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Fishing from a pier is a popular pastime for may landlubbers around Tampa Bay. There are quite a number of piers around the bay. Some jut only a few feet into the water, while others extend a quarter of a mile or more away from shore (the Skyway Fishing Pier State Park south pier extends almost two miles into Tampa Bay). Piers offer anglers a chance to fish waters that cannot be reached from shore or wading. Many popular sport fish hang around fishing piers because piers provide structure and food. At night, these fish can be seen cruising around the edges of the pier's shadows. Anglers at many piers catch most of the popular sport fish, as well as some other species like pinfish, shark, catfish, ladyfish, and spadefish. This makes fishing piers a great place to get started in fishing.

Below is a list of fishing piers found on the Boating and Angling Guide to Tampa Bay. The number identifying each pier is the same as the identifying number used in the Boating and Angling Guide to Tampa Bay.

SHORELINE FISHING LICENSE
Florida residents fishing for saltwater species from the shore or from a structure fixed to shore are required to have a shoreline fishing license. The annual resident shoreline fishing license is now free. Those who obtain the license over the phone or off the internet will have to pay a convenience fee of less than $5. Resident anglers may consider purchasing a $17.00 one-year saltwater license which covers both shoreline and watercraft recreational fishing.

For more information about the shoreline exemption and fishing licenses, please visit FWC, Division of Recreational Licenses and Permits.

Number. Pier Name, Address, City
1. H.S. "Pop" Stansell Memorial Park, 797 Florida Ave., Palm Harbor
2. Weaver Park, 2750 Bayshore Blvd., Dunedin
3. Dunedin Marina, 51 Main St., Dunedin
4. Pier 60, 1 Causeway Blvd., Clearwater Beach
5. Sand Key Park, 1060 Gulf Blvd., Clearwater
6. Park Blvd Boat Ramp, 18651 Gulf Blvd., Indian Shores
7. Del Bello Park, 17925 Gulf Blvd., Redington Shores
8. The Long Pier, 17490 Gulf Blvd., Redington Shores
9. Jungle Prada Park, Park St. & Elbow Ln. N, St. Petersburg
10. Egan Park, 9101 Blind Pass Rd., St. Pete Beach
11. Williams Pier, 5400 Shore Blvd. S, Gulfport
12. 11th Ave. Fishing Pier, 1101 Pass-A-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach
13. Merry Pier, 801 Pass-A-Grille Way, Pass-A-Grille
14. 7th Ave. Fishing Pier, 701 Pass-A-Grille Way, St. Pete Beach
15. Pass-A-Grille Fishing Jetty, Gulf Way and 1st Ave., St. Pete Beach
16. Ft. DeSoto - Gulf Pier, Fort DeSoto County Park, St. Petersburg
17. Ft. DeSoto - Bay Pier, Fort DeSoto County Park, St. Petersburg
18. Skyway Fishing Pier State Park - North Pier,
North Side of Sunshine Skyway Bridge
19. Bay Vista Park, Pinellas Point Dr. and 4th St. S, St. Petersburg
20. St. Pete Pier (The Pier), 800 Second Ave. N.E., St. Petersburg
21. Weedon Island, End of Weedon Dr NE, St. Petersburg
22. Safety Harbor Marina, 110 South Blvd., Safety Harbor
23. R.E. Olds Park, 107 Shore Drive West, Oldsmar
24. Harbor Palms Nature Park, 1820 Mapleleaf Blvd., Oldsmar
25. Picnic Island Fishing Pier, 7404 Picnic Island Blvd., Tampa
26. MacDill AFB - Military only, Bayshore Dr. on base, Tampa
27. Ballast Point Pier, 5300 Interbay Blvd., Tampa
28. Lowry Park, 7525 North Boulevard, Tampa
29. Williams Park, 6401 Riverview Dr., Riverview
30. E. G. Simmons Park, 2401 19th Ave. NW, Ruskin
31. Ruskin Commongood Park, 1st Ave. and 2nd St. NW, Ruskin
32. Skyway Fishing Pier State Park - South Pier,
South Side of Sunshine Skyway Bridge
33. Riverside Park, 801 Riverside Dr., Palmetto
34. Bradenton Memorial Pier, north end of 12th St. W, Bradenton
35. Palma Sola Causeway, 9450 Manatee Ave. W, Bradenton
36. Rod and Reel Pier, 875 North Shore Dr., Anna Maria
37. Anna Maria City Pier, 340 S Bay Blvd., Anna Maria

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