Fish4Fun Fishing and Boating
Fishing and Boating News, Information, Products
and Tips for the Outdoorsman around the USA




Tides & Reefs
Fish ID
Charts & Maps
Knots, Rigs, & Tips
Feature Articles
Fishing News
Product Evaluation
Charter Captains
Seafood Recipes
Shopping Mall
Sport Fish Cards
Waterway Artworks
Boat,Bait, & Tackle
Fishing Knots
Fishing USA
Fishing For Kids
Site Map
New Page 3
Where To Find The Fish and How To Catch Them

Pompano Largemouth Bass Tarpon Cobia Dolphin Sheepshead Snook Red Drum Kingfish Spotted Seatrout

Snook - Sportfish
(Centropomus Undecimalis)

The Snook is a large, Pike-like fish with a protruding lower jaw and a prominent black lateral stripe that runs from just behind the gills to the tail. The Snook is overall a silvery-green color with fins that are sometimes bright yellow.

The Snook is a sleek and extremely strong fish. They range in size up to 48" and 50 pounds. The largest Snook ever caught in Florida USA weighed about 44 lbs. 11 ounces. Snook are found in the Western Atlantic from South Carolina USA to Brazil, South America. Snook are tolerant over a wide range of water salinity from freshwater to offshore saltwater. They are however, extremely sensitive to temperature changes, particularly cold weather. Water temperatures below 60 deg. F can cause the Snook to go into shock or even die. In cold water areas, Snook can be found congregating in the warm water discharges of power plants. They normally tend to gather near shorelines, inlets and estuaries and prefer structures for shelter such as mangroves, rock formations and reefs.

The Snook is a powerful fish and a thrilling catch, much like the freshwater Largemouth Bass. That is one of the reasons why it is one of the most sought after and prized gamefish to catch. Once hooked it’s strength and speed is hard to compare to any other game fish of its size.


Check Captain Cook's Recipes
for cooking and grilling fish tips.

Fishing Basics:

Live shrimp – Once the Snook has been located, fish live shrimp using a 10 to 20 pound outfit with 30" of 40# shock leader tied to a 1/0 or 2/0 hook. Weight the line with only enough split shot or sinker to get it to the bottom.

Live bait fish – Mullet, menhaden, pinfish,etc. Again using the same outfit but using a larger hook to match the bait.

Lures – A wide variety of lures and jigs are used to catch snook. Some of the favorites include the Red Tailed Hawk jig and many of the Mirrolures.


The best time to fish for Snook is from one hour before high tide through the first three hours of the falling tide.


The majority of Snook caught by recreational fisherman are taken during the summer months. Some of the best Snook fishing spots are Tampa Bay on the central west coast of Florida and Jupiter, Lake Worth, and Sebastian Inlets on the central east coast of Florida.

Tight Lines and Good Luck!.




Salt Water Sportsman Magazine subscriptionSalt Water Sportsman -- As someone who likes to fish and wants to preserve American natural life, you want to be informed about the best places to sail and the best ways to be environmentally conscious. Salt Water Sportsman is the magazine that delivers. Each issue reports on ocean boating and sailing from a fishing perspective, with a major emphasis on marine conservation.
See More Fishing and Boating Magazines
Bass Master Fishing Magazine SubscriptionBass Master -- Bassmaster is the official magazine of BASS, a worldwide membership of more than 1/2 million bass anglers. 
Its purpose is to educate, inform and entertain while promoting and enhancing the sport of bass fishing. 
Sport Fishing Magazine SubscriptionSport Fishing --   There is no greater rush than hitting the ocean and catching a big-game fish. Sport Fishing is the magazine of saltwater 
fishing that gives you tips on baiting and rigging, instruction on saltwater flyfishing, reviews of the latest tackle, tips on fine-tuning your 
boat's electronics, guides to the hottest fishing destinations in the world and information on your next charter.

Home ] Weather ] Tides & Reefs ] Fish ID ] Charts & Maps ] Knots, Rigs, & Tips ] Equipment ] Regulations ] Feature Articles ] Fishing News ] Product Evaluation ] Charter Captains ] Boating ] Seafood Recipes ] Shopping Mall ] Sport Fish Cards ] Waterway Artworks ] Boat,Bait, & Tackle ] Fishing Knots ] Fishing USA ] Fishing For Kids ] Resorts_Lodges ] Tournaments ] Associations ] Site Map ] New Page 3 ]     Email Us 
(c) copyright 1999-2017, USA.    All Rights Reserved.