Pier fishing is a method of angling that combines the accessibility of surf fishing with the over-water approach of fishing from a boat. Pier fishing offers many advantages over other angling methods that make it a popular pastime for both novice and seasoned fishermen. You can fish for an hour, or all day. You can access a variety of migratory game fish without stepping foot on a boat (or getting sea sick.) You can stay on land, but enjoy getting out into the ocean to access deep water.
To have the best experience possible when pier fishing you need to present the right bait in the right way. This will ensure you not only have a fun day on the pier but that you actually come home with a trophy catch to show for all your effort. There are several fishing rigs that are effective for pier fishing. The rig you choose will depend on water conditions, depth along with the game fish species you’re targeting. Below are the most popular fishing rigs we recommend for pier fishing.