What would you recommend to anglers fishing in St. Augustine, Florida for the first time?

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Paul Milligan
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Went fishing with Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC on April 10, 2024
Captain Chris provides everything needed to fish and knows the area well and will travel to multiple locations to find the fish. Captain Chris is very patient with new anglers and helps in every aspect including baiting, casting, fish removal, and explaining what type of fish you catch.

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John Thomas
Leesburg, Georgia
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Went fishing with Old Coast Charters on February 3, 2024
St. Augustine can be cold and windy in February considering it is North Florida. Even a little chop can cause you to get splashed or wet so the larger boats are so much dryer and comfortable to get away from getting splashed and the wind. The larger the boat the less wind rain and splashing you will get. Offshore on smaller crafts one side of the boat will get wet on the way out while the other side will get wet on the way in.

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Anthony Tanner
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Went fishing with Shallow Water Fishing Company on November 21, 2023
The Wind picked up more than was predicted. By the weather man! Captain communicated with us about our likes and dislikes and went out of the way to keep us as comfortable as possible.we were on fish all day landing a lot but the big ones got away today. Nobody’s fault. We did catch a lot of nice fish

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Michael Johnson
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Went fishing with Great White Charters LLC on November 12, 2023
If the weather supported, I guarantee we would have caught more and more keepers. My dad was visiting and rain or completely unsafe conditions were the only things that would have kept us from fishing.

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Michael Kirkland
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Went fishing with Old Salt Charters on October 31, 2023
Inshore fishing isn't party boat fishing, so expect a more personalized experience. Captain Cole knew the water and where to find fish, and we moved from location to location till we were on the fish, enjoy the trip and the experience, catching fish is the bonus!

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Charles Mack
Eastman, Georgia
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Went fishing with Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC on September 15, 2023
Bring lots of sunscreen, sun glasses, and hats. The sun is brutal and relentless. Do the morning trip if you can and go on a week day or Sunday when there is less boating traffic and less people out fishing.

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Chessie Flanders
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Went fishing with Get Schooled Fishing Charters on August 12, 2023
Know the weather! Florida is HOT and if you aren’t used to it, make sure you drink plenty of electrolytes and stay hydrated while fishing. Sometimes the fun is so good you forget to drink water and you can’t do that in this heat.

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Dawn Uman
Gainesville, FL
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Went fishing with Get Schooled Fishing Charters on June 12, 2023
Wear sunscreen! Get a good night's sleep and eat well the day/night before. We had no time for snacking with all the fish we were catching. It was a little choppy, but our captain knew how to position the boat for the most comfort and balance for us while fishing.

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Steven Raymond
Clanton, AL
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Went fishing with Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC on September 14, 2022
YES, but I can only reccommend that you Book with Captain Chris because that was our only experience...and it was AWESOME....this was our first visit to St. Augustine...we booked with Captain Chris based on reviews alone....reviews were on the mark....he was great

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Scott Malenock
Mount Plymouth, FL
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Went fishing with Grateful Wishes Charter Fishing on August 22, 2022
I'd recommend a shorter trip for first time charter fishing. This way you can see how people react to the motion of the water because its certainly a unique feeling that can get people motion sickness. If you do well, then a longer trip is in your future as ate bigger fish!

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Thomas Graves
United States
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Went fishing with First City Fishing Charters – 26’ on June 8, 2021
Stay up to date on the weather, book as early as possible in the morning, as the days can be very warm there. Also, call the captain if possible and review what you should bring with you, such as food, snacks, etc. Be clear as to what is included for the price of the charter. our captain was very good at this, so there was no misunderstanding on the matter.

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Charles French
Palm Coast, Florida
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Went fishing with MisStress Sportfishing Charters on December 26, 2020
I would but you have to keep an eye on the cooler day, and would do a inter coastal , when the nigh temp don't drop too much and make the fishing harder because of the colder water, and check out reports on the web and talk with Capt. Guy Spear he would be the best in this area Capt. Guy would give you a great shot at fishing for the first time in St. Augustine

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Jill Myers
Madison, Tennessee
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Went fishing with Shark Infested Charters LLC on June 27, 2019
As this was our first time, I highly reccomend a fishing tour on a small scale like Shark Infested Tours. Our guide took the time to explain everything and took time to give one on one instructions. The boat was new, clean and our Captain was an active firefighter. I usually dont give "excellent" reviews but on this trip I will, because it was so much fun and well worth the money spent.

