Anyone who has fished with me knows my love for snook. Especially a jumbo! Very few fish are to admire as much as a snook. These bass-like creatures are also referred to as linesiders in Florida or robalo in the Central and South American countries. Known for their blistering runs, viscous topwater headshakes, or aggression to devour a soft plastic lure or plug can have an angler hooked on the first thump. I love them so much I don't keep them, although from 28-32 inches they're legal to keep!... Within the seasons of course. However, in my eyes it is better for the fishery to let them grow, breed, and replenish. I think stewards of the sea like myself can agree that snook populations are increasing which is something we have needed for years.
Snook are best in the winter from my experience. The coldest cold front with high winds can bring in some of the best conditions and largest snook we see all year. Although I think of it this way. If you're looking for numbers of snook, come fishing down here from June-November. For quality snook over the 30 inch size, plan your trip from December-May. Either way, every fisherman or woman needs to experience the snook fishing Islamorada has to offer.
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Capt. Drew Nobregas