topwater snook fishing

Tony catches another line-sider on his favorite plug; a bone colored Skitterwalk!

The fishing was great post Hurricane Dorian, as the redfish, spotted seatrout, black drum and snook went on a feeding rampage. In fact, the fishing remained good, up until TODAY…

All the aforementioned species above were readily eating soft-plastics, sub-surface hard baits and top water plugs with enthusiasm. I was completely taken by surprise by how lackluster our morning bite was today.

I suspect this morning’s poor fishing activity was related more to the very high barometric pressure than the coming full moon. I expect that eventually the fish will feed today, though we won’t be there if and when it happens.

Today’s saving grace came in the form of a short though hefty snook. Its second attempt at eating Tony’s top-water plug met with success as the rod doubled over and the drag complained a little. A quick photo and a timely release helped assure this fish will live to fight another battle or two.

I’m already looking forward to tomorrow, as I’m sure the bite will be much better than today’s!