St Pete’s favorite pastime is fishing. There are many options on and off the shore for anyone, whether you’re an avid fisherman with the right equipment and knowledge or just a novice. Keep reading to learn all about St Pete Beach fishing!
Wade fishing is very popular in St Petersburg and nearby Florida beaches. This easy, relaxed style is perfect for staying cool during hot days. It also works well in shallow areas of the seagrass area that are scattered all over St Pete. Pass-A-Grille Beach makes it easy.
It is easy to follow the simple steps: Walk along the water until you reach knee-high and cast occasionally. You will need a simple spinning rod, which can be purchased cheaply or rented. Also, you’ll need old sandals or shoes to wear in the water.
Experts believe that live shrimp is the best bait to use for wade fishing. These can be purchased at your local bait shop. They are also great places to get insider tips.
Common Snook, Spotted Sea Trout and Red Drum are the most common catch. However, you may also catch Flounder. Snook, also called ‘linesider’, is a great game fish. However, you will have to return it unless you have a permit.
St Petersburg Pier Fishing
St Petersburg has great pier fishing. But, you should first try Merry Pier in Pass-A-Grille. You will find everything you need, from snacks and lunches to bait shops. You can rent equipment, but you don’t need it if you have your own.
Merry Pier has a great fish market if you are not lucky enough. They also publish regular fishing reports to assist visitors in catching the best fish.
Skyway Fishing Pier State Park is a little further away. It is the longest fishing platform in the world. You can park up there and drop your line from your car. You can find bait shops and other amenities at the site, which is open 24 hours a day.
You might catch Tarpon or Grouper depending on the conditions.
Deep Sea Fishing
Deep Sea Fishing Charters in St Pete are very easy to find. Salty Knots Fishing Charter is our favorite, and it operates very close to St. Pete Beach. You can choose from half or full-day trips, or you can book the entire boat for a large group. They offer fish-cleaning services.
It is well worth the boat ride, but deep-sea fishing enthusiasts can expect to see Amberjack, Mangrove Snapper, Red snapper, Gag Grouper, and Triggerfish. Call us today to book a fishing experience of a lifetime.