Snapper Creek Canal

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About Snapper Creek

Snapper Creek fishing is a popular destination for South Florida anglers. This canal consistently produced excellent catches of largemouth bass and butterfly peacock. Snapper Creek canal anglers may also encounter Snook moving inland Biscayne Bay.

Fishing on the Snapper Creek Canal

The main canal is 12.3 miles long, averages 12 feet in-depth, and ranges from 50 to over 100 feet in width. The north end of the channel is narrower and shallower than the southeast end. There are five boat accessible lateral canals and a small seven-acre lake up to 22 feet deep.

These largest predators travel throughout the canals, but they tend to concentrate under bridges. Snapper Creek anglers can also catch jaguar guapotes, Oscars, or spotted tilapia. These illegally released non-native fish have posed a threat to native species, are good to eat, and you can keep every one you catch. Jaguar guapotes resemble black crappie (speckled perch) with many small sharp teeth. Oscars are bream-shaped fish with a red or orange circle at the base of the tail, and they have a thick coat of protective mucus on their bodies. Spotted tilapia is also bream-shaped, golden in color with black spots or bars, and some adults have red on their bodies.

Snapper Creek Canal MIAMI FLORIDA

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Amenities:

  • Fishing Chairs
  • GPS & Fishfinder
  • Life Jackets
  • Catch and Release Allowed
  • Keep Fish Allowed within Laws

About this Tour:

  • Boat Specs: 20+ ft
  • Boat Capacity: 4 People
  • All Fishing Equipment
  • Boat & Fuel
  • Photos

Fishing Techniques:

Fishing Equipment:

  • Spinning Rods
  • Baitcasting Rods
  • Left & Right Handed
  • Fly Rods (request only)
  • Braid & Mono Line
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Snapper Creek Canal Reviews

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Snapper Creek
★★★★★
Bassonline guides work hard for their money. They will put you on fish, even when fishing is slow. Been using their services for years and have yet to have anything less than a blast. Can't wait to go fishing again.
- Robert Cundiff

Great time

Snapper Creek
★★★★★
The wife and I went for our anniversary and were very pleased with how we were treated. The hotel let us check in early and went out of their way allow us a early check in. We had capt. Wayne for a guide and he got us on the fish. The first day I didn't believe him about getting 10 dozen shiners but he was right we ran out by 10 AM. I enjoyed my whole experiences, easy to book and caught a bunch of fish.
- Brett

Excellent time with Captain

Snapper Creek
★★★★★
Peacocks w/ Captain Wayne Fellows My son and I had an excellent time with Captain Wayne. We caught and released 30+ peacocks plus much other fish. Captain Wayne was incredible with my 8-year-old son. My son loved him and I could not appreciate more the way that Captain Wayne interacted with him and helped him. If we could give more than 5 stars we would!
- fknitmantt
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Accessing Snapper Creek Canal

Snapper Creek is in Central Miami-Dade County, in between the cities of Sweetwater and Kendall. It begins near Hwy 836 and the Turnpike Extension intersection and runs southeast to the S-22 salinity control structure near Parrot Jungle on SW 57th Avenue.

Snapper Creek Boat Ramp

The boat ramp is centrally located: heading east from the ramp, it is 2.6 miles to Dade-land Mall, 3.2 miles to Dante Fascell Park, and 5.5 miles to the water control structure; and, heading north from the ramp, it is 2.3 miles to the Turnpike Extension, 5.8 miles to the Tamiami Canal intersection, and 6.8 miles to the non-boatable culvert at Hwy 836 (Dolphin Expressway).

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