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

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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 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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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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James Laxson
Cocoa Beach, FL
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Went fishing with Canaveral Kings Sport 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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Christopher Lowe
Hillsboro, OH
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Went fishing with Fin Addict Il Fishing on July 23, 2018
We only caught a few king fish, but some severe storms moved through and messed the fishing up for a while. It was still fun just to catch what we did. When the weather is good, the fishing is awesome.

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George Goyette
Cocoa, FL
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Went fishing with Patriot Charters on July 11, 2018
Take Dramamine or similar starting the day before. Even calm water can effect those not use to water. Start hydrating the day before. Take suncreen, brimmed hat, food and water. If sensitive to sun wear light weight long sleeve shirt and long light weight pants. It can be a long day if not prepared. Capt Tony's boat has a solid covering so you do have some sun protection.

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John Miller
Brandywine, Maryland
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Went fishing with Cutlass Crew Fishing Charters on February 7, 2018
If I had the chance to fish Cape Canaveral at any time I would try for the fall of the year. According to Captain Dan that is a good time to be fishing, with opportunities for many different kinds of fish. February can be good, but it is a hit or miss situation. In our case, the fishing had been decent, but the wind switched by the time we got there, and the fish had stopped biting. Temperatures can have a big impact, and it definitely made a difference on the fish the day we were there.

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Christopher Mccreless
Orlando, Florida
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Went fishing with OFishal Business Charters II on March 18, 2018
Do your research. Location, time, weather, etc., all contribute to the experience. We went night shark fishing. It was a lot of fun, but the sharks attacked the bait for the first couple hours and then they were gone. In my opinion, set up everything the best you can but then remember, it is fishing. Enjoy it, but remember you cannot totally control what happens. We had a great time though.

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Minh Tran
Lake Mary, Florida
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Went fishing with Cutlass Crew Fishing Charters on March 2, 2018
If it's your 1st time, it's always best to get a local captain with years of fishing in the area. Fish aren't always in the same spot, and a quality captain will have multiple spots to accommodate the weather conditions, so you can enjoy the catching.

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John Baule
Orlando, Florida
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Went fishing with Cutlass Crew Fishing Charters on April 13, 2019
Always be prepared for changing weather conditions at all times. I recommend bringing rain gear such as poncho or jacket.

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John Baule
Kissimmee, Florida
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Went fishing with Cutlass Crew Fishing Charters on April 10, 2019
Plan on making plans to take fish back and make sure your plans are in place before you fish in Port Canaveral.

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Tim Buckley
Jacksonville, FL
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Went fishing with Fin Addict Il Fishing on February 20, 2019
We didn't have any luck out in the boat (3 croakers) but we did catch a shark off the beach which was awesome. Hopefully the fishing is better for you than it was for me.

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Nick Larsen
Needham, MA
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Went fishing with All Points Guide Service on April 17, 2019
Be flexible and do near shore fishing if the weather / surf conditions are poor for off shore.

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David Hafeman
Middleton, Wisconsin
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Went fishing with Denise Marie Charters on March 26, 2019
Tough fishing at this time of year but Captain Pat still managed to put us on fish:)

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Brent Highland
Cocoa, Florida
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Went fishing with Fin Addict Il Fishing on November 28, 2018
Definitely book a Charter with Captain Mike and Captain Pat for a great trip and be ready to wear all your upper body muscles out fighting giant fish!!!!

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John Blalock
PT CHARLOTTE, FL
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Went fishing with Get Down Fishing Charters on November 19, 2018
Relax in the restaurant when you get back. Was very good advice made the drive worthwhile. Manny Thanks to Captain JC

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Lisa Harris
Wichita Falls, TX
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Went fishing with Denise Marie Charters on September 25, 2018
Do a thorough vetting of your charter company. Look at all options before making a decision. Some are great, some not so great.

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Shane Severns
Bolivar, MO
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Went fishing with Denise Marie Charters on August 9, 2018
The captain said that August was a very iffy time for fishing in this area. A lot of chatter of other boats were that of no fish in area.

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Larry Pelzel
Miami, Florida
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Went fishing with All Water Adventures - Cocoa Beach on July 25, 2018
It is July so do understand one day the fish are really on .and the next day there off. So don't go thinking you're going to limit out you just never know..

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Jim Scott
Orlando, FL
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Went fishing with Fin Addict Il Fishing on July 6, 2018
Half-day trip. Prepare for any kind of weather. Bring a cooler and ziplock baggies in the hopes you catch some fish. Good Fishing Luck!!

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William Drewry
Lady Lake, Florida
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Went fishing with OFishal Business Charters II on June 30, 2018
Bring sunscreen, tennis shoes, more sunscreen and a hand towel. Gets pretty steamy in the summer months.

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Shawn Perry
Auburndale, FL
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Went fishing with All Water Adventures - Cocoa Beach on June 27, 2018
We got 12 fish and 9 of them we different species. We got enough to have a great meal for 5 at Grills right on the dock. They cooked our catch up for us right after we got off the boat.

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Ron Lawrence
Anna, IL
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Went fishing with OFishal Business Charters II on June 19, 2018
Go to Cape Marina at Port Canaveral and look up Capt. Tony with OFishal Business Charters II. You will have a great experience.

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Donna Johnston
Melbourne, FL
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Went fishing with Fin Addict Il Fishing on June 22, 2018
It’s great. You will see huge cruise ships. There’s dolphin, manatee, sea turtles, many sea birds. Lots of great restaurants there. Rusty’s is my favorite for a fish sandwich and a cold drink.

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Martin Weires
Orlando, Florida
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Went fishing with Fin Addict Il Fishing on March 22, 2019
I have been on other charters out of Port Canaveral and had great expierences this one just sucked!

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Stephen Roach
Covington, Louisiana
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Went fishing with Fin Addict Il Fishing on October 5, 2018
Check your dates and try to book a trip when fishing is at it's best. You won't be disappointed.

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Steven Weese
Clear Lake, MN
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Went fishing with All Water Adventures - Cocoa Beach on July 15, 2018
No some places you only pay if you catch fish. But we paid $200.00 and No fish.expensive boat ride

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Ray Bonavito
Melbourne, FL
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Went fishing with Denise Marie Charters on July 13, 2018
Check the reports in advance, the bite is hit and miss in the doldrums of summer.

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Beverly Sidhu
Denver, CO
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Went fishing with Deep Water Charter - 32' on May 25, 2018
Weather has a lot to do with how much fish are caught ...but just the experience was well worth it

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