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Snook on the beach

Anybody got a report on how the snook fishing is on the beach? I'm headed down in a couple of weeks and I'm expecting much better water quality than this time last year. That red tide got us bad but it looks all clear so far this year.


  • bigfinn35bigfinn35 Sarasota/VenicePosts: 1,116 Officer
    where you headed? Been a bit of a slow summer so far up near Venice and Sarasota. Decent numbers of fish, but really been concentrated around the passes so far. Not much luck for me or my buddies just walking the stretches of beach that have produced in the pass. Focus on finding areas of current or structure on the beach and you'll probably find some, just a bit more work.
    Paddle faster, I hear banjo music.
  • Mackeral SnatcherMackeral Snatcher Posts: 12,994 AG
    I'll be fishing the beach down by stump pass next week and hoping for some snooks to keep me occupied while my wife catches whiting and pomps for dinner.
  • copperjohnnycopperjohnny TennesseePosts: 12 Deckhand
    I'm headed to Casey Key so basically Sarasota area. I'm just glad to see that the red tide has cleared up for now and that I hopefully won't have to deal with that. Maybe it'll pick up in that area soon. In years past I have caught loads of them there.
  • GavGav Ft MyersPosts: 12 Deckhand
    What are the regs for snook this year? Hard to understand the FWC site. No keepers? size? Permit?
  • bigfinn35bigfinn35 Sarasota/VenicePosts: 1,116 Officer
    Gav said:
    What are the regs for snook this year? Hard to understand the FWC site. No keepers? size? Permit?
    No keeping them from SR64 (Bradenton) south to Naples (I believe). Whatever the listed season is for areas in the gulf north and south of there. 
    Paddle faster, I hear banjo music.
  • LostconchLostconch Posts: 1,077 Officer
    It is all closed until fall
  • Zack04Zack04 BradentonPosts: 1 Greenhorn
    I’ve see a lot on the beaches.  Caught several decent ones this afternoon.  You’re right about the water quality, it makes fishing the beaches so much more fun when the water is clear.  You’ll crush ‘em.  Good luck
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