Fishing in Clearwater

A Fisher's Paradise

Clearly Irresistable!

The Gulf of Mexico is a fisherman's playground and Clearwater has everything you need to explore it!

Fishing Piers


Fishing from a pier is simple and fun! You don't need a boat and a limited amount of tackle is needed. The range in water depth around piers and the many species of fish you may catch make pier fishing a fun, exciting, and relaxing past time. It is important to remember that safety is first since there are usually several other fishers casting and reeling in fish within close range to one another other. Here are the two piers that Clearwater has to offer:

Cool Pelican

Fishing Charters


Whether you enjoy the fishing at dawn in the cool crisp air or at sunset in it's enchanting waters, the beauty of the Gulf of Mexico is sure to take your breath away! Here are a couple fishing charter that Clearwater has to offer:

Fishing Licenses


  • For Purchase: Pier 60, the tax collector's office, Pinellas County Court House, bait and tackle shops and sports retailers.
  • Instant Licenses: myfwc.com/license or by calling 888.347.4356 for those using a credit card.

Licensing is normally included when fishing from party and charter boats and many piers. For complete information visit www.marinefisheries.org.