What would you recommend to anglers fishing in Port Canaveral, Florida for the first time?

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Edmund Kardauskas
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Went fishing with Port Fishing Charters – 22' on January 19, 2024
Understand that fish bite when they want to, and it’s virtually impossible to be certain which species will be feeding when you go out. You’ll almost always catch fish but they may be different than the species you prefer..

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Paul Fryer
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Went fishing with Fair N' Square Charters on December 3, 2023
Contact the Captain prior to booking to help customize your trip and help them best meet your expectations. Also know that fishing depends on the behavior of the fish, when they’re not biting, they’re not biting.

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Brad Kriel
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Went fishing with Canaveral Charter Adventures on October 6, 2023
We brought all the materials the captain recommended to us: water, sunscreen, towels, and a hat. I know the wind had died down from what was earlier in the week. We had only 7 knot winds and it seemed to get better throughout the morning. My son's friends' dad took Dramamine, and I usually don't get seasick, but I felt myself getting sick a few hours into the charter, so I took two of them and it really helped! WE THOUGHT CAPTAIN RYAN WAS VERY PROFESSIONAL AND COURTEOUS. HE WORKED HIS TAIL OFF GETTING US SOME FISH ON! Brad Kriel

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Steven Leatherman
Cocoa, Florida
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Went fishing with C Suite Charters on July 12, 2023
go to Rising Tide Tap and Table for lunch or dinner. IT is without question NOT tourest table food. Sunrise Marina has a great tackle store. IF you fish with Rick on the Chellie there is a Pool at Cape Marina you can take a dip in. It is a secret gem!!!

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Leslie James
Orlando, Florida
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Went fishing with Fair And Square Charters 36' Delta on June 24, 2023
Port Canaveral is a fantastic location for a fishing adventure, especially when fishing with a charter boat. Here are a few recommendations for first-time anglers: 1. Choose a Reputable Charter: Do your research and choose a charter company with good reviews, like the one you had with Captain Mike and CJ. Look for charters that prioritize safety, customer service, and have experienced, knowledgeable crew. 2. Understand the Species: Port Canaveral waters are home to a wide variety of fish, including Kingfish, Red Snapper, Grouper, Tarpon, and many more. Familiarize yourself with these species and their seasons to know what to expect. Fishing in Port Canaveral is a fantastic experience. Enjoy your time on the water and the thrill of the catch!

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Cally Bunne
Rochester, MN
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Went fishing with Canaveral Kings Nearshore Fishing on June 23, 2023
Be watchful of weather, it changes quickly! No reflection of any fishing business, just part of the area. Storms move in quickly. Take motion sickness meds, the water can get choppy in areas. Parking was easy. Cook your catch restaurants nearby were awesome.

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Russell Kane
Eaton, CO
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Went fishing with Port Fishing Charters – 22' on May 21, 2023
Get there early lots of traffic in the evening big multi use area. Find your way to the ramp contact your guide till they wave at ya! Lots of boats! Go in the evening place really emptied out then you have it to yourself for sunset.

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Stephen Brocious
Knapp Creek, NY
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Went fishing with Extreme Sport Fishing LLC on April 24, 2023
we had a good time but only landed 1 lady fish on our 4 hour trip. there were 4 of us fishing for a total of 1 fish.tell people the fishing has been good or bad. $500-for a bit more we could have bought gear and fished for the whole month of april off the breakers, shore or piers. steve b.

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Josh Myrum
Minneapolis, MN
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Went fishing with Denise Marie Charters on March 15, 2019
March is the slow time for fishing in Port Canaveral, but if you find an experienced guide like we did with the Denise Marie you will have a good time. We only booked a 4 hour trip and we caught 5 different types of fish ranging from a 25lb red fish to a couple 16 inch white fish. If you come down during spring break be perpared for rough waters and if you get a good captain he will delay the trip so you don't get sea sickness.

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Andrew OMara
Oviedo, FL
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Went fishing with All Points Guide Service – 22' on April 9, 2021
Do not go with too high of an expectation, it's a big ocean with a load of variables against you. Go for the day out and experience, if you catch fish its an added bonus, but do not let it get you down if you come back without a catch.

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Brandy Chinery
Midland, MI
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Went fishing with Fair N' Square Charters on March 1, 2020
We went March 1, 2020. Took 4 hours to even find some small Spanish mackeral. We went all over the coast area and even in port and saw nothing on the radar until heading back to dock. The other boats were not catching anything either. I would do this trip again but at a different time of year.

