Friday, April 29, 2022
Snook-Nook Fishing Report
May typically brings along with it some of the best Snook fishing of the year for us here on the Treasure Coast. The Snook are getting ready for their summer spawn and start showing up more around the inlets. This is the time of year where you have a great shot at catching your personal best Snook! Live Croakers are hands down the best option to fish with when targeting Snook this time of year. A few things that make them such a great bait option are; they are extremely tough and can last multiple casts, they typically will swim right to the bottom and hang out towards the bottom of the water column making them a great option for fishing around bridges, deeper docks and deeper water in general and they are a predator to Snook’s eggs. Croakers will eat Snook’s eggs during the spawn so Snook will attempt to protect their eggs and try to kill the Croaker either by eating it or just crushing it. You will notice that sometimes you are having a hard time hooking up on Snook while fishing Croakers because they are just picking the bait up, crushing it and spitting it back out as a defense mechanism when they aren’t feeding. You can expect us to have a steady supply of Croakers here at the shop throughout the summer. Live Pilchards, Mullet, Sand Perch, or shrimp will also get you a bite. Along with in the inlets, you can expect to find Snook out on our local beaches and even on some of our local reefs and wrecks typically from May-August. You will find plenty of action in the St. Lucie River around Sewalls Point and the 10 cent bridge along with around the Stuart and Jensen Causeways in the Indian River. Snook season closes on June 1st so you have another month to land that keeper!