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Drive west from Miami across the Rickenbacker Causeway (State Road 913) to reach the barrier island that homes the small town of Key Biscayne. On the island you’ll also find Crandon Park and Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park. Both are Florida state parks that have long shorelines of mangroves, tropical forests, and sandy beaches. The views these parks provide are breathtaking, and the entire island is a nature-lover’s heaven.
Dive enthusiasts enjoy visiting Key Biscayne as well. There are several nearby reefs that are worthy of exploring, not to mention shipwrecks aplenty. The Maritime Heritage Trail is the only federally recognized underwater archaeological trail, and offers divers a trail to six nearby shipwrecks to explore. Divers will need to be SCUBA certified to experience three of the wrecks (Erl King, Alicia, and Lugano), while the other three sites are accessible with just a mask, snorkel, and fins.
Anglers on Key Biscayne have a variety of options for their fishing excursion.
On the north side of Key Biscayne is Crandon Park. It has a variety of outdoor recreational opportunities, somewhat like an adult’s playground. There’s a tennis center, golf course, and nature center. Crandon Beach is a popular place for Miami locals and tourists alike, and there’s plenty of parking for those wanting to access the two-mile long beach (with a fee to park).
Anglers will typically wade fish Crandon Beach, away from the sunbathers on the north side of the island. Nearshore fishermen and women can catch tarpon, bonefish, barracudas, and even sharks. Cut shrimp or jigs are good to attract the shallow water species. You only need to be in about 2-3 feet of water while wading. Toss your bait out and you’re likely to hook up with one of the local game fish in short order!
Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park is located at the southern tip of Key Biscayne. The park is open 365 days of the year, and there is a small entry fee per vehicle. Visitors can check out the lighthouse, the oldest standing building in Miami-Dade County. Or check out the walking and bicycle trails. Anglers can head to the Biscayne Bay seawall to cast a line or try kayak fishing. Kayaks and paddleboards are a unique and fun way to get close to the fish. Drop a line with some shrimp or jigs and just wait to see what you hook up with! All anglers between the ages of 16 and 65 will need to have a valid saltwater fishing license whether fishing from the shore or kayak.
Inshore charters from Key Biscayne will typically fish the Bay of Biscayne. This unique bay has an ecosystem that’s perfect for a tarpon, permit, and bonefish Florida Grand Slam, when all three are caught in a day’s trip.
Anglers enjoy fishing for tarpon, permit, and bonefish because of the fight. It’s an adrenaline rush unlike anything else when you hook up with one of these elusive species. They are all predators who enjoy crustaceans, so grab a shrimp or crab or lure that imitates and make a natural presentation. Bonefish are known as “gray ghosts” and will spook if they see anything out of the ordinary. Permit are a bit less skittish, but are still an elusive fish to get on the line. Tarpon are the “Silver Kings” of the shallows, and have amazing acrobatics and speed to throw the hook. Spend a day inshore fishing in Key Biscayne and you’ll be telling fish stories for life!
On the east side of Key Biscayne is the Atlantic Ocean. The Gulf Stream runs not far off the island, and is home to a variety of offshore species throughout the year. The stream is basically a river of current within the ocean, it starts near the Florida Keys and makes its way north to Iceland. It’s less than 20 miles from Key Biscayne, which means it’s a short boat ride before hooking up with the monsters.
Offshore Key Biscayne charters target tuna, mahi mahi, sailfish, marlin, amberjack, grouper, snapper, sharks, and more. Trolling, bottom fishing, and deep sea fishing are just a few techniques used by captains. Trolling for mahi mahi (also known as dolphin or dorado) is quite popular. Mahi are good eating, and catching them is really fun. Once an angler has a mahi on the line, the captain will generally keep it in the water to keep the attention of the rest of the school. This means that all anglers on the boat can get in on the action. Once you find one mahi there’s sure to be others around. You’ll soon have a boat full of fish and people looking forward to a delicious dinner!
Key Biscayne charters offer a variety of options for your next fishing adventure. Your group can fish from the shore, kayak, flats boat, or deep sea vessel on your trip. Lines are cast 365 days of the year in Key Biscayne. Add yours to the mix with a local professional charter, found here.