Tarpon & Snook Fishing Charters
We have been night fishing for Snook and Tarpon in Biscayne Bay, Miami for years, and this year is no exception. As the water begins to warm, and the bait begins to spawn and develop, it’s that time of year again!
If you are trying to beat the heat, night fishing has its obvious advantages. Snook and tarpon are very active on most nights, and the cover of darkness is in our favor. These grass flat giants provide an amazing fight on light tackle, and both species are a delight on the barbecue grill!
Tarpon and snook have many similarities and distinctions. Both species feed on live bait such as, ale wives (LY’s), crabs, croaker, pinfish, shrimp, and just about anything else that is not hiding in Biscayne Bay.
The Florida Tarpon – Megalops Atlanticus – has been given quite the appropriate scientific name. Megalops actually refers to larval crabs about to enter the adult phase of life but, the word “Mega” fits the Tarpon well! Tarpon grow to reach a length between 4 and 8 feet, and weigh in at 60–280 lbs. Now that’s a “Mega” fish!
Snook – Centropomus Undecimalis – do not reach the size of the giant Tarpon however, they are a very large fish for such shallow inshore waters. Snook are commonly caught up to 2 feet in length but, can grow to reach lengths in excess of 4 feet!
If you are looking to do some fishing while vacationing in Miami, or even if you are local, and simply need a night out on the water, Captain Alex of Miami Inshore Charters is one of the best fishing guides in the Miami area!