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

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Bobby Ross
North Augusta, SC
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Went fishing with Kayak Fishing – Panama City on June 5, 2020
In my initial review I was honest about the issues I encountered. However, not more than 30 minutes after the review posted, the Owner of the company called me to express his apology and concern. He honestly cared. I told him it is because he called that I will use his business again should the need arise. He offered to take my Wife and I out at no charge. Thank you.

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Kelly Martin
Fulton, MS
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Went fishing with Reel Deal Charters – Deep Water on June 16, 2019
Go out on a "state" boat which typically remains within sight of land (+/- 10 miles out) to be sure your not prone to sea sickness. I've fished both near coast and off shore (deep sea) on several occasions in multiple states and would rate my overall experience fishing in Panama City as average. Typically a 6 hour (half day) trip results in 2-3 hours of actual fishing. If not already included and/or given the option by your captain, purchase live bait on your way out. Bring cash for tips and live bait purchase. Fish cleaning is not included but can be processed at a reasonable priced once you return to the dock Bring sunscreen, hat, camera, sunglasses, snacks and drinks.

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Cindy Fuglio
Marietta, GA
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Went fishing with Kickback Sportfishing Charters on June 11, 2019
It's too hot for troll fishing by mid morning.....the fish were not biting much at all. Don't expect much, and maybe you will be blessed with more. But DON'T have high hopes of catching quite a few for dinner!

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Brian Young
Clay, WV
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Went fishing with Reel Deal Charters – Deep Water on June 13, 2019
Book early in your week so if the weather changes, you will have time and windows for them to shift and reschedule you. And your fish may processed the next day (depending on when you get back to dock) so plan your departure accordingly.

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Donald Adams
Lansing, MI
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Went fishing with West Bay Fishing Charters on September 22, 2020
Make sure you go fishing earlier in the year. Double check with Captain about equipment.

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Mike Pedigo
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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Went fishing with West Bay Fishing Charters on August 5, 2020
I caught a Tripletail 17 inches long and Captain Scott was just Great, my girl also caught a 30 inch Black tail shark, what a fun time, Thanks Captain Scott !!!

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Russell Burch
United States
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Went fishing with Charter Boat Gotta Believe on July 19, 2020
Dolphins were not our friend. So we didn’t catch as much as we wanted but it was still a lot of fun!

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Mark Schmidt
Yorkville, IL
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Went fishing with Reel Deal Charters – Deep Water on July 24, 2019
I recommend you buy live bait. We used squid for bottom fishing but you need live bait to catch the King Mackerel and Bonita

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Eric Mccoy Mccoy
Tampa, FL
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Went fishing with Reel Deal Charters – Deep Water on July 19, 2019
Definitely fun with the right boat. Red snapper season is a myst aswell. Just research the right boat.

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Rodney Watson
Tulsa, OK
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Went fishing with Just Fish PCB: Have Fun, Catch Fish on July 16, 2019
Just fish PCB: Have Fun,Catch Fish, The name is exactly what you do, highly recommend the 7 hour trip that way you get fish to eat and then you go after other species for fun.

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Joe Loiacano
OLD BROWNSBRO, KY
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Went fishing with Captain Black’s Fishing on July 1, 2019
We had a good experience fishing out of Panama City Beach, we have fished in other locations in Florida. A good bang for the buck.

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Bruce Main
Marietta, GA
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Went fishing with Charter Boat Gotta Believe on June 28, 2019
Plan on at least 10 hours for your booking, it takes a long time to get out far enough to catch the big boys.

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Chris Wood
Longwood, FL
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Went fishing with Sheila Marie Charters on June 3, 2019
Ask about how license work. Red snapper was open for Federally licensed boats, but not state licensed boats. Did not know that.

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Mary Cunard
Lithonia, GA
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Went fishing with Jessica Shoals Fishing Charters on May 6, 2019
Not applicable for this trip...it was only for scattering ashes of a relative. Wonderful experience!

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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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Jason Houp
United States
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Went fishing with The Gaff Charters on June 30, 2019
Sunscreen! It’s hot and sunny. Be prepared to catch some fish with these guys!

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Ashley Shankles
Panama City Beach, Florida
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Went fishing with Just Fish PCB: Have Fun, Catch Fish on June 23, 2019
Sunscreen, long sleeved shirts, hats.....if you get motion sickness, buy something like dramamine

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Jarrod Babbitt
Frisco, Texas
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Went fishing with Reel Deal Charters – Deep Water on June 17, 2019
Be sure to book a trip for the specific fish you are targeting. I was under the impression we would catch some Snapper and move on, but that didn’t happen.

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Mark Rogers
Soddy, TN
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Went fishing with Charter Boat Gotta Believe on June 14, 2019
Communicate with your Capt. before you book to make your plan, for the most successful trip.

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Yonah Her
Jacksonville, Florida
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Went fishing with Charter Boat All The Way on June 15, 2019
Bring sunscreen, snacks, and drinks. Make sure your arms are ready to fight these fish.

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Greg Mason
Covington, GA
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Went fishing with Captain Black's Fishing on June 6, 2019
Nausea patch from your doctor to help with the nausea DO NOT GO WITHOUT SOMETHING

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John Macy
United States
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Went fishing with Reel Rosie Charters on May 1, 2019
The variety of species a available, weather. Also the community is a nice place to visit.

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Brandon Creel
United States
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Went fishing with Reel Rosie Charters on May 22, 2018
Take extra clothes in case it rains. And no skid water shoes. Glad I took mine.