Fishless in South Florida
So, I thought when I moved down to South Florida that I would be 'drowning' in options for fresh fruits and fish. Sadly, I can't seem find a satisfactory fish monger and have lost faith. Now I'm thinking that maybe sports fishermen may be my salvation for fresh feeesh. Anyone know where I can go, like piers or marinas, where I can find fishermen who want to unload their extra catch for scratch? Miami, Hollywood, Fort Lauderdale....
Welcome to South Florida! May you soon get sand in your shoes.
For fresh fish from the docks, try the marina at Haulover Park on Collins Ave. (North end of Miami Beach, just north of Bal Harbour). Be there at dusk. Might be fun to go early take your kite--there is a nice park there where people fly kites. Be sure the fisherman you buy from is operating with a license. (Take mosquito repellent).
I live near Ft. Lauderdale and enjoy shopping for fish at a market called The Fish Peddler on 44th Street, just west of University Drive. They carry a great variety of fresh delicious fish and seafood.
This inquiry has come up before. If you search the chowhound.com boards, you'll find other suggestions.
The Florida Dept of Agriculture has a web site with information on local seafood including this listing of SoFLA markets (and restaurants) that sell Florida seafood: http://www.fl-seafood.com/consumers/restretail_southeast.htm
In Hollywood, the Chowfather recommends Triar Seafood (http://www.triarseafood.com/) 2046 McKinley Street, Hollywood, FL 33020 Phone (954) 921-1113.
A little farther north and west is Two Bills (http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/530550) in Dania Beach
Hope this helps.