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Old 05-09-2014, 03:01 PM
 
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I would like to book a trip to visit an island in the Caribbean, and my husband really wants to be able to fish from a lighted pier at night.

I've found plenty of 24 hour piers in the Gulf of Mexico in the US for this, but can't seem to find even one pier that allows fishing in the Caribbean.

Can anyone help?
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Old 05-10-2014, 08:31 AM
 
Location: North Idaho
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There are some nice places to visit on the Gulf of Mexico. If night fishing is important to your husband, perhaps you could consider changing your travel destination?

How about the Florida Keys? That's similar to the Caribbean and there is plenty of fishing available there.

Please look into safety issues as well as fishing piers Sometimes locals can get territorial about their fishing spots.
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Old 05-10-2014, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Mtns of Waynesville,NC & Nokomis, FL
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Many of the islands we have been to provide for some kind of shore/near shore habitat protection. On most of the islands, I recall seeing some fishing, but quite restricted to far off shore and away from the reef systems used by the local dive operations.

Fishing I have seen, 'slightly' commercial by locals, is trap and occasional net; few lines.

Have seen the occasional local kids with poles on bridges, road overhangs, etc., but really don't recall any serious pier/bridge fishing that is common in US...

What island(s) are you looking at? That may help posters, and this poster's memory.... There are ~30+ 'Island Nations' in the Caribbean, and another 500 islets, et al.

Agree with oregonwoodsmoke on FL, Gulf Coast US, Mexico, vs Caribbean for 'fishing', other than far off shore/day boat big fish, fishing.
GL, mD

Fwiw, a quick net search shows 'Caribbean Fishing', but little to none from 'shore' or 'piers':

http://www.tripadvisor.com/HotelsLis...s-zfp4220.html

http://www.profishingvacations.com/c...vacations.html
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Old 05-14-2014, 03:53 PM
 
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Many of the islands we have been to provide for some kind of shore/near shore habitat protection. On most of the islands, I recall seeing some fishing, but quite restricted to far off shore and away from the reef systems used by the local dive operations.

Fishing I have seen, 'slightly' commercial by locals, is trap and occasional net; few lines.

Have seen the occasional local kids with poles on bridges, road overhangs, etc., but really don't recall any serious pier/bridge fishing that is common in US...

What island(s) are you looking at? That may help posters, and this poster's memory.... There are ~30+ 'Island Nations' in the Caribbean, and another 500 islets, et al.

Agree with oregonwoodsmoke on FL, Gulf Coast US, Mexico, vs Caribbean for 'fishing', other than far off shore/day boat big fish, fishing.
GL, mD

Fwiw, a quick net search shows 'Caribbean Fishing', but little to none from 'shore' or 'piers':

Caribbean Fishing Resorts

Caribbean Fishing Vacations - Pro Fishing Vacations - Guided Fishing Vacations
We'd prefer somewhere in the USVI or Bahamas.

I think you're on to something about a lack of piers due to habitat protection. I've done many google searches and discovered what you did - no hits when you search for Caribbean and pier.

I found a great pier in Pensacola Beach, Fl, which just might be our best bet.
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Old 06-27-2015, 11:51 AM
 
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Cuba....Melia hotel in Cayo Guillermo its stunning me and hubby been 4 times only because he loves the fishing its very popular in that hotel.
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