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

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Michael Jacobson
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Went fishing with Deep Drop Charters on Noviembre 17, 2023
Book as long of a fishing excursion as you can, but Captain Chase will work with your schedule and limitations, and do whatever he can to make this the best experience for you. Sometimes the weather can play tricks with your plans, but Captain Chase is skillful and confident at getting you out on the water when others may not.

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Hugo Duarte
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Went fishing with Tell'ntails Charters on Julio 28, 2023
Do not waste your time and money. Moreover, if you choose to pay for this old boat, do not take children. This trip was boring, exhausting, and most importantly it very unhealthy. The boat smoked excessively the entire trip.

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Zach Thomson
Alpharetta, GA
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Went fishing with Reel Twisted Charters on Julio 25, 2023
Had a great time in Reel Twisted. Note to anyone booking. Please make sure you check in advance what species are in season at the time off your trip. Captain will definitely put you on the fish but their hands are tied when so many species are not available.

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Melody Cole
Milford, OH
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Went fishing with Grand Slam Fishing Charters on Abril 25, 2023
It would have been fun to catch something a little bigger. But I think that Spanish mackerel is about the best you can expect at this time of year unless you book a trip that goes out a lot farther from the shore.

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Samantha Horton
Leon, IA
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Went fishing with GulfCoast Guide Fishing & Adventure on Junio 24, 2022
Bring a large cooler! We caught lots of fish some targeted species and some not planned. King Mackerel and Red Snapper and that can be a lot of fish. We had a great time and caught a lot. We did do a 4 hour morning trip so we figured the fishing would be good and it was! Bring Dramamine if you think the ocean waters could make you sick it is completely different feeling then being on the lakes in the Midwest!

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Peter Bassett
Panama City, FL
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Went fishing with Reel Screamer Charters - 22' Boat on Junio 17, 2019
Use common sense and don't expect everything to be spoon fed to you. For example: Appropriate attire and protection from the sun. Bring sun screen and a hat. Bring water. Don't expect miracles. Every boat captain wants you to have a good trip, but they can't control the weather, sea conditions, or the fish. I would also avoid sharing your opinions about fishing regulations, or politics in general. Just go fishing.

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RYAN HAMMOND
KIMBERLIN HGT, TN
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Went fishing with Tail Addiction Charters on Julio 15, 2021
July isn't the best month to catch the most fish...but if that's the month you're going on vacation, it's still worth it...you may not catch as many fish as you might in other months, but you're bound to catch some!

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Kristi Johnson
Zimmerman, MN
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Went fishing with Blue Water Connection – Billistic on Marzo 31, 2021
If you want to catch fish - it can and will be done. The fish that are caught may not be the expected "ocean fish" like a marlin or tuna but the fish that are caught are catch worthy -- can put up a fight and taste amazing, too!

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Sonya Nix
Heavener, Oklahoma
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Went fishing with Too Hot 2 Handle Charters on Julio 26, 2018
Water, snacks, and anti-nausea medication, sunscreen, and sunglasses. For us not much else, our Captain and crew provided all the angling equipment and bait needed. The crew did offer water to drink also. Do research on the crew, the voyage, and the captain. Ours was amazing!!!

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Burt Mcshan
Columbus, Georgia
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Went fishing with Too Hot 2 Handle Charters on Julio 5, 2018
Book a trip with Captain Eric (Too Hot 2 Handle Charters) 850-832-2516 These guys have a great set-up, professional, and very respectful of my wife being on the boat! Best of all.... YOU'RE CATCHING FISH!!

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Sarah Stansbury
Kearney, MO
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Went fishing with Capt. Sully Charters on Agosto 6, 2019
No need for dramamine for inshore fishing. If you want the big fish you need to do offshore, needs to probably be in the morning so water is not as rough. Good luck out there and remember it's as fun as you make it to be! Go in with the right mindset.

