Full Moon Kayak Fishing at Oleta River State Park

Michael Marrero will lead the group on a night time full moon kayak fishing trip around the Oleta Park area & islands with an optional overnight campout and fish fry on Sandspur aka Beer Can Island afterwards. Lots of fun to be had by all!! Meeting place is Haulover Bait shop parking lot.

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  • Leandro

    Look's like you guys have a nice fishing night trip. Can any of you guys recommended me 3 or 4 different fishing kayak's? Stable in off to fish out in the ocean. Tks

    May 28, 2013

    • Roy

      Malibu Stealth 12 is a great kayak. Mike has that one as his second to his Hobie Pro Angler 14. I have taken it out a few times and it is very stable. I was able to stand up in it no problem while lobster hunting at night down in the Keys. It is nice and wide with plenty of storage space and a live bait well too.

      May 29, 2013

    • Leandro

      Tks Roy, hope one day we can go fishing, theres many question that I want to ask you guys about best ways to fish from a kayak.

      May 29, 2013

  • Roy

    Herman, Eddie, David, Fred you are great guys; it was a pleasure meeting and fishing with you all. Eddie got the first fish of the night. David closed it out with Mike and I at sunrise, making it back to the marina at 8:55 am. Thanks Fred for your camera skills. Most of all thanks to Mike for bringing us out to the ocean. We had a combine take home catch of 24 fish, with plenty thrown back due to size! Next time we will get the monsters! Looking forward to meeting up again soon.

    May 25, 2013

    • Herman W.

      Thanks for organizing a great outing. Had a wonderful time meeting people crazy enough to paddle the inlet in the dark. Quite a fun adventure.

      May 26, 2013

    • Roy

      lets do it again soon Herman! lets get lost somewhere in the Glades!

      May 28, 2013

  • Dale N.

    anyone tried the 90th st collins?

    May 28, 2013

    • Roy

      that's about where we ended up and dropped anchor in about 20 feet. A lot of juvenile fish and a couple sharks. 20 feet is nothing to most of these guys though. They go out to 100+ feet for the real action!

      May 28, 2013

  • David M.

    It was an amazing experience can't wait for another

    1 · May 28, 2013

    • Roy

      As soon as the weather clears up over the next couple of days, I am ready! Lets hit the 20+ ft area down by 5th street & Collins. A lot of artificial reefs there.

      May 28, 2013

    • Roy

      We can anchor, jump out and snorkel the area.

      May 28, 2013

  • Eddie C.

    Had a great time with new fishing friends. Great people! Wish I would had the time to stay later. Looking forward to more fishing adventures.

    May 26, 2013

  • Parrish

    I was out there but didn't see y'all...I ended up over near beer can island and Oleta River area but I was mobbed by the Full Moon Paddle bunch. Didn't catch much but did pull a huge ray off the floor in about 16 ft. I think there was too much boat traffic in my area. Ended up paddling back to the boat ramp around 2200. Hopefully next time I can meet up with you guys. Sounds like you had a blast!

    May 25, 2013

    • Fred D.

      I think I did see you with your yak on the trailer taking off when I made it back

      May 26, 2013

  • Dale N.

    any pics?

    May 26, 2013

  • Dale N.

    sorry guys, i would love to go with all of u but work is calling me. i'll try again next time.

    May 24, 2013

    • Roy

      OK Dale - work is a good thing. See you next time!

      May 24, 2013

  • David M.

    I don't have. Position light is that okay. And I can't carry live bait, but I will be happy to buy half of it if someone would like to lend some to me

    May 24, 2013

    • Roy

      As long as you have a stern light you are ok for a non motorized small craft. You can store/share live bait with us.

      May 24, 2013

  • David M.

    Hey guys I have a few questions. Are we fishing all night? And if we do go out in the ocean what type of rigs should I bring. And what type of live bait would be sutable and witch bait shop is it

    May 24, 2013

    • Roy

      Hi David - we will fish as long as we can take it; nobody gets left behind alone. If you have both light-medium spinning and a stiff rod for tarpon/deep sea you will be good to go. I am using wire, 20 & 40 lb leaders with a variety of pre-tied hooks and lures to change up as needed. You can get live bait at the marina as well as catch our own.

      May 24, 2013

  • Roy

    If there is any mix up in meeting or last minute matters, call me on my cell -[masked]

    May 24, 2013

  • Charles

    I can't make this one, but out of curiosity how are you all going to launch? I didn't see a ramp where the marker is on Google Maps.

