Fantastic Fishing and Boating Awaits you in Pinellas County Florida
One of the perks of living in Pinellas County is the convenient access to the gorgeous Gulf of Mexico, Lake Tarpon, Tampa Bay and Lake Seminole. If you are a boat lover or enjoy a day of fishing on the water, you are in the right place. There are many boat ramps, parks, and private residences to launch a boat from.
To access Lake Tarpon, many people use facilities such as John Chesnut Sr. Park, and Anderson Park. With some of the best freshwater bass fishing in the area, you can also jet ski and even see an occasional sea plane from the water. And, if you want to live on Lake Tarpon in Lansbrook, check out Presidents Landing, Myrtle Point or Ivy Ridge.
Gulf of Mexico
There are many places to access the Gulf of Mexico. If you live in Clearwater or North Pinellas you may try the Seminole Boat Ramp, or Dunedin near Edgewater Park. Boaters enjoy fishing near Anclote Island, and the bridges of Clearwater Beach and Sand Key for snook, red fish, and trout. You can also pick up a fishing charter at the Clearwater Beach Marina. And don’t forget offshore fishing in the gulf. It is one of the best places to catch grouper and king fish.
If you live in the southern portion of Pinellas County such as St. Petersburg, Treasure Island or Madeira Beach, you may want to launch your boat and fish near John’s Pass, or in the Intracoastal Waterways. John’s Pass is also a great place to pick up a charter fishing adventure with an experienced guide. Let these captains show you the best places to fish, learn some new techniques, and get the necessary gear to have with you to maximize your fishing excursions.
And don’t forget about Tampa Bay. Phillipe Park in Safety Harbor has a small boat ramp, and there is a larger ramp off the Courtney Campbell Bridge. Closer to St. Petersburg, the Sunshine Skyway Bridge has a separate fishing pier for those wishing to fish from the shore. Tampa Bay is a great place to boat, water ski, and fish for the day. When you fish near the bridges or in the open water in Tampa Bay, you’re sure to reel in a few great catches!