Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Launches New Florida Fishing Pier Finder
WFTX – Are you looking for a place to fish from the shore? Check out the new Florida Fishing Pier Finder from the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) [lnks.gd], an interactive map that allows anglers to find publicly accessible fishing piers, jetties and 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, name, and feature type (such as a bridge or pier). These structures give anglers who like to fish from shore or who don’t have a boat the opportunity to catch a variety of species. Some workable structures extend a few feet into the water, while others extend 2,000 feet or more into the Gulf of Mexico or the Atlantic Ocean. A majority of these structures are free to use. For fishing docks where fees are required, almost all have a dock permit that covers anglers, residents and non-residents, who fish at the dock.
“I am thrilled with the new Florida Fishing Pier Finder from the FWC. This innovative platform helps anglers find areas where they can take advantage of the diverse fishing opportunities found here in Florida, the fishing capital of the world, ”said FWC Commissioner Gary Lester. “Providing anglers with easy-to-use location information for fishing docks, bridges and jetties increases access options and opportunities for both novice and experienced anglers.”
The Florida Fishing Pier Finder was created with funding from the Federal Sport Fish Restoration Program, which collects taxes on purchases of fishing equipment and motor boat fuel to fund projects that provide better fishing opportunities. . Learn more at MyFWC.com/SFR.
So what are you waiting for? With a multitude of different ways to fish Florida waters, check out the new Florida Fishing Pier Finder and create fishing memories! Want to learn more about fishing in Florida? Visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on “Learn to Fish”. Questions? Contact Marine@MyFWC.com.
Your purchase of fishing gear, power boat fuel, and a fishing license supports awareness and education efforts like the new Florida Fishing Pier Finder.