After a long summer of only catch and release September 1st 2017 marks the start of Snook season. From the first until December 14th anglers are allowed to harvest one Snook in the slot size of 28-32 inches on the Atlantic side of Florida. Snook are one of the tastiest inshore species and Kayak anglers along the east coast of Florida anxiously wait for this time period. Booking a kayak fishing charter during this time will put the odds in your favor to bring home a great meal.
To Catch a Snook in season is relatively easy, but getting one in the slot is the tricky part. Luckily at this time also marks the start of the mullet bait run. Live mullet are readily available to cast net and used for bait. Finger mullet (3-5 inches) I find are the right size to entice a slot sized Snook while on a kayak fishing charter. Don’t overlook using your typical artificial baits as well. I love throwing DOA shad tails and swimbaits in the 3-5 inch range.
My target locations to catch a Snook in the slot are going to be seawalls, bridges and docks near the inlet. These are easy ambush spots for Snook moving out of the inlets from their summer spawn. When I am throwing artificial lures or live bait I get parallel to the seawall or dock making sure that the bait is as close to the structure as it can be. I will then work the area with a few casts and then keep moving. Targeting areas with the most current has always proven to be the best bet to catch a Snook.
To Learn more or to book your trip today click on the link below, Brian is always ready to answer any question you may have & help you get the best catch for your buck!