fishing in Miami is most productive on the deep wrecks. The target
species are Vermilions (Beeliners), Lanes, Black fin, Silky (Yellow
Eye), Red Porgies (Rose Snapper), and Red Snapper. Red snapper
were not commonly caught of Miami because the water is a bit to
warm for them. Although, we are seeing more Red Snapper now than
ever before. When we fish the shallow wrecks you might see Mutton
Snapper or Yellow Tail.
To fish the deep wrecks, ledges, and
reefs for Snapper the rigs that are most productive are technically
called up and down rigs, commonly known as "Chicken rigs". We bait
these rigs with cut bait, and fish water from 135' out to almost 400
foot of water. Our best action is found in 230' to about 350' of
water, that's less than two miles off Miami Beach.
Jon with one big