What would you recommend to anglers fishing in Port Canaveral, Florida for the first time?

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Josh Myrum
Minneapolis, MN
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Went fishing with Denise Marie Charters on Marzo 15, 2019
March is the slow time for fishing in Port Canaveral, but if you find an experienced guide like we did with the Denise Marie you will have a good time. We only booked a 4 hour trip and we caught 5 different types of fish ranging from a 25lb red fish to a couple 16 inch white fish. If you come down during spring break be perpared for rough waters and if you get a good captain he will delay the trip so you don't get sea sickness.

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Andrew OMara
Oviedo, FL
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Went fishing with All Points Guide Service – 22' on Abril 9, 2021
Do not go with too high of an expectation, it's a big ocean with a load of variables against you. Go for the day out and experience, if you catch fish its an added bonus, but do not let it get you down if you come back without a catch.

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Brandy Chinery
Midland, MI
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Went fishing with Fair N' Square Charters on Marzo 1, 2020
We went March 1, 2020. Took 4 hours to even find some small Spanish mackeral. We went all over the coast area and even in port and saw nothing on the radar until heading back to dock. The other boats were not catching anything either. I would do this trip again but at a different time of year.

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John Moehn
Chicago, Illinois
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Went fishing with Arts Adventures Bottom Fishing Specialist on Julio 15, 2019
Captain Art does it right. If there is fish to be caught he will find them and get you on them. Captain Art is extremely knowledgeable and trustworthy. He is passionate about making your fishing experience one you won't forget. Thanks again for another great experience.

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Dave Stanworth
Winter Haven, Florida
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Went fishing with All Water Adventures - Cocoa Beach on Mayo 31, 2019
We got the choice of fishing for big fish and possibly not getting anything or just fishing. We picked to just fish. We caught 35 Fish and had a blast. No trophy fish but we didn’t care. We wanted some action.

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Stephanie Ball
United States
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Went fishing with Fin Addict Il Fishing on Mayo 27, 2019
Make sure you verify that the fish you are looking to catch are actually in season at time of trip. Also, may want to know if legal size of fish you can keep. Never thought a fish would be considered "too big".

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Yvonne Koch
Davenport, FL
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Went fishing with Time and Tide Tours on Abril 9, 2019
Make sure you get only the people on theboat that you are expecting to get. A captain and his mate was all we expected but not what we got. Plus the captain promised to send photos he took but we never recieved them.

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Gregg Simmons
United States
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Went fishing with All Points Guide Service – 22' on Abril 18, 2019
Plenty of potential. Check the weather forecast first. Was very choppy and windy the day we went and that hurt and fishing experience but no fault of a captain he did the best he could under the circumstances

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James Laxson
Cocoa Beach, FL
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Went fishing with Canaveral Kings Shark Fishing on Marzo 11, 2019
There is an abundance of sharks so understand that you will have to work hard to keep them away from your catch. It is an experience to see them however it is frustrating when they eat everything you catch.

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Brian Wolff
Saint Paul, MN
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Went fishing with Patriot Charters on Marzo 1, 2019
If you want to send fish home check into it way before you go fishing so you can enjoy your catch back at your home also if you want to eat your catch for lunch that day go just down the road to Grill's Restaurant and they cook it up for you we did wow it was delicious.

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Delbert Arrendale
Blythewood, South Carolina
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Went fishing with Knot Work Fishing Charters on Julio 22, 2022
The backchannels are wonderful. Our guide took us out to the breakers and parked. He delivered on the fish. He was a super captain and I recommend him.

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Brian Ross
Fredericksburg, VA
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Went fishing with Dirty Dolly – Cocoa Beach on Abril 27, 2022
Just have a good time. The Captains will put you on fish. I wanted to catch Mahi Mahi and we did. The captain did a great job.

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Robert Briscoe
CANAVERAL AS, FL
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Went fishing with Patriot Charters on Marzo 29, 2022
I hear that March is not the best time, but you still caught a lot of fish, just not the big ones unless you go out 150 miles or so.

