big snook

The fishing is red-hot right now, and it’s time to get in on the action! The early morning bite has been on fire lately, with the early evening hours also producing some incredible catches. While many fish have migrated to the shallow flats, the mangroves are still teeming with monsters waiting to be caught. The mullet are plentiful, ranging from 6-9 inches, but the 3-inch paddle tail is still the top performer. Just ask the beast of a snook in the photo!

I caught this beauty during the predawn hours using a 3-inch Z-Man MinnowZ paddle tail in Easy Money. I heard a commotion coming from a small mangrove cove and decided to investigate. On the third cast, she slammed my lure and put up an epic battle. Fighting a massive snook in the dark, around heavy structure, is an adrenaline rush like no other. The intensity is palpable, and the thrill of victory is sweet. Get out there and experience it for yourself!