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Bob Sikes Fishing Pier

Bob Sikes Fishing Pier, located in Navarre Beach, Florida, is a historic landmark with a rich fishing heritage. Originally was built as the old bridge that connected Pensacola Beach to Gulf Breeze. The pier has withstood the test of time, enduring various challenges such as natural disasters and periods of disrepair. Despite these obstacles, the pier has been rebuilt and restored multiple times, ensuring that anglers continue to flock to its 1,545-foot structure for an unparalleled fishing experience.Throughout its history, Bob Sikes Fishing Pier has remained a popular destination for both locals and visitors alike. The pier’s strategic location along the Gulf Coast provides anglers with access to a wide variety of fish species, making it a prime spot for fishing enthusiasts of all levels. Over the years, the pier has undergone renovations and enhancements to accommodate the needs of anglers, including the addition of amenities such as bait shops, fish cleaning stations, and rental services.When it comes to targeting specific fish species at Bob Sikes Fishing Pier, anglers have a diverse range of options. For those looking to catch pompano, utilizing sand fleas or small crabs near the breakers can yield success, as these fish are known to forage in these areas for food. Flounder, masters of camouflage, can be targeted by using live finger mullet or mud minnows dragged along the sandy bottom near the pier pilings. Trout, especially the spotted sea trout, are responsive to live shrimp or soft plastic lures mimicking bait fish, fished under a popping cork.Anglers seeking a challenging catch may try their luck with sheepshead, known for their nibbling bites. Using small hooks baited with fiddler crabs or oysters and casting near the pier’s structure where these fish graze on barnacles can increase the chances of a successful catch. For those interested in catching blues (bluefish), cut bait or shiny lures can attract these aggressive feeders, offering thrilling action just a short cast away from the pier.Shark fishing at Bob Sikes Fishing Pier requires patience and preparation, as anglers will need heavy tackle, large hooks, and bait such as bonito or mullet chunks to attract these apex predators. Fishing for sharks is often most productive during dusk or nighttime, adding an element of excitement to the pier experience. Despite its extensive history and various challenges faced over the years, Bob Sikes Fishing Pier continues to stand as a testament to the enduring allure of fishing in Navarre Beach.


400 Pensacola Beach Blvd, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561, USA


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24 Hours, 7 days a week

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Adult Fishing Р Free

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Handicap Accessible
Port-a-potty available
Parking Available
Fishing License is REQUIRED!

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Spanish Mackeral

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400 Pensacola Beach Blvd, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561, USA

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