November 2016 Fishing Report

November 1st- 7th Tons of Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead by the dozens, 47″ Cobia, Spotted Seatrout (including a big “22 trout), Flounder, Black Drum, lots of bait fish November 8th- 14th Spanish Mackerel, Flounder, Cobia, Black Drum, Redfish, Sheepshead, Seatrout, King Mackerel, Jack Crevalle

October 2016 Fishing Report

October 1st- 7th (Super Boat Races) Tons of Spanish Mackerel, Stingrays, Spotted Seatrout at night, Snook, Cobia, Jack Crevalle, Bonnethead Shark October 8th- 14th Sail cat, Sheepshead, catfish, Blacktip shark, Redfish(38″), Tons of Spanish Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout October 15th- 21st Tons of Spanish Mackerel, Cobia, Snakefish, Stingrays, Redfish, Hammerhead Shark, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, Black Drum October 22nd- … Read More

September 2016 Fishing Report

September 1st-7th: (Hurricane Hermine)(Snook Season Re-Opened) Catfish, Sailcat, 3 Snook(1 Keeper), Black Drum, Redfish, Key West Grunt, Spanish Mackerel, Tarpon hooked but broke line September 8th- 15th: Spanish Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, Snook, Eagle Ray Sighting, Tarpon Sighting, Black Sea Bass, Crevalle Jack, Stingray, Sheepshead, Bull Shark Sighting, September 15th- 21st: Spotted Seatrout, Snook, Tons of Spanish Mackerel, Sheepshead, … Read More

August 2016 Fishing Report

August 1st- 7th: Mangrove Snapper, Sheepshead, Spanish Mackerel, Snook(released), Grunts, Cobia, Catfish, Spotted Seatrout August 8th- 14th: Grunt, Tarpon, Snook(released), Catfish, Sharks, Goliath Grouper Sighted, Mangrove Snapper, Cobia, Black Sea Bass, Black Drum, Sand Shark, Nurse Shark, Spotted Seatrout, Spanish Mackerel August 15th- 21st: Spanish Mackerel, Catfish, Black Sea Bass, Flounder, Mangrove Snapper, Cobia, Spotted Seatrout, Crevalle Jack, … Read More

July 2016 Fishing Report

July 1st- 7th: Grunts, Mangrove Snapper, Sharks, Cobia, Catfish, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Pompano, Black Tip Shark, Snook(released), Blue Runner, Atlantic Spadefish, Crevalle Jack, Spotted Seatrout, July 8th- 14th: Atlantic Spadefish, Crevalle Jack, Mangrove Snapper, Sailcat, Ladyfish, Grouper, Key West Grunt, Snook(released), Flounder, Red Snapper, Spanish Mackerel July 15th- 21st: Nurse Shark, Remora, Key West Grunt, Lane Snapper, Cowfish, … Read More

June 2016 Fishing Report

June 1st-7th: (Tropical Storm Colin) Cobia, Spotted Seatrout, Spanish Mackerel, Tarpon Sighting, Sheepshead, Snook(released), Rays, Crevalle Jack, Catfish, Grunt, Lots of Sharks June 8th- 14th: Black Drum, Catfish, Flounder, Grunt, Snook(released), Spanish Mackerel, Pompano, Black Sea Bass, Pigfish, Ladyfish, Atlantic Spadefish, Gag Grouper, Silver Perch, Key West Grunt, Black Tip Shark, Mangrove Snapper, Redfish, Grouper, Small Eel June … Read More

May 2016 Fishing Report

May 1st- 7th: Snook Season Closed, Cobia, Spanish Mackerel, Mangrove Snapper, Gag Grouper, Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Catfish, Snook(released), Bonnethead Shark, Nurse Shark, Sailcat, Lemon Shark, Horseshoe Crab May 8th- 14th: Spotted Seatrout, Spanish Mackerel, Bonnethead Shark, Black Tip Shark, Pompano, Pufferfish, Flounder, Cobia, Snook(released), Ladyfish, Nurse Shark, Gag Grouper, Mangrove Snapper, Parrotfish, Bull Redfish May 15th- 21st: Ladyfish, … Read More

