Miami Fishing Report, Sunday, February 26, 2017

Miami Fishing Report & Charters, Hogfish, Sunday, February 26, 2017.
Miami Fishing Report & Charters, Hogfish, Sunday, February 26, 2017.

Miami fishing report: Hogfish

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Miami Fishing Report, Sunday, February 26, 2017 / Florida Fishing Report – Miami: hogfish; please check here for the latest Algal Bloom & Water Quality / Lake Okeechobee Update and here for Red Tide Report.

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, January 19, 2017 / Florida Fishing Report – Miami: Sea Trout; 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, 2-24-17

Florida Red Tide Status Map, 2-24-17, Courtesy Of FWC, Florida Red Tide Report.
Florida Red Tide Status Map, 2-24-17, Courtesy Of FWC, Florida Red Tide Report.

Florida Fish & Wildlife Red Tide Status: Friday, February 24, 2017

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

Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission red tide bulletin at 3:42 PM 2/24/2017.

Red Tide Status (February 24, 2017)

A bloom of the Florida red tide organism, Karenia brevis, persists in Southwest Florida from southern Pinellas to Collier counties.

Over the past week, Karenia brevis was observed at very low to medium concentrations in five samples collected from Pinellas County; very low to medium concentrations in eleven samples collected from Manatee County; low to medium concentrations in twenty-six samples collected from Sarasota County; background to high concentrations in thirteen samples collected from Charlotte County; background to low concentrations in sixteen samples collected from Lee County; and very low to medium concentrations in five samples collected from Collier County.

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

Fish kills have been reported at Manasota Beach (Charlotte County), Bonita Beach (Lee County), and Marco Island (Collier County) over the past week. Respiratory irritation has been reported in Manatee County (at Coquina Beach), Sarasota County (Lido Key, Siesta Key, Venice North Jetty, Venice Beach), Charlotte County (Manasota Beach), and Collier County (Naples Pier, and South Marco Beach). Forecasts for Southwest Florida by the USF-FWC Collaboration for Prediction of Red TidesExternal Website predict net southern movement of surface waters and net southern, onshore movement of subsurface waters from Pinellas to northern Monroe counties over the next three days.”

Key for Results

Description Karenia breviscells/liter Possible Effects (K. brevis only)
NOT PRESENT – BACKGROUND background levels of 1,000 cells or less None anticipated
VERY LOW >1,000 to 10,000 Possible respiratory irritation; shellfish harvesting closures >  5,000 cells/L
LOW >10,000 to 100,000 Respiratory irritation, possible fish kills and bloom chlorophyll probably detected by satellites at upper limits
MEDIUM >100,000 to 1,000,000 Respiratory irritation and probable fish kills
HIGH >1,000,000 As above plus discoloration

For more information, please see FWC.