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

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Kristi Johnson
Zimmerman, MN
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Went fishing with Blue Water Connection – Billistic on March 31, 2021
If you want to catch fish - it can and will be done. The fish that are caught may not be the expected "ocean fish" like a marlin or tuna but the fish that are caught are catch worthy -- can put up a fight and taste amazing, too!

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Peter Bassett
Panama City, FL
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Went fishing with Reel Screamer Charters - 22' Boat on June 17, 2019
Use common sense and don't expect everything to be spoon fed to you. For example: Appropriate attire and protection from the sun. Bring sun screen and a hat. Bring water. Don't expect miracles. Every boat captain wants you to have a good trip, but they can't control the weather, sea conditions, or the fish. I would also avoid sharing your opinions about fishing regulations, or politics in general. Just go fishing.

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Sonya Nix
Heavener, Oklahoma
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Went fishing with Too Hot 2 Handle Charters on July 26, 2018
Water, snacks, and anti-nausea medication, sunscreen, and sunglasses. For us not much else, our Captain and crew provided all the angling equipment and bait needed. The crew did offer water to drink also. Do research on the crew, the voyage, and the captain. Ours was amazing!!!

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Burt Mcshan
Columbus, Georgia
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Went fishing with Too Hot 2 Handle Charters on July 5, 2018
Book a trip with Captain Eric (Too Hot 2 Handle Charters) 850-832-2516 These guys have a great set-up, professional, and very respectful of my wife being on the boat! Best of all.... YOU'RE CATCHING FISH!!

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Sarah Stansbury
Kearney, MO
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Went fishing with Capt. Sully Charters on August 6, 2019
No need for dramamine for inshore fishing. If you want the big fish you need to do offshore, needs to probably be in the morning so water is not as rough. Good luck out there and remember it's as fun as you make it to be! Go in with the right mindset.

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Shelly Gauger
Marietta, GA
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Went fishing with We’re on Charters on April 7, 2021
This was my first time so I had no idea what to expect. Be patient, at one time we had three fishing reels busy with fish, then they were moments of no catch.

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Dale Shidemantle
BRWNSBORO VLG, KY
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Went fishing with Adrenaline On H2O Charters on March 30, 2021
I recommend getting out there with captain Jason. He knows the waters and fish and is an excellent guide...we had lots of fun.

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Luke Thatcher
Panama City, Florida
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Went fishing with Capt. Sully Charters on March 28, 2021
Get in touch with Captain Sully. He's honest about what's available, and worked his butt off for us.

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Brian Callis
Panama City, Florida
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Went fishing with Tail Raiser Charters on May 7, 2021
It was an awesome experience, would highly recommend and will absolutely go again.

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Nikki Perkins
Panama City, Florida
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Went fishing with Complete Inshore Charters on March 7, 2021
Florida weather is great in March, our trip was the perfect day, water was calm and fish were biting!

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Kenneth McNeely
Canton, GA
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Went fishing with Capt. Sully Charters on March 22, 2021
If cold and in early spring, stay in the bay, plenty of action close to shore and guaranteed fish.

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Penelope Propes
Panama City Beach, Florida
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Went fishing with Miss Kelley Fishing Charters on December 23, 2020
If your going for fun it's great but if your a die-hard fisherman wait till season

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Keith Bosch
Inverness, Florida
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Went fishing with Florida Panhandle Charters on May 13, 2019
Get a good guide like Florida Panhandle Charters and Captain Justin Driscoll to take care of everything for you!

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Michael Bailey
Panama City, FL
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Went fishing with Old Town Charters on March 20, 2019
Be patient. Go with an experienced guide. Let the guide take you where the fish are. Just have fun even if you do not get your desired fish or any keepers,

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Brian Harrell
Manchester, TN
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Went fishing with Old Town Charters on July 30, 2019
Check and see when the seasons end for certain fish. We just missed red snapper.

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Billy Mcbay
United States
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Went fishing with Florida Panhandle Charters on July 22, 2019
We had a great time and caught fish. Justin is a great Captain!! He will put you on fish...

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Cristy Fields
Panama City, Florida
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Went fishing with Madfish Charters on March 7, 2019
Too cold in March but captain made it not so bad I would wait unless u like the cold