Bayside Marketplace 10 Best Miami Fishing Charters
The Reward Fishing Fleet has been providing visiting as well as local anglers with premier deep sea fishing experiences for over 50 years. All of our captains grew up fishing in Miami and have over 100 years of local knowledge. We pride ourselves in our ability to catch fish from a party boat that will keep all types of anglers happy. Our accomplishments speak for themselves. Small panfish for a fish fry, or big game fish that most sport fishing boats only dream about.
We have landed blue marlin to 450 lbs., white marlin to 105, yellowfin Tuna to 100, hundreds of sailfish (140 last year), dolphin, kingfish, amberjack, snapper, and grouper.
Let's go fishing! $45 price per person
They will take you 3 to 4 miles in, it takes approximately 40 minutes to the 1st fishing spot. On your trip, if you like sightseeing you will see beautiful Miami Downton, the Famous Fisher Island, Port of Miami, which is a major seaport located in Biscayne Bay, South Point in Miami Beach and many other great sightseeing spots. Once you arrive at the first fishing spot, they will be checking how the fish are biting and if needed they will take you to 3 to 4 spots. On every trip I have gone at least 1/3 of the people on the boat catch something. You can not beat the $45 price per person.
Reward Fleet - Daily Fishing Trips
The Reward Fleet is one of Miami’s oldest and most recognized charter fishing party boats. We run at least 3 trips daily (morning, afternoon and evening) out of Bayside Marketplace Marina in Miami.
All trips depart Miami through its main ship channel – Government Cut. Because of our location, it only takes a few short minutes to reach the fishing grounds off Miami. We usually fish the local reefs , ledges, drop-offs and wrecks in search of a variety of species – from bottom fish like snappers and groupers, to reef and wreck dwellers like amberjack and kingfish, even pelagic fish like sailfish and tuna are very common.
Fishing methods will vary depending on conditions and time of year, but be assured the captains of the Reward fishing fleet will do everything possible to put you on the fish and have great time while you’re aboard. Sometimes we’ll anchor and chum, sometimes we’ll drift while live-baiting and jigging, and if conditions permit, we’ll even put a fishing kite.
Usually, 20 lb. tackle is all that is needed for live-baiting and jigging. Heavy tackle can be used if you plan on fishing baits on the bottom. Trolling is also allowed and stern spots are shared between drifts. If you don’t have your own tackle, no worries, tackle is available at no additional cost.
We respect our wonderful marine fisheries as a precious sustainable resource; please join us in that concept and practice catch and release when it’s appropriate to do so…
- Trip Cost: Call us for the latest pricing info 305-372-9470
- Equipment: If you bring your own equipment, please limit to 4 outfits. Some outfits will be available at no additional charge. Also, there is no additional charge for live bait, special hooks, lead or leaders.
Reward Fleet Specialty Trips
As the owner of the Reward Fishing Fleet, I am happy to announce the introduction of specialty trips that will peak the interest of many serious fishermen. These trips will depart from Bayside Marketplace in Downtown Miami aboard the Reward Won, and equipped with everything needed for a successful fishing experience. All of our captains and mates are tournament trained, as well as accomplished in all aspects of saltwater fishing. They are excited to provide the outstanding service to which our customers are accustomed.
We can kite fish for sailfish and other top water species while we drift fish for kings, mutton snappers, groupers, bonita or tuna. We can also anchor in as deep as 240 feet of water if the conditions allow, giving us the flexibility of catching yellowtails on the shallow reefs , and big snappers and groupers on the deeper ledges, day or night! Heading offshore to find a weed line and dolphin is always an option.
Please be considerate of others on these trips, keeping alcohol to a minimum and respect our “zero tolerance” of illegal substances. It is important to remember to respect our fishing skills and efforts, and NOT bring a personal GPS system, or use a phone for that purpose (we take….then “float-test” them).
Aboard The Reward Fleet, WE ENCOURAGE THE RELEASE OF FISH. Our fishermen share a passion for the adventure and experience, and willfully release many fish of all species. We strive to make our adventures the best they can be, and look forward to building a strong relationship with our serious fishermen.
Call our office at 305-372-9470 to reserve your spots as soon as possible – specialty trip reservations must be made at least 48 hours in advance. Check out the cool videos at our Facebook page “Reward Fishing Fleet” to get pumped up for your next trip!
Vertical Jigging Insanity!!!
Bring your braided line and jigging outfits with a box full of vertical jigs and join the growing number of amazing fishermen that have experienced our special “vertical jigging” trips. Departure times vary depending upon the duration of the trip, usually 5-6 AM, and return between 1- 4 p.m., depending on afternoon bookings. We will have a minimum of 6 hours duration on these trips.
This style of fishing is precise. We stop the boat over a wreck or ledge, in 100 to 450 feet of water. The anglers then drop vertical or “butterfly” jigs to the bottom, working them upward at whatever speed they like. If we don’t have a bite within five minutes or so, we quickly move to another spot. Typically, we can hit 20 different locations during a trip. This translates to finding amazing fishing at times. Since beginning this trip last September, we have landed Black Groupers weighing up to 27 lbs., Gag Groupers to 25, Warsaw Groupers to 47, Amberjacks up to 50 and Almaco jacks up to 45 lbs. It’s accurate to say that each trip our anglers get beat up by some awesome fish! A 30 lb. wahoo, big bonitas, and dozens of small blackfin tuna indicate the versatility of this style of fishing, not to mention the kingfish that can destroy dozens of jigs in a hurry. Prepare yourself for a serious work out!
We will provide quality jigging outfits if you don’t have your own, at no charge, and provide jigs as needed at their cost. Please mention your needs while reserving your spots.
- Trip Cost: $100 per person for a 6 hour trip with 12 passengers booked. $125 per person for an 8 hour (up to 10 hour) trip, 12 passengers booked. TIPS NOT INCLUDED
Iron Man Trip
Back by popular demand, the “Ironman” trip is exactly that! Get a good night’s sleep before fishing this one. With a duration of 11 to 12 hours (depending on daylight savings time), we will stretch our legs to fish from the offshore rips to the wrecks and ledges of the upper keys. Departure times vary depending upon the duration of the trip, usually 5-6 AM, returning no earlier than 5:30PM will test the fortitude of our anglers. Trolling, drifting, kite fishing, vertical jigging, or anchoring may be the theme at any portion of this trip. Trolling and kite fishing are shared among all.
Ironman trips include an additional mate on board to maintain our excellent standard of service. We suggest you bring whatever you wish to eat or drink. Snacks and beverages will be available at a nominal charge.
- Trip Cost: $125 per person (tip NOT included)
- Number of Anglers: limited to 20
- Equipment: If you bring your own equipment, please limit to 4 outfits. Some jigging outfits will be available at no additional charge. Also, there is no additional charge for live bait, special hooks, lead or leaders.
M/V Legacy is a 37 foot express fisherman, designed for all types of offshore fishing: trolling, kite fishing, reef and wreck fishing, as well as swordfishing - day or night.
Legacy has twin diesel main engines of 375 HP each, providing up to a 25 knot cruise, two live bait wells, a tuna tower, large fighting chair, with full electronics including an auto pilot, fish finders, GPS, and radar. The cockpit is complete with fresh and salt water wash down systems as well.
Below deck areas have new interior including new galley, flat screen TV, and new cushions throughout while providing sleeping accommodations for 5 in air conditioned comfort, making her the perfect half day, all day, or overnight keys or Bahama fishing yacht.