What would you recommend to anglers fishing in Cape Coral, Florida for the first time?

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JUSTIN BROWN
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Went fishing with All 4 Chuck Fishing Charters on April 21, 2024
Find a local captain that has experience in this area. Don't pick a trip because it is the cheapest, or the nicest boat. There are plenty of fish to catch if you have a good captain with local experience.

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Mary Beth Bacon
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Went fishing with Reel Fishing SWFL Charters on March 12, 2024
Rely on a fishing charter for your first time out. Definitely worth going with Reel Fishing SWFL. And it's a MUST to hire Miguel from Reel Fishing SWFL Charters. Fee is very reasonable compared to other Charters in the area. It was perfect for my husband and I. We received Miguel's full attention. We learned many things about saltwater fishing. The wildlife was beautiful. I can't say enough good things about this charter. We'd DEFINITELY charter again. Thanks Miguel for a wonderful time.

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Funk Vic
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Went fishing with Send It Charter Fishing on January 9, 2024
It’s a little different than fishing up north. I am used to fishing with J hooks and setting the hook. We used circle hooks and we had to learn to reel only and not set the hook. Captain Joseph did a great job teaching us.

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Michael Croce
Tenafly, NJ
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Went fishing with Day Shape Fishing Charters on June 28, 2023
When booking your trip, make sure you confirm the booking with the captain directly. Captain Scott Williams (from "Thrill of it All" charter company) confirmed the booking then canceled at the last minute leaving us to scramble to find a replacement charter. I'm grateful to Captain Roland Wilock of "Day Shape Fishing Charters" for taking us on such short notice and giving us a memorable experience. HIGHLY recommend Day Shape Fishing Charters.

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David Lewandowski
Macomb, MI
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Went fishing with Dragonfly Charters on March 3, 2022
Fishing Booker is a great place to start. Read the reviews...make sure they are recent. Do some research of what's in season (if you want dinner!) And pick one and go with it...! You will most likely get a knowledgeable Capt. with great fishing experience. Cheers!

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Ron Mitchell
Orlando, Florida
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Went fishing with Changes in Latitude Charters on June 22, 2019
Captain knows the spots and taught my kids how to up their game when fishing. I was a true please. We fished on Jun 22. Morning fishing trip. It was getting hot. Captain offered to stay out and fish longer than we chartered. But the kids had caught so many fish they were ready to go back in. Great memories made!

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Carl Erdahl
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Went fishing with Send It Charter Fishing on June 19, 2024
Yes it was hot but the fishing made my wife and I forget all about the heat. Best part is it's a slower time of year so the fish haven't been stressed out by over fishing.

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Lori Addison
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Went fishing with Maxed Out Charters – Fort Myers on June 22, 2024
We could not fish in Cape Coral due to all the rain we fished off of bokeelia...

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Mike Bye
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Went fishing with Changes in Latitude Charters on June 5, 2024
Be ready for heat and be attentive to instructions. Bring sunscreen, glasses, and lots of water

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Brent Warner
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Went fishing with Indigenous Charters on March 20, 2024
Yes it is a must do. I’ve been down here for vacation quite a few times,but today was the first time we went fishing. For now on it is going to be on our agenda every time.

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Jw Simmons
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Went fishing with Hooked4life Fishing Charters on February 24, 2024
Winter time can be a little slow with wind and target species being easy to find so just bear in mind what time of year it is when booking

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Steve Saum
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Went fishing with WeGoFishCapeCoral on February 24, 2024
If younwant guided help and learning about what andcwherevto fish, do this boat tour first! We booked a 6 hour and it was not too long.

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Tim McMullen
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Went fishing with Hooked4life Fishing Charters on February 3, 2024
We caught lots of fish. But from what I've heard when the water is warmer in the spring/fall the fishing is insane

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Lee Tuftee
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Went fishing with Cruise Fish Dive Reel1Up on February 9, 2024
Go somewhere else, halfway through our charter the captain said that red tide wiped out the fishing a handful of years ago 2018 and it’s still recovering.

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Trevor Slack
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Went fishing with Hooked4life Fishing Charters on December 30, 2023
Weather temp in December is hit and miss but but if that doesn't bother you then this is the place to go.

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Christopher Castner
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Went fishing with Exit Strategy Offshore Charters on November 12, 2023
Offshore fishing 60 to 70 miles out. 10 or 12hr trip will give you the best chance to catch the bigger fish.

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Salvatore Comarato
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Went fishing with Dragonfly Charters on October 11, 2023
Hire an experienced Captain like Mike Moran at Dragonfly Charters to guide you and put you on the fish

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Isaac Ashley
Winchester, IN
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Went fishing with Captain Paul's Yacht Charters on August 17, 2023
I would recommend leaving early, or going in the beginning evening. It gets really hot out and the sun is brutal.

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Matthew Renninger
SASSAMANSVLLE, PA
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Went fishing with Thrill Of It All – Cape Coral on July 10, 2023
I recommend a early morning trip while it is cool out. Also recommend a multi species trip so you can have a great day on the water.

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Randall Stone
Versailles, KY
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Went fishing with Reel Fishing SWFL Charters on July 7, 2023
Get you a great charter with Reel Fishing SWFL CHARTER and go have fun and catch fish ! Lots of local fishing as well in the canals and spillways !

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Robert Dockery
Cape Coral, Florida
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Went fishing with Thrill Of It All – Cape Coral on June 22, 2023
Careful of the weather, as we had to move days due to storms, and ended up being on choppy water near the end of our trip making snapper fishing difficult.

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Daniel Branham
Powder Springs, GA
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Went fishing with Maxed Out Charters 2 on June 7, 2023
Plan a half day trip if you are taking your kids for the first time. This gives you plenty of time to catch multiple fish.

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Alex Acevedo
Cape Coral, FL
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Went fishing with Jump On Charters on May 13, 2023
Wear proper clothing, a hat, sunglasses, and definitely sun screen. Being on the water is always fun.

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Randy Storm
Kelso, WA
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Went fishing with Send It Charter Fishing on April 28, 2023
Always be prepared for changes in weather and conditions. Expect fishing and you’ll be satisfied. Especially fun when you never know what you might pull out of those waters.

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John Vivent
Coral Springs, FL
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Went fishing with Send It Charter Fishing on April 7, 2023
Great experience. I hadn't gone fishing in years. This experience made me realize what I've been missing

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Christopher Kick
Seymour, CT
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Went fishing with First Lite Charters LLC on April 4, 2023
Take a guide out and learn. The fishing was not difficult to learn if you have any type of fishing background

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Wesley Bedford
Albion, NY
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Went fishing with Sir Reel Fishing Charters LLC on March 31, 2023
Just come with an open mind. Fishing here is different than where we're from. Different fish, different tackle, etc. Listen to your captain and have fun.

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Mary Kay Simon
Saint Paul, MN
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Went fishing with Send It Charter Fishing on March 16, 2023
What a great experience! Captain Joe was the best! I highly recommend booking with him. Happy fishing!

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Amber McGregor
Arvada, CO
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Went fishing with Reel Fishing SWFL Charters on March 13, 2023
From what our captain had to say, it's really great fishing, but we only caught one ocean trout in 3 hours of fishing. Mostly due to the storm I'm assuming.

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Carol Brodie
Saint Cloud, FL
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Went fishing with Captain Paul's Yacht Charters on June 13, 2020
Had a fantastic time with Capt Paul and Kelly! Caught a lot of small fish; the large ones just weren't biting.