Miami fishing charters
Miami was in the hands of the Flagler interests and was host to numerous vessels, fish houses, and a growing numbers of yachts. The downtown bay front also included Henry Flagler’s Dade County Fair Building, which hosted a wide variety of gatherings, including group conventions and horticultural exhibits. The Biscayne Bay Yacht Club, Dade County’s oldest organization, occupied a house resting on pilings in the bay. Ornate Elser Pier, the city’s preeminent amusement venue, offered a dance hall, shooting gallery, and peep shows at the foot of East Flagler Street. Then the bay was brought up from the depths and Pier 5 - Miami city Yacht Basin was born.
Pier 5 - World's Finest Fishing Fleet
Pier 5 Miami Fishing Charters
Among the rows of hardworking Miami charter boats on Pier 5, the smell of exhaust and fish filled the air to join the sounds of squawking gulls and jazz. The boats mates slapped their catch on the dock as passers by gawked and marveled at their quantity and size. Small children pulled at their parents pockets and grown men stood and dreamed of what it would be like to experience a day out on the deep blue sea. Pier 5 was a place where families gathered to purchase fresh fish. A long wooden pier with spectacular wood fishing boats and amazing fish stories.
Where legends were born
Miami deep sea fishing charters
In the 1920s, Florida was in the midst of a land boom and wealthy and influential Northerners were flocking to this new tropical paradise. It was in this decade that legendary Captains Buddy Carey, the Cass brothers, Bill Hatch, Red Stuart began making history at Pier 5 Miami charter boat dock. These Pier 5 captains developed and refined techniques for sailfishing, spreader outriggers and strip baits, and introduced their eager customers to the fabulous fishing off South Florida. Many generations of those Captains still charter their boats today. Most if not all of the fishing techniques used today where invented and perfected by the legends of Pier 5.