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Description - **Note: This information was provided by www.floridastateparks.org.

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. The pier is open 24 hours a day year-round. Located north and south of the Skyway Bridge on I-275 (U.S. 19).

Recreation - Fishing is allowed in designated areas.

Location - The Skyway Fishing Piers are located on the north and south sides of the Skyway Bridge on I-275 (US 19)


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Contact Information:
Skyway Fishing Pier State Park, 4905 34th Street South, #5000 , St. Petersburg, Florida, 33711, Phone: 727-865-0668
, michael.strivelli@dep.state.fl.us

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Florida State Parks - The mission of the Florida Park Service is to provide resource-based recreation while preserving, interpreting and restoring natural and cultural resources.

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Florida Division of Recreation & Parks - Official agency website

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