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

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Steven Deblauwe
Mansfield, TX
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Went fishing with Big Fish Pros – Deep Sea Fishing on October 4, 2018
FORT LAUDERDALE FISHING CHARTERS Fun For the Whole Family From novice to seasoned anglers, Big Fish Pros is Fort Lauderdale’s top choice for a fun fishing experience that you won’t soon forget. We specialize in trolling and drift fishing and offer half day, three quarter and full day fishing charters aboard our comfortable 46-foot Bertram charter boat. Whether you want to experience the thrill of deep sea fishing for swordfish, dolphinfish (mahi-mahi), marlin, tuna, wahoo and sailfish or fish the nearshore waters for grouper, snapper, cobia and tarpon you are guaranteed to have a great time onboard the Big Fish Pros. Browse our website for more information about Big Fish Pros or contact us today to book your fishing charter. www.bigfishpros.com

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Glenn Geddings
Sumter, SC
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Went fishing with New Lattitude Sportfishing Charters on October 24, 2018
Be prepared for some weather changes. You will most likely be within 3 miles of shore unless you take a special purpose trip. Our trip was only about a mile out and the water color was perfect. Blue and clear.

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Viet-que Vo-dignard
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Went fishing with Lauderdale Sportfishing Reel Legend on July 23, 2018
Put some sunscreen and bathing suit as it can get warm and if you are seasick, start taking some pills the night before your trip as it help you enjoy your day. Bring a pair a running shoes not to slip and don’t forget your sunglasses and drinks.

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Jacob Hand
United States
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Went fishing with Captain Andy - Party Boat Fishing on June 23, 2018
Take the night boat. Bring some snacks, water and beer for the trip. Also stop in a bait n tackle shop and grab a jig or two. Seems like the guys on the back of the boat worked a jig and had really good luck.

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Jennifer Sharp
Jacksonville, FL
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Went fishing with Capt. Taco’s Hooked Up Sportfishing on May 7, 2018
Clarify your experience level with both the captain & mate on the boat you go out on. This information was explained to Captain Taco but he wasn't the captain we had. We had basically 2 rods for 6 people & would have enjoyed more if we each had our own.

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George Wise
Dallas, TX
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Went fishing with Fish Local Knowledge on March 14, 2018
Check to see if the pier is completely open. The best half is under construction as of march 12, 2018, and has been since October 2017. I would have enjoyed it more if is was fully operational. It was crowded and they did not have any live bait. The frozen shrimp just fall apart. The rod and reals were not very good but we made use of them.

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Ross Simonds
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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Went fishing with Lauderdale Sportfishing Reel Legend on February 10, 2018
Go with Captain Mike. He can’t make the fish appear but sure will find them if they are there. I’ve fished all over the world so keep in mind, it’s “fishing” not “catching”. We choose to have fun regardless of the appetite of the fish. Good times!!!

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David Durham
Fenton, Missouri
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Went fishing with Lauderdale Sportfishing Reel Legend on August 25, 2017
If you're not used to deep ocean trolling find a good crew, and be sure you book a boat with a cabin for shelter, it's the beginning of tropical depressions season. The fish don't care about the rain, but you might.

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Daphanie Richardson
United States
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Went fishing with Captain Andy - Party Boat Fishing on April 22, 2017
To "Catch My Drift" and come ready to fish. Thanks captain and crew you did a great job you deliver as promised you cannot control the weather overall we really did enjoy ourselves for first timers we will be back

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Blake Richards
Pompano Beach, Florida
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Went fishing with New Lattitude Sportfishing Charters on March 6, 2019
If you want to do some serious fishing then I’d recommend an all day trip and talk to the captains before hand to find out when the best time of the year is.

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Alan Tsang
Orlando, Florida
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Went fishing with Captain Andy - Party Boat Fishing on March 22, 2019
Try out the shorter fishing trip first and progress to more experienced one if you wish

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John Wells
Bound Brook, NJ
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Went fishing with YB Normal on November 18, 2018
Yes. The captain provides everything you'll need in terms of gear. Bring your food and beverage, camera and sunscreen along with hat and sunglasses. Have fun!

