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Veterans Memorial Fishing / Shrimping Pier With Photos

Discussion in 'Shrimping School, Learning, Tips and Tricks' started by Nautical Gator, Jan 19, 2017.


  1. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member
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    I went down to the
    Titusville Shrimping Pier - Veterans Memorial Fishing / Shrimping Pier
    at 2 A. Max Brewer Memorial Pkwy, Titusville, FL 32796

    and took some photos before nightfall and after night fall.

    I also took some photos of the Cast-netting Catwalk area.

    As you may already know, the Titusville shrimping pier is a very popular shrimping place for Anglers without boats. You are allowed to shrimp with dip nest from on the pier and cast net shrimp from the sea walls and catwalks.


    The employees from the restaurant handle the lottery system, they only start doing this when the shrimping gets active(like late November thru March)
    they don't charge anything to use the pier I think it would end up being to complicated since the restaurant handles this and any fees would likely go to
    the city. They usually hand out the tickets sometime around 6ish and no one is allowed to take their shrimping gear onto the pier until your number has
    been drawn, this is a good way to handle this during peak shrimping season because there are several retirees that can get there at 3:00 p.m. and stake out
    what are considered to be the prime spots. When there not doing the lottery you can take your gear on the pier as soon as you get there.


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    Here is a street view of the pier, you can move the view around using your mouse cursor.





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    Titusville Veteran's Memorial Fishing Pier

    History

    In 1922 a two lane bridge was constructed across the Indian River Lagoon. In 1949 the recently replaced swing-span bridge was constructed. Titusville purchased a 600 foot portion of the old bridge for use as a fishing pier. It became very popular with fishermen and shrimpers from far and wide. Many a family supper was obtained here. Catching bait fish & shrimp was a part of our local economy. It was a beautiful place to take the family or a special friend for a picturesque walk.

    In February 1977 a Gold Star Mothers' plaque was installed dedicating the pier as a memorial to those who served our country in the Armed Forces. It was stolen sometime in 2004 and replaced in March, 2008.

    Starting in 2000 the pier had to be closed numerous times for repair. In October, 2005 hurricanes caused serious damage to the pier. Two boats that came loose from their moorings compounded the damage significantly. Planning to repair this popular part of Titusville's heritage, industry and recreation has been underway for years.

    In May, 2006 the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) agreed to pay a part of the repair costs. Studies were started. In July, 2007, the amount of repair/replacement costs FEMA would reimburse was increased to over 3 million dollars. More studies were started. The original design company was replaced with one that would plan a lower, more fishing friendly pier. A 2009 opening date is being contemplated.

    On March 7, 2008 a replacement memorial plaque was "rededicated" and the concession stand opened. A small finger pier is available for the public.

    Rules of Conduct

    1. Free Admission.
    2. Pier light usage fees and fishing/shrimping zones shall be at the concessionaire's direction.
    3. Railings at handicap-accessible areas will be lowered by the pier concessionaire.
    4. No cast netting.
    5. No generators, wet cell batteries or fuel lanterns.
    6. No animals allowed except service animals.
    7. No loud sounds or loud music.

    8. No soliciting.
    9. No horseplay, skateboarding, roller blading, bicycles or similar devices.
    10. No glass containers.
    11. No alcohol except that which is purchased from the pier concessionaire.
    12. The pier concessionaire has the authority to request persons believed to be in violation of any of the rules to leave the pier.
    Answers to some common questions:
    1. Are the plugs 110 v ac Yes.

    2. How long does my dip net need to be to reach the water Minimum of 8 feet.

    3.Can you stay overnight Yes, but no camping.

    4. Are crab pots allowed? No.

    5. Is the pier free to use? The pier is free to use except for the use of lights.

    6. Please advise regarding the type of lights one may use and or availible for rent. There are various types of 3 prong twist plugs available but what is needed at the Titusville Pier is a NEMA L520 or L520P, 20amp, 125 volt, 3 prong twist plug. At this time, due to theft, there is no electrical equipment available for rent on site but many different types of shrimp lights can be purchased from various hardware or outdoor sporting goods stores. The current charge for electrical usage at the pier is $6.00 per night.