April 2016 Fishing Report

April 1st- 7th: Spanish Mackerel, Flounder, Greenbacks, Crevalle Jack, King Mackerel, Spotted Seatrout, Sailcat, Sand Seatrout, Butterfish, Sheepshead, Key West Grunt, Black Sea Bass, Mangrove Snapper, Bonnethead Shark, April 8th- 14th: Black Drum, Permit, White Grunt, Sailcat ,Squirrelfish, Silver Perch, Black Sea Bass, Spanish Mackerel, Flounder, Gag Grouper, Blue Runner, Sheepshead, Spotted Seatrout, Cowfish, Mullet, Greenbacks, Manatee Sighting … Read More

March 2016 Fishing Report

March 1st- 7th: Spanish Mackerel, Flounder, Sheepshead, Butterfish, Whiting, Key West Grunt, Spotted Seatrout, Bonnethead Shark, Puffer Fish, Catfish, Sting Ray, Silver Trout, Black Tip Shark March 8th-14th: Whiting, Spotted Seatrout, Spanish Mackerel, Grunt, Cat Fish, Butter Fish, Silver Trout, Flounder, Sharpnose Shark, Bonnethead Shark, Snook (released), Sailcat March 15th- 21st: Mangrove Snapper, Sting Ray, Moray Eel, Lane … Read More

February Fishing Report

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Fishing in February on Clearwater’s Pier 60 was generally very good, but the weather imposed some challenges to our fishermen as well as to swimmers and Olympic-hopeful sailors competing here on Clearwater Beach. The weather varied from “postcard” days, to cold and windy squalls that brought high winds, surf, and dirty water. Overall, we saw a good number of species … Read More

January Fishing Report

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Fishing on Pier 60 in January was challenging at times. We saw the cold weather bring air and water temperatures lower during first quarter of the month. Even so, we saw a 40 inch Snook caught and released on the first day of the year. We also saw Flounder, Spotted SeaTrout, small Gag Grouper, Blue Runners and Silver … Read More

December Fishing Report

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December proved to be another hot month for fishing on Clearwater’s Big Pier 60. Warmer-than-normal weather patterns kept species of fish around that normally would have left for warmer waters. Mid-70’s air temperatures and low-70’s water temps prevailed. Spanish Mackerel were seen almost daily. These toothy speedsters roam mid-water, and will take almost any offering that is moving … Read More

November Fishing Report

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November stayed quite warm here, with one cold front passing through which dropped the water temperatures below 70 degrees. Most of the month we had water temps in the low-80’s and high 70’s. Fishing was quite good as a result, with our normal summertime fish hanging around for much longer. Spanish Mackerel were caught most days, with a … Read More

October Fishing Report

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Fishing in October on Pier 60 was an adventure!  We saw many different species of fish caught this month. The weather remained unseasonably warm, and so water temperatures remained over 80 degrees all month. Spanish Mackerel continued to be caught most every day. Anglers were using lures, cut bait, and live minnows to catch the Spanish. Many anglers … Read More

September Fishing

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We saw quite a variety of fish caught on Pier 60 this month. A typical day might see Spanish Mackerel, Pompano, and Flounder taken in the mornings. Throw in a Cobia, Snook or Shark, and you see we get a lot of exciting fishing action here. We lucked out again this Hurricane season. Hurricane Erika missed us by … Read More

August Fishing Report

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August gives us the peak of the summer heat, and summer squalls are usually an afternoon occurrence. This August was as wet and windy as any in recent memory. One good thing is that water temperatures were kept in check, meaning that fishing was improved by having the waters less than 90 degrees for most of the month. … Read More

July Hot & Wet!

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July is the middle of the summer and our usual advice given to anglers is to fish early in the morning and late at night. The middle of the day is just so hot that not only fish but the fishermen are looking for a place to cool off in the middle of the day. This July the … Read More

June Fishing Hot!

