CALL US TODAY!   -   305-582-5445

Fishing Report

Summertime Fishing for Mahi-mahi

07/17/2020

The spring and summer months (April – August) are the best time of year for Mahi-mahi fishing in Florida, but summer time is the most consistent for these bad boys! There is usually a mix of smaller ‘schoolie’ fish along with bigger ‘bulls. Depending on where you live, or cast your line, the same fishRead More

Grouper Fishing: A South Florida Favorite

07/11/2020

It’s time to go Grouper fishing folks! The marinas are open in Miami-Dade and it is Grouper season! Fischer and Laurel are showing off a couple of good ones. Groupers are some of Florida’s most iconic fish species. These big bottom-dwellers are a favorite of most South Florida anglers. There are many different types ofRead More

Father’s Day Fun

07/08/2020

The Free Spool crew had a special treat this year for Father’s Day. Legendary Captain Bouncer Smith joined us for a day of fishing and fun. Capt. Bouncer shared so many stories and experiences, many of which involved our own Captain Dennis Forgione, with whom he has many years of friendship and fishing stories. CaptainRead More

Captain Bouncer Smith Retires

06/19/2020

Legendary Captain Bouncer Smith retires after 54 years as charter boat captain in Miami. Capt. Bouncer, of Bouncer’s Dusky 33, is one of South Florida’s most beloved and respected captains, and has been a family friend and mentor to Captain Dennis Forgione of the Free Spool for as long as he can remember.  Bouncer hasRead More

Let’s Go Fishing

04/29/2020

Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez announced that all parks, marinas and golf courses will reopen today under specific health guidelines. Even though we can get back to charter fishing, we still need to stay safe. All charter boat captains will need to abide by specific guidelines mandated by the CDC. Below are the guidelines that weRead More

Freshwater Versus Saltwater Fishing

04/28/2020

Have you ever wondered what the differences are between fishing in saltwater versus freshwater?  The most obvious difference aside (size of water body and mass quantities of fish), there are several general differences and variables between the two styles of angling. Saltwater fishing variables: Sea Birds – One of the most important markers of fish andRead More

It’s Almost Grouper Season

04/15/2020

    There is no greater spot for Grouper fishing than the beautiful waters off the coast of Miami, Florida. Grouper are managed differently in Gulf versus Atlantic and in state versus federal waters. The FWC (Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission) regulates the seasonality, what can be harvested, and the bag limits for GroupersRead More

Tips For Storing Your Fresh Catch

04/06/2020

Have you ever had a great day of fishing and wondered the best way to store fish? Please keep reading for some useful tips. TO STORE FISH OVERNIGHT OR FOR MULTIPLE DAYS: We recommend storing filleted fish in a sealable plastic bag. Squeeze as much air as possible from the bag before sealing. Immerse the sealedRead More

We Are All In This Together

03/30/2020

The captain and crew of the Free Spool hope this blog post finds you and your families healthy and safe. These are crazy and unprecedented times that we are living in right now.  As much as we would love to take you fishing, which would be the perfect way to relax, have fun and relieveRead More

Ideas for the End of Summer

09/05/2019

With the arrival of September, the summer days will slowly begin to wind down. That doesn’t mean you can’t make the most of them. Let’s take a look at a couple of ideas you may want to try before the season is officially over. Spend a day at the beach. Whether it’s taking a boatRead More

Contact Us

Office Number 305-582-5445
Haulover Park Marina Slip E-13
10800 Collins Ave
MIami Beach, FL

Reserve Your Date

Join our
Newsletter