Snook Fishing - In The Wild
 
 The Snook Come Out at Night

Snook Fishing Calendar

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Winter
(December through March)

Outlook: Fair to excellent.    

Summary: Strongly influenced by severity of winter. In extreme cold snook become lethargic and are in danger of dying, must seek protection in the form of deep water, rivers and creeks, power plant outflows, deeper canals at night, shallow canals with mud bottoms during sunny days.  Good fly fishing opportunities on warm-ups several days after cold fronts in the residential canals and creeks.   

Advantage: Large numbers of snook confined to small areas.    

Disadvantage: Feeding periods    
shorter in duration and harder to predict.   

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Spring
(April through May)

Outlook: good to excellent.   

Summary: Water should be warming as will the snook action. This time frame sees the snook leaving there winter haunts where they have ate most of the food supply. They will come out hungry as they need to put on weight for the upcoming spawning period. Fish mangrove shorelines, oyster bars, grass flats and eventually the beaches. Use bait fish patterns deceivers clousers etc. around the previously mentioned sights.   

Advantage: The fish are hungry.   

Disadvantage: Green backs are scarce in early spring and the fish may be targeting tiny glass minnows which can be hard to match.   

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Summer
(June through September)

Outlook: Good to excellent.   

Summary: Spawning period should see large numbers leaving back country heading toward large passes and relatively small channels. Feeding heavily. Particularly good fishing on big tides around New and Full moon. Wade along channel edges casting bait patterns upstream and letting them swing by on a controlled drift. You will find the fly fishing more practical in smaller channels.   

Advantage: Might catch biggest of the year.   

Disadvantage: Snook season closed July and August catch and release only.   

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Fall
(October through November)

Outlook: Good to excellent.   

Summary: Spawning over feeding on greenbacks before they leave for winter. Activity increases as temperature decreases. Hit all the summer haunts with bait patterns. Fish will get shallower with cooling water temp. On cloudy days before and during front passage you just may catch fish all day. Fish Mangrove edges, channel edges, creek and canal mouths.   

Advantage: Fish are hungry storing up for winter.   

Disadvantage: The winter slow down is just round the corner.   

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