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Fishing from a pier or fishing bridge is a popular pastime for may landlubbers around the Florida Keys. Some jut only a few feet into the water, while others extend over large passes with fast moving water during the changing of the tides. These piers and bridges 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 Guides to the Upper Keys, Middle Keys, and Lower Keys. The number identifying each pier is the same as the identifying number used on the three printed guides and interactive maps found on this Web site.

Number. Pier Name, Address, City
1. White Street Fishing Pier, South end of White St., Key West
2. Shark Key Fishing Bridge, US-1, MM 12
3. Park Channel Fishing Bridge, US-1, MM 18.5
4. Bow Channel Fishing Bridge, US-1, MM 20
5. Kemp Channel Fishing Pier, US-1, MM 23.5
6. Niles Channel Fishing Pier - West, US-1, MM 25
7. Niles Channel Fishing Pier - East, US-1, MM 25
8. Pine Channel Fishing Pier - West, US-1, MM 29
9. Pine Channel Fishing Pier - East, US-1, MM 29
10. Spanish Harbor Channel Fishing Pier, US-1, MM 33.5
11. Ohio-Bahia Honda Channel Fishing Bridge, US-1, MM 38.5
12. Missouri-Ohio Channel Fishing Bridge, US-1, MM 39
13. Little Duck-Missouri Channel Fishing Bridge, US-1, MM 39.5
14. Old Seven Mile Bridge - West, US-1, MM 40
15. Sombrero Beach, End of Sombrero Beach Rd., Marathon
16. Toms Harbor Channel Fishing Bridge, US-1, MM 61
17. Toms Harbor Cut Fishing Bridge, US-1, MM 61.5
18. Long Key Viaduct Fishing Bridge, US-1, MM 63.25-MM 65.25
19. Channel Five - West, US-1, MM 71
20. Channel Two Fishing Bridge, US-1, MM 73

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If you are out snorkeling, diving, fishing, paddling, or boating and see anything that may be unusual or out of the ordinary (including lionfish) in the waters around the Keys , please record the location, date, and time, and contact the Marine Ecosystem Event Response and Assessment (MEERA) project. They can be reached by phone (305-395-8730), e-mail, or online.

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