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east coast surf/pier fishing.

I'm from the west coast and recently moved to lake Wales Florida and want to to try the east coast. I love pier and surf fishing, question is any good parks? Piers? Help please


  • JettyparkJettypark Posts: 1,972 Captain
    I believe you are still closer to the west coast.... but if you want to try the east coast and make the drive.... Cape Canaveral area has
    "Jetty Park" they have a pretty long pier and you can also fish the inlet and beach the park is family friendly and they keep it up really
    good... the downside is it will cost you $15 for a day pass.... south of that you have the Cocoa beach pier... its okay and IMO it geared
    more for tourist than actual fishermen... oh and there is no overhead casting on the pier itself...

    Further south you have the the grand daddy of inlet/pier.... "Sebastian Inlet" (state park) I believe this inlet is
    closer to warned... fishing during the weekend at Sebastian is true "Combat fishing" :hairraiser
    but it is truly worth it "ONCE" you learn how to fish the inlet.... its not easy and be ready to lose a lot of sinkers
    and rigs... but that area does give up some nice fish thru out the year...

    further north you have Ponce inlet the north side has the actual pier but that's on the Daytona side... the south
    is closer to you and that's on New Smyrma side.....and there you have it those are the three inlet (each has a pier)
    Daytona beach also has a pier on the beach...oh all the inlets I stated also have beaches you can fish from..
    also don't forget we have some great fishing in the Intercostal River systems...

    But IMO you are closer to the west coast and there is some good fishing on that side of the state... Clearwater
    is my fav over there.. now don't get me wrong I love fishing the east coast... and if you truly want to get into
    some of the best fishing on our coast... than just head over to Sebastian Inlet... read up as much as possible
    about the place.... and be ready to pull out some hair....

    Good luck :wink
    aa13.gif"A ship without Marines is like a garment without buttons"
  • saltybumsaltybum Posts: 1,699 Captain
  • Stonecrab_23Stonecrab_23 Posts: 209 Deckhand
    Wow, that's my first stop. I used to live in Clearwater for two years and fished the beach there all the time. Tried the piers and all. I just wanna expand my fishing area and hear good things about the east coast and like the times I did,go. Thanks
  • bustinbustin Posts: 100 Deckhand
    Great response, JettyPark! This is what we need more of on this forum, good informative and respectful exchange of info.

    I too fish the piers and beaches. Sunglow pier in Daytona can be decent and Sebastian is very good too. Remember, all the way at the end is not always the best spot.
    Also, the public beaches S of Sebastian, Playalinda, and Canaveral National Seashore from NSB side are great at times.
    Good luck!
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