Florida Fishing Regions

Dade County

Conservation Area 3
Previously listed under Broward County. Dade County launching sites (ramps only) are located on U.S. Hwy. 41 west of Miami at the S-12-C, S-12-D and S-333 water management structures, plus the Krome Ave. recreation site on Krome Ave. (SR 27), one mile north of U.S. Hwy. 27.

Tropical Fish Management Area
Exit Palmetto Expressway (SR 826) at Bird Rd. (west). Park entrance is on the south side of Bird Rd.

Major Urban Canal Systems
Some of the most popular peacock bass fishing canals (east of Krome Ave.) are Snapper Creek (C-2), the C-100 series, Black Creek (C-1), Snake Creek (C-9), and the Tamiami Canal (C-4) including the eastern Airport Lakes (Blue Lagoon) area. In addition, many of the smaller lateral canals, rock pits and ponds located throughout eastern Dade County also contain good butterfly peacock populations. Up-to-date fishing reports are available from most area tackle shop operators. Unfortunately, some vandalism occurs at boat ramps and care should be taken to secure and keep valuables out of sight while you're out fishing.

One of the best paved boat ramps is located on Snake Creek, just north of the intersection of U.S. Hwy. 441 and Ives Dairy Rd. Another good boat ramp providing access to the Airport Lakes portion of Tamiami Canal is located in Antonio Maceo Park just north of NW 7th St. at NW 51st Ave. A map of the canal system is available for $15 from Dolph's Street Atlas of Metropolitan Dade County, 430 North Federal Hwy., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301.

Published: 30 Apr 2002 | Last Updated: 15 Sep 2010
Details mentioned in this article were accurate at the time of publication


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