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Have you ever been deep sea fishing before? We’ve put together some tips for beginners who want to go deep sea fishing in Panama City Beach. If you follow these tips, you’re sure to have a great time while you’re out on the water! Here are 5 tips for deep sea fishing in Panama City Beachfor beginners:

1. Find a Spot for Your Things

seat on a deep sea fishing boatAs soon as you get on the boat, you should find a spot to store your things. You don’t want to put it out on the deck since it could get wet or even get in other people’s way. Put your belongings in a safe spot, especially if you’re on a boat with other people you don’t know. If you don’t think you will need anything, just leave everything in your car or at your vacation rental.

2. Pay Attention to Safety Rundown

A member of the crew may tell you about safety information and where everything is stored before you leave the dock or while you’re on your way out to sea. Pay attention while they are telling you everything you need to know. They will tell you where the life vests are, where you can find fishing equipment, and much more. If you don’t catch everything or have a question, don’t hesitate to ask a member of the crew.

3. Put On Sunscreen

person putting on sunscreenThe last thing you want to deal with after having a great day out on the water is a sunburn. Before you even step onto the boat, get another person in your group to help you apply sunscreen. You should reapply after a few hours to ensure you don’t get burned. Spending the rest of your vacation red and sore isn’t ideal!

4. Prepare for Sea Sickness

Some people get seasick easily when they go deep sea fishing in Panama City Beach. To prevent seasickness, go ahead and take your medications about 30 minutes before you get on the boat. This should help you stay well and have a fun time fishing! If you do feel nauseous while you’re out on the water, however, try looking at the horizon. It also will help if you stay on deck instead of going down below the deck and laying down.

5. Bring An Ice Chest

After you catch all the fish you want, you need a way to store it until you get where you’re going. Bring an ice chest large enough for how much fish you think you will take home. The boats usually have ice, but you might want to prefill it with ice just to be safe! This will keep your fish cool until you get back to your condo so you can prepare it how you like it.


Now you know everything you need to know to go deep sea fishing in Panama City Beach! When you follow these tips, you’ll have a safe and enjoyable time out on the water. Since you have an idea of what you’re going to do while you’re in town, look through our Panama City Beach vacation rentals and book one today!

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