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

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Sally Krueger
Saint Augustine, FL
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Went fishing with First City Fishing Charters on June 3, 2018
It’s hot and the weather can be unpredictable, especially in the afternoon, so I would always recommend going in the morning. Check in with your charter captain ahead of time so you know all the details of what to bring and what not to. Early June can be a great time of year to fish and catch a lot of interesting species.

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Tim Hepler
Huntsville, Arkansas
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Went fishing with Reel Dream Fishing Charters LLC on August 8, 2017
Definitely Reel Dream Charters. We had a great time with Captain Adam and Ken. They knew where to go to put you on Vermillion Snapper and grouper. We weren't disappointed. I would recommend at least the 8 hour tour

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Bradley Lowery
Longwood, Florida
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Went fishing with MisStress Sportfishing Charters on August 10, 2017
This was my first time fishing in St Augustine. We fished in mid-August on some rough waters and just caught two fish. The captain said they had been catching more fish but the day we went, it didn't sound like any of the fishing charters were doing well.

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William Snellgrove
Palm Coast, Florida
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Went fishing with Channel Master Sport Fishing on June 10, 2017
If you are bringing children who want to physically cast/use rods and reels, bring your own fishing gear with you. Otherwise they will likely sit in the boat doing nothing the whole time and not enjoy the trip. even though all equipment is provided, smaller kids may not be allowed to use it

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John Stier
Jacksonville, Florida
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Went fishing with Game On Fishing Charters on March 30, 2019
Check the forecast. Don't be afraid to stay in shore if you can't get offshore. You will have a great experience, when you're willing to trust your captain and crew!

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John Prather
Indianapolis, IN
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Went fishing with Game On Fishing Charters on April 7, 2019
Told we would catch cobia and mackeral. We caught sand trout. Had agreat time anyway.

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Carey Purvis
PORT WENTWRTH, GA
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Went fishing with Hot Fun Fishing Charters on September 8, 2018
Start by getting on a 3 hour inland charter and let the Capt. show you the appropriate technique for each situation.

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Vince Vopat
Wichita, KS
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Went fishing with Reel Dream Fishing Charters LLC on July 17, 2018
Find out whether or not your target fish is in season. I didn't know snapper was out of season when I when on my trip.

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Tracy Bloss
Grove, OK
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Went fishing with Long Line Charters on July 19, 2018
St. Augustine offers a variety of fishing experiences for anglers. It’s a great place to get “hooked” on salt and freshwater fishing.

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Tom O'brien
Jacksonville, FL
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Went fishing with Saint Augustine Fishing Company on July 8, 2018
Even in mid-summer, a light jacket or coverup is recommended for those high speed repositioning runs. No experience or fishing gear is needed, as the CAPT. provided everything necessary.

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Patrick Jesek
Orlando, Florida
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Went fishing with Rod Bender Fishing Charters LLC on November 7, 2017
I'd reccomend Rod Benders LLC. Capt. Anthony said we'd target red fish and that's what we caught. A fun experience for sure!!

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Jill Boyett
Gainesville, Florida
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Went fishing with MisStress Sportfishing Charters on May 5, 2018
Check out MisStress Fishing Charters for a half or full day fishing excursion! Captain Guy and Savanna are great anglers and have all kinds of spots ready to drop lines in for catching all the fish!

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Heather Ritcheson
Vincennes, IN
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Went fishing with Tight Lines Fishing Charter on August 25, 2018
Find captain Darmer with Tight Lines charter. But seriously, Plenty of water and sunscreen.

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Mark Kretovic
Naperville, IL
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Went fishing with Hot Fun Fishing Charters on July 13, 2018
Go early morning and bring a hat/sunglasses and get excited for the fish you are about to catch.

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Donna Schramm
Kissimmee, FL
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Went fishing with First City Fishing Charters on June 27, 2018
This was our first deep sea fishing and we made the perfect choice choosing this boat.

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Bill Tucker
New York, NY
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Went fishing with Hot Fun Fishing Charters on June 15, 2018
It's hot. Bring ice and lots of water. Great captian and knows the honey holes !!!

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Wilbert Dobbs
United States
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Went fishing with First City Fishing Charters on June 12, 2018
Fishing is fishing. Some days are better than others. Odds are better in St. Augustine.

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Joe Noble
Evansville, IN
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Went fishing with Channel Master Sport Fishing on June 6, 2018
Do your internet homework, look at reviews, the boat, captains experience, pictures of the boat.

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Beverly Peterson
Lebanon, TN
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Went fishing with Reel Dream Fishing Charters LLC on June 4, 2018
Be sure and take something for sea sickness. I got sea sick and was treated very well by the crew.

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Jean Cayabyab
Lady Lake, FL
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Went fishing with Off the Grid Fishing Charters on April 25, 2018
There was 6 of us in our party, and we all had a great time. Thanks to Captain Frank.

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Patrick Campomanes
Nashville, Tennessee
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Went fishing with Reel Dream Fishing Charters LLC on March 29, 2018
Off shore fishing was not possible due to the weather and rough sea in March. If you want offshore you may need to wait a while for a good day.

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Racheal Sanders
St. Augustine, FL
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Went fishing with Game On Fishing Charters on March 16, 2018
It was fun, but definitely wear layers. That wind is cold during transit, and the sun was warm while stationary.

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Taylor Yoest
Lawrence, Kansas
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Went fishing with First City Fishing Charters on August 24, 2017
Listen to your Captain, if they've been fishing for very long they will certainly make your experience worth while.

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Bill Mckenna
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Went fishing with Reel Dream Fishing Charters LLC on July 6, 2017
Do limit your trip to a 4 hour near shore experience. Book at least 8 hrs to have a great experience.

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Charles Bowden
Atlanta, Georgia
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Went fishing with Sea Love Charters Offshore Fishing on June 27, 2017
Talk to the captains and find out what's biting to see what charter you want to go on. I would recommend Sea Love charter for everyone.

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Chuck Henderson
Alpharetta, Georgia
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Went fishing with Tidewater Fishing Charters on May 11, 2017
Be on the water early. Fish were hitting earlier than we expected and we could have caught even more.

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Michael Mclenahan
Vienna, Virginia
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Went fishing with Game On Fishing Charters on April 12, 2017
The launch ramp and facilities were really well maintained and easy to find. Very accessible for those coming from St. Augustine as well as points north, such as Jacksonville.

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Justin Bowden
Jacksonville, Florida
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Went fishing with MisStress Sportfishing Charters on April 6, 2017
If you can, spot a good weather slot and make sure to follow the advice of the local skippers - they fish these waters every day, all year round.

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Charles Cox
St. Augustine, Florida
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Went fishing with First City Fishing Charters on March 25, 2017
Be patient. Great days and tough days. Enjoy the environment you immersed yourself in and the fishing is a bonus good or bad. It's called fishing not catching.

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FishingBooker Member
Saint Augustine, Florida
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Went fishing with Local Knowledge Fishing Charters on March 24, 2018
Go with a local guide, Captain Lehman Norman was on the fish, easy going and very nice.

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