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$25 for a Pier-Fishing Package ($50 Value)
- VIP admission pass (a $15 value)
- Rod rental (a $10 value)
- Two dozen live shrimp for bait (a $10 value)
- One package of frozen squid for bait (a $5 value)
- One bait bucket (a $5 value)
- Two replacement rod leaders (a $5 value)
- Free parking<p>
The VIP admission pass grants access to the T-Club at the deepest end of the pier, which features the best fishing, and the rod rental requires an additional $50 deposit, returned to the customer when the rod is returned.
The Long Pier
In 1962, Charles Redington commissioned a 1,200-foot-long fishing pier to be built in the Gulf, one of eight others like it in the area. Today, this long wooden walkway represents the last of its brethren, preserved and restored by the current owners, the Antonious family, who treasure its historic significance and excellent fishing. The waters surrounding the pier teem with sea life, such as flounder, eels, sharks, dolphins, and kingfish who burble "checkmate" when they get hooked. The crystalline Gulf waters provide a view of the vibrant reefs below, best seen and fished from the very end of the pier, which is reserved for those who purchase VIP passes. Since The Long Pier requires no fishing license, both amateur and professional fisherfolk can enjoy its sunny lengths and salty breezes by simply renting a rod and buying bait from the onsite tackle shop.