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PENSACOLA BEACH GULF PIER

Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier is going to reopen 4/26/2024 after a significant overhaul!  Pier signage, lighting, water lines, entrance gate being replaced, new benches, trash cans, and ADA fishing rails are now available. Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier, situated at 41 Fort Pickens Rd, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561, USA, stands as a testament to the enduring allure of fishing along the Gulf Coast. While the exact date of its construction remains elusive, the pier was meticulously built to offer anglers access to prime fishing grounds in the blue waters of the Gulf of Mexico.Constructed as a dedicated fishing pier, the Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier was designed to provide both locals and visitors with a premier fishing experience. Spanning out into the Gulf, the pier offers ample space for anglers to cast their lines and reel in a variety of saltwater species. Whether targeting prized game fish or casting for a relaxing day of angling, the pier has become a beloved destination for fishing enthusiasts of all ages.The Pier Stretches out across the emerald green waters over 1470 Feet beyond 2 sand bars.The Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier’s rich history is intertwined with the vibrant maritime heritage of the Pensacola area. Despite facing occasional challenges, such as damage from storms like Hurricane Ivan in 2004, the pier has stood resilient, drawing anglers and visitors alike to its picturesque shores.When it comes to fishing at the Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier, anglers are treated to a diverse array of fish species. Here are some of the common catches you might encounter:Pompano: These silver-colored fish are known for their delicious flavor and spirited fights. Anglers often target pompano using sand fleas, shrimp, or artificial lures on bottom rigs.Spanish Mackerel: Fast and ferocious, Spanish mackerel are a favorite among anglers for their aggressive strikes. Anglers can target them using shiny spoons, jigs, or live baitfish retrieved at a fast pace.Redfish: Redfish, or red drum, are prized for their strength and endurance. Anglers can catch them using live or cut bait such as mullet or pinfish, as well as artificial lures like soft plastics or spoons.Flounder: These masters of camouflage lurk on the sandy bottom, waiting to ambush their prey. Anglers can target flounder using live bait such as mud minnows or finger mullet, as well as artificial lures like jigs or soft plastics.Sheepshead: With their distinctive black stripes and powerful jaws, sheepshead are a challenging catch. Anglers target them using fiddler crabs, shrimp, or barnacles near structure like pilings or rocks.Cobia: Known for their size and fighting ability, cobia are a prized catch for anglers. Target them using live baitfish such as mullet or eels, as well as artificial lures like jigs or swimbaits.Sailfish: While less common near the pier, sailfish occasionally make appearances during seasonal migrations. Target them using large live baits such as mullet or blue runners on a balloon float.Whether you’re casting for pompano, Spanish mackerel, redfish, flounder, sheepshead, cobia, or sailfish, the Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier offers an unforgettable fishing experience for anglers of all levels. So pack your gear, bait your hook, and get ready to reel in the catch of a lifetime along the beautiful shores of Pensacola Beach.

Address

41 Fort Pickens Rd, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561, USA

Website

http://www.fishpensacolabeachpier.com/

Operating Hours

6 a.m. to 9 p.m., 7 days a week

Admission & Pricing

Daily Passes
Observers – $1.25
Adult Fishing – $7.50
Youth Fishing – $4.50
Senior Fishing – $6.50
Military – $6.50
Children Under 6yrs – Free

Annual Discount Passes
Annual Fishing Pass =$258.00

Annual Senior/Military Fishing Pass = $243.00

Annual Walking Pass = $62.75

Annual Family Fishing Pass = $320.00

SRIA Fees 5% and Sales Tax 7.5% Included in price

Rod Rentals

$14/Day

Bait Option

Frozen Shrimp – $Unknown
Frozen Squid – $Unknown
Frozen Mullet – $Unknown
Carts = $9.00
Coolers, Nets, Gaffs = $6.00

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Fish Caught

King & Spanish Mackerel
Cobia
Pompano
Mahi Mahi
Flounder
Whiting
Blue Fish
Tarpon
Bonito
Redfish
Sailfish

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