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Miami Red Snapper Fishing

Red Snapper Fishing Miami Fl… True Genuine Red Snapper were a rare catch off Miami and Miami Beach. It was always said that the water off Miami was to warm for Red Snapper. Therefore we just catch one rare red snapper once in a long while. Well, our planet is changing and we are now starting to see more and more Red Snapper. They are becoming less rare… Not only are we seeing large Red Snapper we are also catching small Red Snapper. Furthermore we have caught Red Snapper’s that were over 20 pounds and a few that were less than 12 inches. As well as every size in between.

Now We Are Catching Red Snapper Off Miami's Deeper Wrecks

Fishing some of the deeper wrecks, Reefs and rubble that we typically catch Yellow Eye Snapper, Vermillion Snapper, Snowy Grouper, Yellow Edge Grouper and gray Tilefish we are now catching Red Snapper. Dropping small live baits like pinfish or pilchards on 6 to 12 foot leaders works well. Although use just enough lead to hold bottom. We have also had great success fishing up and down rigs with large fresh strip baits. Fresh baits like Bonita, Ballyhoo and Mullet work best.

Capt. Jay Cohen

Capt. Jay owns and operates the Miami fishing charter Capt. Jay’s Deep Sea Fishing. Capt. Jay has fished Miami for more than 40 years and holds several I.G.F.A world records and has won multiple tournaments, including the METT tournament and the fun fish boat in the Miami Billfish tournament. Capt. Jay discovered a new species of tilefish and had the honor of naming the fish (Bahama Tiger Tilefish).