Am back fishing during the week on White Street Pier. Plenty of nibbles but no catches - YET!
What I like about fishing off the pier is that we are using different kinds of rods and reels from those on the boat. We are also using spoons and lures rather than live bait. Totally different, the main difference being that you have to cast your hook/line as compared to simply dropping the line when you are bottom fishing from a boat. It is very enjoyable learning how to cast.
And! You are always doing something; casting out, reeling in, and repeat. So while I am not catching anything (AT THE MOMENT) it feels like an active exercise as compared to sitting there passively waiting.
Did I mention the sunsets down at the pier? Glorious.