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Joe DeCapite
Roanoke, TX
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Went fishing with Canaveral Kings Sport Fishing on Marzo 20, 2022
Book Captain Joey, be flexible and listen to what the captains suggest. They know the waters and truly desire for you to enjoy your experience.

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Marc Starr
CEDAR E BETHL, MN
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Went fishing with Reel Magic Adventures on Enero 26, 2022
It was easy to find and park and a lot of stuff to see when you where out fishing like dolphins pelicans cruise ships

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Douglas Hoffmann
Alachua, FL
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Went fishing with Fair N' Square Charters on Diciembre 11, 2021
Captain definitely made the trip worth while. He made sure that we caught enough fish to satisfy our urge to reel

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Nathan Kittrell
Canton, MO
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Went fishing with Canaveral Kings Shark Fishing on Octubre 20, 2022
Remember your going fishing and not on a cruise-plan to get wet,fishy,and impressed

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Clark Moen
Marshall, MN
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Went fishing with Port Fishing Charters on Febrero 15, 2022
It’s a great area to fish, you never know what is on the other end of your line.

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Adam Formo
Carlisle, MN
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Went fishing with Canaveral Kings Sport Fishing on Enero 3, 2022
It’s best if you can find a calm day, but there are usually options if you can’t.

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Luke Niles
Benton, AR
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Went fishing with Canaveral Kings Shark Fishing on Enero 2, 2022
We fished in choppy weathers due to high winds, but the shark fishing was excellent

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Joe Beu
Woodlawn, TN
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Went fishing with Get Down Fishing Charters on Julio 24, 2021
I recommend fishing at Port Canaveral because there is plenty to do in the area and well suited for adults and kids. The people here are friendly and conveniently located close to cocoa beach

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Mandi Garmane
Atlanta, Georgia
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Went fishing with All Points Guide Service – 22' on Abril 8, 2021
Eat at one of the local restaurants after your trip. We heard good things about all of them but settled on Rusty's, and it was awesome!

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Detroit Lakes, MN
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Went fishing with Saltire Fishing Charters on Marzo 14, 2021
Take Captain Justins boat! Its private so its just your group...no strangers...definately will be fishing with him again next time!!

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Daron Pratt
Lee's Summit, MO
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Went fishing with All Points Guide Service – 22' on Febrero 28, 2021
Access to Port Canaveral is about as easy a location as you can find ... plenty of parking, and direct access to ocean and Banana river.

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James Gurton
Orlando, FL
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Went fishing with Me Too Charters on Junio 28, 2020
Well don't expect to catch fish but you could always have a good day. So get a good boat Capt and mate like me and my kids had and you'll be fine . Definitely will go on ME TOO charter again.

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Ezequiel Martinez
Aibonito
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Went fishing with Patriot Charters on Julio 1, 2019
Make sure that your charter or Cpt. can provide what is advertised. LIVE BAIT, FIGHTING SEAT, SECOND MATE OR HAND and specially a boat that is fitted and adequate for the trip.

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Holly Palmer
Ashburn, VA
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Went fishing with Denise Marie Charters on Junio 24, 2019
It seemed that inshore fishing is hit or miss. I guess if I had to do it over, I’d try the offshore trip to see if we would have better luck.

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Cody Smith
Oviedo, Florida
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Went fishing with Rebirth Charters on Abril 25, 2019
Just make sure in April to check the weather and offshore reports. It can either be great conditions or a bit rough. Just make sure to get yourself out on a nice flat day.

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John Baule
Orlando, Florida
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Went fishing with Cutlass Crew Fishing Charters on Abril 13, 2019
Always be prepared for changing weather conditions at all times. I recommend bringing rain gear such as poncho or jacket.

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John Baule
Kissimmee, Florida
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Went fishing with Cutlass Crew Fishing Charters on Abril 10, 2019
Plan on making plans to take fish back and make sure your plans are in place before you fish in Port Canaveral.