Fishing piers

Often, developed bank fishing areas also have piers constructed for fishing. Most piers are accessible for people with impaired mobility, and are near other developed facilities, such as picnic areas, playgrounds and restrooms. In addition, fish attracting structures may be placed in the water around or near fishing piers to improve fishing.

Just as in bank fishing, not all parts of a fishing pier are created equally when it comes to fishing. Anglers should still “read the water” to determine the best locations along a pier to actually fish.  Finding structure, changes in habitat types or changes in water depth can make a big difference in angler success.