Eventually, the State of Florida turned the old structure into one of the longest public fishing piers in America. It’s a place to park for a few hours and spend the day (or night) fishing. To all fans of this pier... Feel Free to post pics of your catches and tell us about your trip to the piers! The pier has a bait shop for all your fishing needs. ClockDr Posts: 22 Greenhorn. Please read and understand the disclaimer before using this information. May 2013 in West Central General Fishing & The Outdoors #1. Can you bottom fish there or will you get hung up? North Skyway Fishing Pier, Saint Petersburg, Florida. 3.1K likes. After the Skyway Bridge was struck by a freighter, rendering it unsafe for continued use, it was shut down and replaced. As you can see on the tide chart, the highest tide of 1.41ft was at 4:26 am and the lowest tide of 0.13ft will be at 11:54 am The longest pier in the world is located on Florida’s west coast: the Skyway Fishing Pier. This station is owned and operated by WeatherFlow. Skyway Bait & Tackle is the oldest bait shop in the area. Jitterbug (Jim) was kind enough to give us a great fishing report. Skyway Fishing Pier State Park. How to fish Skyway Pier. They are catching keeper grouper and pompano have been spotted on the south pier. Often referred to as a “shack,” we take pride in our simple, non-cosmetic, and passionate approach to fishing. Skyway Fishing Pier State Park is a Florida State Park located on the north and south sides of the mouth of Tampa Bay.When the original cantilevered Sunshine Skyway Bridge, carrying I-275 (), partially collapsed in 1980, due to the collision of a freighter on one of its pilings, it was replaced by the current bridges. Here you’ll find fantastic fishing and some of the best sunsets in the world. Skyway Fishing Pier is the perfect place to go with the windy weather we have been having. Sunshine Skyway Bridge tide times for the week The tide is currently falling in Sunshine Skyway Bridge. Based in St. Petersburg, Fla., the company provides its visitors option of fishing a variety of fish, including Sharks, Tarpon, Kingfish, Spanish Mackerel, Grouper, Cobia, Snapper and Sea Bass. Going to Tampa for a few days and want to fish the Sunshine Skyway bridge. We are open 24 hours 7 days a week that includes the bait shop. Skyway Fishing Pier State Park's story is one of turning tragedy into a fortune. Initially founded in the 1940s and acquired by its current owner in 1997, the tiny blue building and neon signs are hallmarks of our community. Established in 1954, Sunshine Skyway Fishing Piers is one of the premium piers in Tampa Bay. It might be a little difficult to get out on the water. 11 talking about this. All times Displayed are based on Skyway Fishing Pier local time. Skyway Fishing State Park. Since the original span of the Skyway Bridge was built over Tampa Bay in 1954, fishermen have been targeting a variety of fish from this location. Enjoy fishing or sightseeing on the longest fishing pier in the world!