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Fishing charter recommendations

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Fishing charter recommendations

Our family is coming down in March of next year. We have never been to this part of Florida before. My 13 year old and I are looking for a fishing boat. We both have a great deal of experience. We are looking for deep sea or shark fishing for a reasonable price.

I see a lot of them advertised but does anyone have any recommendations on boats they have been on before?

Columbus, Ohio
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1. Re: Fishing charter recommendations

I always recommend Jubilee. We have used them a couple of times, and pleased each time. Captain Charlie is great and the deck hands are very entertaining and work their tails off. For a small fee, you can have your catch cleaned at the seafood market at the docks. I think we had a 45 minute wait both times. I would recommend taking a small cooler for drinks and sandwiches. We packed a lunch for our ride back. I'm glad we did because they have a limited snack bar.

Birmingham, Alabama
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2. Re: Fishing charter recommendations

March can be good fishing- if the weather is right. Red Snapper will be closed until June 1. You might look at doing a Cobia trip in March then- these are for 2-3 people. Damage Inc brought in some nice Cobias ast spring- www.captandersonsmarina.com/charter-boats/ has contact info for a # of boats. Cobia trip will run @ $400-$600 for the boat. Another option is the 2 day trip run by Hall Queen fleet- we did this one last March and brought in big vermillion snapper, amberjack, & blackfin tuna. Cost for the overnight trip is $ 225 per person. Panama City has lots of great fishing options!

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3. Re: Fishing charter recommendations

I highly recommend Transition Charters and Captain Keith Page. He is listed in the Captain Anderson Marina charters listed above. This is a 6 person max. charter, so you get lots of individual assistance. WE always have a wonderful time with Captain Keith. They make sure you come back with plenty of fish. We had a 12 or 13 year old on our last trip and our deck hand made sure he got lots of attention and caught big grouper and red fish.

I agree with the recommendations in the first post on what to bring and that the deck hands work like crazy! The Transition was super clean. I even went barefoot while we were fishing. The deck was washed down between each big catching session.

Tell Captain Keith that Junebug sent you.

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