Snook are commonly found in the ICW near structure facing moving water, positioning themselves to ambush prey caught in the current. During the summer months they congregate in schools near beach structure (such as jetties) to spawn. A nocturnal predator, they can often be seen at night around lights feeding on smaller fish, shrimp, and other crustaceans.

How to catch

Pitching artificial baits or live baits near structure and in current, just before a high or low tide using 20 lb main line attached to 2-3 feet of 30 lb fluorocarbon leader with a jig head or circle hook; most active at night, at sunrise, or at sundown


 IWC structure, mangroves, beaches, jetties

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