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Snook fishing??

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Snook fishing??

Postby Mike Brooks » Mon Apr 14, 2008 5:40 am

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Postby Mike Brooks » Thu May 22, 2008 8:24 am

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Postby Bubba in FL » Thu May 22, 2008 9:56 am

They are a blast to catch and quite tasty as well. Perhaps we can hook up (no pun intended) next time you are down and try to catch a few.
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Snook fishing from Bob Brooks

Postby Mike Brooks » Sat Jun 21, 2008 10:30 pm

Mike Brooks wrote:
When is the best time to go? What kind of tackle and gear should you have? Where is the best place to go?


In my experience with fishing for Snook ( one of the most sought after
fish in Florida ) the best time to be fishing for them is with a moving tide.
Some people prefer an incoming tide.( That is when the water is coming back in from the Gulf of Mexico.) filling your bays and inlets with fresh water. Making the bait fish and other species move about. And ofcoarse some people prefer the out going tide. ( That is when it goes back out to the Gulf of Mexico ) They seem to like their bait clean and not with a lot of
garbage on the line.( wires, beads, clips, secured weights, just something that deosn't look natural ) Mono is the best. If you are fishing near pilings with barnicals on them, use about a 20lb test leader, about three feet long. The fish will run for the pilings and cut your line. And don't have any drag set on your reel. If it can run, you will loose it in the pilings for sure.
Now if you are an artifical bait user, you still have to have a leader, about 20lb test and about 3 feet long. This fish will roll and jump and do anything it can to free itself from being caught. Their gills are razor sharp and can cut the line with one quick motion. And here's the kicker about Snook. When I first moved to Florida ( 1972 ) you could catch 4 Snook.
They had to be at least 18 inches in length or larger. Todays slot size has gone to
between 27 inches to 34 inches. If they are any smaller, you catch and release. If they are any larger ( monsters ) you catch and release And they have made it a seasonal time to fish for them. If you are caught with an illegal Snook, you will be heavily fined . If you are unfortunatley
caught in your boat, say good bye to your boat and all items in it. They will thump you.
So happy fishing for Snook when you get a chance. Bob Brooks
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Postby Bob Brooks » Mon Jun 30, 2008 9:07 pm

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Postby GeneralHavok » Wed Sep 10, 2008 1:57 pm

Mike asked me to post this picture of Bob with a fish.

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Postby Mike Brooks » Thu Oct 09, 2008 11:30 am

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Postby Lizette » Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:57 am

That's fun way to go Snook fishing.
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