Melbourne beach surf snook

Got out to the beach just after sunrise for some mullet run beach action. All week the surf has been pretty stirred up with boat loads of weeds floating around resulting in 90% of my casts catching sargassum clumps. This morning, probably because it was the last few hours of the outgoing tide, the weeds were absent and the water was much clearer. Between the first and second sets of waves were tons of finger mullet so it was game on!

Started out using a 1.5 ounce silver spoon. After a dozen or so casts, caught and released two small jacks. Switched to my go to yozuri shallow diving plug and started working north. Was able to catch a nice 28.5" snook. After a quick photo and resuscitation, released her for another day.

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  • The Fit AdventureThe Fit Adventure Posts: 33 Deckhand
    Very nice, congrats on that snook! I was doing the same on Friday and caught a smaller snook, had a bigger one on but it came off. Also saw lots of tarpon feeding on the mullet.
  • duckmanJRduckmanJR Posts: 19,863 AG
    Nice work!
    There are many roads to travel
    Many things to do.
    Knots to be unraveled
    'fore the darkness falls on you
  • cuetostercuetoster Posts: 44 Greenhorn
    Very nice, congrats on that snook! I was doing the same on Friday and caught a smaller snook, had a bigger one on but it came off. Also saw lots of tarpon feeding on the mullet.

    Thanks! Some 3-5 foot sharks crashing the mullet schools as well. Didn't happen yesterday but I've had one of these sharks hit my spoon literally within a poles length from me
  • cuetostercuetoster Posts: 44 Greenhorn
    duckmanJR wrote: »
    Nice work!

    Thanks! I've only caught a handful from the beach but they're definitely worth the extra time and effort to catch
  • FS ShelbyFS Shelby Posts: 687 Admin
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