Many of the captains around town will tell you that Fort Pierce has some of the best offshore fishing around, but inshore is just as good and bountiful. Whether you’re after snook, sheephead, snapper, or just out for a relaxing day, the Catwalk, right under South Bridge, is quite famous for catching. There’s plenty of room along the Catwalk to set a pole, a chair, and your bait bucket; moreover, the Catwalk is also a great spot for an evening walk to catch a western sunset.
Not far from there and located downtown near Marina Square, the newly constructed Melody Lane Fishing Pier sets itself apart from other piers with accommodating seating, wheel chair access, and is within walking distance of downtown. If you get there early, you can watch the sunrise peak over South Hutchinson and shine over our beautiful Indian River Lagoon. Don’t worry; the fish are pretty abundant too. In fact, the tide flows through the marina islands, creating a good current and pushes the bait when the tides flip. It creates quite the feeding frenzy!