Snook Fishing

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snookSnook are found in the waters of Florida and in some other areas along the Gulf Coast.  This fish is a very popular inshore fish.  Fishing for snook is similar to freshwater largemouth bass fishing.  Most anglers prefer to use lures, but live baits such as jumbo shrimp and pilchards are some of the best baits for catching snook.

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Snook Fishing Basics

If you want to learn more about snook fishing, this is a good place to start.

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Fishing Rigs for Snook

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Fishing Lures for Snook

  • Soft Plastics
  • Casting Spoons
  • Minnow Baits
  • Topwater Lures
  • Chatterbaits
  • Spinnerbaits
  • Swimbaits
  • Jigs
  • Flies

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Live Baits & Natural Baits for Snook

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Inshore Fishing for Snook

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How the Tides Affect Snook Fishing

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How the Weather Affects Snook Fishing

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How the Time of Day Affects Snook Fishing

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How the Time of Year Affects Snook Fishing

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Fly Fishing for Snook

Snook are another common fish among inshore anglers.  Snook are similar to largemouth bass, but much bigger.  Snook hang out around docks, rock piles, bridges, trees, mangroves, inlets and backwaters.  Bass fishermen usually have no problem learning how to catch snook.  The types of baits are different, but the types of cover that hold snook are very similar to where bass would hang out if they were a saltwater species.  Snook feed on shrimpcrab and bait fish, so flies that imitate these types of food will work well to put more snook in the boat.  >>> More

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Kayak Fishing for Snook

Snook can be found throughout so many different inshore areas.  Canals, mangrove-lined shorelines, docks, bridges and jetties will all hold some snook throughout the year.  Most of these areas will have calm water that is easily accessible for a kayak.  Because snook feed heavily at night, many anglers prefer to target them at night.  Fishing in a kayak at night can be a lot more challenging than fishing from the shore or from a boat.  By scouting out your fishing spot during the day, you will have a much easier time navigating at night.  >>> More

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