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The Magic City: Miami, FL

As the city of magic, Miami brings to life all sorts of art - from music, visual, and dance. One of the best art deco districts is found on Miami's South Beach. It is also one of the few places with its own ballet company, professional theater company, and symphony orchestra. Miami being a seat of arts and culture, and home to pristine beaches, it attracts approximately 14 million tourists every year. 

Miami offers beautiful and dazzling skylines that attract tourists from all over the world. With its skyscrapers, it is considered to have the third tallest skyline in the US. The buildings create a winsome contrast and cast a beautiful shadow over Miami’s white beaches and clear blue waters during sunset. 

Known as the Capital of Latin America, Miami is one of the few states where Spanish is a widely-used language. It has become a home to many South American people such as Cubans, Puerto Ricans, Haitians, and Colombians. Its name - Miami - originally came from Lake Okeechobee’s old name Mayami. There is something for everyone here. There are more than 50 shipwrecks in Miami, making it a paradise for both scuba divers and anglers. 

When is the Best Time to go Fishing in Miami, FL?

Fishing happens all year round since the temperature in Miami, FL is consistently warm. Because of it, fish tend to be active all the time. The months between November to April are considered ideal because it is not so hot. The hotter months are from May to October. 

  • Swordfish - These fish are nocturnal and peak from August to November. Swordfish are hardy fighters and their sharpened bills or “swords” make them a terrifying opponent. This is why anglers need fishing charters when going after them. Prepare some heavy fishing tackle to go drift fishing to bring in this majestic fish.
  • Great Barracuda - Another Miami specialty and prized gamefish, the great barracuda roam during the daytime when the swordfish are sleeping. Unlike the swordfish, the great barracuda’s peak seasons can vary. Their peak season range from January to April and July to November. May and June are considered off-season.
  • Peacock Bass - Tamiami Canal and Snapper’s Creek are the places to go to fish peacock bass in Miami. While they appear to be available all year round, the best time to catch them would be between March and May. They hide in small jetties, bridges, and piers which make them difficult to catch. Like most bass fish, peacock bass can be just as opportunistic, making the luring process the most challenging part in bringing home a peacock bass.
  • King Mackerel - The king mackerel is a famous catch throughout Florida but even more so in Miami. They have two peak seasons. One peak is from September to November and the other is from April to May. Fishing charters in Miami recommend you go live baiting if you want to catch one of these agile fish. King mackerel make a good table fare during their peak seasons.
Fish species
Great Barracuda

Habitat: Onshore, Nearshore, Reef, Wreck

Weight: 5 - 103 Pounds

Length: 24" - 79"

Peacock Bass

Habitat: River, Lake, Canal

Weight: 3 - 15 Pounds

Length: 10" - 29"

Swordfish

Habitat: Offshore, Deepwater

Weight: 100 - 400 Pounds

Length: 48" - 179"

King Mackerel

Habitat: Onshore, Nearshore, Offshore, Reef, Wreck

Weight: 10 - 20 Pounds

Length: 19" - 72"

Other Fun Things To Do in Miami, FL

 

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1. Perfect that Kickflip at Skateboard Supercross Academy SBSX Pumptrack

For those who are fans of Tony Hawk and those who love street skating, this is the best place to go. Grind those pipes. Do some wallrides. And hopefully, if you ride the ramp and land, you can pull off a 540 while in the air. If you're just starting out, don't worry about it, they have instructors there, too. Just take note that you have to book the place ahead of time because it's open by appointment only.

2. Stroll around Coconut Grove

If you’re looking for a more relaxing tour, Coconut Grove is the place for you. The Vizcaya mansion is an amazing, Instagram-worthy backdrop for those who are looking for fun and elegant selfies. Their designs range from 16th to 19th century, giving its tourist a vision of the beauty of the past.

3. Release your Inner Thornberry at Jungle Island

It is home to more than 300 species of wildlife (inclusive of birds). Formerly known as the parrot jungle, Jungle Island gives adventurous people a chance to go zip lining, complete obstacle courses, and engage in aerial activities while admiring the wildlife around them.

Fishing Techniques
Heavy Tackle Fishing
Surf Casting
Fly Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing