What would you recommend to anglers fishing in St. Petersburg, Florida for the first time?

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Kathi Crawford
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Went fishing with Poseidon Fishing – St. Petersburg on Febrero 29, 2024
Can’t answer that. We were presented with leaving from Ruskin not St. Pete’s. The woman on the phone pushed us as she said your trip we be so much better leaving from Ruskin….she mentioned that at least 3 times and felt pushed to do so, didn’t love that.

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Robert Giombetti
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Went fishing with Leisure Life Charters on Febrero 16, 2024
It was great for us but the weather this year has been very cold so I could see how the fishing in Feb may be more difficult than in warmer months. All in all we had a great day on the water and caught lots of fish.

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Michael Brown
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Went fishing with My Girls Adventures on Febrero 9, 2024
Some fish are more seasonal so if you are targeting a particular species, talk to your captain to see when the best activity is for your species. If you want the experience and are not selective, charters will find you species to catch.

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Dustyamy Hahn
Mosinee, WI
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Went fishing with Precision Backcountry Charters on Agosto 8, 2023
Bring lots of water, it's HOT! Fishing really slows down the hotter it gets during the day. We did a 6 hour trip, next time I would only do 4 hours. Try to get an earlier start in the morning, before 8 if possible.

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Douglas Pluth
Roach, MO
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Went fishing with Leisure Life Charters on Mayo 18, 2023
The captains all have a strategy for the best outcome given everchanging weather conditions, and tides. They are not magicians. If the charter involves spinning gear, then KNOW how to use it BEFORE your trip !

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Amie Gant
Morristown, IN
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Went fishing with Barracudaville Charters on Julio 1, 2019
Ask alot of questions before you book. What you can and can't keep , if you have a certain fish you want to catch if it is in season ask if your Charter has the proper license and tags for what you are fishing for.

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Kelly Brown
Wascott, WI
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Went fishing with Pura Vida Charters Offshore Fishing on Febrero 17, 2019
We fished for Amberjack even though we couldn't keep them, it's a blast having to reel in a fish for 15-20 minutes. Pure power for most of these species. It isn't like fishing from the lake or pond back home.

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Dan Phillips
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Went fishing with Leisure Life Charters on Marzo 1, 2024
There’s fish to be had, and nice ones at that, but general consensus seems to be it really picks up starting in April.

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Travis Miller
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Went fishing with Pura Vida Charters Offshore Fishing on Febrero 27, 2024
Make sure to get the right size boat for the trip you want, ours was perfect. Also talk to captain they are happy to help.

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Anna Landa
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Went fishing with Barracudaville Charters on Febrero 21, 2024
February isnt the best time, but if you’re just looking to get out and try deep sea fishing as a novice, you will catch something and it’s still great fun!

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Nancy Motter
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Went fishing with Barracudaville Charters on Febrero 20, 2024
We should have waited until the water was at least 70 degrees so we could have caught some bigger fish.

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Charles Bokor
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Went fishing with One More Charters on Febrero 19, 2024
Highly recommend booking with Captain Torin. Caught enough fish to feed easily four people. Excellent fight with 38” snook

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Jennifer Bennett
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Went fishing with My Girls Adventures on Febrero 14, 2024
Know what type fish are biting this time of year. Bring layers of clothing. Sunscreen even if it doesn't seem like it is sunny.

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Scott Greene
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Went fishing with My Girls Adventures on Febrero 9, 2024
He said it wasn't exactly the right season but we still had a lot of fun and caught some really cool fish

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Carrie Patrick
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Went fishing with Pura Vida Charters Offshore Fishing on Enero 27, 2024
If you are booking a charter do your homework on what you are expecting and reach out to the Captain so you do not get disappointed. We did not!!!

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Tony Arruda
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Went fishing with Leisure Life Charters on Enero 26, 2024
Make sure that The water is not to cold This time of the year water should have been warm for fishing but that’s natural Ask your captain so you no ahead of time

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Pam Gabarron
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Went fishing with Lyons Charters on Enero 2, 2024
Fishing and weather is always hit or miss, don’t let it stop you from fishing.

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Jesse Gafford
Nashville, GA
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Went fishing with Bay Reef Fishing Charters on Septiembre 24, 2023
Its a fun experience for all ages, besides thw fishing just the scenery and boat experience is awesome.

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Robert Abbott
United States
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Went fishing with Reef Relief Charters on Agosto 23, 2023
Captain was very friendly and knowledgeable caught a lot of fish captain was very punctual I’d recommend it to the beginners

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Tami Melton
Crescent, MO
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Went fishing with Beyond Fishing Charters – St. Pete on Agosto 3, 2023
I would definitely take the early morning trip. Zach was professional and excited to be sharing the water and this recreation with us.

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Elvin Pratt
Disputanta, KY
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Went fishing with One More Charters on Julio 31, 2023
Patience and above all a good captain. Would definitely come and fish again. Also mornings during the week not as crowded and hot

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Jason Stacey
Batavia, OH
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Went fishing with My Girls Adventures on Junio 24, 2023
Wear a hat. Long sleeve and maybe motion sickness medicine or a light breakfast. Don't party the night before.

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Charles Lueker
Franklin, TN
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Went fishing with Beachside Charters on Junio 10, 2023
Find a guide in St Petersburg who knows the area. If its your first trip to St Pete, you'll want to learn more about the area.

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Cristina Calilung
REDINGTN SHOR, FL
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Went fishing with Lock it Down Sportfishing on Junio 10, 2023
contact a captain and get recommendations on when is best time of year to catch your targeted species

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Peter Seuffert
Morristown, NJ
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Went fishing with Bay Reef Fishing Charters on Mayo 15, 2023
Early morning before the wind comes up. Offshore is a blast if conditions are right. Otherwise you can’t miss w/ inshore fishing. Snook, snapper, sheep head, redfish a plenty

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Scott McNeil
Brighton, MI
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Went fishing with Reef Relief Charters on Abril 24, 2023
If you have motion sickness take a ginger supplement for 5 days before you go. Tip from the captain

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Tom Gadawski
Utica, Michigan
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Went fishing with Playin' Hooky Charters on Abril 4, 2023
Seek out a reputable captain and connect with them early and often. Plan according to weather reports, i.e., calmer seas.

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Tim Twaddle
Canonsburg, PA
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Went fishing with Top Knot Fishing Adventures on Abril 7, 2023
These are the folks you want to contact whether you’re first timers or ardent fishermen…they are wonderful people!

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Dean Stanfield
East Amherst, NY
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Went fishing with Barracudaville Charters on Abril 5, 2023
Book Captain Mark for a great experience and successful fishing trip with over 40 fish caught and am excellent action packed day.

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Brandy Simon
North Salem, IN
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Went fishing with Masi Boys Fishing Charters on Marzo 30, 2023
3 hour trip was perfect for our first time out but will do a longer trip next time. We had a great time and Captain Joe was awesome.