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Advice for first time fishing in the ocean? (Miami FL)

I'm planning a trip to Miami for business this February and hope to do some fishing from shore/wading while I'm there. Honestly though saltwater creatures make me a little nervous. I'm an avid (Wisconsin) fisherman but clueless when it comes to saltwater. Is it feasible for me with no real knowledge of ocean life to safely throw out a line and not get myself stung/bitten/eaten or otherwise? Is it common to catch a dangerous non-fish? I'm not looking to go on a big deep sea fishing adventure, just killing some time with my travel fishing rod. Any advice?

Edit: For the record, I don't plan on cooking fish in my hotel room so it's all catch and release

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Re: Advice for first time fishing in the ocean? (Miami FL)



What may be better is to take one of the 1/2 day or full day "head boats" out for some bottom fishing. The crew furnishes the rod, bait, and assistance. Another suggestion is to find a fishing pier. Normally you pay a fee to fish on it and they also sell bait and rent gear.  That way you get introduced to saltwater fishing without the  hazards or "noobie" problems.




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