FWC launches Florida Fishing Pier Finder
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has a new Florida Fishing Pier Finder, an interactive map that allows anglers to find publicly-accessed fishing piers, jetties and fishing-specific bridges in freshwater and saltwater locations throughout the state.
Visit MyFWC.com/PierFinder to search for a location by county, city, feature name and type of feature, such as a bridge or pier. It is best viewed using a computer or tablet with a larger screen. Some fishable structures extend a few feet into the water, while others extend 2,000 or more feet into the Gulf of Mexico or Atlantic Ocean. A majority of them are free to use. For those piers where a fee is required, almost all have a pier license that covers anglers, resident and non-resident who fish on the pier.
The Florida Fishing Pier Finder was created through funding from the federal Sport Fish Restoration program, which collects taxes from purchases of fishing equipment and motorboat fuel to fund projects that provide enhanced fishing opportunities.