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Everything You Need to Know About the St. George Island Fishing Pier

21 May 2018 06:13 AM by Collins Vacation Rentals Staff
Everything You Need to Know About the St. George Island Fishing Pier

When you come to SGI, experiencing the incredible waters surrounding our island is probably at the top of your list. You can splash around, float on top, and cast your line! If you’re looking to experience some fishing during your stay at one of our Collins Vacation Rentals, we recommend trying the St. George Island Fishing Pier. 

If you want to know more ways to get out on the water, take a look at our Things to Do page! We know that planning a vacation can be challenging, so we created a list of our favorite businesses in the area and places to go to save you from hours of research. Whether you are looking for more spots like St. George Island Fishing Pier, a romantic date night, or family activity, our page can help! 

What is the St. George Island Fishing Pier? 

The St. George Island Fishing Pier is located on the northern side of the island. It juts out 600 feet into the water, giving visitors more than enough room to spread out and enjoy the pier. You can catch fish year round off SGI, but May starts the season of shore and pier fishing each year. 

Do I Need a Fishing License? 

If you are planning on fishing from the shore or from a boat, you will need a fishing license. There are a few exceptions such as being a Florida resident over 65 years of age, are under 16 years of age, and participating on catch and release fishing. The exact rules can be found on the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission website. However, if you go on a charter, your license will most likely be provided. 

3 Game Fish to Reel In on the St. George Island Fishing Pier

Florida Pompano

These school fish are remarkably fast swimmers. Normally feeding on zoobenthos and small clams, you can catch them with light jigs and popping corks. Look for the compressed body and short snout. The colors of pompano range from silver with hints of blue-green on the dorsal areas to silver or yellow on the body and fins.

Black Drum

Black or gray in color, the black drum has powerful jaws. When you head to the St. George Island fishing pier, shrimp or squid work well to hook them. Sometimes, the older fish are drawn in using portions of blue crab. They can also be caught on spoons and jigs!

Spanish Mackerel

Silver sides, a green back, and a few rows of yellow spots are characteristic of the Spanish mackerel. These fish are carnivorous and love live bait! Spanish mackerel move quickly, so you’ll need to be quicker to pull these in during your trip to the St. George Island fishing pier.

Come Relax at a Collins Vacation Home

After reeling in your catch on the St. George Island fishing pier, come back to your Collins Vacation Home to relax. We offer a variety of gorgeous rentals within a short drive from the pier, not to mention great local attractions, beaches, and more. Browse through our properties , then start planning your stay! If you have any questions, you are more than welcome to contact us ; we’re happy to help! We look forward to hosting you for the vacation of a lifetime.