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Charles Kessler
Panama City, Florida
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Went fishing with Reel Twisted Charters on Septiembre 19, 2023
Spring time through June and October and November are the best fishing months according to the captain and pass fishing experience

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Kristin Strayhan
Dallas, Texas
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Went fishing with Reel Addiction 2 Charters on Julio 27, 2023
We booked our trip at the end of the Red Snapper season, so the fish were not as plentiful. Regardless, our captain put us on top of some and we managed to take a few home.

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Scott Coffelt
Wagoner, OK
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Went fishing with Family Tradition Charters – Panama City on Julio 27, 2023
Charters are an amazing adventure, bucket list for sure.... we also fished the pier with frozen bait, we caught a lot of little ones...but nothing big...still a blast!!

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Chris Wyllie
Knoxville, Tennessee
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Went fishing with BellyFull Charters on Julio 15, 2023
Sea Trout and Redfish instead of grouper and snapper because of the higher cost of fuel usage to go 20-30 miles. Easier and just as fun, for less money.

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Joel Bryan
Bryan, TX
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Went fishing with Reel Therapy Charters on Junio 29, 2023
Fishing and weather was good for us. I know they had a little rough weather the two weeks prior, but we had sunny skies and light wind. Caught our limit of snapper without problem.

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Kenny Yoak
Circleville, OH
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Went fishing with Reel Addiction 2 Charters on Julio 6, 2023
Make sure your fish cleaning is included in your booking. The captains are busy in July and may not have time to fillet fish for you.

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Daniel Ayala
Dallas, TX
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Went fishing with Seawolf Charters on Julio 4, 2023
Don’t miss out for your first time angler and for you experienced anglers do hesitate jump on the boat well worth it. Nothing more can be said about the fishing trip .

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Jonathan Clark
Okeechobee, Florida
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Went fishing with Top Deck Fishing Charters on Junio 29, 2023
The fishing is excellent. Bring plenty of sunscreen and make sure your back and arms are ready for the fight!

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Daniel Simpson
Hoopeston, IL
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Went fishing with Complete Inshore Charters on Junio 13, 2023
Call Greg at complete inshore charter. He's very friendly and will do his best to put you on the fish.

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Justin Merritt
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Went fishing with Say When Charters Inshore on Junio 12, 2023
Look no further than Say When Charters! If you wanna catch fish and build memories this is the service for you!

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Johnathan Giles
Thomson, GA
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Went fishing with Reel Therapy Charters on Junio 7, 2023
For your targeted fish, just check to see what is in season as some fish are not in season until the middle of June.

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Felicia Niles Niebrugge
Mattoon, IL
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Went fishing with Family Tradition Charters – Panama City on Abril 7, 2023
Bring your own personal hand towl to use after baiting hook, don't forget the sunscreen and pack a lunch or snacks.

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Brandon Prasnicki
United States
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Went fishing with Tail Addiction Charters on Abril 4, 2023
Up to you if you want to just catch or learn and try for something challenging. Our guide took our input and did exactly what we wanted.

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Gregory Dodson
Orlando, FL
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Went fishing with Tail Raiser Charters on Marzo 24, 2023
Go with Captain Craig and his crew, they actually take the time to show you how everything is done.

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Zach Highlen
Ossian, IN
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Went fishing with Grand Slam Fishing Charters on Marzo 21, 2023
Know your dates, what’s in season, and what species is running that time of year. Doing that research will save you the disappointment of not catching your target fish.

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William Whigham
Enterprise, AL
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Went fishing with Kitchen Pass Charters on Julio 30, 2022
Take a trip with Captain James Tew for a fun fishing trip and if you have young children he will treat them like family.

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Mark Hall
Sweetwater, TN
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Went fishing with Reel Deal Fishing – Short Fuse on Junio 18, 2022
Listen to your captain and deck hand and you should have no problem catching fish and just have fun!!

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Amanda Nations
Avon Lake, Ohio
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Went fishing with Reel Twisted Charters on Junio 14, 2022
We loved fishing off of the pier. It was great. We caught several even though we had no idea what they were.

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John Blakeney
Forest Hill, MD
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Went fishing with Tail Raiser Charters on Febrero 12, 2022
Great water and plenty of fishing. Make sure what ever species you are targeting are open if you plan on keeping the fish