Dania Beach Snook
Headed out to Dania 2 days ago for some snookin and bait gathering for an offshore trip yesterday. Lots of bait, mostly smaller 2-3 inch pilchards and scaled sardines. Some bigger schools of 4-5 inchers just have to be patient. Had been fishing the few days before with artificials, had some hits and misses so decided to go with bait. Lost 1, missed 1, and got one. The fish arent concentrated heavily yet, just kind of roaming around. Once that bait gets really thick and gets some more size to them the snook will be easy to locate. As for now look for deep holes in the trough, sometimes you have to take a walk and just observe, making very few casts.The water will start to look fishy when there are snook in the mix, i.e. bait dimpling, birds diving heavily right in front of you, boils, i have even seen them coming out of the water in groups of ten or so which is a good sign they are turning on. got this one finally as the day ended. Also went offshore yesterday, had a slow but good day with a respectable dolphin, 2 sails trolling way out in the deep, and a nice 30lb blackfin on a dead ballyhoo on wire nevertheless. Heres some pics...