Miami Fishing Report, Tuesday, May 31, 2016: Blacknose Shark!

Miami Fishing, Blacknose Shark, Tuesday, 5-31-16, Miami Fishing Report & Charters.
Miami Fishing, Blacknose Shark, Tuesday, 5-31-16, Miami Fishing Report & Charters.

Miami fishing report: Blacknose Shark.

Miami Fishing Report, Tuesday, May 31, 2016 / Florida Fishing Report – Miami: blacknose sharks stealing the tarpon bait, catch & release; we report on Miami inshore and offshore fishing. We’re mostly focused on fishing Miami’s channels, grass flats, passes, oyster bars, mangroves and near shore fishing, but we’ll also give you an update on deep sea fishing if a Captain sends us a report!

We’re big advocates of catch and release, particularly for snook, but pretty much for most species.  Only take what you are going to eat, and a lot of fish are better off as sport fish, even if they are in season.  Our motto is let ‘em get bigger and catch ‘em again!

Consistent with the near shore fishing theme, we post on fishing for redfish, snook, sea trout, pompano, snapper, grouper, ladyfish, Spanish mackerel, hogfish and other game fish!

We also report on going after bigger fish, including bull sharks, hammerhead sharks, lemon sharks, sandbar sharks, spinner sharks and black tip and black nose sharks. We’re very strong proponents of catching and releasing sharks unharmed.

Please see our SanibelCaptivaFort MyersSeashell & Shelling and Cuban Fishing sites for charter photos from our other captains, additional fishing and shelling reports, and musings on fishing in Cuba one of these days!

Again, unless you are going to eat a fish that is in season and of the appropriate size, we say let ‘em go to get bigger, have some fun and catch ‘em again another day!

At the right time of the year, we also post on tarpon, cobia and king mackerel when they are running!

Miami is increasingly one of the capitals of the Caribbean and Latin America, and the culture and fishing is some of the best in the world!  Whether you’re a serious fisherman or woman or a family looking for a great adventure, you are going to like Miami fishing!

Miami Fishing Report, Monday, May 31, 2016 / Florida Fishing Report – Miami:  blacknose sharks in the passes, catch & release; daily Miami Fishing Report & Info On Miami Fishing Charters; Fishing Trips For Families & Children, As Well As Serious Sport Fishermen and Fisherwomen!

We’re just getting started in Miami, but we’re looking forward to reporting on Miami fishing!

If you are a local fishing guide/captain and would like to submit photos and reports, please let us know.  All are welcome.  You can reach us @ FloridaFishingCharterReport@gmail.com.

Happy fishing!

The Miami Fishing Report Team!

Florida Fishing Report: Red Tide Status, 5-27-16

Florida Red Tide Status Map, 5-27-16, Courtesy Of FWC, Florida Red Tide Report.
Florida Red Tide Status Map, 5-27-16, Courtesy Of FWC, Florida Red Tide Report.

Florida Fish & Wildlife Red Tide Status: Friday, May 27, 2016

FWC released the Red Tide Status Report as of this afternoon.

Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission bulletin at 3:05 PM 05/27/2016.

Red Tide Status (May 27, 2016)

“The Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists along Sarasota and Charlotte counties in Southwest Florida.

Over the past week, K. brevis was observed at background to very low concentrations in 6 samples collected from Sarasota County and background concentrations in 1 sample collected from Charlotte County.

Additional samples collected throughout Florida over the past week did not contain K. brevis.

Fish kills and respiratory irritation were not reported in Southwest Florida over the past week. Forecasts for Southwest Florida by the USF-FWC Collaboration for Prediction of Red Tides show net southern, offshore movement of surface waters and southern, inshore movement of bottom waters between Pinellas and Lee counties over the next 3 days.”

For more information, please see FWC.

Tampa Fishing Report, Monday, May 30, 2016: Snook

Tampa Fishing, Monday, May 30, 2016, Snook, Tampa Fishing Report & Charters, #Tampa.
Tampa Fishing, Monday, May 30, 2016, Snook, Tampa Fishing Report & Charters, #Tampa.

Today’s Tampa Fishing Report:  Snook.

Tampa Fishing Report, Monday, May 30, 2016 / Florida Fishing Report – Tampa Fishing: snook in the passes on tide change; season closing June 1st; check here latest Water Quality / Lake Okeechobee Update and here for Red Tide Report.

Most of the time we fish Tampa’s flats, passes, oyster bars, inlets and islands.  Sometimes we’ll go offshore of Tampa a couple of miles or so if we’re fishing for goliath grouper, or tarpon or sharks.

We’re big advocates of catch and release, particularly for snook, but pretty much for most species.  Only take what you are going to eat, and a lot of fish are better off as sport fish, even if they are in season.  Our motto is let ‘em get bigger and catch ‘em again!

Please see our SanibelCaptivaFort MyersSeashell & Shelling and Cuban Fishing sites for charter photos from our other captains, additional fishing and shelling reports, and musings on fishing in Cuba one of these days!

Tampa fishing is some of the best in the world!  A fishing trip is a great family adventure and your children will love it!

The Tampa – St. Petersburg – Clearwater area has some of the nicest beaches in Florida, including Ford Desoto’s North Beach, Caladesi Island and Siesta Key!

Perhaps more important to fishing, the Tampa-St. Pete area has a great coastline structure and topography. Barrier islands stretch close to 70 miles from North Pinellas to Venice. In general, barrier islands mean great fishing habitat because they create passes where fish move on the tides in concentrated fashion, and also protected back-bay areas for the overall ecosystem.

On parts of the west coast of Florida, including the Tampa area, the barrier islands also tend to still have large protected mangrove areas.   Mangroves are critical to the whole lifecycle of the ecosystem. Mangroves are often truly foundational to the formation of the islands and their decaying leaves feed microorganisms that are the starting point of the food chain that leads up to tarpon and sharks at the top of the system!

We’re just getting started in Tampa, but we’re looking forward to reporting on Tampa fishing!

If you are a local fishing guide/captain and would like to submit photos and reports, please let us know.  All are welcome.  You can reach us @ FloridaFishingCharterReport@gmail.com.

Daily Tampa Fishing Report & Info On Tampa Fishing Charters; Fishing Trips For Families & Children, As Well As Serious Sport Fishermen and Fisherwomen!

Happy fishing!