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

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Peter Bryant
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Went fishing with Reel Experience Fishing Charters on July 12, 2024
The water is hot, so the fish are lazy. The baitfish don't last all day in the tank, so go in the morning and be ready to finish up around noon. From what the Captain stated, May and October are probably the best months. But we had great success in July.

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Jim Northcutt
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Went fishing with Chasing Limits Charters on July 2, 2024
Book a morning in shore trip with Captain Andrew/Chasin Limits Charters. Great captain, great boat and great day of fishing. Everything was awesome start to finish. Captain Andrew asked us which fish we wanted to target then proceeded to put us on all 3 we asked to catch and two more species as well. Great trip

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Tom Witowski
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Went fishing with Charter Fish Bradenton on March 29, 2024
It’s all weather dependent. Of course, with a knowledgeable captain, a good boat and equipment, your chances of success go up. Just remember, it’s called fishing, not catching for a reason. Good Luck!

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Gene Wong
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Went fishing with Ami Excursions on March 26, 2024
Bring a wet proof wind breaker , and old towel for wiping your hands. A good attitude b/c you will lose some fish and share the boat and the captain services with others. Sunscreen for epiderma protection is a must!

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North Port, Florida
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Went fishing with Best Coast Fishing Charter – Epic on July 29, 2023
Just before it starts to get to hot to enjoy being outside an according to the captain the water temperature’s are still in the warm but not hot Category which makes fish more active an and they tend to feed better..

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Lindsay Kearns
Mahomet, IL
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Went fishing with Anna Maria island’s Aqua Delights on May 31, 2023
Bring a cooler with cold drinks and some snacks, and sunscreen. Wear layers--it's generally chilly first thing in the morning if you sign up for a charter the first half of the day, but quickly warms up. In addition, I'd highly recommend the morning charters during the summer, as afternoon storms are common.

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Patrick Roberts
Lawrenceburg, KY
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Went fishing with Kick Azz Fishing Charters – 32' on May 10, 2023
Great time to get out there. The waters were calm and the fish bite constantly. Only down side of this time of year is several species are closed, so they can't be kept, including amberjack, red snapper, and gag grouper.

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Jacquelyn Baker
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Went fishing with Ultimate Fishing Adventures–Holmes on July 15, 2024
The boat is nice size and well maintained. The captains of this company are professional, kind, patient, and highly knowledgeable. They will make sure you catch a lot of fish and have fun doing it!

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Frank Preziuso
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Went fishing with Frayed Up Fishing Charters on July 10, 2024
Absolutely. We booked a mid afternoon charter and still brought home some fish. We look forward to a morning trip next

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Tim Parker
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Went fishing with Ultimate Fishing Adventures–Holmes on July 1, 2024
As soon as your bait hits the bottom, you’re going to get a hit on it. Are you good enough to catch the big ones?

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Jennifer Jackson
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Went fishing with Landing Zone Fishing Charters on June 20, 2024
Zach is very knowledgeable, professional and equally entertaining! Great trip and fun time for all! Will most definitely enlist his services again.

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Rob Fowler
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Went fishing with Anna Maria Island Fishers and Fun on May 29, 2024
By late May the water heats up quite a bit and it gets harder to find good fish inshore. Recommend finding larger boats running offshore a minimum of 5+ miles.

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Justin Underwood
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Went fishing with AMI Charter Fishing – Fish Guaranteed! on July 5, 2024
One word HOT- recommend fishing early morning or late evening. Catch was great!

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Michael O'Hara
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Went fishing with Jewel Of The Bay Charters on April 24, 2024
Great place to get some action. Captain Doug will keep the children interested and busy catching fish

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Kevin McDonald
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Went fishing with Jarrod McKenzie Fishing LLC on April 27, 2024
Try to watch weather and get out on a Calm day. We were stretched for time so we had to take what we could get.

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Kendall Dearman
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Went fishing with AMI Charter Fishing – Fish Guaranteed! on February 28, 2024
It was a little windy, but our captain or captain knew places to avoid that. So it didn’t hinder us one bit

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John Kenny
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Went fishing with Skyway Sportfishing on November 21, 2023
If you have children on the trip, bottom fishing for snapper and grouper ( in season) is the way to go, especially if kids are new to fishing.

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Jeff Smith
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Went fishing with Charter Fish Bradenton on October 28, 2023
A lot of fish are out of season during the end of October. Still plenty of others to catch and still fun.

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Kenneth Bartling
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Went fishing with Chase The Blue Charters on October 11, 2023
Chase the Blue's captain has great personality. I'm a seasoned fisherman and can see he would be a great mentor for first timers too.

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Dean Priddy
Orlando, Florida
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Went fishing with Ami Excursions on August 14, 2023
If you are wanting to catch a variety of fish… And a few unexpected ones… Inshore/nearshore is the way to go.

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Mark Wilson
Kissimmee, Florida
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Went fishing with Jarrod McKenzie Fishing LLC on June 28, 2023
Book a guide the intracoastal waters are very wide in that area around Anna Maria and not always a lot of water.

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Tom Witowski
Williamsburg, VA
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Went fishing with Charter Fish Bradenton on March 21, 2023
Be aware that the weather is in constant change. There are no guarantees that every day will be a banner fishing day. That’s why it’s called fishing.

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Tom Brinkmann
Cicero, IL
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Went fishing with Something Catchy Fishing Charters Llc on March 27, 2019
Be prepared for inshore fishing if the water is too rough in the gulf. Protect yourself from the sun. Get ready to catch some fish!

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Kevin Haran
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Went fishing with AMI Charter Fishing – Fish Guaranteed! on May 2, 2024
Not use your service, find a Captain and boat that will provide services as advertised.

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Brady Gobeil
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Went fishing with Landing Zone Fishing Charters on April 8, 2024
It’s a little rough and gag grouper aren’t in season but the fishing is still pretty good

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Dora Martin
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Went fishing with She’s Way Out There Charters on February 22, 2024
Spend a day with Captain Scott and he will make sure you find and catch plenty of fish!

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Wayne Bietz
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Went fishing with Jewel Of The Bay Charters on October 23, 2023
Enjoy the trip. Trust your captain to find and put you on fish. He knows the area well.

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Robert Seda
Orlando, Florida
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Went fishing with Anna Maria Ville Charters on July 13, 2023
Fishing is best in the spring but you can still find some decent areas with the right Captain.

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Sonny George
Charleston, SC
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Went fishing with Awestruck Fishing Charters on May 23, 2023
Book a guide. Alot of rules for running the waterways here with alot of shallow flats also.

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Rick O'hara
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Went fishing with Kick Azz Fishing Charters – 32' on June 28, 2019
Just listen to your captain that is what they are there for. They will put you on the fish.