||Tampa Snook Fishing can be great
almost year round but to effectively fish for Snook you need
to know the right techniques to catch these wonderful
||Snook are one of the few species of Saltwater
fish that can live in water with very low salinity or no
salinity at all. Yes it's true Snook can adapt to a
freshwater environment but the water still needs to be warm
in order to breed and maintain their health. Here in the
Tampa Area Cold water Snook are found in winter shelter
areas like canals and river cuts where they can find
locations that afford a lot of moving water this aides in
their ability to catch food in the winter without moving
much they lay in the current and wait for their dinner to
wash by then move only little ways to snatch it up.
||For live bait nothing entices a Snook like a
Greenback. These little white baits are abundant in the
summer time but in the winter they become hard to find if
you can find them at all. During these months a large Shrimp
will work or you will have to switch to artificials. 20-30lb
test line should be tough enough to fight in a good sized
Snook using a Monofilament leader will work best. *Florida Record: 44 lbs, 3 oz.
||There are plenty of Artificial lures to
use for Snook. Some of the most effective are the Bomber-A
Lures very large about 8" long, The 52m Mirr-O-Lure, Zara
Spook's, Any top water lure that pops or rattles is a good
||Winter: near Canals and River Mouths with
flowing water. (Outgoing Tide) Spring/Summer: Beaches and the
areas near beaches in the surf looking for bait.
* The Florida records quoted are from
the Department of Environmental Protection's printed publication,
Fishing Lines and are not necessarily the most current ones. The
records are provided as only as a benchmark.