10/4 Palm Beach-biggest snook of the year

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    10/4 Palm Beach-biggest snook of the year

    Had some free time before work and figured I'd kill some time fishing. I started casting parallel to the shoreline and instantly hook up. After the first hook up the water exploded for a good hour. The jacks were one schools by the hundreds chasing the mullet and greenies. Caught a jack on every cast. Jacks were that smart cause I only used a old ballyhoo rig without and bait on the hook. Got tired of that and begin work. On lunch break I took out the rod and went to my honey hole and spotted a dozen snook under a oyster filled basin that was under a dock and found a lone mullet and snatched it and put it on the ballyhoo rig set up. Cast under and wham the snook inhaled it. Since it was only 20ft away the fight wasn't that long but the snook took a eating on the oyster beds. Land it and had a co-worker bring a tape measure quickly. It was so heavy I feared to take it out of the water and the snook was pretty worn out. Measured it at 43.9inches and with an estimated 35lbs. And that would be the biggest snook of the year for me. After a few pics she was released with a few scales missing but in good health and swam away back under the dock.

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    Nice fish! and holy bait....

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    Slob! I've never seen bait jump onto land like that before. Can't imagine how many predators were right behind them... I would hate to be reincarnated into a pilchard.

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    Nice snook there...are you going to post the pic of the 35 pounder?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJoup View Post
    Nice snook there...are you going to post the pic of the 35 pounder?
    Get your eyes checked. From tip of my fingers to my elbow is 20 inches. If your smart enough do the math

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    Here's the chart info on length-weight for snook
    http://myfwc.com/research/saltwater/...length-weight/

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    Finally someone on here that knows how to hold a big snook. You see so many idiots on this forum that pull them up on the beach and let them flop around on the sand, removing their slime coat, Hold them vertically.. etc... Nice snook man

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    Quote Originally Posted by SFCarl View Post
    Finally someone on here that knows how to hold a big snook. You see so many idiots on this forum that pull them up on the beach and let them flop around on the sand, removing their slime coat, Hold them vertically.. etc... Nice snook man
    Thanks! I too hate when people do that. There's no need to take a snook that big out of the water anyways. Some would hold it correctly but squeeze on its insides and that there will hurt the fish just as much as holding it incorrectly.

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    I couldn't agree more with SFCarl on his handling technique.

    That fish is all of 40 inches!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJoup View Post
    Easy bud, i'm not trying to offend you. I have caught and photographed a 26lb'er and it looked like a beast from any angle! I really didn't think this was the fish you were referring to in your post. Must have been a poor angle i guess, nice catch though!
    It's pretty clear on that straight on angle.

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