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

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Dillon Kohler
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Went fishing with Bearcut Bandit Charters on April 5, 2024
Give yourself longer than half a day. There are many ways to fish (trolling, drifting, anchoring up, flat lining) not all fish are biting at the same time. So you want time to try out everything and catch as many fish as possible. If you can only do a half day, you may not be fully satisfied.

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Mary Prestel
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Went fishing with Bearcut Bandit Charters on March 21, 2024
Pack your beer and sunscreen! If you are from out of town and you want to take home your catch, Publix sells dry ice for your cooler. The airlines will let you carryon the cooler with no more than 5 pounds of dry ice.

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Steven Mattli
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Went fishing with Stay Fishy Inc. on March 6, 2024
Just beware a dang cold front and dual thunder/lightening storms in early morning and afternoon. Guide was great and got us on the fish even in those challenging conditions but dang it was some work!

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Miami Beach, Florida
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Went fishing with Sampei Adventures on July 9, 2023
Fishing in Miami in July is fantastic due to abundant marine life, perfect weather, skilled guides like Captain Peppe, delicious fresh seafood, stunning scenery, and family-friendly options. It's a must-try experience for anglers.

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Jeff Osenkowski
Davie, FL
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Went fishing with Twysted Lyfe Charters Miami Beach, LLC on June 18, 2023
Captain Bryan was very friendly and helpful. While the fishing was slow, mostly due to the weather, he did what he could to help us land some fish. Although we didn't catch any "keepers", we did catch some good fighters. Would definitely book again.

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André Grott
Curitiba, Parana
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Went fishing with Reward Fishing Fleet - Party Boat on August 6, 2019
in 4 hours fishing schedule, 3 hours will spent navigating to the spot and back...will rest just one hour for you really fish. And if you wanna use your lures or jigs, bring your entire tackles (rods, reels, lines etc), since if you just bring your lures/jigs, you WILL NOT gonna be able to use it with the reels/rods offered by the crew (dont me ask why ¬ ¬)

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Mike Hoskins
Stillwater, OK
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Went fishing with Hot Shot Charters on June 19, 2019
Read all reviews and ask questions. Ask charter if they are fishing ready upon arrivel. Getting fuel and bait takes a good bit of time away from your fishing trip. This should be done before your time starts.

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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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Andra Allen-Kenyon
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Went fishing with Bearcut Bandit Charters on June 17, 2024
The wind was crazy and the rain storm cut our trip a little short, but it was part of the experience

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Kristen Bergeson
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Went fishing with Blue Dream Fishing on May 31, 2024
We booked a morning half day trip thinking the weather is more predictable in the morning versus evening. Our weather was great.seas were average.

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Eli Viestenz
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Went fishing with Team DFS Charters on April 3, 2024
Do not try and plan in advance, make charter reservations when you get to Miami, weather is very hit or miss.

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Mark Yuhn
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Went fishing with Bearcut Bandit Charters on March 13, 2024
Go to Islamorada April - June for the big stuff. Miami is good, Islamorada is great. Not that far a drive really.

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Charlie Joseph
Davenport, Florida
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Went fishing with Domestic Six Pack Charters on March 3, 2024
Get with a real Captain like Captain Chris at Domestic Six Pack Charters. Stay away from the River Rats.

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Kash Patel
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Went fishing with Bearcut Bandit Charters on March 3, 2024
I recommend just communicating with the captain and he will accommodate to your requests and will respond promptly to any questions or concerns you may have

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Bob Sabo
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Went fishing with Blue Dream Fishing on February 27, 2024
Don't expect to catch what you want. It is fishing. But the experiance is so wonderful and if you are coming from cold country in February it's a plus plus. Sunshine and water you can't go wrong.

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Dustin White
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Went fishing with Lucky Hook Charters on January 26, 2024
Try to go when waters are calm. It was out of our control for our trip but we still had a great time and caught fish. Jorge our captain was great.

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Billy Anderson
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Went fishing with Bearcut Bandit Charters on January 25, 2024
This was our first trip fishing in Miami and Capt Alex made sure we had a great time and caught fish. I highly recommend this trip. I would do it again!

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Jackie Fisher
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Went fishing with Bearcut Bandit Charters on January 5, 2024
Be aware weather dictates where a person will fish which may limit types of fish available (even though in season).

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Tammy Leland
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Went fishing with Bearcut Bandit Charters on December 21, 2023
We went in December with Alek and the weather was great, the wind was high but he found the perfect spot to keep us warm and happy.

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Ryan Romanowski
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Went fishing with Blue Dream Fishing on November 24, 2023
It’s a great destination for fishing. There’s a lot of variety to catch and you don’t need to travel far from shore. There’s less time traveling and more time fishing.

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Justin Smith
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Went fishing with Sampei Adventures on November 3, 2023
Don’t cancel because of wind just find an alternative and enjoy the experience we caught a lot of fish

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Brian Purcell
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Went fishing with Bearcut Bandit Charters on October 28, 2023
We had booked a 4-Hour trip that worked out good for people that haven't really fished before. The people that love fishing should try the 6-hour

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Jordan Buchanan
Eagle Mountain, UT
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Went fishing with Sea Hawk Fishing Charters on September 20, 2023
We where to that spring time is the best time for off shore fishing in Miami. That would have been helpful to know before hand.

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Calvin Thompson
Miami, Florida
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Went fishing with Stay Fishy Inc. on August 18, 2023
Peacock like something fast and aggressive tarpon and peacocks like live bait like shiners with 15 lb leader and a small hook

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Alex Bradley
Omaha, Nebraska
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Went fishing with Pelagic Pirate Charters – 26' on August 6, 2023
The only problem about fishing around Miami in August is a storm can kick up really fast and roll through just as fast as it developed, but it will still put a kink in your plan.

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Andrew Patacsil
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Went fishing with Twysted Lyfe Charters Miami Beach, LLC on June 16, 2023
Bring sunscreen or long thin clothes because it is hot and a lot of sun. If you are not use to the sun you are going to get burnt.

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Nassau, New Providence District
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Went fishing with Stay Fishy Inc. on June 7, 2023
Wear sunblock! Bring a poncho, just in case and come hydrated. Stay hydrated with water and gatorade..especially if you are not used to the humidity. Be prepared to wanna come back for more..

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Jacob Jensen
Salt Lake City, Utah
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Went fishing with Lucky Hook Charters on May 14, 2023
Captain Jorge is the best. Book with him or go somewhere else and don’t catch fish! He had us on fish all day! He is the man!!!

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William Faison
Quail Heights, FL
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Went fishing with Reward Fishing Fleet - Party Boat on May 12, 2023
it was a good experience for me and my first time and if you are interested in going out to deep sea fishing in Miami