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

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Loral Epp
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Went fishing with High Class Hooker Charters – Siesta Key on Octubre 18, 2023
I would say the family fishing trip was a great mix of fishing and shark tooth finding but if you want to just fish you might want to book just the fishing excursion. But no matter you won’t be disappointed

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Denis Wyssbrod
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Went fishing with Windward Fishing Charters on Octubre 17, 2023
Trust your Capt to know what is bitting. They are on the water and know what to target and where to go. Some days are very good and some a little slower. Thats why it's called fishing and not just catching.

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Edward Polaski
Pembroke Pines, Florida
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Went fishing with Charter Fishing Sarasota Fl. on Junio 9, 2023
2nd year in a row with Captain Bryan. He's a class act with a ton of knowledge. Hammered the fish last year. Fish did not cooperate but not from lack of trying. Anyone who fishes knows that sometime the fish don't cooperate. Plan on coming down again next year and will not even think about getting a different Captain or guide. Want a great fishing experience pick this outfit

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Mark Gleisner
Oconomowoc, WI
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Went fishing with Best Coast Fishing Charters – Sarasota, FL on Marzo 27, 2023
Josh is a great guide. Caught alot of fish in many different areas. Ask him to take you to the "honey Hole" dock fishing. Caught a fish on almost every single cast. This is a true review..Mark Gleisner, Oconomowoc, wisconsin.

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Stephen Coffey
Bradenton, FL
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Went fishing with Sarasota Family Fishing Charters on Septiembre 4, 2022
Captain Scott was great, he put us on the fish. At each stop he took the time to explain what type fish we may catch but also the technique that we should be using. We had a great day, catching snapper, catfish and a tripletail. This trip truly had the fish that got away, a giant tripletail that got away as it neared the boat. We definitely would recommend him and looking forward to future trips.

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Daniel Parry
Perkasie, PA
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Went fishing with Siesta Key Sport Fishing Charters on Junio 27, 2022
It was pretty windy while we were there. There were some storms in the Gulf that probably threw the captain some curveballs to deal with. It was a good trip, but the captain seemed a little disappointed with the results. We are from the North, so the fishing still was excellent by comparison.

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Bill Tiffan
Sarasota, Florida
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Went fishing with Suncoast Fishing Adventures on Diciembre 23, 2021
Go out into the Gulf--more likely to catch good fish. Better yet, head a little north to Brandenton where Grouper, Red Fish etc. are legal to catch this time of year. Farther north, as I've been told, allows for fishing in deeper water closer to shore in the Gulf.

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Keith Bogle
Duluth, GA
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Went fishing with Paradise Fly Sport Fishing on Mayo 12, 2020
The only problem with May is the love bugs but they really weren't that bad, though we didn't hit them at the height of their season. After a couple of months of enforced lockdown due to the virus, this was a more than welcomed diversion.

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Justin Arnold
San Juan
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Went fishing with Suncoast Fishing Adventures on Julio 28, 2019
4 hour trip was fun, good overall experience.great boat and crew. But I would suggest the 8 hour trip next time. Hour ride to fishing spot, hour ride back. Moving from spot to spot to where the fish are. Seems like we only fished for 30 minutes.

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Mark Mccrite
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Went fishing with Neptune Charters Enterprise INC on Febrero 25, 2024
This is a difficult time of year for some species of fish. The captain DID deliver with what was here and provided a quality, well priced trip.

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Willy Hughes
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Went fishing with TNT Freedom Fishing Charters – Siesta Key on Enero 27, 2024
Focus on the overall experience not just the fish. The Captain was fun and worked hard to keep everyone happy.

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Mike Sloan
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Went fishing with High Class Hooker Charters - Sarasota on Enero 7, 2024
Check the weather and remember to wear more layers that you think you'll need. It can be cold in January.

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Kathleen Schwade
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Went fishing with Neptune Charters Enterprise INC on Diciembre 28, 2023
If you plan to keep your catch make sure the captain is willing to clean your fish.

