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

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Antonio Colon
Tampa, Florida
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Went fishing with Slobby Joe Charters - Tampa on March 10, 2019
Tampa Bay Florida has one of the most beautiful pristine and preserved Fisheries any fishing fanatic or professional fisherman would want to to enjoy. And when you go fishing with a professional fishing charter like Captain Joe from sloppy joe fishing charters in Tampa Florida you can find yourself catching unbelievable record breaking number of fish like Snook redfish and jack crevalle just to name a few.

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Valrico, Florida
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Went fishing with Captain Skunk Beard Inshore Fishing on April 2, 2018
Get ready for some of the best inshore fishing of your life. The flats and mangroves of Tampa Bay have some truly world class fishing. Be prepared to hear your drag scream with bull reds, over slot snook, and slob trout.

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Antonio Colon
Tampa, Florida
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Went fishing with Ana Banana Fishing Company - Nautic Star on June 24, 2018
If you can book a trip with Anna Banana Charters in Tampa Florida Ruskin area Captain Joel, you will be in for the fishing trip of a lifetime like I did Catching two of my personal best and biggest game fish I have caught thus far.

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Anthony Caricari
Rock Hill, SC
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Went fishing with Take A Day Off Fishing Charters on June 9, 2018
I would find out a head of time the allowable length of fish and in-season fish that you can keep. We caught snook and couldn't keep because they were out of season. The trout we caught didn't meet the 15 inch requirement. Even though we enjoyed catching the fish, we were hoping to take some home with us.

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Ted Parks
Miami, Florida
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Went fishing with Slobby Joe Charters - Tampa on March 1, 2018
Since this was my first time fishing this area, I really didn't know what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised. There is a wide variety of fish, and they are EVERYWHERE. I don't know how the rest of the year is, but March 2018 was a fantastic trip for me. I caught 20 fish in a 4-hour charter, including four different kinds of fish, and I just finished dinner made from part of my catch.

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Henry W Snead
Decorah, Iowa
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Went fishing with Ana Banana Fishing Company on December 26, 2017
The previous 4 days at the Orlando attractions ( Animal Kingdom, Universal studios, Sea World) paled when compared to the fun and excitement that we had in the 4 hours fishing with the Ana Banana. I would skip Orlando and just do the fishing with these wonderful guys.

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David Manevich
Sarasota, Florida
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Went fishing with Shallow Water Escape on March 17, 2017
If its your first time fishing the area I would recommend using a guide like Captain Jason. He knows the area and the target species and the knowledge I gained on this trip will be with me forever. Thank you again Capt. Jason

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Eddie W
Tampa, Florida
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Went fishing with Fun Flats Fishing on February 24, 2017
Layers! it can be chilly in the morning and 80 degrees by noon... so layer up and start peeling them off as the weather warms up. Wear lightweight fishing clothing as the sun will sneak up on you and you will probably forget to reapply lotion

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Bill Lewin
Clermont, Florida
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Went fishing with Rivers To Bay Fishing Charters on April 21, 2019
I recommend they go for Snook if it is the right time of year. And fish when the tide is moving. I think it makes a big difference.

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Christopher Anderson
Tampa, Florida
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Went fishing with Rivers To Bay Fishing Charters on April 15, 2019
Get in touch with Captain John Rivers at Rivers 2 Bay Fishing Charters, (727) 313-1781. He will put you on some great fish! I know who I'm going to call for my next trip.

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John Vertrees
Tampa, Florida
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Went fishing with Inshore Society - Tidewater Boat on March 10, 2019
Use Inshore Society if you want to catch fish on your stay in the Tampa area. He will teach you how and you will be extremely happy with the results.

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United States
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Went fishing with Local Knowledge Fishing Adventures on November 16, 2018
Tampa bay area is one if the most diverse fishing grounds in the state so don't limit your target species and be open to changing plans based on conditions and how your luck is going

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Robert Chambers
United States
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Went fishing with Charlton’s Reef Charters on April 6, 2019
If you can't catch fish in Tampa, something is wrong! Great place to wet a line.

