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

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Angela Wolford
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Went fishing with Amelia Family Fishing Charters on April 20, 2024
Check with the guide first if your an experienced fisherman. He will know when to come. and not to. We came at a tide event but he still knew where to go for fish I think he could dial in a perfect day if you called ahead and planned around that

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Louis McIntire
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Went fishing with Big Fin Charters on April 10, 2024
The boat is very well stocked and the captain is very professional and prepared, bring anything extra you want to enjoy the trip. Pro tip from the captain - if you need Dramamine - take a dose the day before and at least 30 minutes before the trip.

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Carrie Woehler
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Went fishing with Amelia Light Tackle Charters on January 14, 2024
We had great weather, but I'm probably not really qualified to answer this question. Our captain seemed to think we should've caught more fish but we went late in the day as the tide was going out. We were happy, and when we got back to the dock, there were lots of other dishes coming back who said they got less than us, so it's probably not the best season but we still had fun.

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Nathan Carter
Raleigh, NC
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Went fishing with Schmidt Happens Fishing on July 21, 2023
Fishing can be seasonal. If you want to fish for fun, then anytime is great. If you are fishing for specific fish species, then make sure you pick the right time of year for your best chance for success.

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Quinton Christie
San Juan
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Went fishing with Semper Fi Charters on June 18, 2020
In spite of the Covid 19 virus the people we encountered in Fernandina Beach were all friendly and helpful. The Marina was undergoing a major renovation but that didn't keep us from having a great time and catching some nice trout. If your going in the summer go early in the morning as it gets pretty hot later in the day. Captain Brian was very patient with our two teenage grandsons and we had a great trip. We hope to return in the fall when the reds are in full swing but anytime is a good time to take someone fishing. Especially a youngster. God bless you all Skip and Kristy Christie, Hawthorne, Fl

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Robert Buckley
Okatie, SC
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Went fishing with Pipe Dream Charters – Pipedream III on May 17, 2023
Definitely Sliders restaurant and grill for breakfast before the trip there's time to catch a nice sunrise before the trip. Definitely take your fresh caught cash to restaurant 251 they will prepare for you.

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Daniel Milko
West Warwick, RI
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Went fishing with Amelia Family Fishing Charters on March 3, 2022
Do your homework, and except your limitations. Our Capt put us on some fun bottom fishing. I use a cane and have awful balance issues. He took us to places that weren't rough, made us fee very much.If not sure ask for Capt Keith. Boat was immaculate. And with 300hp he can get you where you want. Tight Lines to all.

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Herbert Greene
Haddock, GA
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Went fishing with Beat The Oddz Charters LLC on September 4, 2021
Because of the weather, we couldn't go out and had to stay in the river. So I can only comment on the river fishing. We didn't catch anything that we could keep or eat so we came home empty handed. The locals say it's not the best time to fish. The kids wanted to catch sharks, which we did and that was very exciting.

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Lynne Chafee
Green Cove Springs, FL
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Went fishing with Big Fin Charters on December 24, 2019
The boat and Captain were great! The weather was not! The Captain took us to 4 or 5 sites and we caught 3 small whiting. It just wasn't a good day to be on the water...cold, windy and rainy, but it was still fun. The Captain cannot control the weather!

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Mike Hurst
Jacksonville, Florida
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Went fishing with Gonna Miss Her Fishing Charters on March 27, 2019
Get with Capt. Patrick for a great time. When I told him that I was wanting to fish for reds and trout he had no problem and made no hesitation on where to go. The weather was nice. A little cool in the morning but warmed up just enough to make it comfortable.

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Rebekah Newsome
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Went fishing with Amelia Light Tackle Charters on May 16, 2024
Excellent captain and excellent teacher. Patient and great at explaining to novices. Good natured and pleasant all around good guy.

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Malcolm Partridge
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Went fishing with D&R Charters Fernandina Beach, Fl on April 8, 2024
We have done 3 trips via Fishing Booker and caught different fish every time. Every trip has be fun and even the trash fish such as shark and sting ray will keep you entertained.

