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public fishing areas

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public fishing areas

I plan on bringing my rod and reel when I'm down this week. Are there places where I can fish from shore/beach on my own? Are there any piers that I can go to?

Any suggestions on location, bait, rod setup, etc. is appreciated!

Thanks everyone!

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1. Re: public fishing areas

The White Street Pier next to Higgs Beach.

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2. Re: public fishing areas

you can fish on the old bridges that connect the keys.

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3. Re: public fishing areas

The rocks along the channel at Fort Zachary can be good. Also Mallory Square and The Truman Waterfront. You might want to stop in at Conchy Joe's on Roosevelt Avenue for some local advise and recommendations on lures or bait.

Nothing beats getting out on a good charter if you can swing the money.

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4. Re: public fishing areas

Frozen squid is a good all around bait. Shrimp also works well.

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5. Re: public fishing areas

You can also try at the Key West Bait & Tackle shop over at the Bight, across from the Half Shell...

http://www.keywestbaitandtackle.com/

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6. Re: public fishing areas

In addition to the above, I had some luck on the northwest side of the Boca Chica channel. There's a parking area there with trash barrels.

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7. Re: public fishing areas

There is also information about a lisence for fishing here...

tripadvisor.com/…19147467

And several of the bars at the Key West Bight will cook 'em if you catch 'em.

Pjk

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8. Re: public fishing areas

best shore fishing might be at Ft Jefferson.

I believe you can only fish off the dock where the boats come in, but that's just yards away from the pilings where there are huge schools of all kinds of fish.

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9. Re: public fishing areas

Can I really fish anywhere on Mallory square? I'm at the westin where my room overlooks Mallory square. Wouldn't min fishing here

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10. Re: public fishing areas

There are almost always people fishing off Mallory Square over near the Ocean Key Resort in the morning.

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