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Old 02-15-2015, 11:54 PM
 
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St. Pete's public waterfront park system - how often do you go there? What do you do?

Apparently, according to websites, its 7 miles and used year-round for public events, festivals and other activities.

What kind of public events, festivals, or just meanderings have you been able to see or do on St Pete's waterfront areas?
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Old 02-16-2015, 12:56 AM
 
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I just go there for the fishing.
Favorite spot.
http://goo.gl/maps/2D7Yb
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Old 02-16-2015, 04:25 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Vinoy Park has a lot of music festivals that I've gone to over the years. Seen various groups: Huey Lewis, Sheryl Crow, America, Doobie Brothers, Tower of Power, Ziggy Marley just to name a few. Sometimes I've hung out there when I get to ST Pete very early for Rays' games. Good running area as well from Vinoy along the water.
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Old 02-16-2015, 04:27 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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I just go there for the fishing.
Favorite spot.
http://goo.gl/maps/2D7Yb
thanks
what type of bait should I use when I go to your fav area? do they have any ordinances against fishing from any of the areas along that area? I rarely see anyone out there?
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Old 02-16-2015, 06:39 AM
 
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I really dont know why its not a more popular fishing area, they have a couple of small fishing piers maybe 30ft long so its not against any rules to fish there.
Heres a pic of the actual water frontage from one of the small piers.
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g1...pse8b7d765.jpg.
Another good spot is the southside parking lot just before you get up on the pier causeway proper.\
http://goo.gl/maps/ZJe4D
Looks like some fat guy has ripped off my spot
http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g1...ps85da5e81.jpg
To date the pic that tall ship moored to the pier is the Bounty


For bait i usually use live shrimp.

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Old 02-16-2015, 07:18 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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Thanks Jambo you're the best.
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Old 02-16-2015, 07:22 AM
 
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Heres a few more fishing piers in the area.
Where to Catch Fish in Pinellas County Florida ~ Fishing Piers
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Old 02-16-2015, 08:25 AM
 
Location: Greater Orlampa CSA
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Vinoy Park is a freakin national treasure and a spot unique in the Sun Belt, where such an emphasis is put on nature and green spaces. It is probably my favorite running spot, everything about the layout is just awesome, and while it is definitely way shorter, it calls to mind comparisons to Lakefront Park in Chicago. I really don't get over to St. Pete often enough, but it truly is Florida's northern city. I get homesick for Ohio, and do want to try living elsewhere like the mountains in NC or the Pac Northwest, but if I do stay in Florida, my goal is eventually to be in the St. Pete area living close to the city. I wish more cities could take advantage of a concept similar to this. I generally go running/biking/walking, and occasionally dip my feet at the beach on the end close to the pier. Strikes me as though it would make an excellent picnic spot too, but honestly, I really don't get over there often enough.
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Old 02-16-2015, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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when I sit on the bench and read the newspaper, I'm so astonished how wasted the area is - I've lived in Europe for 20-30 yrs and know for a fact that Europeans would be out there in droves enjoying the environs......but lets keep that little treasure a secret, why don't we?
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