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

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Jeff Foster
Hallowell, KS
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Went fishing with John O'Hanlon Fishing - Clearwater on March 9, 2019
John was an excellent guide and got us to where the fish were and we had several bites. With the size restrictions on fish we only had a few keepers; then again, that is just part of fishing. If we go to Clearwater area again we will definitely contact John.

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Philip & Kerri Bailey
Tampa, FL
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Went fishing with J Van Charters on February 15, 2019
To arrive early and pay for parking before you go out. We did not realise this was a requirement. There is one small sign stating you have to pay for parking. Not clearly visible. We ended up with a parking violation.

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Mark Vanviegen
Wake Forest, NC
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Went fishing with Coastal Chaos Fishing Charters on June 29, 2018
Great time catching Sea Trout and Snook. Watch your weather leading up to your trip as some areas get rain when threatening and some don't, but the winds can stir up the waters and make it difficult to position the boat and cast.

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Michael Vaneman
New Castle, PA
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Went fishing with Inshore Slam Kayak Fishing, LLC on June 22, 2018
Do some online research before you book a trip. There are lots of options out there, and taking the time to read reviews and even ask questions before booking will ensure you find the right Captain that will meet your fishing experience expectations.

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Mary Joa
Tampa, Florida
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Went fishing with Clearwater Custom Charters on March 2, 2018
I would recommend Captain Chuck to anyone ... he knows the area and isn't afraid to tell you the truth, what is in season and if the adventure you desire can be accomplished. Great personalty and works hard.

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Deborah Young
Clifton, New Jersey
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Went fishing with Obsessed Angler on May 20, 2017
To read up on captains and where they plan on taking you. It's important to keep an eye on weather. We had no idea that a small wind was a big wind on the ocean,but the captain did. He should have postponed the trip

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Mike Ford
Tampa, Florida
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Went fishing with Flats Monster on May 29, 2019
Research your trip and your Captain to make sure you are paying for what you are expecting!

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Andre Allen
Greensboro, NC
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Went fishing with Outlaw Gunner Charters on May 16, 2019
Book a half day or full day trip as that will give you more time to fish in the deep water.

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Brendan Watson
Tampa, Florida
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Went fishing with Clearwater Custom Charters on December 31, 2018
Make sure you find a truly experienced Captain that is well versed in fishing for various fish, in various locations and in various conditions.

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Mary Lou Myers
Tampa, FL
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Went fishing with Skinny Water Charters on August 15, 2018
Was advised by locals that 1/2 day was not long enough to get to good fish via deep sea trip, so opted for bay fishing. A good choice.

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Joe Doyle
Coventry, England
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Went fishing with Flats Monster on August 7, 2018
Get up early and go for a dawn start - the fish were virtually throwing themselves at the boat for the first couple of hours!

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Wendell Croucher
Zephyrhills, FL
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Went fishing with Gulf to Bay Fishing Charters on July 3, 2018
July is a hot month but you can still catch fish but it is more difficult since some fish do not like the hotter water temperatures.

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Vaughn Balter
Clearwater, FL
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Went fishing with Flats Monster on June 26, 2018
Target multiple locations and be willing to switch species based on what you are seeing at any specific time.

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Marzena Tulodziecka
Schaumburg, IL
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Went fishing with Caynon Runner on January 2, 2019
Come prepared to catch a fish of a lifetime as we caught a goliath grouper on light tackle.

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John Hrynkow
Tampa, Florida
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Went fishing with J Van Charters on August 22, 2018
Be ready for a full day on the ocean. Hydrate up and use plenty of sunscreen. Bring a hat.

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Dean Williamson
G, FL
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Went fishing with Inshore Slam Kayak Fishing, LLC on July 13, 2018
Hit the water early, work with the tides, it gets hot by noon, wear sun-protective clothing

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Caleb Drum
McKees Rocks, PA
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Went fishing with Clearwater Custom Charters on June 3, 2018
Just have fun. If it wasn't an experience, it would just be called catching. Fishing is great, and having an opportunity to catch exotic fish is 2nd to none.

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David Erdman
Traverse City, MI
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Went fishing with Clearwater Custom Charters on April 27, 2018
Go with a captain that is honest and a class act like captain chuck. Makes a trip fun even if the big fish don’t cooperate

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Mike Heilman
Hollywood, Florida
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Went fishing with Clearwater Custom Charters on December 20, 2017
Do a 3/4 or full day trip there is a really long no wake area to boat through and you will get to go further out.

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Kim
Austin, Texas
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Went fishing with Gulf to Bay Fishing Charters on May 23, 2017
Sure I would!! I am not a fisherman and have been on so many trips where I never caught a fish. This time I caught two, and I wasn't trying. Thanks Logan Suhanovsky!! You are great.

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Steve Poling
Hollywood, Florida
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Went fishing with Skinny Water Charters on May 18, 2017
Trust your captain, they are very experienced and know how to find fish, and will show you all the techniques for reeling in the big ones.

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Michael Ray
Palm Harbor, Florida
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Went fishing with Skinny Water Charters on April 26, 2017
Where long sleeves to keep the sun off you. Hire a captain that has lived in the area his whole life.

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Buck Smith
Riverview, Florida
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Went fishing with Skinny Water Charters on April 12, 2017
Yes do it. Good skinny water from beginner to sportsmen/sportswomen and all fun. Get a local guide for the best day on the water.

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Donald Pichette
Arcadia, Florida
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Went fishing with Bait House Charters on February 26, 2018
Have your fished cooked at the Baithouse. The staff did a great job with our catch

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Wendy Menz
Winter Garden, Florida
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Went fishing with Prime Tide Fishing Charters on August 8, 2017
Wear long sleeve shirts, a bandana mask, hat, and bring about a gallon of sunscreen.

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Ian Johnson
United States
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Went fishing with Bait House Charters on July 19, 2017
Be ready o have fun, first time and I'll definitely be back, exactly what I expected

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Ronald Eveline
Jacksonville, Florida
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Went fishing with Bait House Charters on May 13, 2017
Keep an eye on the weather, especially the winds, because conditions change quickly and constantly.

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