Florida’s Nature Coast got its name from nature; and fishing plays a big part of the outdoor attractions that call themselves home here in Mother Nature’s theme park. Of the many fishing opportunities available for fishing, I’ve listed the top three onshore fishing areas for locals and tourists alike. So grab a pole and some bait, then head on down to one of these top three saltwater fishing spots in Citrus County, Florida.
FortIslandBeach Fishing Pier
This hotspot of fishing activity always draws the locals-and tourists-to one of the best spots on the Gulf of Mexico for fishing. Ample parking and plenty of places to fish, this huge pier extends out to the jetty for a great place to pick up all kinds of the Gulf of Mexico’s bountiful harvest.
Access to a boat ramp is also available to those who have there boat at the ready. Nearby first rate hotels, top of the line restaurants and world class fishing makes the Fort Island Beach Fishing Pier one of the top three saltwater fishing spots in Citrus County, Florida. Get directions and information here by visiting this link to the homepage.
Withlacoochee Bay Trail and FelburnPark
This linear state park is not only home to some of the Gulf of Mexico’s greatest onshore fishing opportunities, it’s also home to a five mile linear paved biking, hiking and roller blading trail.
It’s also the home of the western end of the Florida Barge Canal, now the Cross Florida Greenway. Several fishing piers allow you to fish brackish waters for saltwater and freshwater in the same area. Find out more about Withlacoochee Bay Trail here.
One of Crystal Rivers oldest and most respected fishing marinas, this outfitting service has bait, guide services and boat rentals to fish the pristine waters of Kings Bay and Crystal River.
Feeding the tarpon from the dock is a cool thing to watch as they have been eating at this dockside restaurant for decades! Check out more details on directions, pricing and hours of operation at Pete’s Piers Website.