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Fishing in Tarpon Springs Florida (Hickory Point RV Park)

A favorite activity among visitors is fishing: saltwater, freshwater, from a pier or a boat. There are many opportunities to get in on the fun while you’re here in the Tarpon Springs area of West Central Florida!


Our local waterways offer some of the most coveted trophy fish in the world including:


  • Tarpon
  • Snook
  • Redfish
  • Grouper
  • Sea Trout
  • Sheepshead
  • Snapper
  • Shark


Fishing in Florida waters requires a license, so make sure you comply. Licenses can be purchased at Dick’s Sporting Goods and Walmart. For a complete list of rules and licensing information, please visit the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission at their Main Site: http://myfwc.com/fishing/ and License Information page: http://myfwc.com/fishing/saltwater/recreational/


Florida Fishing near Hickory Point RV Park - Anclote Fishing Pier

Anclote Fishing Pier


Just a few minutes north of Hickory Point RV Park is Anclote Gulf Park, which includes the Anclote Fishing Pier. There is a $2.00 parking fee per vehicle. The Fishing Pier is open 24 hrs, 7 days a week and the remainder of the park is open from dawn to dusk. Learn more here: http://www.pascocountyfl.net/index.aspx?NID=681


The Anclote Gulf Park is part of the Pasco County Parks system and you can keep up with all county parks on their Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/PascoParksFL


If you’re in town in late February, then you may be interested in this year’s 26th Annual Anclote Kids Fishing Tournament at the Pier. Learn more about the event on the Pasco County Parks’ Events page (on Facebook): https://www.facebook.com/events/1220668131360886/


Florida Fishing near Hickory Point RV Park - Anclote Pier and Fishermen

Fishing off the Anclote Pier


Here is some more information about fishing at the Anclote Pier: http://www.florida-fishing-insider.com/anclote_fishing_pier.html


If you’re interested in renting a boat, check out the Anclote Village Marina, which is also right up the road from us: http://www.anclotevillagemarina.com/


Fred Howard Park in Tarpon Springs also offers some fishing spots, including wade fishing: http://www.visitstpeteclearwater.com/article/wade-fishing-fishing-you-can-walk-to The daily parking fee is $5.00 at Fred Howard Park.



Fred Howard Park in Tarpon Springs


This park is part of Pinellas County’s Parks and Reserves system. Learn more here: http://www.pinellascounty.org/park/06_howard.htm


If you want to enjoy our waterways with a local Fishing Charter, then visit TripAdvisor for recommendations: https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attractions-g34680-Activities-c61-t217-Tarpon_Springs_Florida.html


Remember that if you’re staying with us, we have several piers and docks so you can either take out your own boat or cast your line with us!


Florida Fishing near Hickory Point RV Park - boats docked

Docks at Hickory Point RV Park


Maybe you’ll be able to show off your Grand Slam like the photo below!


Florida Fishing near Hickory Point RV Park - Fish

A Grand Slam at Hickory Point


For information and reports on fishing near Hickory Point RV park, here are a few more resources:


Pro Angler Fishing Report for Tarpon Springs: https://proangler.us/fishingreport/tarpon-springs-fishing-report/


Florida Sportsman’s Magazine (West Central Florida): http://www.floridasportsman.com/regions/west-central/


The Online Fisherman: http://www.theonlinefisherman.com/fishing-reports/florida-fishing-reports/west-central


Good luck with your fishing adventures while in West Central Florida, and keep up with our RV Park on the Hickory Point Facebook Page: https://facebook.com/hickorypointrvpark 


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