Excellent Pine Island Snook

I had a very good weekend with snook on artificials in the northern part of PI Sound. Bokeelia angler Mike Craig and his buddy Dr. Russell from NC did all the catching using topwaters, Gulp Shrimp, and white paddletails.

Mike's first hookup.

Not bad.

Russell tops him with a 29 incher.

Mike keeps catching them a bit smaller.

Great colors this time of year.

Russell's best fish, a perfect 33 inch snook that took five minutes to land.

This fish hit a white paddletail on an 1/8 oz. red jig head.

This was the best snook fishing I've had all year. We caught them in a lot of surprising places when I wasn't really looking for snook. We also pulled in a handful of upper-slot trout.


  • SJCSJC Posts: 2,560 Captain
    The Beatings will continue until moral improves!
  • Joe SnookJoe Snook Posts: 434 Officer

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  • Snookin115Snookin115 Posts: 11 Greenhorn
    Awesome report! Even better pics very clear. Great colors on the snook.
  • MoganMaxMoganMax Posts: 139 Officer
    thats awesome
  • Red-ManRed-Man Posts: 331 Deckhand
    Nice snook action. Were most of the fish on the bushes or out in the deeper holes?
  • gonesnookin1gonesnookin1 Posts: 4 Greenhorn
    Nice job with the artis Capt. Im sure the big snook was a great fight on the light rod. Beautiful pics as well
  • larrywittlarrywitt Posts: 2,466 Moderator
    You are allways willing to share.:thumbsup
  • DemarzacDemarzac Posts: 204 Officer
    Way to put 'em on the snook Capt.!
    Love it when they're all caught on artis.
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  • flatsfisherflatsfisher Posts: 1,381 Officer
    nice pics and report!
  • Joey ButtonsJoey Buttons Posts: 11,849 Officer
    Very nice Capt.
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