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Fishing was Hot on Pier 60 in June. That’s when we get into our summer stride. With some early-June days offering squalls and cooler temperatures, which kept water temperatures in the mid-80’s for much of the month. As temperatures climb beyond 87 or so, it hurts the fishing. We had plenty of Snook action this month, with the … Read More

May Fishing Report

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May was a great month to fish on Pier 60. Temperatures were moderate for both air and water, not scorching hot as it gets later on in the late summer. We saw water temps range from the mid-70’s to the mid-80’s which provided ideal conditions for a variety of fish to be caught. Spanish Mackerel were around most … Read More

April 2015 Pier 60 Fishing Report

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April is one of the best months to fish on Pier 60. The weather is awesome, warm but not hot, and the fishing is excellent! Water temperatures varied from the mid-70’s to the low-80’s. Morning fishermen were catching loads of Spanish Mackerel. Lures and live baits produce equally well, but lure fishermen are able to cover more water, … Read More

March 2015 Fishing Report

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March is a month of changes here on the Suncoast, and offers some of the prettiest weather we get to experience. “PostCard” beautiful days may be followed by winds and rains that cloud up the water, but soon things clear up, and better conditions prevail. Silver Trout and ButterFish were caught in abundance this month. Anglers can use … Read More

February Fishing Report

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February started out with air temps in the mid-60’s and water temps in the low-60’s. Soon unsettled weather with cold fronts brought us high winds, air temperatures in the 40’s, heavy surf, and cloudy water. Then after a couple of days, fishing improved greatly. Fish also seem to bite heavily in advance of bad weather, as the falling … Read More

January Fishing Report

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January is usually one of the coldest months of the year here. Even so, fishermen were able to come out and catch a good variety of fish between bouts of bad windy weather. We saw loads of Silver Perch, or Butterfish caught this month. Although a small catch, they are a a schooling fish with no size or … Read More

December Fishing Report

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December was a great time to fish on Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach. Water temperatures and air temperatures stayed in the high to mid 60s most all month. We saw many varieties of fish caught and the quantities were good as well. Whiting were caught with regularity this month, and many of the fish were of good size; … Read More

November Fishing Report

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The month of November brought more falling temperatures, and some great opportunities to have fishing success.  Fronts with stormy weather interrupted the fishing a couple of times, but afterwards fishing picked up steadily day by day. Spanish Mackerel were biting on live shrimp and shiny lures while waters were high –to-mid 60’s. We also had a few Snook … Read More

October Fishing Report

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October fishing on Pier 60 was very good, even excellent at times, with many different species of fish seen. Cold fronts heading through our state brought us high winds and churned up waters briefly. Good fishing returned within a couple of days. As the heat of summer is past, water temperatures are starting to moderate significantly and there … Read More

September Fishing Report

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September started out hot as late summer here can be, and the fishing was hot as well. From the first week of the month we saw anglers catching a variety of good fish, including lots of keeper Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Spotted SeaTrout, and large over-slot RedFish. We also had Mangrove Snapper, Lane Snapper, and HogFish caught. In addition, … Read More

August Fishing Report

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August usually brings us some of the hottest weather and highest water temperatures of the year. We saw water temperatures climb just shy of 90 degrees for much of the month. My advice to fishermen this time of year is to fish early in the morning, before sunrise if possible, and then also late at night. During the … Read More

July Fishing Hot!

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July fishing on Pier 60 was great. Although the month started out with some hot windy squally weather, the fish were biting hard. Tropical Storm Arthur churned off the other side of Florida, while over here the Snook were feeding heavily. Rains and squalls didn’t stop the fish from biting, and we had plenty of the Linesiders caught … Read More

June Fishing Report

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June 2014 Pier 60 Fishing Report June was a great month to fish off Clearwater’s Big Pier 60. The weather was nice, and the fish were varied and plentiful. As the summer progresses, waters heat to a point where we see the waters turn a bit greenish with algae. June, however, is early enough in the season to … Read More

May Fishing Report

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May fishing was again varied, as the weather fluctuated from near-perfect to rainy and squally weather lasting for days. Persistent fishermen were rewarded with some nice catches, as evidenced by the pictures we have posted in the gallery. A list of species caught this month includes: Spanish Mackerel Pompano Sheepshead Ladyfish Black Sea Bass Flounder Cobia Butterfish Spotted … Read More

