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Need fishing advice

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Need fishing advice

Coming end of October with our 11year old son who is an avid fisherman. Need recommendations for the best experience for him. He's super-excited about the prospect his catch cooked at a local restaurant. Hate to spend a fortune but do want success! Thanks for your advice! Gayl

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1. Re: Need fishing advice

You can get on a party boat for around 45 dollars, usually children are half that. If your son is anything like mine, I bet you will be going more then once.

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2. Re: Need fishing advice

What is your chance of catching fish fit for cooking?

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Most all the fish caught on those boats are quality eating fish. Snapper, grouper, porgys, grunts, they all fry up good. Besides fishing you get to see some beautiful shallow reefs on the way out. Keep your eyes open for turtles, dolphins, flying fish. While fishing last Sunday a 10 foot hammerhead made an appearance.

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4. Re: Need fishing advice

There is also the option of renting your own boat for half a day, if you have your own fishing gear. Perhaps do this after a day on the party boat to somewhat "learn the ropes." All the shallow reefs are decent fishing for edible catches. A couple bags of shrimp and some fishing poles is really all it takes to fish.

If you are on the party boat, you will be covered by their fishing license. Otherwise, you will need to buy them, BUT, you can do it online and print them yourself. They have daily, weekly, etc. www.myfwc.com

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5. Re: Need fishing advice

Take a look at 'Gotcha' out of Postcard Inn. Capt Mel Walker - great guy to charter. Honest too.

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6. Re: Need fishing advice

If he wants to fish all the time, find accomodation with a fishing pier. E.g. the Ragged Edge Resort has efficiencies and offers a nice fishing pier, they even lend you the equipment and they have a resort license, so you don't need your personal license if you fish there and on the party boat, which is a good idea really. Keep the carcasses from the fishes from the party boat. The crew does clean and filet them for you, so ask them to give you - in addition to the filets you bring to a restaurant or cook in your efficiency - an additional plastic bag with the carcasses. Then use the carcasses to fish from shore, mind to put a strong leader, as there will be big sharks and barracudas biting. If you fish from the pier around sunset, you should get really good bites, so keep your camera ready and your pliers to release the fish! We usually fish without barb on this occasions, better for the fish and the fun is the same.

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