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

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Christopher Ketterman
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Went fishing with Angler's Dream Fishing on June 28, 2024
Sunscreen, cold drinks, Dramamine, snacks, sunglasses/hat. Definitely dress for the weather! I feel this trip is doable with kids, but for 8 hours, my girls would have not done well on a boat that long. They are 11 and 8. Therefore, they stayed back with my mom and they had a day visiting the Aquarium :)

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John Karsten
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Went fishing with Angler's Dream Fishing on March 20, 2024
Be prepared for weather change. Take warm clothing, and plenty of sun screen. Listen closely to the captain and 1st mate as they give instruction. Concentrate on what you're doing and you should catch fish.

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Amanda Casby
Saint Paul, MN
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Went fishing with Angler's Dream Fishing on March 7, 2022
We tried fishing on the piers but had very little luck. We also tried an inshore fishing trip and caught a few small fish but nothing we could keep. We decided to try a longer, deep sea fishing trip and caught many fish and even have fish to bring home.

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Scott Jackson
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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Went fishing with Angler's Dream Fishing on July 24, 2021
Was very hot and red tide made the fishing tough, however the Captain and crew did everything possible and fish were caught. If you want to catch fish and have a crew that goes above and beyond, this Captain and crew are top notch.

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Kimberly Novak
Lombard, Illinois
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Went fishing with Angler's Dream Fishing on June 29, 2021
If fishing for the 1st time, bring some crackers, (little kids - an extra change of clothes), maybe a towel to wipe your hands. Please ask questions - some of the fish you may catch maybe dangerous to take off the hook so please ask the captain or crew before doing that. Enjoy the scenery, be mindful of your neighbors sitting near you and have a great time!

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Claire Lipsett
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Went fishing with Gulfcoast Fishing Charters on May 31, 2024
Listen to the captain, he knows what he is doing. Very knowledgeable. Good equipment. Boat is small so pack light equipment wise, he has everything you need bar food/drink anyway.

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Mike Lewis
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Went fishing with Angler's Dream Fishing on May 30, 2024
Coming from Inland lakes where you often get nothing, the amount of bites and catches is crazy high. Just dint expect to be reeling in sea monsters

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Fred Jury
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Went fishing with Gulfcoast Fishing Charters on June 5, 2024
We went mid day but if you can get a morning spot it would most likely be better I assume.

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Marilyn Duncan
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Went fishing with Angler's Dream Fishing on March 20, 2024
Bring your own equipment if you can, when you only have 2-3hrs to fish you don’t want to lose any time learning the feel of their rigs. I missed lots of strikes in the first 45min or so.

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Glenn Pamperin
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Went fishing with Angler's Dream Fishing on March 14, 2024
Probably not all we got was small fish. And mst of the people on the boat didn’t get anything. Although they tried to keep us on fish. Thanks

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Sadegh Shamehdi
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Went fishing with Angler's Dream Fishing on February 10, 2024
Yes ?? PS- One thing about the children question. Older children the trip is fine, I would say 10 and up. No smaller children.

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Niamh Walch
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Went fishing with Gulfcoast Fishing Charters on January 22, 2024
It was cold when we went out but we didn't realise that it's difficult to get them to take bait when the fish are cold. We got some small ones but the big ones wouldn't bite.

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Robert Powell
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Went fishing with Angler's Dream Fishing on October 25, 2023
The weather was great but offshore breeze prevented a full run of bottom fishing. Trawling is just not my thing. Only keepers were smallish Spanish mackerel and gray snapper.

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Sarah Carstensen
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Went fishing with Angler's Dream Fishing on October 21, 2023
If you might get sea sick bring medication (take ahead of time), don't eat a big greasy meal or binge alcohol the night before. Sunscreen, a towel, and jacket/ sweatshirt are helpful.

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SHARYN MCDONNELL
Sarasota, FL
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Went fishing with Angler's Dream Fishing on June 3, 2023
Any day on the water is great. It’s even better when the fish are biting and the dolphin are jumping.

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Michael Schilz
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Went fishing with Gulfcoast Fishing Charters on March 6, 2024
Show up ready to catch fish. Bring a few snacks and drinks & have a great time.

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Chris Robus
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Went fishing with Gulf Coastin Charters - FL on October 27, 2023
Definitely check out Gulf Coastin’ Charters. Brian is fantastic and he’ll put you on fish!

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Greg Whitehurst
Steubenville, Ohio
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Went fishing with Run For The Reels – St. Pete Beach on October 7, 2023
Get with Carson from Run for the reels. He will teach you all you need to know.

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Peyton Toves
Fort Myers, Florida
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Went fishing with Run For The Reels – St. Pete Beach on April 1, 2023
Many different places to fish and a lot of species to catch. Great place for first time fisherman.

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Kile Taylor
Fincastle, VA
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Went fishing with Angler's Dream Fishing on August 3, 2023
Irs a great place to fish and see other sea life. I recommend Anglers Dream charters.

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Randy Johnson
Largo, FL
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Went fishing with Angler's Dream Fishing on July 24, 2023
Try to go out in spring and fall. The water temp is at record high right now in July.

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Scott Cook
Calhoun, GA
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Went fishing with Angler's Dream Fishing on June 6, 2023
The party boat is a great and less expensive way to take the whole family out on the water

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Thomas Newhard
Fort Wayne, IN
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Went fishing with Angler's Dream Fishing on April 5, 2023
Saw everything from dolphins, to manatees, grouper, grunts, and a spanish mackerel!

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Julie Roseth
Big Lake, MN
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Went fishing with Angler's Dream Fishing on February 16, 2019
Still caught some fish despite the red tide that took a toll on local fish populations.