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

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Heather Ferrell
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Went fishing with Tradition Fishing Charters – 24' on April 2, 2024
Wear light colored clothing, dress in layers, sunscreen, motion sickness meds at least 1 hour before, and some really grippy shoes that are waterproof. Water will get inside the boat. You might want a bottle of water, and storage is limited so think small bag. Otherwise try to focus on the experience. Watch for wildlife it's all around you.

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Anthony Williams
Union, KY
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Went fishing with Salty Adventures Charter Fishing on July 25, 2023
Be prepared for the heat! Lots of fluid, and sunscreen. Check with your captain on what is in season depending on what you'd like to catch. Research the Capitan/boat on Fishing Booker and Google reviews. Our was rated well and ratings matched the trip.

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Mike Baker
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Went fishing with Able Body Charters/Native Son's. on July 8, 2023
Temperatures can very and the sun is intense, so come prepared to protect yourself from the elements. Water conditions can vary from calm to rough, select a charter that is equipped to handle the coditions.

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Stella Gartz
Queen Creek, AZ
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Went fishing with Gulf Coast Fishing on June 27, 2023
Recognize fishing doesn't come easy and there are better times of the year to go than others. Our guide went above and beyond to try and catch red snapper. We came close yet still managed to catch several desirable fish for our group of 5.

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Bruce Wasvick
Wilmer, Alabama
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Went fishing with Nauti Fishing Charters on May 15, 2023
Had a great fishing trip with Captain Brad and Captain Tim. My son was visiting from North Dakota and wanted to do some gulf fishing so we booked it and had the best time. Got a good workout reeling fish in non stop. If you want to catch fish this is the trip I would recommend for sure. It felt like we were fishing with old friends. The only thing I would

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John Ward
Vinemont, AL
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Went fishing with Miller Fishing Co – 26' Catamaran on November 6, 2022
I don't like fishing and it was the best time ever. They knew exactly where to take us to catch the fish. I caught a lot of fish. Put this on your "to do" list. Eric and Bobby are the best. Thank you both.

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Stacy Marshall
Prairie Grove, AR
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Went fishing with Gulf Coast Water & Woods Guide Ser. on July 26, 2022
Do your research for the time of year you are going to see what is in season. Unless you are a season fisherman, all things can be boat locally so you don't have to lug it around or you can rent equipment. Alvin's island store is your friend.

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Jennifer Koger
Orange Park, FL
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Went fishing with Able Body Charters/Native Son's. on June 12, 2022
Right time of year to land red snapper! Bring sunscreen and plenty of water or Gatorade, your favorite canned drinks (non alcoholic) to stay hydrated. Small snacks are all you need. Most of your time you’ll spend fishing or enjoying the boat ride. If you get seasick, plan to take Dramamine the night before and the morning of - the water can get choppy when you get out in deep water.

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Sarina Boldt
Milton, FL
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Went fishing with Salty Adventures Charter Fishing on October 11, 2021
Be ready for anything! Our day was supposed to have perfect weather, but we still hit some major waves on our way to our spot! The fish are fun to catch and if you can keep them, they make for a great dinner!

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Mary Johnson
United States
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Went fishing with Powers Fishing Charters on May 14, 2021
Zeke's Landing has always been easy to work with and offered good charters. If you're wanting to catch Red snapper you should wait until June. If you're alright with some Kings, Spanish and vermilion snapper May will be alright for you.

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Gary Patrum
Navarre, Florida
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Went fishing with Bout Time Charters on August 10, 2019
Be sure to book before the end of red snapper season. We caught a lot of trigger fish which is normally open in August but is staying closed this year, which is unfortunate because we had to throw all of them back, but they were still fun to catch.

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Mark Cash
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Went fishing with It's A Good Day Charters on May 6, 2024
We had a great experience fishing here. We were on fish all day with Captain Bill from It’s a Good Day Charters.

