Sanibel Beach Snook

For the last couple of days I have been fortunate enough to be down in SW FL. This morning I was walking the beaches on Sanibel Island and was happy to see groups of 2 to 4 snook cruising the beaches. I was walking on the leeward side of the island where the water was clear and the bottom was white sand. Most of the time the snook were within 30 feet of shore and would hit my white paddle tail jig by casing it 20 feet in front of them and dragging it away from them as they approached the jig. Fish in groups would attack the jig without hesitation. The lone fishes would eyeball my jig and pass by. Spanish mackerel where also hitting the jig off the beach about 70 feet in the deeper water.

Out in the boat we found the snook under the mangroves with the mangrove snapper. The pot holes in the grass flats produced trout, lady fish and jacks.

Nice to see so much action in February!


  • Capt Dan MedinaCapt Dan Medina Posts: 641 Officer

    sounds like a good time! Fishing should only get better as we enter our spring patterns! 33 Ft World Cat Tournament Edition Catamaran
    Offshore Fishing Charters FT Myers, Sanibel, Captiva, Cape Coral
  • stc1993stc1993 Albany, GA Carrabelle, FLPosts: 4,497 Captain

    A good fishing trip.

    The next couple of weeks are going to be warm with temps hitting 80's. I still look for it to be cold again though.

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