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November 6, 2018

Where to fish in Miami without a boat?

fish in Miami without a boatHere are the top places to fish in Miami without a boat. Before going make sure you get your saltwater fishing license at If you don’t have the money to buy a fishing license and are strictly fishing from land including beaches, piers, and bridges you can get a free fishing license. After you read this guide and find the closest fishing spot to you grab your cooler and drive down to the nearest fishing spots in Miami.

Rickenbacker Causeway

Key Biscayne is a great place to fish in Miami but if you don’t have a boat you can always fish off the Rickenbacker Causeway. One of the best fishing spots in Miami is right after you cross the first large bridge you make a right into the parking lot. Once you park just continue to walk to the end where you will probably see other people fishing. The best time to go is in the morning when the sun is coming up you can catch plenty of fish including snappers, sharks, snooks, tarpons, barracuda, and bonefish. The best way to reel them in is by taking some chum and using live bait.

What you should take when fishing on Rickenbacker Causeway:

Water, Chum, Sabiki, Lures, Bait (Squid, Shrimp, Sardines)

What you can catch while fishing on Rickenbacker Causeway:

Tarpon, Snapper, Sharks, Grunts

Pros and Cons of fishing on Rickenbacker Causeway:

Opening and closing times


Blackpoint Marina

Blackpoint marina is another great fishing spot in Miami. Before making a right into the marina you just keep going straight and you’ll find plenty of parking as well as some picnic tables and a grill. If you keep going there’s a trail of rocks that extends 1.5 miles into the bay and is a great place to fish if you don’t have a boat. Another great feature about this fishing spot is the restaurant that’s inside the Marina so you can grab a bite to eat and some drinks after your fishing adventure. It’s a great place to take the family fishing in Miami if you don’t own a boat.

What you should take when fishing on Blackpoint Marina:

Water, Chum, Sabiki, Lures, Bait (Squid, Shrimp, Sardines)

What you can catch while fishing on Blackpoint Marina:

In this fishing spot, you can catch snapper, snook, bonefish, barracuda and occasionally a tarpon.

Pros and Cons of fishing on Blackpoint Marina:

Opening and closing times

Matheson Hammock Park

If you go to Matheson Hammock Park and go toward the right side of the park once you pass the toll gate there is a great spot where you can catch snapper, mullet, barracuda and snook.

79th Street Bridge

If you live near Miami Beach or North Miami Beach this is a great spot to fish. This is a great fishing spot to catch a variety of fish including mahi-mahi, amberjack, snapper, sharks, and barracuda. The bridge closes at sundown so we recommend going when just before sunrise to catch those big keepers.

Deering Point

Seven Mile Bridge Rubble

Newport Fishing Pier

South Pointe Park Pier

Haulover Park Beach

The Haulover Park Inlet Jetty provides great fishing for a variety of fish species. You can fish of the beautiful white sand beaches. There is a long bridge where you have fun cathing and watching others catch a variety of fish.

Pelican Harbor Marina

Oleta River State Park

Dumfoundling Bay

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