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“Great fishing spot for the Novice”
Review of Merry Pier

Merry Pier
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Owner description: Historic fishing pier with bait and tackle shop, fishing charters, island excursion charters and fresh seafood for sale. Bike and rod rentals.
Reviewed August 27, 2013

We really enjoyed our day fishing off Merry Pier. My son and husband were delighted to catch 8 fish and also see lots more in the water below. The rods were hired quite cheaply at the shop and they were very accommodating when we lost a couple of hooks and replaced them. Well worth trying.

Thank SeaMist6
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Reviewed August 24, 2013

Never been fishing before on the Gulf of Mexico, Miss Pass-a Grille is great for the novice. Took bottled water and lunch and headed out to sea. The captain and 1st mate have great personalities, they guide and help you the entire time, baiting, taking the fish off hook etc..I actually snagged a 300 lb. sea turtle of which the captain had to handle as my delicate frame couldn't handle all that weight, it eventually broke the line, went home with some fish that they filet there before we left. I would go back again, had a great time for only $50.00 per person, plus tip. Better than paying $300-$500. for a smaller charter, he guarantee's fish! This is something fun for children to do as well, I believe an 8 yr old boy, actually caught the biggest fish on our trip that day.

Thank chrissyhorne47
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

They have nice shop for tourists to pick up things like water, coolers, snacks etc. You can fish from the pier, take a group fishing charter or private charter or the shell key taxi from here. Everyone was friendly and it has a beautiful view. Take the boat to Shell Key and eat at Seahorse Tavern before or after (breakfast or lunch only)

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Reviewed July 11, 2013

We always walk over to see the boats and check out the fisherman's catches. It's a fun atmosphere. I like to watch the smiles on people faces as they board the ferry for Shell Island.

Thank gulfbeachbabe
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Reviewed July 2, 2013

We had a great time fishing with these guys! Great for beginning fishermen/women/kids. The Mate explains how the reels work. They set up your pole, and even bait your hook. When you catch a fish, you yell "fish on!" and they immediately come and help. Some fish are released, and some are kept, depending on the size. They provide a bucket to save your fish. Upon returning they clean and filet them for you. The only reason I didn't rate a 5, is because there is no option to be able to purchase water or snacks on board. You can bring your own and there is a small store at the dock with a few items. We just didn't do our research on this prior to going out. We had been on other charters that sold items on board so had not thought about it...great nearby restaurant will cook your fish for you, I think it was called Sea Critters, and it was great! Make sure to call ahead to reserve your spot on the boat.

Thank sutton1626
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