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Wendy Oleary
Lakeland, Florida
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Went fishing with Charlton’s Reef Charters on February 11, 2019
Call the guide ( Tom Charlton ) and ask him or her what fish are biting when you want to fish.

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Chris Tharp
United States
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Went fishing with Capt Ariel Charter Boats Inc. on July 28, 2018
Do you research on what fish your wanting to catch and when they are in season.

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Timothy Mcguigan
Zephyrhills, FL
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Went fishing with Capt Ariel Charter Boats Inc. on August 9, 2018
Capt Ariel was very patient with us and helpful. Tampa Bay Area is great fishing for beginners who are not familiar with fishing or being on a boat.

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Ed Honeycutt
Lady Lake, FL
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Went fishing with Skiff Charters, Capt. Steve Labadie on June 27, 2018
Great day of fishing. Captain knew the area well and put us on fish. Grandson had a great time.

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Louis Landry
LaGrange, GA
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Went fishing with Charlton’s Reef Charters on May 23, 2018
For maximum action as number of catches. I recommend the flats. More serious fishermen and conditions permitting Inrecommend Tarpon or Grooper.

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Randy Stirratt
Orlando, FL
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Went fishing with Salty Gillz Fishing Charters on April 3, 2018
Find someone experienced and honest about the species that are biting at different times of the year so your experience are realistic. This will make for a much more fun experience.

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Tom Macdonald
Lakeland, Florida
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Went fishing with Capt. Chris Camps Triple C Charters on February 28, 2018
Talk to local fisherman or lady fisher persons where to fish as they know and will help or a local bate shop

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Roberto Jerez
Sarasota, Florida
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Went fishing with Capt Ariel Charter Boats Inc. on December 30, 2017
Research the locations available and may sure you book a Cap with the knowledge of the area and over all is all about the fun.

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United States
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Went fishing with Capt. Chris Camps Triple C Charters on December 28, 2017
Start with redfish or snook. They are more reliable and are in shallow water. Out of the wind on cooler winter days.

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Joseph Smith
Tampa, Florida
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Went fishing with Salty Gillz Fishing Charters on November 25, 2017
Get a guide. Read reviews to select the right guide for you. Be patient and dont expect miracles. Tip the guys running the boat and make sure they have a lot of live bait.

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Megan Stewart
Tampa, Florida
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Went fishing with Skiff Charters, Capt. Steve Labadie on June 10, 2017
www.skiffcharters.com Captain Steve Labadie is passionate about fishing Tampa Bay, he will put a smile on your face!

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Sydney Katilus
Hollywood, Florida
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Went fishing with Capt. Chris Camps Triple C Charters on June 19, 2017
Be prepared to adjust your schedule due to weather. It rains a lot- we weren't rained out but th afternoon trips were questionable.

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Laura Baird
Angola, Indiana
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Went fishing with Ana Banana Fishing Company on May 5, 2017
Watch the weather - We were there early may during a cold front moving through and the fish turned off

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Cnthia Francis
Marion, Michigan
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Went fishing with Capt. Chet Jennings Sport Fishing on February 23, 2017
Yes. It has been 30 years since I last fished and the captain was a good teacher. I learned that it takes strength to reel one in.

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Craig Paterson
London, ENG
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Went fishing with Florida Reels Fishing Charters – Tampa on July 20, 2018
We had a good day, enjoyed ourselves however it would have been nice to try for some bigger fish.

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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Went fishing with Take A Day Off Fishing Charters on November 13, 2017
bring lots of lotion and buy quality shirts and hats,sunglasses.book all day and do a catch all

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Jose Ariel Gonzalez
Tampa, Florida
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Went fishing with Capt Ariel Charter Boats Inc. on January 27, 2018
I recommend that you look for a captain of experience like Captain Ariel Charter Boats inc.

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