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John Moehn
Chicago, Illinois
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Went fishing with Blue Water Fishing – Captain & Mate on July 15, 2019
Captain Art does it right. If there is fish to be caught he will find them and get you on them. Captain Art is extremely knowledgeable and trustworthy. He is passionate about making your fishing experience one you won't forget. Thanks again for another great experience.

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Dave Stanworth
Winter Haven, Florida
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Went fishing with All Water Adventures - Cocoa Beach on May 31, 2019
We got the choice of fishing for big fish and possibly not getting anything or just fishing. We picked to just fish. We caught 35 Fish and had a blast. No trophy fish but we didn’t care. We wanted some action.

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Stephanie Ball
United States
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Went fishing with Fin Addict Il Fishing on May 27, 2019
Make sure you verify that the fish you are looking to catch are actually in season at time of trip. Also, may want to know if legal size of fish you can keep. Never thought a fish would be considered "too big".

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Yvonne Koch
Davenport, FL
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Went fishing with Time and Tide Tours on April 9, 2019
Make sure you get only the people on theboat that you are expecting to get. A captain and his mate was all we expected but not what we got. Plus the captain promised to send photos he took but we never recieved them.

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Gregg Simmons
United States
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Went fishing with All Points Guide Service – 22' on April 18, 2019
Plenty of potential. Check the weather forecast first. Was very choppy and windy the day we went and that hurt and fishing experience but no fault of a captain he did the best he could under the circumstances

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James Laxson
Cocoa Beach, FL
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Went fishing with Canaveral Kings Shark Fishing on March 11, 2019
There is an abundance of sharks so understand that you will have to work hard to keep them away from your catch. It is an experience to see them however it is frustrating when they eat everything you catch.

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Brian Wolff
Saint Paul, MN
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Went fishing with Patriot Charters on March 1, 2019
If you want to send fish home check into it way before you go fishing so you can enjoy your catch back at your home also if you want to eat your catch for lunch that day go just down the road to Grill's Restaurant and they cook it up for you we did wow it was delicious.

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Stephen Lemieux
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Went fishing with Canaveral Charter Adventures on December 26, 2023
Water was rough and we had to stay near shore but we still caught fish which was the main purpose for this outing.

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Shane Prouty
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Went fishing with All Points Guide Service – 26' on February 23, 2024
Mike is an amazing captain you tell him what you are looking to do and he will make it happen!

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James Hedstrom
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Went fishing with All Points Guide Service – 26' on January 27, 2024
Don't go out deep without a well seasoned captain, it gets rough out there fast!

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Willamena Pitcock
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Went fishing with Blue Water Fishing – Captain & Mate on November 12, 2023
Listen to the caption and first mate, they will definitely help you. Take something for motion sickness. Have fun!

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John Cason
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Went fishing with Reel Magic Adventures on October 17, 2023
Just check local laws on what you can keep and what you can’t keep. Our captain put us on the fish and we had a blast. What we could keep was limited. But we had so much fun it didn’t even

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Andreas Dannenmaier
Cape Canaveral, Florida
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Went fishing with Canaveral Charter Adventures on September 2, 2023
Bock a trip and do your own experience. we would do it again. every day is a new chance to catch your preferd fish...

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Tyler Pollard
Lampe, MO
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Went fishing with Reel Magic Adventures on August 10, 2023
Port Canaveral has a lot to offer in the means of fishing. Definitely would recommend for anyone looking to get on the water and catch some fish!

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Ron Mathew
Lithia, FL
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Went fishing with Flight Risk Fishing Charters on August 5, 2023
Yes. There are a lot of captains there that can keep you busy. That area also has a hotspot for fish to inhabit. We’ve had a great experience for different chargers.

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Steven Angay
Lexington Park, MD
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Went fishing with Patriot Charters on July 28, 2023
Know what fish you want to target and talk to experienced fishing Captains like Captain Tony because he told us what was hot and what was not.

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Jesse McIntyre
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Went fishing with Patriot Charters on July 23, 2023
Absolutely but choose the right charter, it makes a big difference. All the fish we caught were very fun but fine for any fisherman.

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Christopher Ramey
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Went fishing with Reel Magic Adventures on July 22, 2023
What you can catch in July is limited, however Captain Greg can still put you on Trophy sized Snook. They don't disappoint, when you hook up, hold on!

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Josh Bollig
Cocoa Beach, Florida
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Went fishing with Canaveral Charter Adventures on July 20, 2023
A little hot but that’s to be expected this time of year! A lot of fun with several small fish on the move!!