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

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Greg Cinque
P C BEACH, FL
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Went fishing with Kickback Sportfishing Charters on September 16, 2018
We don't know all that much about fishing. Unfortunately the red tide started the day we arrived. I am glad we had a professional to help us. I am sure we would hace caught even more without the red tide.

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Richard Hughes
Dickson, TN
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Went fishing with Just Fish PCB: Have Fun, Catch Fish on September 7, 2018
A private charter like we had is much more fun than a large boat with 60 to 70 people aboard.Our Captain ( Mike Lindsay treated us like family rather than just another pay check.Excellent boat,Captain and the deckhand was first class.Thank you for a wonderful trip.

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Dean Argo
United States
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Went fishing with Reel Deal Charters – Deep Water on September 2, 2018
I would recommend fishing before the season ends. While we caught many fish, the bigger fish - Amberjack, Mackerel, and Cobia eluded us. The Captain and Deckhand were great - not their fault we waited until Labor Day to fish.

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Kevin Olmstead
Nashville, TN
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Went fishing with Charter Boat All The Way on August 31, 2018
You can fish off the big piers for cheap. Rent a pole, get bait, and fish. Its easy. 24 hours a day. If you want to go big , charter a boat. Talk to the captain/owners before renting. There are options to the trip. Different types of fishing . Different fish.

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Phyllis Burnham
Miami, FL
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Went fishing with Kickback Sportfishing Charters on July 13, 2018
It’s better to fish on a private charter. They definitely know where the fish are. The deckhand David was the best. The Captain didn’t y’all much. He told me he would adjust the price because we had one less person and he did not!

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Charles Brown
Enterprise, Alabama
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Went fishing with Sheila Marie Charters on June 16, 2018
I would absolutely recommend. The hardest thing I found was finding the boat locations. GPS was off. But other than that we had an amazing time. And will absolutely be using Panama City Beach for all my deep-sea engagements.

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David Kloser
Acworth, GA
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Went fishing with Pcb Water Adventures on June 12, 2018
I was disappointed in two things. 1. I did not see anywhere that said cash only. I had a credit card only so I had to go to a bank to get cash to pay the captain. 2. I thought that the $75.00 deposit went toward the fishing trip until the captain told me that it did not, that it went to Fishing Booker.

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Zac Allen
Panama City Beach, Florida
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Went fishing with Pcb Water Adventures on September 27, 2017
PCB fishing in September is hit and miss. Depending on conditions and migrations the pier can be a great place to catch Spanish Mackerel, Redfish and even King Mackerel and the occasional Sailfish. However, it can also be very slow if there's not much migratory fish movement. Same thing with the charters. Boom or bust. But the best thing is to just get out there. The more you fish the greater your chances.

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Arthur Robinson
Douglas, GA
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Went fishing with Just Fish PCB–Have Fun, Catch Fish on March 15, 2018
Go in the summer months, we went in March the spring but the weather changed, we had a cold snap. Although we caught fish mist were to small and we h ad to through back. Make sure the weather is warm, I guess the fish don't like the cold either. But it's always fun to get out their in the open waters.

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Carmel Gorin
Panama City, Florida
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Went fishing with Reel Deal Charters – Deep Water on May 14, 2017
The trigger fish were so plentiful that they kept us from catching snapper and you can't keep trigger fish. You can't convince me that trigger fish are endangered. Write your representative to change this law. Aside from that, May is an excellent month to be fishing in Panama City!

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Joshua Moise
Atlanta, GA
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Went fishing with Jessica Shoals Fishing Charters on April 25, 2019
Bring a light jacket and go when the sun is out. The opportunity to catch more fish would increase while the sun is out

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Regina Fryman
Detroit, MI
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Went fishing with Pcb Water Adventures on April 10, 2019
If you want an adventure of a life time and a great experience with a great captain give Captin Jim a call!! You won't be disappointed

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Sonya Latz
Elsie, MI
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Went fishing with Backcountry Flats Fishing - PCB on April 2, 2019
Decide on type of fish you would like to fish for and then decide if you would like to go fishing at the flats or out deep sea fishing.