    7. Are generators and/or deep cell batteries allowed? No.

    8. Is the pier ADA friendly? Yes, there are even sections that can be lowered for those in wheelchairs providing greater access.

    9. How do you secure a spot for shrimping at night? Spots are done through a lottery system at 6:00 p.m. each night.

    10. Do I need a salt water fishing license? Yes, as this is a free fishing pier. See #13 below.

    11. Are shrimp traps permitted? Shrimp traps are permitted on the Veterans Memorial Pier as long as users follow Florida State Statute 63B-31.007. A few highlights of the statute are: Harvesters can use up to 4 shrimp traps; The dimensions cannot exceed 36" long by 24" wide by 12" high; The harvester's name and address shall be securely affixed to each trap; Any shrimp trap on public property which is not attended by the person whose name is affixed to the trap is subject to confiscation by the commission.

    12. How does a beginner learn about how to shrimp and what equipment is needed? The best way to learn to shrimp is to go out to the Pier, watch them, talk to the shrimpers, as each of them probably have different opinions of best equipment. The Pier Concessionaire has staff on site that might be able to assist with information. The Titusville Veterans Memorial Fishing Pier phone number is (321)-264-5065.

    13. Can my Shoreline fishing license be used on the Titusville Veterans Memorial Pier? According to the FWC web site, myfwc.com, "Residents who only saltwater fish from land or a structure attached to land, may get the resident recreational saltwater shoreline fishing license at no cost. If you have a resident recreational saltwater fishing license you do not need a shoreline fishing license because the resident recreational saltwater fishing license covers fishing from the shore, dock, jetty or boat." So according to the web site your resident recreational saltwater shoreline fishing license covers you on any saltwater shoreline or attached structure. Please reference myfwc.com for any additional information or exceptions.

    14. Fishing from the Pier is Saltwater Fishing. Find Florida fishing license information by clicking here.

    When you turn off of Max Brewer Memorial Pkwy, you will drive over the first Catwalk on the North side. The second Catwalk is on the South side, you will need to walk under the bridge to get to it. You can Castnet from both Catwalks.

    North Side of Catwalk
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    North Side of Catwalk
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    South side of Catwalk
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    Here are some photos of the Titusville Shrimping Pier - known as the Veterans Memorial Fishing / Shrimping Pier below:


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    You can set up Shrimp Traps along the Sea Wall
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    Shrimpers setting up there shrimping lights
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    Shrimpers setting up a shrimping seat that they made

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    Pier shrimping seat
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    After sun set, you can see some GREEN Shrimp Lights and WHITE Shrimp lights setup in the water, that Shrimpers are using. Which color do you like?
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    Sam "aka" Nautical Gator
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    Forum Captain,
    officer in command,
    Site Creator, Club Member,
    Peacekeeper, Admin and Site Moderator…

    It's a tough job, but someones got to do it!
     
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  2. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member
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    The Titusville Veteran's Memorial Fishing Pier was the western end of the Walker Bridge, the first bridge linking Titusville to Merritt Island

    Long Description:
    This pier was the western end of Walker Bridge, the first bridge linking Titusville to Merritt Island. Built in 1922, the hand-cranked, wooden drawbridge served the area until preparations for a modern causeway began in the late 1930s. Causeway construction halted following the United States’ entrance into World War II. A temporary connection was built linking the unfinished causeway to the bridge. In 1942, an Army transport laden with soldiers and equipment failed to make the turn at this juncture, which resulted in an accident that claimed the lives of six soldiers. Several inmates from a labor crew working nearby aided in the rescue. Despite saving several soldiers and recovering the bodies of the deceased, they received little public recognition for their efforts. After the war, construction resumed, and the causeway opened in 1949. Local citizens petitioned the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for ownership of this remaining part of Walker Bridge for use as a public fishing pier. Valued by locals and tourists alike, the pier has been restored through the generosity of the local community to ensure it will remain a cherished gathering place for generations to come.

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  3. paleoman

    paleoman Petty Officer

    Very nice walk-through of the area!
     
  4. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member
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    NOTE: To plug in your lights at the pier you will need an adapter for the electric plug at the pier.

    There are various types of 3 prong twist plugs available but what is needed at the Titusville Pier is a NEMA L520 or L520P, 20amp, 125 volt, 3 prong twist plug.

