Panama City and Panama City Beach are full of great fishing spots including a number of great fishing piers. If you're moving here and you want to find the best place to fish, you need to head to one of the piers. Here are a few of the best piers in the area.
M.B. Miller County Pier
Owned and operated by the county, you can spend time fishing here day and night. Many locals love this spot and there's a bait and tackle shop near the entrance. You have to pay a daily fee to fish or just for observing and there's a three rod maximum with the standard fee. You can pay an additional fee for two more rods, if you prefer and fishing passes are also available on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis for this pier.
The city owns and operates this pier, found just across from Aaron Bessant Park. You can fish off the pier any day of the year and it's open 24 hours a day. Pay the daily fee and use up to three rods at once. If you prefer to use more than three, there's an additional fee. This is another favorite spot of locals and you can save a little money with a monthly, quarterly or annual pass for the pier.
The Piers of St. Andrews State Park
Found just outside of Panama City Beach, St. Andrews State Park provides two great piers for fishing. One of the piers stretches 500 feet into the ocean, while the other provides lagoon fishing. A daily parking fee is required to enjoy the park and you can get up to eight people in with one fee for the car.
Make sure you adhere to the fishing requirements of the city and state. You will need a state fishing license for saltwater, freshwater or both. The proper license is required in addition to the fees charged by the fishing piers.