Fishing from a pier or fishing bridge is a popular pastime for may landlubbers around the Florida Keys. Some jut only a few feet into the water, while others extend over large passes with fast moving water during the changing of the tides. These piers and bridges offer anglers a chance to fish waters that cannot be reached from shore or wading. Many popular sport fish hang around fishing piers because piers provide structure and food. At night, these fish can be seen cruising around the edges of the pier’s shadows. Anglers at many piers catch most of the popular sport fish, as well as some other species like pinfish, shark, catfish, ladyfish, and spadefish. This makes fishing piers a great place to get started in fishing.
Below is a list of fishing piers found on the Boating and Angling Guides to the Upper Keys, Middle Keys, and Lower Keys. The number identifying each pier is the same as the identifying number used on the three printed guides and interactive maps found on this Web site.