Address: Skyway Fishing Pier has 2 Piers, a North Pier and a South Pier.
North Pier: 11101 34th Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33711
South Pier: 7901 US HWY. 19 South, Palmetto, FL 34221
Phone # North Pier Bait Shop 727-865-0668
South Pier Bait Shop 941-729-0117
Hours: Both Fishing Piers are open 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
Cost: $4.00 per vehicle to get on the pier, $12.00 for over sized vehicle ( campers and such ) to get on pier. That's to bring your vehicle on the pier which is nice because you can basically pull right up to your fishing spot.
There is a separate fee for fishing on the pier that is not included in the $4.00 vehicle fee.
Children 5 years old and under are free.
Children 6 - 11 years old are $2.00 each.
Adults 12 years old and older are $4.00 each.
Once you have paid your admission to be on the piers your pass is good for 24 hours on either pier. You are free to come and go as you please. When going to either pier you will have to pay a $1.00 toll or have a Sun Pass. Both piers are within the toll booths, so if you would like to leave one and go to the other you will not have to pay an additional toll.
Equipment Rentals: Yes, rental fishing equipment is available at both piers in the Bait Shops. It cost $8.00 a day for rental equipment per person.
Fishing License Required: No, a fishing license will be included with your paid admission to fish on the pier. Your pass and fishing license will be good for 24 hours on either pier. Your fishing license will only be good if fishing from one of these piers, if fishing outside of the pay station at the entrance to either pier your license will not be valid.
Bait Shop Yes, both fishing piers have a Bait Shop on them that have rental equipment, live bait, frozen bait, tackle and snacks. And both Bait Shops are open 24/7. Phone numbers for both Bait Shops are above.
Other Facilities: Restrooms
Fish to Catch: Pompano, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Grouper, Sharks, Tarpon, Cobia, Mangrove Snapper, Sheepshead and Sea Bass.
Pier Information: The Skyway Fishing Pier is located at the mouth of Tampa Bay making it a great place to catch a variety of fish throughout the year.
The Skyway Piers are known for the keeper size Grouper that are caught from them.
Their are a few pier regulars that are very serious about Grouper fishing from the piers and have figured out where many of the rock piles are located.
Rock piles were placed around the fishing piers when the old bridge was demolished creating underwater structure for many species of fish.
The south pier is also the longest fishing pier in the world.
During the late spring and early summer Tarpon are around the piers creating the thrill of a lifetime for some anglers that have one of these huge fish take off with their bait.
While landing a Tarpon from a pier is kind of a long shot it can be very exciting for how ever long it last.
Most anglers use live or frozen bait over artificials. A medium to heavy rod and reel works best because the skyway fishing pier is pretty high off the water, so you need your rod to be heavy enough to bring a fish up from the water.