April Fishing Report

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Fishing on Pier 60 in April was filled with variety. Weather varied from postcard-perfect to extreme winds and high surf. Many days the winds were almost calm and the skies clear. Fishing success was just as varied, with many anglers having good days catching a variety of species. We saw: Butterfish Silver Trout Spotted Sea Trout Ladyfish Flounder … Read More

March Fishing Report

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Fishing on Pier 60 in March was very good, with a big variety of species caught. Fishing success varied because of weather systems pushing thru every ten days or so. We had many “postcard” days, along with plenty of clear but windy days as the fronts approached. Strong squalls and high surf hurt fishing for a few days … Read More

February Fishing Report

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February brought both cold fronts with winds and high seas, and postcard days in between. Water temperatures varied from the high 50’s to the low 70’s. What this translates to is good fishing on some days, less-good to poor on other days. Even with waters chilly and in the low 60’s we saw quite a few Spanish Mackerel … Read More

January 2014 Fishing Report

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The New Year started off with some rough weather that made fishing difficult, but within a week a warming trend brought better conditions. Once the water temperatures dipped below 60, we saw Snook hanging around the pier, no doubt on their way from nearshore reefs to refuges inside the bay, looking for warmer waters. As long as the … Read More

December Fishing Fantastic

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Fantastic fishing with lots of variety was the hallmark of the fishing here in December. Mild conditions prevailed, with a couple of cold fronts pushing through to muddy the waters and create higher surf. Postcard days soon returned, with temperatures in the mid 70’s and a good variety of fish for anglers both day and night. Spanish Mackerel … Read More

November Fishing Awesome!

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November fishing on Pier 60 was awesome. We had weather that showcased just how nice it can be on Florida’s Gulf Coast. Although we saw a couple of cold fronts push through, temporarily making conditions less than ideal, most of the month was beautiful. Bait pods ranged up and down the beach most days, evidenced by hundreds of … Read More

October Fishing Super!

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October was a super month to fish on Clearwater’s Pier 60! We enjoyed great weather, with only a couple of cold fronts to break the calm. Migrating species of fish co-mingled with residents, and anglers here took advantage. We also hosted the Clearwater Superboat National Championship Races the first weekend of the month, and the great turnout ensures … Read More

September Fishing Report

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September was a great month to fish on Pier 60. We saw plenty of fishing action starting at first light. Spanish Mackerel were most frequently seen early in the morning and then another flurry just before sunset. During the middle of the day many species retreated and fishing was off and on. We saw quite a few keeper … Read More

August Fishing Hot on Pier 60

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August is usually the hottest month of the year here in Clearwater. Successful anglers know that fishing is usually best early in the morning from dawn up until 10 or 11 o’clock in the morning. During the middle of the day fishing is less successful, as the fish usually retreat to deeper waters, then return later in the … Read More

July Fishing Report

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Fishing on Pier 60 in July was hot! A great variety of fish were caught this month on the pier. High water temperatures impeded the bite during the middle of the day. Fishing was best early in the morning and late at night. We saw some Spanish Mackerel but they do not like the high water temperatures and … Read More

June Fishing Report

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Fishing on Pier 60 in June was full of variety and action. Morning anglers were greeted by toothy Spanish Mackerel. The Spotted Speedsters were biting live shrimp, little minnows, cut bait, and lures. Practically any bait suspended in the water above the bottom will entice a bite. Some of the Spanish Mackerel exceeded 18 inches, but most were … Read More

May Fishing Report

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May was a great month to enjoy Clearwater Beach, and the fishing was great. Most days started off with Spanish Mackerel as the most common catch. The Macks were biting on the usual baits; live shrimp, small minnows, or flashy lures. The bite starts just after first light, and continues into mid-morning. Then things slow down for a … Read More

April Fishing Report

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April was a great month to visit Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach. “Postcard” days with air temperatures in the mid 60s to the low 80’s were interrupted by a day or two of wind and rain. Conditions rapidly improved after the fronts pushed thru, and the fishing was quite varied. Spanish mackerel have been active in the mornings. … Read More

