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Bait House opening at Belleair Causeway

A new bait house built by Pinellas County will open Friday, Nov. 27., at the Belleair Causeway Boat Ramp.

The Belleair Bait House opens at 6 a.m. in the boat ramp parking area located at 3900 West Bay Drive, Belleair Bluffs.

To celebrate the opening, bait house concessionaires Angler 360 Bait, Tackle and Apparel Co. will be giving away two dozen live bait shrimp per person on Friday while supplies last.

The bait house will operate daily from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. during the winter.

The new county facility replaces the old Belleair Bait House that was torn down several years ago during the construction of the Belleair Causeway Bridge and the replacement of the adjacent boat ramp.

Penny for Pinellas funds paid for the new bait house, which cost roughly $780,000.

Angler 360 was awarded a contract to run concessions at the bait house through a competitive bid process.

In addition to fishing supplies, the bait house will offer a variety of food and drink options.

For more information on the bait house, call (727) 687-7151 or visit www.angler360.com/belleair-causeway.html.

There is a $6 daily parking fee for vehicles with trailers and a $2 fee for passenger vehicles at the Belleair Causeway Boat Ramp.

For information on purchasing an annual parking pass for all county boat ramps, visit www.pinellascounty.org/park/parkingfees.htm