That's a great link my neighbor. I've been fishing Courtney Campbell causeway and Picnic Island park since I started back Salt water fish'n a few months ago. Many tell me I need to hit the SkyWay if I want to catch fish from the shoreline but I haven't made it there yet.
The pier isn't just a pier, it is also a causeway leading out to the old bridge and I understand you can catch many kinds of fish all the way out to the end,
Maybe see you all out there one day.
From the website:Since the original span of the
Skyway Bridge was built over Tampa Bay in 1954, fishermen have been
targeting a variety of fish, including Sharks, Tarpon, Kingfish, Spanish
Mackerel, Grouper, Cobia, Snapper and Sea Bass.
When the middle of the
bridge was demolished, the concrete and steele rubble was strategically
placed to form artificial reefs along both piers and offshore which
attract a wide variety of species.WE ARE STILL OPEN
on both North and South Piers.... there has
been a lot of confusion since the DOT closed down the Eastern spans
(built in 1954) due to public safety. The western Spans, which were
constructed in 1970 are still open. The piers are the original length,
just no longer 4 lanes.The Skyway Pier Bait Shops
open on both piers with friendly helpful staff on hand 24/7. We stock
live and frozen bait, tackle, rental rods, cold drinks, hot coffee, ice
cream, assorted snacks and sandwiches.
We pride ourselves in
being a bun, affordable family destination. A great place for anglers of
all skill levels and convenient for the physically challenged. The
Piers are unique in that you can pack your picnic, umbrella, chairs, and
fishing equipment and drive up to your fishing spot. It's like
tail-gating and fishing at the same time.
You don't need a fishing license. We have a pier fishing license that covers all of our guests with a paid entrance pass.
Rod rentals are $8 a day with deposit. We'll even loan you a bucket.
Please be a conscientious angler. Go to www.myfwc.com
for the current regulations before you begin. Keep a copy of the
regulations and a ruler or lawstick on hand to make sure you are not
violating any laws.
So come see us. Bring your grandmother, bring the kids. We're always open unless there's a hurricane brewing.