March Fishing Report

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March started out cold and windy, with air temperatures dipping into the low 40’s briefly before warming up again. Fishing a few days later showed improvements each day until the next wave of cold fronts pushed through. With all the adverse weather it was amazing to see the overall variety of fish caught here in March. We saw … Read More

February Fishing Report

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The air temperatures in February ran from the high 40’s to low 70’s. There was a steady warming trend for the first half of the month. Once the temperatures actually reached the mid-70s we were interrupted by a cold front that brought high winds, rough seas, big waves, and dropping temperatures. Once the fronts passed, conditions rapidly improved. … Read More

January Fishing Report

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Fishing continued to be good in January on Pier 60 in Clearwater Beach. Although we did have a couple of cold fronts push through, dirtying up the water which stifled fishing for a few days, soon warmer temperatures moderated and the fishing improved greatly. We saw air temperatures into the 70s on a few days this month, and … Read More

December Fishing Report

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December was a great month to be fishing on Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach. The first third of the month we had many “postcard days” with water temperatures in the upper 60’s and air temperatures in the mid-70’s. While a few cold fronts did push through, bringing wind, waves, and cooler temperatures; conditions moderated in a few days … Read More

November Fishing Report

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Spanish Mackerel have been a regular daytime catch. Anglers start fishing for the Macks from first light until late afternoon. The Mackerel have been hitting on live shrimp, small minnows, and lures. On some occasions we see these fish active into the night, attracted to the sealife that is drawn to the pier lights that shine down into … Read More

October Fishing Report

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October is usually one of the best months for fishing here in Clearwater. Although late-season Hurricanes are uncommon, if one develops, it can be powerful and have far-flung effects. That’s exactly what happened late in October; Superstorm Sandy churned up Florida’s east coast towards a rendezvous with the US mainland’s eastern seaboard. The immense wind field from this … Read More

September Excellent!

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September fishing on Pier 60 was excellent. There were a few rainy days, but for the most part the weather was nice, and the fish bit well. More species of fish were caught here than we’ve seen in awhile. Baitfish have been schooling off the beaches, and surrounded by predator fish below, and birds above, a frenzy of … Read More

August Fishing Report

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August is usually the hottest month of the year here. When the heat is on, fishing is usually best in the early morning and late evening. Fish still bite in the middle of the day, but more fish are caught early or late. With the unstable weather, we saw quite a few days with squalls traveling over, but … Read More

June Fishing Report

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Fishing was great here in June, with many varieties and some big fish caught and released. The month started off squally, but with good fishing. Later in the month, Tropical Storm Debby churned off to our West, bringing rain, winds, waves, and storm surge. The rainfall generated pushed all local creeks, rivers, and drainage to the limit. The … Read More

May Fishing Report

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Fishing on Pier 60 in May was excellent and varied. Water temperatures went from the mid-70’s to the mid-80’s, and an early season Tropical Storm Beryl brought squalls, wind and waves that pushed clear offshore waters close to the beach. The storm only triggered feeding, however, as some of the best fish were taken just before and during … Read More

Great Fishing in April!

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April continued to be prime fishing here on Clearwater Beach. With the exception of a few days with rough weather, conditions have been great for successful fishing for anglers of all skill levels. Spanish Mackerel show up consistently just after first light, and are taken on live shrimp, lures and little live minnows. The bite usually continues through … Read More

Early Spring – Fishing Great!

