St Pete Pier

Address: St Pete Pier, 800 2nd Ave NE, St Petersburg, FL 33701

Phone # 727-821-6443

Hours: Fishing on the pier is allowed 24/7, the hours below are for inside the pier.

The Pier is open 365 days a year:

Monday - Thursday from 10:00am - 8:00pm

Friday and Saturday from 10:00am - 9:00pm

Sunday from 11:00am - 7:00pm.

Attractions and restaurant hours vary

Cost: Fishing on the pier is free and it is also free to go inside but it costs $4.00 for valet parking, $3.00 for regular parking or you can park with the parking meters and pay by the hour.

Equipment Rentals: Yes, rental equipment is available at the bait shop on the pier. A $30.00 deposit is required at time of rental. Rod and reel rental is $10.70 for the day.

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

Bait Shop: Yes, a bait shop is located on the pier for rental equipment, live and frozen bait, snacks, drinks, tackle and to feed the pelicans if you would like.

Bait shop hours are from 8:00am - 10:00pm 365 days a year.

Phone number to the bait shop is 727-821-3750

Other Facilities: Shopping, Restaurants, Restrooms, and a Fish Aquarium

Fish to Catch: Black Drum, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, Flounder, Spotted Sea Trout, Mangrove Snapper and Redfish

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Pier Information: This pier is very different from all of the other piers I have been to.

There is a lot to do here, you can go shopping, check out the aquarium or stop for a lunch break at one of the many nice restaurants located inside the building at the end of the pier.

If you want to do something with your wife and kids this is the pier to go to.

It works out great for the whole family, you and the kids can go fishing while your wife enjoys her day shopping ( that's if she doesn't like to fish ) but either way it's a fun place to be regardless what you decide to do on the pier.

Another cool thing about this pier is at the bait shop you can feed the pelicans. This costs $5.00 for a bucket of 5 fish and is always a favorite of kids and tourists.

Fishing from the St Pete Pier is excellent, the waters of Tampa Bay hold all kinds of big fish. Many black drum are caught from this pier, use shrimp or blue crabs for best results when fishing for these fish.

Most of the other fish are caught using shrimp and various other live and frozen baits.

Heavy tackle is not needed when fishing from here, a good set up is a medium sized rod and reel. The fishing areas are low to the water so you will not have to pull the fish up very far.

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