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

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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's Son 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 Twistedpalms Salty Adventures 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 Grouper Trooper Fishing 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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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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Alan Crawford
Gainesville, GA
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Went fishing with Miller Fishing Co – 26' Catamaran on June 3, 2023
Check the season carefully of your targeted species so you keep everything you are going for.

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WELDON NORMAN
New Orleans, Louisiana
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Went fishing with Legal Limits Outdoors on May 22, 2023
Be adaptable, listen to captain’s suggestions and let them know what kind of trip you’d like.

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Jacob Gilbertson
Crestview, FL
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Went fishing with All Caught Up Fishing Charters on April 15, 2023
This charter is for first time fishermen or professional. We have a memory to last a lifetime!

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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.

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Suzanne Phillips
Carbondale, IL
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Went fishing with Miller Fishing Co – 26' Catamaran on July 23, 2022
Sunscreen, dramamine, water, clothes you don't mind getting dirty, sunglasses, a hat, and snacks depending on length of your trip.

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Shawn Holcomb
Annetta North, TX
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Went fishing with Emerald “C” Fishing Charters on July 21, 2022
Start small learn the species and the types of fishing and take your babies. We can never know what our experience will be but make the experience.

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Margaret Jessie
Memphis, TN
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Went fishing with Alpha Fishing Charters on July 11, 2022
Go for a morning trip. Weather was nice and fish were really biting. By the time our trip was over it was already so hot

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Ray Sleeper
Princeton, KY
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Went fishing with Gulf Coast Water & Woods Guide Ser. on July 3, 2022
Do your research for fishing this time of year, read reviews of people who have taken the trip, know what to expect of the weather, talk to your captain once you have booked the trip

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Ezra Glenn IV
Brimley, MI
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Went fishing with Six Shooter Charters LLC on October 21, 2021
If you fish fresh water like I do in Michigan you are taught to set the hook you do not do that here you just reel in and sunblock.

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Deborah Carpenter
Bellview, FL
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Went fishing with Powers Fishing Charters on June 13, 2021
Talk to your captain and make sure you are on the same page about who is going and if they are experienced enough to put you on your target fish.

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Robert Moore
Franklin, KY
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Went fishing with Powers Fishing Charters on June 5, 2021
Apparently, the deep sea ocean trips are the best way to go. We had fun fishing in the intracoastal area, but it seemed like the most and largest fish were on out a bit.

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Ron Hill
Gulf Breeze, FL
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Went fishing with Capt.Glenn Flowers Pensacola Fishing Charters on June 11, 2019
Captain Glen Flowers is excellent. Caught four man limit of nice red snapper on a windy day and was back at dock by 10:00 am.

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James Harden
Owensville, Missouri
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Went fishing with All Caught Up Fishing Charters on March 29, 2019
You can fish off the beach or off a pier for free, but if you really want an experience, get a charter! We used Captain Bryant Fields and his charter All Caught Up. Went well for everyone!

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Ingrid Dysinger
Pensacola, Florida
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Went fishing with Perdido Key Fishing Charters – II on April 3, 2023
Understand this us between winter/summer season + mother nature may not cooperate Enjoy the views!

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Caysie Turner
Fort Myers, FL
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Went fishing with Able Body Charters/Native's Son on July 13, 2022
If you can find a reliable boat and good captain, fishing for red snapper is fun!

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Jessica Laura
Brandon, MS
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Went fishing with Miller Fishing Co – 26' Catamaran on May 29, 2022
We didn't really catch a lot of fish that we could keep. But we had a fun time.

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Robin Blair
Raton, NM
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Went fishing with Emerald “C” Fishing Charters on December 27, 2021
Our December charter was after the peak of the Redfish season and early for the Sheepshead bite.