What’s Biting Calendar for Miami, FL

Fish are always bitting in Miami waters!

The following chart was built to help you identify “prime time” for catching a particular species. Most fishing in Miami is seasonal and we can’t control when the bite will be “hot”, but we have learned which months produce the best catches for pelagic and reef bound fish.

HOVER over the graphic to reveal each month’s peak. A Non-Interactive Chart is listed below.

  • Winter

    • Swordfish
    • Mahi-Mahi
    • Sailfish
    • Amberjack
  • Spring

    • Blackfin Tuna
    • Tarpon
    • Mahi-Mahi
    • Amberjack
  • Summer

    • Swordfish
    • Blackfin Tuna
    • Mahi-Mahi
    • Wahoo
  • Fall

    • Swordfish
    • Amberjack
    • Wahoo
    • Snapper
    • Sailfish
    • Wahoo
    • Snapper
    • Mahi-Mahi
    • Shark
    • Kingfish
    • Tarpon
    • Grouper
    • Blue Marlin
    • Bonita
    • Skipjack
    • Blackfin Tuna
    • Swordfish
    • Sailfish
    • Amberjack
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

For advanced fish catch estimations, you can try the new experimental system by NOAA Query Catch and Trip Statistics

Species Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Blue Marlin P P P F F P P B F P P P
Sailfish B E E E F F P P P F G E
Swordfish P P P G B B E E E G F P
Wahoo P P P F G G E E E G F P
Blackfin Tuna P P P G B E E G F P P P
Tarpon G G G E B E G G G F F P
Kingfish F F G G B E E G G G F F
Mahi Mahi F F F G B E E E G G F F
Amberjack P P F G B E E E G G F F
Shark P P F G E E E G G F P P
Bonita P P F G E E B E G F P P
Skipjack P P P G G G G G B E F P
Snapper G G G E E E E E G F F F
Grouper G G G E E E E G G G F F

Reference:

B = Best
E = Excellent
G = Good
F = Fair
P = Poor