When you’re visiting Panama City Beach head on down to Front Beach Road and check out the Panama City Beach piers. Located on the beautiful Gulf of Mexico the M.B. Miller Pier pier sits 1500 feet out into the Gulf of Mexico and offers some fabulous fishing as well as stunning views of sunrises and sunsets.
The two most prominent fishing piers in Panama City Beach are the identical Russell-Fields Pier (16101 Front Beach Rd., Panama City Beach) and the M.B. Miller Pier (12213 Front Beach Rd., Panama City Beach), often referred to as the City Pier and the County Pier. Constructed within a year of each other (completed in 2009 and 2010), these two concrete piers are built to resist hurricane damage and are the longest twin fishing piers on the Gulf of Mexico, stretching some 1,500 feet into excellent fishing waters. In addition to fishermen, the piers are popular with spectators as well, who enjoy walking out over the water, witnessing some amazing catches by the local fishermen, or just enjoying the unique view of the beach and the clear emerald waters swirling around the pilings of the piers.
The piers are open 7 days a week and 24 hours a day. While there’s a fee to go out on the pier, it’s well worth the small price. Passes purchased for one of these piers can be used at either. Open all year. Fish caught in season: Cobia, King Mackerel, Spanish Mackerel, Red fish, Blues, Blue liners, Pompano, Flounder, Hardtails and other varieties. Rod rentals bait and tackle available on site.
Spectators – Daily Fee $3.00
Fishing – Daily Fee (includes a daily fishing license):
Regular (over 6 yrs old) $6
Child (6 yrs. and under) No charge
Disabled – $3.00 (Must present registration & handicapped sticker)
Active Military – $3.00
Senior (65 & older) – $3.00
Seasonal & Active Passes:
Fishing – 3 rods plus 1 bait rod allowed
20 visits – $60
3 Months unlimited – $60
Annual – $90
Disabled, Active Military, Senior Citizens – 50% off the above fees
Miscellaneous Fees – $2 (Additional rod up to 5 rod maximum, excludes 1 bait rod)
Panama City Beach is well known for its outstanding fishing. If fishing from one of the piers doesn’t appeal to you, there are many fishing charter companies in the area that would be happy to take you out on one of their boats. There’s just no good reason to miss out on the fabulous fishing opportunities that this area offers residents and visitors alike!