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  We have seen an early spring here on Clearwater Beach. Actually, lack of winter this year has given us warmer waters, earlier fish migrations, and great weather for fishing. Of course we did have some fronts move through, bringing winds, waves, and squalls, but recovery was quick. Gulf water temperatures only dipped out of the 70’s for … Read More

Spring in February

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The warmer-than-usual winter brought good fishing to Pier 60 in February. We did have a couple of cold fronts push through, bringing high winds, waves, and roiling the water. These fronts ruin the fishing for a couple of days, but soon after it calms down the waters begin to clear and fishing improves. We saw Sand Sea Trout … Read More

Warm Winter, Hott Fishing

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January usually brings us some of the coldest weather of the year, but this year has been milder than usual. Cold fronts have pushed through, bringing winds and waves, but water temperatures have not fallen below the mid-60’s for any length of time. Fishing has been good for the usual winter-time species. Spotted Sea Trout have not been … Read More

Good Fishing in December

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December was warmer than usual, with a cold front passing through after the first week of the month. Only then did the wind and waves and cold air hurt the fishing here on Pier 60. Lots of Silver Perch, also known locally as Butterfish, we caught in the afternoons and evenings here. Small but tasty, the Butterfish were … Read More

November Fishing Great!

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We saw some fine fishing on Pier 60 in November. With air temperatures in the high to mid-70’s and water temperatures hovering around 70 degrees, fishing action was non-stop most days here. We saw lots of nice Spanish Mackerel during the mornings. Macks were hitting the usual- live shrimp, small minnows, and lures such as spoons or flashy … Read More

October Fishing Frenzy

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October is always one of the nicest months of the year here. The severe heat from the summer has dissipated, and fall migrations are in full swing. Water temperatures have fluctuated from the high-70’s down to the low 70’s, and even dipped into the 60’s for a brief while. With the passage of cold fronts, the water gets … Read More

September Fishing Fun

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Spanish Mackerel have been biting early in the day on live shrimp, small live minnows, and lures. Live shrimp are usually fished under a float, but free-lining shrimp is a good tactic too. Small minnows are caught on a Sabiki rig, and fished in the same fashion. Using a float allows the angler to cast further, and keeps … Read More

Hot August

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August is the hottest month of the year here on Clearwater Beach. In addition to the high temperatures, we are likely to see squalls, winds, and waves associated with tropical storms, either as a glancing blow, or a more direct hit. With water temperatures in low 90’s it becomes more important to fish early or late, as the … Read More

July Variety

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July fishing on Clearwater Beach’s’ Pier 60 was full of variety. Spanish Mackerel fishing was spotty in July. The middle part of the month, high water temperatures drove the fish offshore. Once water temperatures relaxed, the fish returned. Most days fish were taken on live shrimp and lures during the morning. Afternoon success was less consistent. We saw … Read More

Fishing Fantastic in June

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Fishing was fantastic on Pier 60 in June. June gave us clear waters, mild temperatures, and little in the way of hostile weather. Pods of Manatees traveling up and down the beaches were a daily sight. Family groups, including newborn calves seemed to relish swimming near the numerous bathers in the popular swim zone near to shore. Spanish … Read More

Great weather, Good Variety of Fish

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Great weather in May allowed fishermen to reap a good variety of fish here on Pier 60. Spanish Mackerel start biting just after first light. These toothy speedsters will readily take live shrimp, lures, and small minnows brought up on a Sabiki rig. Fish have been mostly in the 15-20 inch range, with some fish both smaller and … Read More

Variety of fish on Pier 60 in April.

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There’s been a great variety of fish on Pier 60 in April. Spanish Mackerel continue to be taken daily on Pier 60. The Mackerel bite usually is good starting at first light, and continues on and off throughout the day.  These fish will take a live shrimp, small minnows, lures, and cut bait fished under a bobber. Mackerel … Read More

Abundant Baitfish Under Pier Means Good Fishing

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The Gulf water temperatures are well into the 70’s, and there are plenty of baitfish around the pier, which in turn, draws other species into the area. Greenback minnows, Glass minnows, and BallyHoo can usually be found holding somewhere around the pier structure. Many seasoned pier anglers use a Sabiki rig to obtain baitfish. The larger Sabiki rigs … Read More

Pier 60 Fishing good in February

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February is a month of weather changes, and the fishing on Pier 60 was quite good. Butterfish or Silver Perch were a common catch most days and evenings. Small pieces of shrimp were a productive bait, and the larger Sabiki rigs tipped with cut shrimp allowed some to catch multiple fish on one drop. Silver Trout or Sand … Read More

