For many anglers Snook are the ultimate game fish. I can understand why. They grow large, they eat a wide variety of natural bait lures and flies, they run fast, jump and do not give up easily.
I didn’t target Snook at all during 2010 (though we did see some real monsters while Red fishing and caught a few as bi-catch while fishing other species) trying to do my part in helping the fishery recover.
Currently we are back hunting Snook again. In late February or early March the Snook start to move out of their back water shelters and sun themselves over sand flats and on the edges of grass flats. This can be great sight fishing as they usually have a black back to soak up that sun. The fish can be large and very aggressive. As the summer begins the Snook move to the passes and the beach to spawn. They are easy to see on the beach sand and when the tide is flowing, feed pretty well.
- 7-10 weight rods
- Floating, floating with clear sink tips and intermediate line
- Flies, small bait fish, crab and shrimp patterns (elephants eat peanuts)