Miami Tarpon

(954) 894-9865,

I specialize in guided fishing charters on the South Florida waters of Miami and Biscayne Bay. This inshore and Flats fishing puts you in a relaxing environment of protected waters of Miami Beach and Key Biscayne. So if you are tired of inhaling diesel fumes, getting beat up by rough seas, or just get sea sick, I offer a great alternative to the offshore fishing where you can still catch big game fish. Fish inshore Miami or fish the calm shallow waters of Biscayne Bay.

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Fishing Rates

Guided inshore fishing in Miami, Fort Lauderdale area and chartered flats fishing

Full day inshore and flats fishing

8 hours


¾ day inshore and flats fishing

6 hours


Half day inshore and flats fishing

4 hours


Night Tarpon fishing Trip

4 hours


*I run my night tarpon fishing trips from 5 to 9 pm. Then charge an extra $50.00 per hour after 9 pm. This is just sleep deprivation compensation.

I run an 18 foot Hells Bay flats fishing boat. It can comfortably fish with two anglers, and is designed to access the shallow waters of Biscayne Bay. If you have a third person I charge $100.00 extra.

To hold a day or night of fishing, a $200.00 deposit will be needed. For more information please contact Captain Doug Lillard at (954) 894-9865 or

When holding multiple days or nights fishing trips, you will need a $200.00 deposit per fishing trip.

Cancellation Policy

Weather cancellation (any trip cancelled due to weather), your deposit will be refunded in full. This is entirely up to the Captain’s discretion.

If you need to cancel 15 days prior to the fishing date, the deposit will be refunded 100%. If you need to cancel 14 days from the fishing date, the deposit will be carried over for 1 year when you can reschedule.

This will be included on your fishing charter:

  • Your fishing license. All good full-time fishing guides will have a license that covers everyone on the boat for saltwater fishing. If you come across a fishing guide that does not have a blanket fishing license for their boat, I would advise to look for another captain.

  • I have a custom built cooler that will be iced for your drinks and snacks.

  • All of your fishing gear will be provided, I have high quality fishing tackle. If you have a fishing rod that you need to put a bend in it, you can bring it along, but please be sure to let me know in advance so that I’ll have room for it on the boat.

  • All of the bait needed for a fishing charter will be provided.

What is recommended for you to bring on your fishing charter:

  • Sun screen - the highest SPF you can find, since you will be fishing sunny South Florida

  • Hat

  • Polarized sunglasses - better to see the fish in the waters

  • Food and drinks that you may want while on the charter

I have been guiding the Inshore waters of South Florida in Miami and Fort Lauderdale full-time for over 15 years now. I have fished the flats and back country from West Palm Beach to Key West of the east coast and down to Flamingo on the west coast. The area where I do my charters from has the best year-round fishing potential for good inshore and flats fishing anywhere in South Florida. The Tarpon fishing inshore of Miami is amazing and should be experienced. The flats fishing of Biscayne Bay is just as good as it is in the Florida Keys but just minutes away from Miami. I would like to share my knowledge of the area with you and do my best to hook you up to the fish of your dreams.

If you're in Miami or Fort Lauderdale and you would like to get out on a sport fishing charter, try some flats fishing or some inshore fishing in Miami. Give me a call. I will do my best to hook you up to the fish of your dreams.

Captain Doug Lillard
Phone: (954) 894-9865