    1 · May 23, 2013

    • Roy

      Hey Charles - I chose the bait shop behind the kite flying area because it is well known, wide open/not as crowded. We can do some last minute rigging, get live bait and get a visual check on the water. There are boat ramps a little further up that we can launch from. I am setting up four rods - 1 for tarpon/trolling, 1 for bottom fishing and 2 for casting/working. We might slip out the inlet into the ocean late night when the current changes, then ride back incoming depending on conditions (looking good so far). There are a lot of options, depending on the group! Gonna be fun!

      May 24, 2013

  • Parrish

    I'll be out there but from 4 to 9...wife is 9 months pregnant so I really have to limit my fishing. I will probably see you guys out there. I will be the guy in the 14ft orange WS Tarpon

    May 23, 2013

    • Roy

      We will keep an eye out for you Parrish. I have a bright LED pole mounted stern light. All the best to your wife and soon to be born baby!

      1 · May 23, 2013

  • Roy

    OK folks the meeting place and launch site is CHANGED TO HAULOVER MARINA BAIT SHOP parking lot behind the kite flying area. See you there!

    May 22, 2013

  • May 22, 2013

  • Roy

    Ladies and family are definitely welcome. Mike's wife, adult daughter, and his 13 year old son are coming too.

    May 22, 2013

  • Dave R.

    How late do you guys plan to fish before setting up camp? I can make the fishing but not the camping.

    May 22, 2013

    • Roy

      We can easily go till midnight and beyond depending on the group. If the fish are hitting good we can send a couple folks forward to get the campsite set up. We have a couple of mini gas grills for cooking.

      May 22, 2013

    • Roy

      We are glad for your company Dave!

      May 22, 2013

  • Eddie C.

    Sounds like fun! Never been out at night with my kayak. Who's bringing the marshmallows?

    May 22, 2013

    • Roy

      we got you covered on the marshmallows! Looking forward to meeting you Eddie.

      May 22, 2013

  • Roy

    Just to clarify - we are not camping in Oleta River Park but on Sandspur aka Beer Can Island. To avoid any parking issues or conflict with Blue Moon Outfitters in Oleta River Park; they have a great business - we want to be respectful. Instead, we may launch from Haulover or Blue Marlin Restaurant. If we cruise down the Oleta river proper and come around behind FIU,we may reel in tarpon and hook a few snook. There are also mangrove snapper, sheepshead, redfish and barracuda to be had, and of course jacks and trout on the flats. I will keep you posted. Stay tuned!

    May 22, 2013

  • Roy

    Nice pics on your page Mike!

    May 21, 2013

  • Leandro

    Hi, can somebody tell me what kind of bait you guys use? Lures, live bait, frozen bait etc? I'm new doing kayak fishing and I like some advices about what kind a bait to use. Tks

    May 21, 2013

    • Michael A M.

      All of the baits you mentioned. We just see what the fish are biting. Live is always good.

      May 21, 2013

    • Leandro

      Tks, Michael... Any other good spot or park that I can go kayak fishing? I will love to go this friday night, but I can't make it.

      May 21, 2013

  • Michael A M.

    Lets do it fellas!!

    May 21, 2013

  • Roy

    Yak Hard has some nice videos on www.yakhard.com to get you guys pumped up for Friday! check out his "DOA Shrimp is a Red Magnet" & "kayak fishing flamingo" Whoo-wee!!! That's what I am talking about! nice work!

    May 21, 2013

  • Dale N.

    im off friday, it's gonna be my first meet up. unless work calls me... that will suck so bad lol...

    May 21, 2013

    • Roy

      Hey Dale work is good, but I hope you can make it! Lets see what we can pull up!

      May 21, 2013

  • Fred D.

    Finally some night fishing at Oleta. I am always around that area at night and I always hear things breaking the surface should be a great night on the water.

    May 21, 2013

    • Roy

      Looking forward to fishing with you Fred- the more the merrier! Mike has a Hobie too. Do you have a water camera to take some pics for posting?

      May 21, 2013

    • Fred D.

      Yes I have a few cameras I can take out

      May 21, 2013

  • Charles

    Sounds like fun, been meaning to try fishing this area at night. It's so close to the inlet wonder what would be possible to catch. I can't make this one though.. gotta work Friday.

    May 20, 2013

    • Roy

      Sorry you cant make it Charlie - I enjoyed the Pelican Island trip with you guys.

      May 20, 2013

  • Esther

    Check with the park concessionaire, Blue Moon Outfitters. They have a monthly full moon paddle. Also, coordinate overnight parking with the park. You can call on any of the public islands other than the cookery with of 79th street.

    May 20, 2013

    • Roy

      Thanks for the tips Esther! Hope to meet you one day, I am not a poker player otherwise I would come to the Poker Run.

      May 20, 2013

  • Roy

    Thanks for arranging this Captain Mike! I cant wait!

    May 20, 2013

    • Esther

      And have a great time!

      May 20, 2013

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