We have the same type of fishing piers around here i Stuart and Jensen beach,we get a lot of snook and goliath grouper off of them , the only problem is the railing is about 6 or 8 inches too high. I had a meeting with the Martin County building inspector and the engineers about lowering just a few sections of the rail but they have never done anything about cutting them down.
I drew them the plans on CAD program and even said that I would machine out the end caps for them but they have never responded back..
the rails have to be so high that I have to hold my arm up and kind of cradle the top of the rail in my armpit to fish there.And I have bad shoulders from being in the chair for 29 years now that it kills me to fish there , but we do catch fish If I feel up to going..
Crashbang , are you in Vero? I am right down the road in PSL..