jim snook

The near coastal waters are full of great fighting species for this week’s fishing report. Snook are schooling along the beaches and when you find a group of them you are sure to get into some great rod-bending action. I’ve been netting pogies to use for bait all week. I’m rigging these on a 5/0 to 6/0 VMC circle hook and some 50 to 60- pound test Sufix fluorocarbon leader material to keep these big fish from cutting through the line.

Other species that we are encountering on our coastal excursions are tarpon, Crevalle Jack-affectionately known as “beach donkeys,” king mackerel, and a variety of shark species. In the lagoons the snook bite is good on most mornings as well. Look for these fish around docks and overhanging mangrove branches. Live fingerling mullet, small croakers, or a nice lively shrimp will generally get them to bite.

We’ve got a few days open this month so if you would like to get out there to catch your next memory, please give us a call at 321-636-3728 or go to our website Fineline Fishing Charters and book your trip on our reservation page.