About 5 year(s) ago by Holiday Inn Express Jacksonville Beach
When people think of Jacksonville Beach, there are many things to do that come to mind, such as swimming, surfing, sunbathing, jet-skiing, and biking. The one outdoor activity that's not always considered is fishing. Why is that? No one knows for sure. But what is certain is that there's a whole mess of great fishing opportunities to be had in this seaside Florida town. One of the coolest places to set up your rod and reel is the Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier. It was recently reinforced to not only improve the experience for anglers but to ensure that it can hold up against any future storms brewing in the Atlantic Ocean. At 1,320 feet long, the new pier is now over 300 feet longer than the original. It features a wooden deck that's 20 feet wide, a handful of stations for cleaning your fish, and a shop that sells bait and tackle along with snacks and drinks. Also, rod and reels can be rented.
You don't need a license to fish at the Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier, which is open every day from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. The daily fee is just $4.00 and each person is limited to three rods. There are over a dozen fish types that can be caught from the pier. These include pompano, red drum, triple tail, spotted seatrout, mullet, copia, black drum, bluefish, flounder, king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, and sheepshead. However, you can't just catch as many as you want. There are rules and regulations that must be followed. If you take more than your fair share, you will be fined fairly and squarely. Authorities are out there both in uniform and plain clothes so make sure you are familiar with the limits. A few more rules to follow: Alcohol, roller blades, bicycles, pets, fly rods, hand lines, and cast nets are not allowed on the pier. Plus, you can't sit on the railings or jump or dive from the pier. Find out more about these rules and fish-catching maximums at the Jacksonville Beach Fishing Pier by visiting www.jacksonvillebeachpier.com.