This time of year provides some of the best Snook fishing you can find in our area as they are in their yearly summer spawn and are ready to feed. You can expect to find big breeder Snook schooled up in the St. Lucie Inlet, at the hole in the wall, on the beaches, on local nearshore wrecks and reefs and at the causeways. It is always important to practice safe catch and release practices when dealing with these large breeder fish to ensure a healthy release for the fish. Using heavier tackle, circle hooks and reviving the fish before release will give it a great opportunity to swim off strong. Fishing with live baits such as Croakers or Pilchards seems to provide anglers with the best results when targeting Snook in the Summer. We should have a steady supply of Croakers throughout the summer. If you haven’t given them a shot yet, you’re missing out on a chance at a trophy Snook!For those who like to fish with artificials, Swimbaits such as Hogy Pro Tails, No Live Bait Needed Paddle Tails or Lil Mullets are great options whether you are fishing inshore or off the beach for Snook. If you are looking to fish a hard bait, Yozuri Crystal Minnows are also a great option for fishing around the bridges or casting from the beaches or jetties for Snook.
Friday, June 24, 2022
Report From The Snook-Nook
There have been some Trout reported up towards Nettles Island and farther up towards Bear Point. We’ve heard them caught on live pilchards, shrimp, topwaters and artificials such as DOA Cals and artificial shrimp. If you are looking for an arm workout, there have been plenty of big jacks cruising the seawalls. Toss out a live bait or work a top water and hold on! Other species that have been making the inshore catch list include; Flounder, Spanish Mackerel, Bonefish and more! It is a great time of year to get out there and get on some fish!