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Home > Take Me Fishing Blog > July 2018 > The Best Saltwater Lures for Pier Fishing
Saltwater pier fishing is a popular way for anglers to access coastal fish without being on a boat and can be productive even when high winds and big waves keep boaters in port. There are various ways to pier fishing, and diverse species to catch, but you need to make sure you have the best saltwater lures for pier fishing and specific fishing rigs for saltwater pier fishing.
Most anglers use bait fishing rigs for saltwater pier fishing. These are fishfinder or high-lo rigs with some form of hooked natural bait (squid, clam, eel, fish chunk, etc.). Sinkers keep bait on or near the bottom, and rods are propped against or tethered to pier rails or placed in secure holders.
Many anglers, however, prefer mobility and more personal activity while saltwater fishing, opting to cast-and-retrieve fishing lures either exclusively or in conjunction with using a bait rig. The best saltwater lures for pier fishing vary depending on species, season, and region, but include the following.
When angling at a saltwater pier it’s generally best to have your own fishing license, but at some you may be covered by a pier operator’s license. Here’s more info and tips about pier fishing.
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Ken Schultz was a longtime staff writer for Field & Stream magazine and is the former Fishing Editor of ESPNoutdoors.com. He’s written and photographed nineteen books on sportfishing topics, plus an annual fishing tips calendar, and his writing has appeared on various websites for more than two decades. His author website is kenschultz.com
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