South Pier .
Is located on Boca Grande, Island "Gasparilla"
You must pay a toll to get on the Island.
This pier is famous for Sheep head, and Snook fishing,
In the last few years Pompano and small sharks have been
part of the regular catch, Not to forget the Spanish Mackerel.
This pier is hard to get good pictures of. I need to get there with my camera.
This gives you an idea of how the area looks.
As with the wizard, follow the yellow brick road to get to the pier.
Hint it is the first left turn, once you are on the island.
The yellow is marking the road and parking areas.
After you go around the coroner you will see this traffic light turn Left here.
This is the bad part. Toll booth I think it is about $5.00 for across & back So that's only $2.50 each way. at least that5 sounds better.
when you are going across the bridge you will se the trestle / fishin pier, on your left.
To the left is an over view,
the pic under this is a close up of the pier.
This next photo show the water channels out to the gulf.
These deep water channels are why the fishing is so good here
The top right is Little Gasparilla pass which takes you into the Gulf.
From Fishin Franks to South Pier
Summary: 24.2 miles (34 minutes)
|9:00 AM||0.0||Depart Fishin Franks||142 yds|
|9:00 AM||0.1||Turn LEFT (North-West) onto US-41 [SR-45]||5.6 mi|
|9:07 AM||5.7||Bear LEFT (West) onto Local road(s)||21 yds|
|9:08 AM||5.7||Road name changes to SR-776 [El Jobean Rd]||7.1 mi|
|9:17 AM||12.8||Keep STRAIGHT onto SR-776 [McCall Rd]||1.1 mi|
|9:18 AM||13.9||Turn LEFT (South) onto CR-771 [Gasparilla Rd]||7.7 mi|
|9:28 AM||21.5||Turn RIGHT (West) onto CR-775 [Placida Rd]||0.3 mi|
|9:29 AM||21.8||Turn LEFT (South) onto CR-771 [Boca Grande Causeway]||2.0 mi|
|9:33 AM||23.8||Road name changes to Gasparilla Rd||0.3 mi|
|9:34 AM||24.1||Turn LEFT (East) onto Local road(s)||174 yds|
|9:34 AM||24.2||Arrive South Pier|
Driving distance: 24.2 miles
Trip duration: 34 minutes
Driving time: 34 minutes