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Two HUGE SNOOK last week

Business has slowed a bit and has afforded me the time to take out friends enjoy this Incredible Snook Bite. Lately I have been on a decent Redfish bite as well on the inside and have heard reports of other guys doing well on Reds as of late. I cant tell you how many Big Momma Snook i see lost every year but in my anglers defense i fish in real tight areas almost all the time. But it drives me Nutts! There is nothing good about losing a Huge fish i literally have lost sleep over it it truly drives me crazy. So once and a while i need to go and get em myself so i can sleep tight again.Tear em up!!05ea111b6b0db80ec63027dc9dd366b9.jpg6e9729d6f67747c4334708ee392a492f.jpg

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  • Turner River TerrorTurner River Terror Posts: 7,667 Admiral
    Good Job !
    Gulf run outside fish with them brite yellow fins..I've caught a few in my time.
    Killin and Grillin :grin
  • Joe SnookJoe Snook Posts: 468 Deckhand
    Thanks Man
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  • Joe SnookJoe Snook Posts: 468 Deckhand
    Joe Snook wrote: »
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    LOL saw this on Facebook I just thought it was funny

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  • lemaymiamilemaymiami Posts: 3,840 Captain
    Some big girls there.... I lost two (not nearly that big) yesterday, well south of Broad on lures to sharks. They never had a chance (and one was on brand new Skitterwalk that didn't even have a scratch on it -and of course the bull took the plug as well....).
    Tight Lines
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  • 1outlaw1outlaw Naples FLPosts: 1,317 Officer
    Those are some nice 1's!!!
    Jason :USA
  • Caxambas KidCaxambas Kid Posts: 196 Deckhand
    Well done! it's easy (hee-hee) to hook to hook the Momma's, but to get them to the boat and take pictures....I tip my hat!!!
    Polar 1900 Yamaha 115
  • Joe SnookJoe Snook Posts: 468 Deckhand
    Here's a tip and an explanation to it. I learned it from a great guide in Matlacha 25 yr.s ago and has save many a heart breaks for me.
    Once your bit assume the fish is huge always so your not caught of guard. Things can go bad in fractions of a second.
    Jam your rod in the water kneel on the deck if you have to to be able to get that rod down in the water as far as you can without dunking the reel. What? I never heard of such a thing, that's what I hear from my people all the time.
    Explanation: doing that keeps your line down under all those hanging branches and roots that have barnacles on them and just as important keeps that big Snook head from coming up and shaking her head. It saves her from fraying leaders and jumping and throwing the hook. It also keeps more direct pressure and more pressure to turn the fish. Once out of the trees constant side pressure leading her to open water, she pulls right you pull left and vice versa. If there's no open water keep the rod in the water the whole time. Also use big fish tackle don't bring a knife to a tank fight. I Never assume I'm going to get bit by a small fish or act as if I'm going out to catch Lil fish. if this makes sense to you try it make it habit and you'll get more of those mommas to the boat.
    Unfortunately This technique is not Shark proof Bob.


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  • Flatwater witchFlatwater witch Posts: 606 Officer
    Joe Snook wrote: »
    Here's a tip and an explanation to it. I learned it from a great guide in Matlacha 25 yr.s ago and has save many a heart breaks for me.

    Very Very good advice.

    I would add, don't push the rod tip too deep to contact the bottom, there is a fine line.
    Renagade69 wrote: »
    Either you are mechanically inclined ore your not. The fact you had to ask told me that you can not do it. Its ok, not every one has this ability. Some people just have to pay.
  • Gary S. ColecchioGary S. Colecchio Posts: 24,922 AG
    Nice fish.

    Your hands do look disproportionally large compared to the rest of you. :wink

    Length and weight?
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  • Austins26Austins26 Posts: 1,989 Captain
    Beautiful Snuke Tight Wurk
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  • Joe SnookJoe Snook Posts: 468 Deckhand
    You are exactly right Flat water. If there's bars or trees underwater it can be a bad thing. But hey ppl need to use common sense and I'm just introducing the technique ppl need to assess the situation I can't catch it for them. Gary Below me LOL. Jk I like the feedback and I know your smart enough that your just busting my Bills I appreciate it. Now clean up our water Buddy!!!

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  • Gary S. ColecchioGary S. Colecchio Posts: 24,922 AG
    :wink
    "If I can't win, I won't play." - Doris Colecchio.

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  • Turner River TerrorTurner River Terror Posts: 7,667 Admiral
    I've jumped overboard and worked a fish thru a tree or two.
    Caught a Keeper in a Farm Culvert, fought him for 10 minutes till I ever saw him and he jumper a couple times.
    He was 30 ft. inside under the road in a 48 inch culvert , 6 pound braid.
    Finesse and reading the fish was the only way a bunch of them came home with me.
    Killin and Grillin :grin
  • Joe SnookJoe Snook Posts: 468 Deckhand
    Haha 6lb.!? Your a sick man Turner lol

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  • charlemagnecharlemagne Posts: 191 Officer
    Great post Capt. Joe.. funny meme as well! The snook are biting and it is good.. I hope you get busier as the summer progresses!

    Charles
  • Turner River TerrorTurner River Terror Posts: 7,667 Admiral
    And a Crappie jig..that's about all the inland snook will hit.
    Their feeding on minnows in the ditches.
    Killin and Grillin :grin
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