The fishing scene in Miami is one of the main
reasons the bayside sees so many million people
Don’t forget about lobstering though. There
are normally 2 days out of the year that you can
legally harvest lobsters out of the Biscayne
There are a lot of rules and regulations regarding this sport, but it is definitely
something you need to try.
The mandatory “take”
size of a lobster is a 3” carapace (that’s the
hard shell area right after the head but before
You can only harvest lobsters here by
natural methods like handheld nets or the
preferred method of hands only.
In the case of catching a female lobster,
special attention must be taken to see if she is
carrying any eggs at the time of the catch.
Small berry like balls will be attached under
her tail for easy identification. If your
lobster is with eggs, it is mandatory to throw
her back unharmed.
Another strict rule is
regarding the protected lobster area of the
Biscayne Bay Card Sound Lobster Sanctuary.
Lobstering in this area is strictly prohibited
and carries some pretty hefty fines if you get
No matter what type of fishing you have come to
Miami to do, remember one important thing; Miami
does not tolerate any violation of its
laws and you will be charged the maximum fine
for any wrong doing.