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.

Resources

Pier Fishing Tips

Welcome to our section on pier fishing tips. This section was put together to help anglers become more
skilled at fishing from a pier. We have put together an educational web page that teaches you the need to know
information about pier fishing. Along with that educational information you'll also get to read some of the best
pier fishing tips that will help you become a better fisherman. It doesn't matter if you've been pier fishing for
years or are just starting out, the below information will be useful to you.

Tips for fishing docks in any season

Professional bass angler Chad Brauer grew up fishing under the tutelage of his father, Denny Brauer, one of the most accomplished bass pros of all time. Given his dad's success with a flippin' rod, it's no surprise that Chad's strong suits are flippin' and pitchin'. The Brauer family motto should be President Theodore Roosevelt's diplomatic strategy: Speak softly and carry a big stick.

When Brauer was 12, his parents bought him an aluminum bass boat and parked it at the family dock behind their house on the bank of Missouri's Lake of the Ozarks.