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Eric Anthony
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Went fishing with TNT Freedom Fishing Charters – Siesta Key on Diciembre 5, 2023
Fish hard and be patient. Fish slow down with the cooler water temps and you may not always get what you’re after but there’s still plenty of action to be found in the winter.

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Dustin Davis
Riverview, Florida
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Went fishing with Chasin Finns on Noviembre 11, 2023
Definitely fun fishing for red fish. But whatever you can get on is fun. There are so many areas and a diverse amount of species

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(Loreto) Jose Cables
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Went fishing with Neptune Charters Enterprise INC on Octubre 19, 2023
Check with your captain a couple of days ahead of your trip to check boating conditions and be flexible for rescheduling. It can get cold at times out on the water in October, so dress in layers.

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Yasiel Fragoso
West Miami, FL
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Went fishing with Lucky 13 Charters on Agosto 11, 2023
I would recommend bringing sun screen and lot of water. Also don't forget your camera because you will be filming great memories.

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Jill Thennes
Valrico, Florida
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Went fishing with Rodbender Fishing Charters on Agosto 3, 2023
This was a great first trip out on the Gulf for us! I would recommend to anyone who enjoys fishing.

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Keith Grimm
Albion, IN
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Went fishing with Dandy Charter Fishing on Julio 7, 2023
Go with a boat that has good recommendations and knowledge of what you may be wanting to experience

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Amber Wheat
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Went fishing with Best Catch Fishing – Inshore & Nearshore on Mayo 26, 2023
Being from the Midwest, this is more like lake fishing. There was no need for any motion sickness medicine like I need for deep sea fishing.

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Richard Martin
Camp Verde, AZ
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Went fishing with Stellar Action Fishing Charters – 23’ on Abril 23, 2023
This was our first time and Darius was prepared. Perfect if you want to get in snook, redfish and trout.

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Earl Thompson
Middleville, MI
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Went fishing with Charter Fishing Sarasota Fl. on Abril 4, 2023
Sign up with Captain Brian Galasso. He landed us on fish and taught us quickly how to fish the areas he took us to. Great time! Highly recommend! Thanks Brian

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Dennis Shaw
Sarasota, Florida
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Went fishing with Best Catch Fishing – Inshore & Nearshore on Marzo 29, 2023
Great weather and aggressive fish feeding in the morning session. Six on board and we all caught fish.

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Jessica Flannery
Venice, Florida
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Went fishing with Beach Bum Charters on Marzo 28, 2023
We really just wanted the fishing/boat experience and weren’t too concerned about catching things. Only my daughter caught a fish but that’s the way it goes sometimes.

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Chip McCallum
Birch Run, MI
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Went fishing with Best Catch Fishing – Inshore & Nearshore on Marzo 28, 2023
Get a charter or guide right away. There’s too much water and different ways to do things until you see how they operate first hand.

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Julie Michener
Rosemount, Minnesota
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Went fishing with Suncoast Fishing Adventures on Diciembre 13, 2022
Lots of sunshine and beautiful waters - we even saw dolphins. Super easy to get to boat and free parking to boot.

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Donald BEHM
Township Of Jackson, PA
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Went fishing with Sarasota Family Fishing Charters on Septiembre 12, 2022
Scott, the owner was truly a great guy and a knowledgeable fisherman. He helped us with everything!! He put the bait on the line and knew where the fish were. Awesome!! Thanks Don Behm

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Smith Swilley
Mableton, Georgia
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Went fishing with Rodbender Fishing Charters on Julio 28, 2022
Water temp is a very warm 90⁰ plus, so certain types of fish are not running and/or biting. Sarasota is still beautiful this time of year, so I would still recommend it.

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Robert Hamann
Sanford, FL
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Went fishing with Neptune Charters Enterprise INC on Julio 12, 2022
Be flexible with inshore offshore when the trip comes around. We wanted offshore but when the seas are rough the bays are protected and much calmer

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Michael Nannini
Falls Church, VA
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Went fishing with Rodbender Fishing Charters on Abril 11, 2022
This was my first time fishing in Sarasota so I don't have a good basis for rating the experience. he weather was a bit tough the day we went so that may have affected fishing conditions