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Lindi Burns
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Went fishing with Liberty Sport Fishing on April 5, 2024
Our weather wasn’t ideal but Captain Bennett did a great job finding fish for us!

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Susan Dorner
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Went fishing with Amelia Light Tackle Charters on April 2, 2024
The fish are biting and Jesse helped us catch flounder, drum, and redfish all in a few hours.

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Robert Crooks
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Went fishing with Amelia Family Fishing Charters on February 21, 2024
We went out knowing it is the coldest time for water temperature in the area. Which means fish are not as plentiful. We did catch and release. The afternoon excursion was worth the time.

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Shane Hartman
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Went fishing with Big Fin Charters on December 28, 2023
Depending on the time of year weather can be an issue. We went during the winter just before a front came through. The next day would have been a difficult fish with high wind and waves.

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Scott Fitzsimmons
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Went fishing with Amelia Light Tackle Charters on October 14, 2023
Mild weather, lots of different species of fish, lots of different areas like jetties, flats, creeks, etc.

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Travis Hicks
Sweetwater, TN
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Went fishing with Pipe Dream Charters – Pipedream III on July 11, 2023
You need to know that there is only a 5 day fishing window for red snapper. If you aren't in that window then you will not get to keep your snapper you catch.

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Denise Carvajal
Jacksonville, FL
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Went fishing with Big Fin Charters on June 18, 2023
Love Fernandina Beach super nice place, and the people are super nice. Would definitely go back again!

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Aaron Pixley
Sun City, AZ
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Went fishing with Amelia Family Fishing Charters on June 2, 2023
Don’t come with expectations, different fish hit at different times and seasons. We caught fish and had a great time but just not what we were expecting keep that in mind!

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Ken Harbour
Canton, GA
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Went fishing with Liberty Sport Fishing on February 1, 2023
If you are fishing for the first time in Fernandina Beach, look up Captain Bennett and Liberty Sport Fishing. He will put you on the fish and make your day a very memorable one.

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Brenda Brown
Spencer, IN
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Went fishing with Amelia Family Fishing Charters on October 7, 2021
Book a trip with Captain Keith!! We had a great time and he was extremely helpful ! We will definitely book again !

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David Hawk
Canonsburg, PA
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Went fishing with Amelia Family Fishing Charters on September 11, 2021
Bring youngsters to enjoy their delight in catching any kind and any size of fish. It is far better than catching them yourself.

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George Frantz
Murrysville, PA
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Went fishing with Big Fin Charters on August 10, 2021
It will be a hot day for sure so make sure you have appropriate clothes sunscreen and lots of water!

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Michael Schenck
Smoke Rise, GA
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Went fishing with Pipe Dream Charters – Pipedream III on July 9, 2021
Book with Captain Scott. The Captain and Mate are a good team that will put you on fish, and do whatever it takes to be successful.

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Anthony Aviles
Fernandina Beach, FL
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Went fishing with Heavy Hitter Charters on June 20, 2020
Good fishing as long as you understand or have fishing history that weather, fresh water from rain, tides and time of day will affect the bite. It’s fishing not catching

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Tina Crafts
Jacksonville, Florida
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Went fishing with Liberty Sport Fishing on November 18, 2023
Give Captain Bennett Harbour -Liberty Sport Fishing a shot.... He'll keep you on the fish!

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Tamra Hartman
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Went fishing with Hoodoo Sportfishing Charters – Hoodeux on October 7, 2023
Make sure you are dressed weather appropriate and always prepared with sunscreen!!

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Michelle Zdunic
Walton, KY
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Went fishing with Amelia Light Tackle Charters on September 24, 2023
The water was a it choppy in some areas, but that was due the remains of a storm I believe.

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Elijah Britt
Juliette, GA
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Went fishing with Heavy Hitter Charters on September 23, 2023
Get some sleep before you go. You will need your strength! Them big fish will wear you out!