Florida's Historic Coast Travel Planner 2018 - Page 26

Reel Adventures ADVENTURES AWAIT ANGLERS A famous Florida angler named Ernest Hemingway once wrote: “anyone can be a fi sherman in May.” But on Florida’s Historic Coast, every month brings great fi shing to be enjoyed by anyone with the desire to dip a line in the water. Surf Fishing Anglers who want to mix fi shing with an inspiring dose of sunrise solitude or evening enchantment can do so anywhere along 42 miles of pristine Atlantic beach on Florida’s Historic Coast. The gentle swish of the surf accompanies fi shermen casting beyond the breakers where, depending on the season, whiting, redfi sh, pompano, bluefi sh and maybe even a tarpon are searching for food, including the bait on the end of your line! Pier and Bridge Fishing No boat? No problem. Florida’s Historic Coast has fi shing 24 piers located on waterways ranging from secluded creeks to the deep blue sea. Extending 687 feet into the Atlantic, the St. Johns County Ocean Pier is the area’s longest and is ideal for out-of-state fi shermen because a Florida fi shing license is not required – it’s included for the day