snook fishing

Space Coast fishing has been on fire lately! From nearshore action slow trolling the beach tinshore tarpon fishing, but the best of it all has been catching these big trophy snook. Throughout the entire region, the snook fishing has been really, really good. Inshore, the spoil islands, mangrove shorelines and residential docks have been the top producers for these linesiders.

The key has been finding glass minnows. Almost any shoreline with heavy brush and glass minnows have been loaded with snook in the 25 to even 40 inch range. Those looking for the artificial bite can find good numbers being caught on small profile baits such as the doa paddle tail in natural colors like silver mullet, and black and silver. These are great small bait imitatiors when rigged on a light 2/0 1/8oz jig-head. For those looking for one big bite or even larger numbers 3inch silver mullet free lined have been doing quite well.

Those hitting the beaches and inlets can find large numbers of big spawning fish throughout the entire coast. Cleaner water has been pushed in and the fish are definitely feeling the pressure. Large baits such as pinfish, pigfish, croakers and more can be great when fished with as little weight as possible and light leader 30/40 circle hooks will definitely help with using such light leader to avoid break offs.

It’s crucial to take care of these fish and give them a good revival. With all the heat the night bite has been pretty productive as well, 1.5oz flair hawk jigs, and bomber windcheaters fished tight along rocks or heavy structure are almost a sure bite! The snook bite should continue and only get better as the next few weeks to come, but with the extreme heat look for your best luck early and late.