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CR snook

Anyone able to give me some info on where I could try and get some linesider action in crystal river. Always wanted to catch one but haven't been able to seal the deal. PM me if need be. Thanks for info


  • HammerheadTedHammerheadTed Posts: 1,284 Officer
    Snook are ambush feeders. They will be near or sometimes in moving water, hiding behind a rock, in a depression and often in Sargasm. In the river, if you see trees by the water, there are rocks there, guaranteed. There are a lot of Snook in the river but they are mostly small ones, except in the winter. The bigger ones are near similar features all over the flats.. .really. Generally not on flats or grassy areas preferred by trout.
  • Jus RightJus Right Posts: 166 Officer
    Ok thanks what about bait. Paddle tails? Pinfish?
    Should I fish closer to the mouth of CR or up towards the springs this time of year
  • HammerheadTedHammerheadTed Posts: 1,284 Officer
    DOA Cal shad plastic on a 1/8-1/4 oz jig head any color. I topwater for them usually. Closer to the mouth in the summer.
  • Jus RightJus Right Posts: 166 Officer
    Thanks bud. Ill report back my results
  • HammerheadTedHammerheadTed Posts: 1,284 Officer
    Forgot to remind you to use 30# leader. They have very rough gill plate and wear through leader during battle. if you catch a large snook on anything were lucky. Put max pressure on them as they will run for any rock or similiar obstruction.
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