Snook Fishing Archives - Stuart Fishing Charters.
Snook are one of the many reasons Florida is the Fishing Capital of the World. The FWC encourages anglers to carefully handle and release snook that are not going to be kept, which can help ensure.
Atlantic Coast snook have a new 28- to 32-inch slot size, one-fish bag limit and open to harvest in the months of February, March, April, May, September, October, November and half of December.
It will blow your mind. 9 inch red grouper, 18 snook over the limit and out of slot and closed season. 4 over slot redfish. And this is just who gets caught. I have probably fished close to a 1000 times over the last 8 years when got into flats fishing. Been checked 5 times.
The regular daily bag limit will be one snook per harvester per day with a 28-32-inch total length slot limit. Harvest of snook in all of Florida’s Gulf of Mexico, Everglades National Park and Monroe County (Florida Keys) is prohibited in all state and federal waters through August 31, 2012.
Snook Season in Gulf Waters and Florida Keys. The recreational harvest season for one of Florida’s premier fish, snook, is open March and April and again September thru November in Florida’s Gulf of Mexico state and adjacent federal waters, including Everglades National Park and Monroe County. Snook On! In the Gulf, anglers may keep one snook per day that is not less than 28 inches or more.
Re-opening snook season now may have lasting impacts on the fishery, largely due to the current absence of big spawning snook. Data show that the cold front had disproportionately strong impacts on small juvenile snook (under 12 inches) and more importantly large sexually mature adults that exceeded the slot limit.
When snook is open in gulf waters, the bag limit is one fish per person per day, and the slot limit is 28 to 33 inches. The season is closed from Dec. 1 through the end of February and May 1.