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Naples beach snook.

So I'm staying at the naples beach resort. I fished the beach at 7am. I was using a yozuri crystal minnow walking the beach hunting snook and I saw a ton but I couldn't get them to eat my lure. I saw them snacking on some small bait fish that were right hanging out in the sand, maybe sand perch? I was thinking about buying a net but I rather not spend $80 on a net. Can anyone recommend a lure that will get the snook to eat? I was maybe thinking a shad with a jig head.


  • BobberBobber Posts: 943 Officer
    If you saw them,they saw you.....cast far ahead of you and retrieve along the waterline,try to stay low.....get there earlier before its full light.
    Small spoons and jigs are my go to's for walking the beach.
  • southseassouthseas Posts: 52 Greenhorn
    Cast netting bait is by far the best way to go. However, med/large live shrimp with fluro works well too. Large so you can cast them without weight. If you must use weight -- smallest jig hook or weighted hook, if u can find. Ace hardware on 41...great tackle selection.
  • Angler_2600Angler_2600 Posts: 1,106 Officer
    White n yellow jigs.
  • polliwogpolliwog Posts: 348 Deckhand
    I use super flukes in white or yellow rigged with a weed less hook, texas style. Ace has them as well as the hooks. I also use small mirro-lures stick baits in any light color,whites or yellow. As has been said you need to be stealthy ,rthese fish are smart. You'll catch more before the shadows give you away.
  • pjstevkopjstevko Posts: 513 Officer
    super small white lures or jigs. if the hooks are stout enough try small white crappy jigs (like the kind you use for bass/crappy)
  • lemaymiamilemaymiami Posts: 4,450 Captain
    That whole thing about jigs with hooks that aren't strong enough... is exactly why I've been making my own for years now. Lots and lots of bucktail or nylon jigs with barely adequate hooks in almost any shop you go to. I used to use those super small, light crappy jigs for bonefish and the hooks on most of them aren't worth much (even in freshwater....).
    Tight Lines
    Bob LeMay
    (954) 435-5666
  • polliwogpolliwog Posts: 348 Deckhand
    BTW, Bob makes super jigs and they work on the beach- white 1/4 oz.
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