Miami Bonefish Fly Fishing

Biscayne Bay

Fishing Florida's Biscayne Bay for Tarpon, Bonefish, and Permit with Captain Mark Hall

The bonefish in Biscayne Bay are just bigger. A tagging study confirmed that they grow faster than any other bonefish in the world. Hook into one of these and watch your backing disappear.


Capt. Mark Hall knows this because Biscayne Bay is, literally, in his back yard. (Technically, he lives two miles away). Capt. Mark has been chasing those bonefish—and other amazing flats and backcountry species—for the last 20 years. It’s some of the most technical and extremely difficult sight fishing on the planet, but the payoff is huge.


Miami Bonefish Fly Fishing

Miami Bonefish Fly Fishing

Biscayne Bay is also known for its unique ability to produce shots at trophy size Tarpon, Permit and redfish, sometimes within sight of the Miami skyline. With its vast Bahamas-like flats and crystal clear water, the fishing here can be all about your ability to spot the shots quickly, and deliver. You know the story…


This is the list of potential things that we might see in Biscayne Bay, along with the big three that mentioned above. Sharks, barracuda, stingray, sea turtles, snapper, jacks, maybe small snook or big snook…Depending on the season, all possible to chase.


Capt. Mark prefers to guide fly-fishing and light tackle anglers, but is also willing to do bay trips with bait to accommodate the needs of his clients. For those wanting to take the most technically challenging shots at big fish in shallow water, Capt. Mark just recently added a specialized one on one type of skiff to his boats.


Fishing is spectacular in the spring, summer and fall but slows down a bit in the winter months (late January to early March). If the conditions aren’t ideal, Capt. Mark has plenty of backup plans.