Captain Abie's Story

I'm a full-time licensed Captain and fishing guide based in Miami, Florida. I'm native to Miami Beach – born and raised in the 3-0-5. If you're looking for sportfishing charter in Miami, you've come to the right guy!

Taking people fishing is the only thing I've ever done for a living. I've guided anglers to many IGFA world records and won multiple Sportfishing tournaments. I put in my time working for the legend Captain Bouncer Smith for 13 years. I learned all i could before his retirement. I can target ANY fish that swims in the Miami waters.

I love to teach beginners or guide world-class anglers. I know the waters of Miami like the back of my hand. I've fished over 300 days a year since I was 18. We can target anything that swims in the salt or fresh water of South Florida, but specialize in multiple-species all in the same trip. One half day on my center console open fisherman could include Sailfish, Tarpon, Mahi-Mahi and more. One half-day fishing trip on my 17 foot skiff could include Peacock Bass, Snook, Tarpon, Clown Knife Fish, Jack Cravelle and/or more!

My boat is docked at the far north end of Miami Beach at Bill Bird Marina 10800 Collins Ave. Miami Beach, Fl 33154. For freshwater trips Meeting locations change depending on the season and the species requested by the angler. We'll go where the fish are anywhere in the waters of Miami.

I'll always try my best to produce fish and bring a great attitude.

Go Hard Fishing
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Kid Friendly

Whether it's your first time fishing or you're a seasoned angler, Captain Abie welcomes kids of all ages.

Bring A Camera

We provide everything else! Bait, tackle, bottled water and a cooler with ice.

Multiple Species

Sailfish, Tarpon, Sharks, Mahi, Snapper, Grouper, Barracuda, Peacock Bass, Snook, Tarpon, Clown Knife Fish, Jack Cravelle and/or more!

Miami Legend Captain Bouncer Smith Clown Knife Fish

Captain Bouncer Smith

Captain Abie studied under the tutelage of the legend Captain Bouncer Smith for over a decade as his mate and replacement captain in the offshore and inshore waters of Miami, Florida.

Charter Fishing in Miami

Don't worry about getting seasick!

If the conditions offshore are too uncomfortable, Captain Abie has calm-water options for catching fish in Biscayne Bay, the inlets or even on his smaller skiff for great freshwater fishing!

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The"Magic City Slam"

The term “slam” in sportfishing refers to catching three specified gamefish species in the same fishing day. A saltwater "Magic City Slam is earned with a Tarpon, a Snook and a Mahi in the same trip! I also offer a shot at an inshore “Magic City Slam” these are unique to Miami – the only place in the world where an angler can land a Snook, a Tarpon and a Peacock Bass in the same day. Captain Abie prides himself on guiding anglers to these prized trifectas and catching many other species along the way.

Yudith Peacock Bass Miami Canal

Peacock Bass

Caught in only two places in the world!

Miami Tarpon Charter


The silver king is always ready for a fight!

Miami Snook Charter


Elusive in salt or fresh water!

Miami Clown Knife Fish Charter

Clown Knife Fish

An aquarium fish that can grow over three feet long!

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Jack Crevalle

A great battle on light spinning and fly tackle!

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Largemouth Bass

Anglers of all skill levels seek this prize catch!

Brands I Trust

Get all your gear to go hard right here!
Magic City Slam

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Go Hard Fishing

Bill Bird Marina
10800 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33154

No Days Off!

Convenient Location

For saltwater trips, my boat is docked at Bill Bird Marina right next to the Haulover cut. For my freshwater trips, Conditions change frequently. We go where the fish are! Captain Abie will discuss all possible meeting points with you prior to your trip.

Year Round Fishing

I fish All year! If the High seas are an issue, I have plenty of calm water tricks up my sleeve. The inshore waters where we fish are always calm. Barring heavy rain or lightning, we're ready to go!

Up to Four Anglers

Captain Abie's Custom center console comfortably accommodates up to 4 anglers.

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