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    Snook kill

    Has anyone seen any dead snook since the last cold spell?

    I have seen dead mullet and some kind of pinfish but no snook yet(Edgewater/NSB area)?
    Hoping for better luck next time......

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    I haven't seen any in vero.

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    yep, one so far in the IRL
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    Saw 1/2 dozen or so Sunday in IRL just a little south of Haulover.

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    Sounds like a few died but not a massive amount like some years past. That is a good thing!
    Hoping for better luck next time......

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    same as flats said. fished eddy creek hoping the trout had moved into area during the cold, nothing, saw few dead sand trout, pinfish and small turtle. Fished surf, way to much grass, got one 12" whiting, went to haulover area, found dozen or so big snook dead, FWC was loading out, they had 5 turtles, said they only saw few dead snook. Really hard to believe when we saw the amount just a small area, also saw one 50-75lbs goliath dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sailfish2 View Post
    Has anyone seen any dead snook since the last cold spell?

    I have seen dead mullet and some kind of pinfish but no snook yet(Edgewater/NSB area)?
    do you even fish floyd?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zamog View Post
    do you even fish floyd?
    Yes, but hardly ever in the goon.

    Do you even have a boat anymore?

    Oh, saw 1 decent size dead snook in the boat launch area at the end of the street today.
    Hoping for better luck next time......

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    good grief, please don't start another snook kill hysteria...a four inch slot, minimal season, and one fish limit aren't enough for ya? If you've lived in Florida for any reasonable length of time you'd know we average a hard freeze every 15 t0 20 years...just go ask any citrus grower. Do you really believe that closing the season following the 2010 kill, not allowing an angler to keep one fish in a four inch slot during 6 months out of the year had anything to do with the rapid recovery of the fishery? Certainly 2010 was a bad one, but not nearly as bad as some I've witnessed in my 60+ years living in Florida. 1983 was far worse and the fishery recovered within a year or so, with NO closures and rampant gill netting, just like it ALWAYS has since, I suspect, the beginning of time! Look, mother nature cleanses itself periodically to put balance back, in this case, the snook populations. When you see reports of anglers taking snook as far north as the St Mary's River you can probably bet a hard freeze is likely. So stop giving the snook guides more ammunition keep the fishery to themselves and their clients. They already have an accommodating fisheries commission that requires little evidence or justification to close a fishery.

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    You seem a bit triggered. I don't think anyone is starting a "snook kill hysteria".

    Having lived here on the north end of the IRL for 60 years of my 62 year life I was just looking for news on the situation.

    OBTW, sounds like the news is pretty good....
    Hoping for better luck next time......

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