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

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Jay Holden
Memphis, TN
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Went fishing with Big Daddy Sportfishing on July 18, 2018
If your looking for the fishing adventure/experience of a lifetime then get in touch with the guy's of Big Daddy Charter's. I've been fortunate enough to have fished throughout the Gulf of Mexico. From the shores of Galveston, TX to the southern most tip of islamorada and these guy's are the best I've seen at what they do when it comes to making sure that when you book a fishing trip with them it'll surely be the experience of a lifetime......

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Alex Shelton
Orlando, Florida
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Went fishing with Markin’ Fish Charters on June 28, 2018
Some people may not be familiar with different medications you can take for seasickness. I would recommend consulting with your physician on that before you go. It affects some people more than others.

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Karl Guenther
Palm Harbor, FL
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Went fishing with Big Daddy Sportfishing on June 15, 2018
The bite is on for most species inshore and off. Target the early morning and early evening to beat the heat. Snook, trout, redfish and tarpon are biting along with the tidal flows. Red grouper and American red snapper are chewing on the ledges and hard bottom structures in the Gulf.

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Deltona, Florida
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Went fishing with Reef Relief Charters on May 9, 2018
Reef Relief Charters... they are the best! They have very experienced Captains that know their fish and how to get them from the Gulf to your kitchen. They have a great boat with enough room to move around and haul in the big fish. They are very knowledgeable when it comes to tackle, bait and where the fish are biting. It's a great day and a great experience!

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Keith Wilbourn
Louisville, KY
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Went fishing with Big Daddy Sportfishing on May 13, 2018
If you are a first time fisherman in St. Pete, Jim Pollard at Big Daddy Sportfishing knows many extremely good spots for getting fish on, as well as places for him to get baitfish. There is a large variety of fish (you never know what you have on until you can actually see it) and a good variety of places to fish as well.

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John Neumann
Saint Petersburg, FL
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Went fishing with Hookin' Ain't Easy on March 25, 2019
Enjoy the day and being on the water. The bite may be great or maybe it won’t...but St. Petersburg will always have better fishing tomorrow! :-)

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Adam Meyering
Comstock Park, MI
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Went fishing with Reef Relief Charters on November 29, 2018
I would expect fishing to be better than when we went out. Our outing was right after the worst red tide in 50 years had just cleared up.

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Gregory Irvin
Arlington, Texas
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Went fishing with Fishhawk Charters - Silverton on August 19, 2018
Do not use Fishhawk Charter - Silverton. I don't know anything about any other charters -- they are probably fine.

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Bryan Hevron
Saint Petersburg, FL
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Went fishing with Sunrise Fishing Adventures on August 7, 2018
August is not always ideal but we caught fish anyway. Captain Brett recommended that fall or spring might be better. However, we still had a fun morning fishing.

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Patrick Rasmussen
Spring Hill, TN
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Went fishing with Hookin' Ain't Easy on July 27, 2018
Good fishing conditions, however the full moon and tides should be monitored closely. Early morning or night trips would be best this time of year.

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James Wyatt
Jeffersonville, IN
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Went fishing with Tampa Bay Fishing Adventures on June 20, 2018
You need to have a good captain who knows the water, if you get a new guy. You probably won’t get as many fish.

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Tracy Edwards
Oshkosh, WI
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Went fishing with Inshore Carnivore LLC on June 4, 2018
I was told by my guide that the moon affects fishing as well as the tide, so do some research beforehand. Also reapply sunscreen!

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Shawn Welch
United States
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Went fishing with Big Daddy Sportfishing on May 4, 2018
Enjoy it no matter where you go in the world it's called fishing not catching the experience is the joy

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Sophie Schaefer
Beaufort, South Carolina
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Went fishing with First Cast Fishing Charters on May 24, 2018
St. Pete is an excellent fishery with a very wide variety of species. Would recommend.

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John Crawford
Albemarle, NC
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Went fishing with Tampa Bay Fishing Adventures on August 1, 2018
We enjoyed our trip out. The Weather wasn't great but the captain kept us on the fish.

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Tim Holsclaw
Tampa, Florida
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Went fishing with Sunrise Fishing Adventures on August 6, 2018
Book with a knowledgeable local guide like Capt Brett of Sunrise Fishing Adventures

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Ken French
Eckville, AB
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Went fishing with Big Daddy Sportfishing on May 2, 2018
If you like small game fishing and like to catch lots then fishing in the bay is for you

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Stephenson John
Olney, IL
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Went fishing with Inshore Carnivore LLC on April 14, 2018
Fishing can be hit and miss. Contact the captain before booking to make sure you have chose a good day.

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Rebecca Walker
Calhoun, LA
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Went fishing with Markin’ Fish Charters on March 13, 2018
I was fishing mid March due to spring break and the kids schedule. The weather turned off nasty and cold this week and made for tough fishing but we caught fish and had a good time.

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Thomas Zoltner
Stuart, FL
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Went fishing with Big Daddy Sportfishing on April 18, 2018
Take your time and be patient. Keep bait or lures In the water and you will get fish!

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Parrish, Florida
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Went fishing with Big Daddy Sportfishing on February 22, 2018
Awesome part of the Gulf fishing. So many species to catch and not hard to locate them.

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Carl Thomas
North Port, Florida
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Went fishing with Markin’ Fish Charters on February 23, 2018
Go fishing on marking fish charter he will give you a great time an he will put you on the fish

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