Anclote Fishing Pier

Address: Anclote Fishing Pier, 2305 Bailey's Bluff Rd., Holiday, FL 34691

Phone # 727-942-4030

Hours: Open 24 Hrs / 7 Days a week for fishing pier only. The rest of the park is open from Dawn to Dusk.

Cost: $2.00 parking fee, must bring exact change for drop box.

Equipment Rentals: No rental equipment available.

Fishing License Required: Yes, a Florida Saltwater Fishing License is Required

Bait Shop: No bait shop on premises. Hart's One Stop Tackle Store is located approx 1 mile from fishing pier for live shrimp, live pinfish and a variety of frozen bait. Address and Phone Number to Hart's is 1234 Bailey's Bluff Rd. Holiday, FL 34691 Phone # 727-938-5364. Hours are from 6am - 7pm 7 days a week.

Other Facilities: Restrooms, Dog Park, Wade Fishing Access, Can Launch a Kayak or Small Boat without trailer, Picnic Area with Shelter and Playground.

Fish to Catch: Jack Crevalle, Spotted Sea Trout, Spanish Mackeral, Cobia, Redfish, Sheepshead, Flounder, Snook and Mangrove Snapper

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Pier Information: Located in Holiday Florida ( near Tarpon Springs ) this Florida Fishing Pier offers many fishing opportunities from fishing off of the pier or wade fishing on the shore line next to the pier.

This is not like the larger piers that are in a beach setting, this fishing pier offers more of an inshore setting with mangroves lining the edges of the sandy shoreline.

This Pier is known for producing great catches during the winter months because it is located next to the Progress Energy Power Plant warm water discharge.

The warm water attracts all kinds of different species of fish to come here during the cold winter months trying to keep warm.

This fishing pier can get crowded at times but has many places you can fish to get away from the crowd, just be courteous to the fellow fisherman out there.

When fishing here a regular inshore rod and reel will work just fine, the pier is not high off the water like many other piers so really heavy rods and reels are not needed.

Gulp shrimp on a jighead and top water lures work well here for artificials. For live bait you can never go wrong with live shrimp or a pinfish under a cork.

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