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Bruce Burroughs
San Francisco, CA
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Went fishing with Full Circle Sportfishing on September 7, 2018
All depends on the weather on any sea going charter if your not prone to sea sickness no worries but if you are as my son is, I highly recommend Dramamine.to curb any issues.

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Jacob Thomas
Vonore, TN
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Went fishing with YB Normal on August 31, 2018
Check your fishing captain and crews back ground. Even if you don’t catch fish you want to have a good time.

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Tampa, Florida
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Went fishing with Family Jewell Fishing Charters on August 18, 2018
Calm summer days can be hot so cover up. Plenty of species to target, just let Capt know what you would like. He should have to latest information and be prepared to change target species.

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Kelley Diaz
Hialeah, FL
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Went fishing with Full Circle Sportfishing on August 5, 2018
First time anglers as procrastination if doctor approves Dramamine. Because even in calm waters the ocean can be a challenge

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Jake Mager
Tampa, FL
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Went fishing with Fish Lauderdale on July 4, 2018
If you are into fishing, make sure you get clearance with the captain so you can do more than reel the fucking line in.

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Dirk Ruszkowski
Gibraltar, MI
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Went fishing with Lauderdale Sportfishing Reel Legend on March 15, 2019
Find out what is migratory and what is biting during the time you are there. Target the bite.

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Thomas Whitaker
Miami, FL
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Went fishing with New Lattitude Sportfishing Charters on March 8, 2019
Go to the charter company called Fishing Headquarters if you want big time deep sea fishing

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Devindra Roy
Oakland Park, FL
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Went fishing with Captain Andy - Party Boat Fishing on December 29, 2018
try it you will love it the night fishing was great and great skyline of fort lauderdale

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Ben Handin
United States
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Went fishing with New Lattitude Sportfishing Charters on June 23, 2018
Apply lots of sunscreen and stay hydrated. The crew will help you with everything else.

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Ryan Neal
Spiceland, IN
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Went fishing with YB Normal on June 14, 2018
Be ready for an active fishing experience we were busy the whole time catching fish.

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Frank Miner
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Went fishing with New Lattitude Sportfishing Charters on March 31, 2018
Bring food and drinks, and prepare for the sun. There is enough space on the ship, so feel free to pack a full cooler

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Roscoe Ostyn
Grant, MI
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Went fishing with Reel Work Sportfishing Charters on April 4, 2018
Didnt catch any fish, read reports talk with local sport shops not charter captains. Captains want your cash. Fish or not, Sports shops want you to want to fish.

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Adam Gardner
Pompano Beach, FL
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Went fishing with Captain Andy - Party Boat Fishing on March 24, 2018
Listen to the crew. They know what they are doing. Their advice helped me catch 2 of my 3 snappers.

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Suzan Miller
White Cloud, MI
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Went fishing with Captain Andy - Party Boat Fishing on March 12, 2018
Good experience, good way to find out how you will feel about fishing the ocean before going deep. I recommend you to try drift fishing before going way out.

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Howard Brody
Las Vegas, Nevada
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Went fishing with YB Normal on February 17, 2018
Seek out a boat that you can have fun on and a captain who cares as much about his passengers and what they catch as he does about safety.

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Ted Karnavas
Brownsburg, Indiana
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Went fishing with YB Normal on February 3, 2018
Research the hot spots. We chose our trip simply for convenience to our accommodations. I am not sure Ft Lauderdale is the best water at this time of year.

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Chad Beck
Orlando, Florida
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Went fishing with Blue Safari Sportfishing Charters on February 6, 2018
There are many species in this amazing fishery. Be open to what the day offers and you will have an incredible experience.

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Jack Huber
Tampa, Florida
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Went fishing with YB Normal on February 6, 2018
The weather can be hit or miss but is always better than what we have in Denver in February. Booking the right fishing charter is the key to a successful trip.

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