January Pier 60 Fishing Productive for Anglers

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Fishing on Pier 60 in January was productive for anglers going out between cold fronts. After the fronts come through, the weather moderates and some fishing success was possible. Both regulars and visitors caught fish, with plenty of variety of species available. Silver Perch, also known as Butterfish, have been taken day and night by anglers using a … Read More

December 2010 Pier 60 Fishing Report

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December is the month of changes on Pier 60. The first week the water temperatures were still close to 70 degrees, and with it we had Spanish Mackerel, Flounder, Silver Trout, Sheepshead and Whiting caught. Then a strong weather system brought high winds, waves, and plummeting water and air temperatures. For almost a week winds over 15 knots … Read More

Season Brings Variety of Fish

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This month the fishing was great on Pier 60 in Clearwater. A huge variety of fish were caught, as the change of seasons began. Spanish Mackerel were seen in good numbers practically all day. The bite starts at first light, then on and off all day, and sometimes into the night here, because of the lights. Shrimp, whitebait, … Read More

October – warm weather, calm seas, fabulous fishing

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October’s warm weather and mostly calm seas made for a fabulous fishing extravaganza on Clearwater Beach’s Pier 60. Plenty of baitfish surrounded the Pier, and anglers of all ages and skill levels were able to score some really good catches. Spanish Mackerel were caught by using live minnows or live shrimp under a float, and the size of … Read More

September Brings Steady Fishing on Pier 60

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The fishing in September on Pier 60 was steady, with end-of-summer weather patterns that kept the temperatures hot, in the high-80’s during the day. We had no tropical systems hit us, and only brief but strong squalls to cool things down. Early morning anglers had a fine time with plenty of Spanish Mackerel found off the end of … Read More

August Hot Month for Fishing

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Capt’n Tom August is the hottest month of the year, and the fishing has been pretty good on Pier 60 in Clearwater. The weather pattern is usually clear in the mornings, with some showers in the afternoons or evenings. This means be prepared to fish early or late, and be ready to move if squalls are heading in. … Read More

July Pier 60 Fishing Great!

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Fishing at Pier 60 in July has been great! The heat of summer is on us, and frequent squalls and summer afternoon thunderstorms are the norm. It is best to get out early to fish and catch the bite early, and then fish more later after the heat of the day has passed. The weather can go from … Read More

Warm Waters Bring Good Fishing 2010

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Fishing is in full swing on Pier 60 in Clearwater. The waters are warm, winds have moderated, and a variety of fish are coming over the rail daily. Clouds of small fry are surrounding the pilings, and providing forage for a great fishing experience. Winter weather patterns this year have pushed back some fish migrations as long as … Read More

Warmer Waters Improves Fishing

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April fishing on Pier 60 has shown a great improvement! Anglers were able to get out and enjoy the sunshine and catch quite a few fish. Silver Perch or Butterfish have been showing up in good numbers, and are caught either with small pieces of cut bait, or a multiple-hook rig with cut baits. Though they are small, … Read More

Fishing Forecast Optimistic

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Fishing on Pier 60 during March was somewhat challenging, as more late-season cold fronts, winds and waves churned the Gulf of Mexico. Water temperatures ranged from the low-60‘s to the mid-60’s during the month, with winds blowing somewhat more than usual. While these weather systems made it difficult to fish, some anglers were able to get out between … Read More

Cold Weather Fishing at Pier 60

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Fishing at Pier 60 in January has been cold. The first few days of the New Year were not bad for catching on Pier 60. Whiting, Flounder, Butterfish, Sheepshead and small Sharks were all active and hungry. The next two weeks were challenging and unproductive. Frigid arctic air cold-fronts repeatedly pushed through the area, sending both sea-life and … Read More

Varied Fishing and Weather

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Fishing in December on Pier 60 was as varied as the weather. The first few cold fronts of the season pushed through bringing sea-fog, or winds and rain. In spite of the varied conditions, anglers enjoyed many days and nights of successful fishing. Spanish Mackerel continued to be caught regularly, throughout the days, and on some nights, too. … Read More