mahi) and some large Sharks. Live bait fishing in the kite as well as slow trolling live baits have generated the best bites when the currents have been the strongest. The days when we see lighter currents trolling with a combination of Ballyhoo, Bonita Strips and artificial lures have produced Sailfish, Dolphin, Blackfin Tuna & Kingfish.
As the ocean North of Miami rapidly cools down, larger Sharks begin their migration south. The warmer waters off Miami and Miami Beach become a great place to target and fish for the larger Sharks. We see Hammer Head Sharks, Silky Sharks, Mako Sharks, Sandbar Sharks, Tiger Sharks, Bull Sharks and many others. The Sharks follow the nutrient rich warmer waters of the Gulf Stream. We target the Sharks from the edge of the Western Gulf Stream out to the 100 fathom curve.
Miami Fishing Report December Wreck Fishing…
The sunken ship wrecks off Miami & Miami beach have also come alive as the cooler winter waters arrive. We have seen some large Golden Amberjacks and Grouper on the Wrecks. Live Pinfish or live small Bonito have been the best baits for the larger bottom fish. Fishing with lighter tackle and cut bait we have been catching some good size Vermillion Snapper and smaller Almaco Jacks on the same wrecks.