Skyway Fishing Pier
Skyway Fishing Pier
Skyway Fishing
Fish Identification Chart
Skyway Bridge
Birds at the Skyway Fishing Pier
Egret on the Skyway Bridge
Fishing at the Skyway Fishing Pier
Skyway Fishing Pier
Skyway Fishing Pier
Skyway Fishermen
Fish Identification Chart
Skyway Bridge
Birds at the Skyway Fishing Pier
Egret at the Skyway Bridge
Skyway Fishing Pier

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Skyway Fishing Pier State Park

Welcome to Skyway Fishing Pier State Park

[Man fishing along the pier during a beautiful sunset. Photo by Jin Han.]

When the new Sunshine Skyway Bridge was built over Tampa Bay, connecting St. Petersburg with Sarasota, the old bridge was turned into the world's longest fishing pier. Anglers love being able to park their cars or campers within a few feet of their favorite fishing spot. The bridge is lighted at night, so anglers can see to rig a line, bait the hook, and get a good look at their catch. The light also attracts many species of fish after sundown. Common catches include snook, tarpon, grouper, black sea bass, Spanish mackerel, king mackerel, cobia, sheepshead, red snapper, pompano, and many more. Snacks, drinks, bait, and fishing supplies are available.

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