Miami, Florida
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Most people think South Beach and nightclubs when they think of Miami. Anglers think of the proximity to some of the best deep sea and freshwater fishing in the country. Take a charter for a deep sea trip, or something closer to home in Biscayne Bay, and you can haul in anything from bonefish and tarpon, to bigger fare like marlin. As if that weren’t enough, Miami is striking distance from the Florida Everglades, a swampy expanse that offers one of the most unique fishing settings in the world. It’s also just an hour-and-a-half from Islamorada, the so-called “Sport Fishing Capital of the World.”