One of the best places to catch Snook is right here in South Florida. Stuart, Jupiter and Palm Beach, Florida have great populations of these amazing game fish. Taking a kayak fishing trip in Florida is a great way to get up close and personal with a Florida staple.
Snook fishing is best early or late in the day. Your kayak fishing guide likes to start the day by throwing the cast net and catching a dozen or so 8-12 inch mullet in the bait tank. These mullet are for back up for the time 9 am hits and I want to make sure we will still get a bite. Our kayak fishing guides love getting clients bit on artificial, so the first lure that is going to hit the water will be either a Super Spook or a large paddle tail swimbait. Some days an erratic moving bait and other days a straight moving swimbait is the best way to catch Snook. On our kayak fishing trips in Florida we try both baits for a while and see what they are in the mood for.
Your kayak fishing guide will set you up with a 7ft, 10-20lb spinning rod with a 5000 sized reel lined with 30 pound braid attached to 40lb Yozuri Fluorocarbon leader. This set up will give you enough backbone to pull fish out of structure, but at same time not wear you out casting all day. My target locations are seawalls, bridges and docks. When throwing our artificial lures we get parallel to the seawall or dock making sure the lure gets as close to the structure as possible. If we are not having the luck with the lures it’s time to bring out Mister Mullet.