    I like these
    https://www.amazon.com/Conntek-1-5-...0a-20&linkId=b5b5006bcf391dd289c432b43f5bc214

    Amazon has these for Price: $16.14
    Looks like it might work nicely.

    You will need a Power Cord for the special outlet that the pier has:
    Conntek 1.5-Feet 20-Amp STW 12/3 Tri-Outlet Cord, 20-Amp Locking L5-20P Plug to Tri-Female (3*5-15R)


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    You will also need a power supply

    SMAKN® AC 100-240V DC 5V 10A 50W power adapter / switching power supply / LED display supply enough power(US)

    https://www.amazon.com/100-240V-ada...um-20&linkId=acccfc747ee2e733dedf64db3452e063

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    • Product Name: Switching DC Power Supply Adapter.
    • Input voltage: AC 100-240V.
    • Output voltage: DC (direct current) 5V 10A.
    • Output Current: 10000mA.
    • Voltage frequency: 50 / 60Hz.
    Product Description
    *Product Name: Switching DC Power Supply Adapter.

    *Input voltage: AC 100-240V.
    *Output voltage: DC (direct current) 5V 10A.
    *Output Current: 10000mA.
    *Voltage frequency: 50 / 60Hz.
    *Output ripple: 100MVP-P.
    *Efficiency: 85%.
    *Output line length: 1.2M (with magnet)
    . *Output interface: 5.5mm (inner diameter) * 2.5mm(outside diameter) can be customized to other interfaces.
    *Size:125mm * 57mm * 32mm[L * W * H].
    *Plug polarity: the positive (+) outside negative (-). Features: *Anti-jamming performance, high reliability.
    *DC ripple, high efficiency.
    *Low temperature, long service life.
    *Good insulation properties, high dielectric strength.
    *Full load high temperature burn-in, 100% burn-in test.
    *Suitable for security equipment, liquid crystal displays, LED lighting, communications equipment, audition products, digital products, instruments and other products.

    AND Splitter
    DC Power Female to Male Splitter Adatper Cable for LED Strip Lights

    https://www.amazon.com/ESUMIC-Femal...um-20&linkId=364ae5b4ae1e5ef9643d3a772d58515a

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    AND Jack Adapters
    10 Pack 2.1mm x 5.5mm Female CCTV Power Jack Adapter

    https://www.amazon.com/iMBAPrice®-2...um-20&linkId=7a8e2ab766c384abd1753eb20c2154bb

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  5. Nautical Gator

    Nautical Gator Forum Captain, Moderator, Peacekeeper Staff Member
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    They get connected like this

    Connect the power supply to the lights like this
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    OR THIS
    for multiple lights

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  6. 4xNorm

    4xNorm Pirate

    That is some great info Sam . Thanks
     
  7. Jeff Howell

    Jeff Howell Greenhorn

    Very informative, thank you for sharing
     
  8. Srfrdave

    Srfrdave Rigger

    Great Recon Sam, should help some of those without a boat for sure.
     
  9. Goggle Eye

    Goggle Eye Seaman Recruit

    WTG Gator. Not that I'm going down there to shrimp but your post definitely answered all of my questions about "How to Shrimp from the Titusville Pier". :thanks: :good post:
     
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  10. Ken Boone

    Ken Boone Seaman Recruit

    TFTP, Sam good info and great pictures!
     
  11. Wow. Lotsa info there!
     
  12. MellowMelb

    MellowMelb Greenhorn

    Anyone know if it's damaged from Irma?
     
  13. Yellowtail

    Yellowtail Powder Monkey

    Very informative post Sam. Great information and history.
     
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  14. jmigzq

    jmigzq Newbie

    we went to the Titusville memorial fishing pier a month ago and it was CLOSED due to the aftermath of hurricane Irma.Nice to know the gadgets to bring once it re-opens.Thanks for the info.
     
  15. henn5849

    henn5849 Newbie

    Very informative. Just built two lights and bought my dip net. Hoping to try it out this week.
     
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  16. lobsterman

    lobsterman Seaman Recruit

    Thanks for the tour. I have heard a lot about it.
     
  17. relicshunter

    relicshunter Pirate in the making

    Looks like a good reason for a road trip. I would think calling the to restaurant to check if it's open yet
     

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