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Devon Hofmeister
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Went fishing with Emerald “C” Fishing Charters on April 20, 2024
I was hoping to hook up on some Cobia but I heard it had been a bad few years for Cobia in Pensacola. But other than that the fishing was great!

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Thomas Weber
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Went fishing with Emerald “C” Fishing Charters on April 3, 2024
You have to play it by ear and check the weather report early. Dress warm (yes, sweater or hoodie and long pants) cause the temp on the water can be much colder than on land.

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Steve Kilmon
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Went fishing with All Caught Up Fishing Charters on April 23, 2024
Let the captain be your guide. They probably know better than you what’s going to work the best.

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Heidi Suchan
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Went fishing with Emerald “C” Fishing Charters on December 23, 2023
Winter trips - keep in mind you can still get a sunburn even when it’s cold. It’s at least 15 degrees colder on the water than on shore, so be sure to dress accordingly- especially for wind!

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Melissa Jones
White City, KY
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Went fishing with All Caught Up Fishing Charters on September 7, 2023
Book with Captain Bryant. All Caught Up Fishing. We we were catching fish as soon as our lines hit the water.

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Brandi Kahler
Burt, IA
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Went fishing with Bandit Fishing Charters on July 27, 2023
Be ready for some action! Never a dull moment! If possible book with Captain Alex he knows his stuff. He was a great teacher and knew right where to go!

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Curtis Freeman
Tulsa, OK
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Went fishing with Hot Spots Inshore/Nearshore III on July 16, 2023
Book your trip with an experienced captain. Hot Spots Charters was the best trip of the three we have been on.

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James Sickler
Douglasville, GA
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Went fishing with Gotcha Fishing Charters on July 16, 2023
I would recommend going in to a trip with an open mind. Don't always expect to catch a bunch but to have fun and make memories.

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James Overstreet
Birmingham, Alabama
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Went fishing with Bout Time Charters on July 6, 2023
Bring sunscreen, 2-3 waters and your camera. Take some Dramamine 1/2 hour before you board as a precaution. Have a great time!

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Robert Lewis
Indianapolis, IN
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Went fishing with Hot Spots Inshore/Nearshore III on July 6, 2023
Don’t book too long of a trip thinking it will be better to catch your limit. Take it easy at first and you will be surprised how quickly your bait gets hit.

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Kelly Ammons
Houston, TX
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Went fishing with Six Shooter Charters LLC on June 20, 2023
Plan to dodge the weather. Our 7am start turned into a 1pm start. Still brought us right to the fish!

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Jeremy Coffman
Greencastle, IN
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Went fishing with Angler Up Charters on June 3, 2023
Bring you A Game! Especially if you’re looking to catch some fish to put on ice. The amber jacks were crazy this time of year.

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Scott Burge
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Went fishing with USA Ultimate Shoreline Adventures on May 28, 2023
The only negative thing I would have to say is with all the red snapper out there. They’re not good to keep until June 1 but catch and release is awesome also

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Anne Birrell
Dallas, Texas
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Went fishing with Nauti Fishing Charters on April 8, 2023
A must,; beautiful clear water, white sand beaches, catch lots of fish. Captain and crew are friendly and knowledgeable.

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Tony Yu-nguyen
United States
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Went fishing with Brighter Days Sport Fishing on April 15, 2023
Be patient and know the species you’re going after. We can’t wait to come back for red snapper season

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Marlana Keiper
Pensacola, Florida
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Went fishing with Bandit Fishing Charters on April 22, 2022
Please fish with an experienced guide who have expert knowledge of the local waters. They know the where's and when's to put you on the fish!

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Michael Leffler
Hubertus, WI
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Went fishing with All Caught Up Fishing Charters on March 29, 2023
If you never been off shore fishing make sure you don't have problems with motion sickness or it will ruin your experience.

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Kristin Jones
Washington, IA
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Went fishing with Gulf Bay Charters 2 on February 3, 2023
Make sure to check weather and connect with Captain before you go. Take a jacket, ride is chilly, even if sun is out.