At 12:01 a.m., Snook season officially reopens in Atlantic waters and a lot of anglers have been counting down… Always remember to follow Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission rules and regs. You can find a copy of the 2020 Quick Guide here. For Snook, your daily recreational bag limit is 1 per harvester, and it must be between 28″ and 32″ to be a keeper. You must have your FWC saltwater license.
The Snook are around, Tommy tells us, and fishing overall has been GOOD! Snook will hit on a variety of baits and lures, but live shrimp is your best bet. Mullet that anglers can use for cut bait are starting to show up, and try bucktail and your top water lures.
Mangrove Snapper are still around everywhere and in abundance. So try out the different fishing spots throughout the Park to target these guys. Live shrimp should do the trick. Red Drum are biting too, throughout the inlet. Try live shrimp or minnows, but they’ll hit on a variety of plugs and jigs too. Anglers have been bringing in Spanish Mackerel, mainly on the jetties. Little spoons, jigs and Gotcha lures will help you target the Spanish Mackerel. There have also been reports of a few nice Flounder every day. West of the bridge is your best bet so try fishing from the T-dock.