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

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Joe Fernandez
United States
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Went fishing with Lucky Hook Charters on March 8, 2019
Capt George was a pleasure to fish with. His local knowledge, background and endless effort is what I look for in a fishing Captain. I would highly recommend booking with him especially if you are a small group of friends or a family. He makes fishing easy and pleasurable. (As always, more fish would have helped.)

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Russell Everett
Bremerton, WA
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Went fishing with Captain Brian Charters on February 12, 2019
Watch the weather. We lucked out and got a nice, dry, but still a bit windy day. (It rained the day before and the day after.) Chose an inshore charter for this reason, 7 foot seas offshore... Been there done that. Great as it is to catch a sailfish, spending the next several hours seasick is not much fun.

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Josef Schuster
Atlanta, GA
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Went fishing with Reward Fishing Fleet - Party Boat on December 23, 2018
Either find a decent charter, have some friends who know the area, rent a boat to get to the spots where others are, or go to a jetty or pier. Can't go wrong with jetty or pier fishing and putting some shrimp/crab/ squid on a setup with a hook and a weight like a Carolina rig. Plenty of exotics in the canals as well that will bite even in December. Just watch for gators and snakes!

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Coleen Cutchember
Ambridge, PA
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Went fishing with Frick and Frack Fishing Charters on July 13, 2018
Takes no time at all to get to DEEP sea fishing...10 miles and you're at 1,000+ feet. Possibilities are endless but you better be with the right crew and boat or you're gonna have a disappointing day.

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Robert Migliore
Orlando, Florida
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Went fishing with Reward Fishing Fleet - Party Boat on May 31, 2018
It's going to cost more than they tell you when you book the trip. If you don't have your own rods It was only an extra $13 But if we didn't have the extra on us it would have been a problem. We paid a $33 deposit and we expected the rest would cost us 77 but that's not what happened when we got there

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Sean Beneteau
Kitchener, Ontario
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Went fishing with Blue Waters II Fishing Charters on April 5, 2017
Do your homework and check out your options for the experience you are looking for. Remember there are no guarantees that you will catch fish but the likelihood of doing so is high. As well prior to booking ensure there ae no hidden extra fees.

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Joel Miller
United States
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Went fishing with Miami Bonefishing Charters on March 17, 2019
Focus on the guide, not the boat. You don't need a 30ft boat to run around in the Miami bays and get to the good fishing!

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Frank Goley
Williamsburg, VA
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Went fishing with Fly & Fish With Fraser on February 3, 2019
Great time for Tarpon due to the shrimp hatch. Beat the heat. Beautiful weather. Fish at night when there isn't any boat traffic.

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Arie Verhaar
Nieuw-Lekkerland, ZH
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Went fishing with Hot Shot Charters on January 18, 2019
leuke trip veel mahi mahi en black tuna,, helaas sails op dat moment niet daar, volgende keer zo weer.

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Kevin Brittleton
Keswick, ON
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Went fishing with Reward Fishing Fleet - Party Boat on October 19, 2018
Only 3 fish caught in a 4 hour trip between 20 people. Sea was pretty rough so a lot of our group got sea sick (although they were all hung over so this did not help)

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Tom Laubenthal
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Went fishing with Captain Brian Charters on August 27, 2018
Have a realistic expectation that late summer fishing is naturally limited in the bay. We fished for the enjoyment of being on the water, enjoyment of the bay views and did catch a few fish to boot.

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Yannick Hamel
Trois-Rivières, QC
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Went fishing with Reward Fishing Fleet - Party Boat on August 23, 2018
I dont know if it was the afternoon but we got 3 or 4 fish i recommended a good patience and dont do it alone bring a friend it will be better :)

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John Deradoorian
Waterford, Michigan
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Went fishing with Fly & Fish With Fraser on August 18, 2018
Fishing in Miami provides s great opportunity to enjoy the beauty in the region, as well as get connected to some great fishing!

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Kelly Clark
Oviedo, Florida
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Went fishing with Hot Shot Charters on August 5, 2018
Fish during the spring months for better weather and more variety of fish. We only chose this month because we were going on a cruise. We may return next spring to kite fish for sails.

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Sébastien Ah Chong
Miami, Florida
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Went fishing with Double Threat Charters on July 4, 2018
Go with highly experienced charters as they'll know the ins and outs of fishing in the area, local knowledge is much more important than it'd might suggest.

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Chris Stewart
Bellevue, WA
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Went fishing with Hot Shot Charters on October 18, 2018
It’s a time during transition. There are fish to be caught, but it is rough waters.

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S Souryavong
United States
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Went fishing with Reward Fishing Fleet - Party Boat on September 15, 2018
The best time to fish is at night time. We went in the am but weren't able to catch anything.

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David Hartmann
Miami, FL
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Went fishing with Captain Brian Charters on July 15, 2018
Super hot in Biscayne bay in mid July -- had to cut the day short because of the heat.

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Marcelo Nagase
Miami, Florida
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Went fishing with Reward Fishing Fleet - Party Boat on October 17, 2017
If you have some experience, it is worth to consider bringing your own fishing gear. It will give you possibility for different catches.

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Brad Cronin
United States
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Went fishing with Reward Fishing Fleet - Party Boat on March 5, 2018
Give it a try. There was some rookie anglers on our charter and they caught some beautiful fish

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Kenneth Washington
Spartanburg, South Carolina
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Went fishing with Reward Fishing Fleet - Party Boat on February 19, 2018
No recommendations the trip was great and the shipmates were very professional and nice

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John Hadley
Spring Hill, Florida
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Went fishing with Professional Hooker Fishing Trips on February 17, 2018
Look up professional hooker Charter very knowledgeable Captain will put you on the fish

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Youngmin Kim
Harker Heights, Texas
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Went fishing with Reward Fishing Fleet - Party Boat on August 15, 2017
Just book it get your self i e cooler with ice and get ready to take some fish home

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Keith Perryman
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Went fishing with Mark The Shark - 50' Striker 1 on August 12, 2017
See back and relax and let the captain and mate do their jobs and enjoy a great day fishing

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Melinda Carnahan
Hollywood, Florida
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Went fishing with Professional Hooker Fishing Trips on July 11, 2017
Professional Hookers with Captain Yoan is the only way to go on your first trip peacock fishing!!!

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Paul Mcneilly
Boca Raton, Florida
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Went fishing with Captain Brian Charters on April 4, 2017
Be prepared with water, snacks, sun protection- possibly including a light weight long sleeve shirt

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