A Boating and Angling Guide to Charlotte Harbor A Boating and Angling Guide to Charlotte Harbor
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Florida Fish and Wildlife
Conservation Commission

Fish and Wildlife
Research Institute
100 Eighth Avenue SE
St. Petersburg, Florida 33701

Charlotte County
UF/IFAS Extension
Florida Sea Grant

25550 Harbor View Rd #3
Port Charlotte, Florida 33980

Funding for this project was obtained through grants from the West Coast Inland Navigation District and Charlotte County.

Additional funding for this project was obtained through the Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Fund.
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Fishing from a pier is a popular pastime for may landlubbers around Charlotte Harbor. There are quite a number of piers around the area. Some jut only a few feet into the water, while others extend hundreds of yards away from shore. Piers offer anglers a chance to fish waters that cannot be reached from shore or by 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 printed Boating and Angling Guide to Charlotte Harbor. The number identifying each pier is the same as the identifying number used in the printed guide.

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 saltwater shoreline license and other fishing licenses, please visit FWC's Office of Licensing and Permitting.

Number. Pier Name, Address, City
1. Ainger Fishing Pier Park, 1385 Beach Rd., Englewood
2. Coral Creek Fishing Pier, CR 775 and Fishery Rd., Placida
3. Placida Fishing Pier, CR 775 and Fishery Rd., Placida
4. Boca Grande Fishing Pier Park, 5810 Gasparilla Rd., Gasparilla Island
5. Gasparilla Island Pier, Between 1300 and 1400 E Railroad Ave., Gasparilla Island
6. El Jobean Fishing Pier, River Beach Dr. and Garden Dr., El Jobean
7. Spring Lake Park, 3520 Lake View Blvd., Port Charlotte
8. Sunrise Park, 20499 Edgewater Dr., Port Charlotte
9. Port Charlotte Beach Complex, 4500 Harbor Blvd., Port Chalotte
10. Bayshore Live Oak Park, 23157 Bayshore Rd., Port Charlotte
11. Harbour Heights, 2530 Harbour Dr., Punta Gorda
12. Liverpool Park, Liverpool Rd. and SW Riviera Dr., Arcadia
13. Laishley Park, 100 Nesbit St., Punta Gorda
14. Gilchrist Park, 400 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda
15. Ponce de Leon Park, 3400 Ponce de Leon Pkwy., Punta Gorda
16. Bocilla Island Seaport, 8421 Mian St., Bokeelia

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