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

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Dave Barus
St. Petersburg, FL
Went fishing with Fish-On Sport Fishing on February 14, 2019
We fished with Captain Terry Heller of Fish-On Sport Fishing with his homebase right in Port Charlotte and had a great day of fish-catching, laughing, learning and fun adventure. Because of the weather and wind, we left the dock at Placida equipped to fish the inland waters or run out into the gulf. With 3-5 ft waves, the 24 ft boat handled the gulf chop with ease and we made it out to 8 or 9 miles offshore, stopping at several key secret spots that Captain Terry had in his GPS. Drop-offs and wrecks, hard bottoms, sand. He explained why too. We caught fish at every stop! Heart throbbing bites, drag-screaming runs. We landed about 60 fish in our 3-hour lines-in-the-water stint from 1230-330 in the afternoon, catching 6 different species of fish including gag grouper, red grouper, triggerfish, lane snapper, key west grunts, tom-toms. We lost a lot too! We left with a nice bag of white fillets, all cleaned by Captain Terry and ready for the kitchen pan. We learned about the gear, rods, reels, lines, weights, leaders, hooks and differences between them all, and use of baits and lures. These included squid, cut bait, shrimp, frozen minnows and other secret stuff he had. Incredible trip. Great value, great fun. We highly recommend Captain Terry Heller.

Randy Schaeffer
Zolfo Springs, Florida
Went fishing with Straw Hats Fishing Charters on November 25, 2020
It was very windy the day we went. We caught some small fish, but no large ones because of the wind and waves.

Mary Baki
Lehigh Acres, FL
Went fishing with Straw Hats Fishing Charters on March 19, 2020
Talk to your captains and find out what fish you could keep an ear and which fish you cannot.