Pier Fishing in Panama City Florida
By Terry Gibson
Feel like standing over a rod or two, enjoying a cool, salt breeze in your face while you gaze out over the Gulf? Check out Panama City Beach's Russell-Fields Pier for some great Florida fall fishing action. Also called the "City Pier," anglers can enjoy catching cobia, king mackerel, Spanish mackerel, flounder, redfish and pompano, depending on the season. Right now, the big bull redfish are around, and the Spanish and king mackerel are moving through on their way south for the winter. Pompano are also in the mix.
The Russell-Fields Pier (City Pier), perfect for pier fishing, was rennovated and reopened in 2009, and it extends more than 1,500 feet over the emerald waters of the Gulf. Rod rentals and tackle are available on site.
It's also the best place in town to enjoy the sunset, and wet your whistle while enjoing it. The Hook’d Pier Bar and Grill restaurant stands at the base of the pier opened in the fall of 2010 and continues to serve up frosty drinks and tasty food in an open-air environment. Visitors and their dogs are welcome.
Also located in Panama City Beach is one of the best fishing piers in the city, the M.B. Miller Pier (County Pier), which was renovated in 2010.