FLORIDA — Are you looking for a place to fish from shore? Try the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission’s (FWC) new Florida Fishing Pier Finder, an interactive map that allows anglers to find publicly accessed fishing piers, jetties and fishing-specific bridges in freshwater and saltwater locations throughout the state.
It is best viewed using a computer or tablet with a larger screen.
Visit MyFWC.com/PierFinder to search for a location by county, city, feature name and type of feature (such as a bridge or pier).
These structures give anglers who enjoy fishing from shore or do not have a boat an opportunity to catch a variety of species. Some fishable structures extend a few feet into the water, while others extend 2,000 or more feet into the Gulf of Mexico or Atlantic Ocean.
Most of these structures are free to use. For those fishing piers where a fee is required, almost all have a pier license that covers anglers, resident, and non-resident, that fish on the pier.
“I am thrilled with the FWC’s new Florida Fishing Pier Finder. This innovative platform helps anglers find areas where they can enjoy the diverse fishing opportunities found here in Florida, the Fishing Capital of the World,” said FWC Commissioner Gary Lester.
“Providing shore-based anglers with easy-to-use location information for fishing piers, bridges and jetties increases access options and possibilities for new and experienced anglers.”
The Florida Fishing Pier Finder was created through funding from the federal Sport Fish Restoration program, which collects taxes from purchases of fishing equipment and motorboat fuel to fund projects that provide enhanced fishing opportunities. Learn more at MyFWC.com/SFR.