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David Dodson
Panama City Beach, FL
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Went fishing with Pcb Water Adventures on March 29, 2019
Go with this crew! We were a little early for the mahi mahi, grouper, and red snapper bit still caught a few, just couldn't keep. Still had a great time!

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Darrell Grady
Orlando, FL
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Went fishing with Pcb Water Adventures on March 12, 2019
Be prepared for a cool start and possibly some rough water. Trigger fish are the best thing to shoot but the pogies are good too.

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Chris Brown
Kinston, North Carolina
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Went fishing with Reel Deal Charters – Deep Water on September 9, 2018
We caught a ton of smaller fish, according to the deckhand most larger fish go offshore so June is the best time to fish in Florida.

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Sarena Cissell
Gulf Breeze, Florida
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Went fishing with Kickback Sportfishing Charters on August 9, 2018
Definitely try it!!! It is totally worth it. The overall experience is once in a lifetime and once you do it you will want to go again.

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Daniel Bonner
Cleburne, TX
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Went fishing with Reel Deal Charters – Deep Water on July 20, 2018
Awesome experience - Reel Deal was a great Boat and had an absolutely awesome deck hand. Great trip to take your son or daughter on. Very impressed and will use them again.

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Rodney Watson
Tulsa, OK
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Went fishing with Reel Deal Charters – Deep Water on July 16, 2018
Research what is trending and in season at the time your going fishing, and pick your charter based on that.

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Ricky Parker
Whigham, GA
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Went fishing with Madfish Charters on July 26, 2018
Wear light clothing and sunscreen, be prepared in case of rain which randomly occurs. Pay attention to what species are in season when planning your trip.

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Rebecca Gould
Manhattan, KS
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Went fishing with Madfish Charters on July 25, 2018
Fishinng was AMAZING!!! We caught so many fish I could barely move my arm the next day, AWESOME experience!

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Candace Grandjean
Cabot, AR
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Went fishing with Pcb Water Adventures on July 15, 2018
Pack your snacks, drinks and take a Dramamine if you get seasick, plenty of sunscreen and clothes you don’t mind getting fishy!!! Bring a cooler for your catch and get ready to have fun!!!!!

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Ann Freeman
Houston, TX
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Went fishing with Madfish Charters on July 7, 2018
Captain was great with children. Had a 10 year old and a 13 year old with us. They had been out fishing before. We liked out previous trip, but this one was so much better.

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David Hackler
Panama City, FL
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Went fishing with Reel Rosie Charters on July 3, 2018
Charter trip was a great first fishing excursion for me and the boys. Would definitely do this again!

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John Rosselot
Elizabethtown, KY
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Went fishing with Reel Deal Charters – Deep Water on July 3, 2018
Go during Red Snapper season, the fishing is hot for many different varieties of fish during that time

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Mary Iris Hunt
Gadsden, AL
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Went fishing with Backcountry Flats Fishing - PCB on July 3, 2018
Book a trip with a friendly and experienced fishing guide like Capt. John to enjoy your first fishing trip in Panama City Beach.

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Matt Tillison
Panama City Beach, FL
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Went fishing with Pcb Water Adventures on June 29, 2018
Go to Captain Jim and Darius! They are fun to hangout with and know some really good spots for catching a fish that make it worth your time.

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Eric Segars
Martin, GA
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Went fishing with PC Florida Fishing - 32ft Boat on June 28, 2018
Be prepared to release many fish that are not in season , that is if the Capt. Puts you on the fish as ours did

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FishingBooker Member
Charlotte, NC
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Went fishing with Capt. Bob Zales Charters, LLC on June 28, 2018
Fishing is fun just be sure to be very careful abd research the charter some are great some are plain horrible.

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Robert Mefferd
Orlando, FL
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Went fishing with Reel Deal Charters – Deep Water on June 20, 2018
Do whatever you gotta do to prevent getting seasick. That was the only bad experience about this trip. The larger hats help a lot with shading your head.

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