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Carl Lilly
Ponte Vedra, Florida
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Went fishing with Captain Troy INC on June 29, 2019
Bring a good attitude along with sun screen, hat, clothing that dries quickly in case of rain or ocean spray. Bring snacks of your choosing and a camera. Captain Troy will find the fish and the equipment to catch them and get ready for a wonderful day on the ocean.

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Austin Von Loh
Orlando, FL
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Went fishing with MisStress Sportfishing Charters on May 12, 2019
The go to fishing charter is Captain Guy aboard the Mistress. He's a Veteran, and the level of professionalism, knowledge and emphasis on safety is second to none. He knows where and how to catch fish, even if nobody else is catching them.

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Aspen Thompson
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Went fishing with Fishstick Fishing Charters on April 14, 2024
Captain Ed, personable, service minded, found the fish, provided a great experience, great fun. I'd recommend Fishstick

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Kurt Welch
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Went fishing with Knot Tied Down Fishing Charters on April 2, 2024
Call or email the Captain if you are able, just give them an idea of what you would like to do on your trip so they can help male it happen for you!

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Jay Terrell
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Went fishing with MisStress Sportfishing Charters on March 8, 2024
Book it!! You'll have guaranteed fun. We booked 4 hour's. But decided to add 2 hour's because we were having to much fun.

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Jorge Cherta
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Went fishing with Old Coast Charters on March 14, 2024
It is a great service that he did for us on Thursday, March 14, but the filleting does not do it well.

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Micheal Domineck
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Went fishing with Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC on February 26, 2024
Remember it's fishing not catching. It might be slow in the winter months but pay attention to what your guides tell you is key to having a great time fishing.

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Greg Gugel
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Went fishing with Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC on February 20, 2024
Very cold and windy which was unusual for this time of year. Still had a great time.

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Ashley Williams
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Went fishing with Game On Fishing Charters on February 21, 2024
Weather prevented offshore fishing, nothing to do with the charter we booked, but inland was fun

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D'Ann Laetsch
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Went fishing with Legacy Fishing Florida – 33’ on January 18, 2024
Don't be disappointed if you can't keep any fish. Our first fishing trip was over Labor Day weekend 2023, all we caught were red snappers and couldn't keep them since they weren't in season.

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Dustin Carter
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Went fishing with Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC on December 29, 2023
Book a fall or spring trip! The water is cold and the fish didn’t cooperate as well as we wanted but the captain still got the lines tight!

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Mike Myrick
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Went fishing with Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC on October 25, 2023
Weather was perfect and variety of fish caught for someone with minimal saltwater experience is a great way to gather knowledge.

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James Boyce
Saint Augustine, Florida
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Went fishing with Old Salt Charters on August 29, 2023
Get a guide or spend a lot of time talking to guys (they all seem to be guys) at the bait & tackle shops or those already fishing on the beaches and piers

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Alex Jamieson
Havertown, PA
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Went fishing with Rod Bender Fishing Charters LLC on August 24, 2023
Book with a reputable Captain. Listen to your Captain. Respect the boat. The rest falls into place, which is a fun day fishing and catching.

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Jay Hays
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Went fishing with Captain Chris Fishing Charters LLC on August 13, 2023
Listen to the Captains recommended ways to catch fish. Be opened minded and enjoy the beautiful nature and the wonderful water views. Look for sea turtles and manatees. Tight lines to you all.

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Vanessa Libroia
Harrington Park, NJ
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Went fishing with Clay Philips Fishing Guide & Rides – 19' on August 5, 2023
We've rented two charter boats each time we visited and had a great time- everyone caught multiple fish! The captains always go out of their way to make sure everyone has a good time

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Devon Overall
Green Cove Springs, FL
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Went fishing with SeaCo Charters – 31' Contender on July 30, 2023
If there’s a full moon nearing and if the water is dirty don’t fish. They king mackerel can’t see your live bait. Other than that great overall experience really look forward to the next trip.