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The Florida celebrity fish, the Snook, is a delightful fish that essentially resides in the southern half of the Florida peninsula. Snook have a season that anglers are able to catch from September 1st through December 15th on the Atlantic coast of Florida.

However, the size boundary is what confuses fishermen the most. In order to safeguard the greatest breeders, anglers are only permitted to keep one sizeable fish in between 28- to 32-inch size opening during the season.

As we approach the season closure, it is also important to recognize that the snook is one strong fish, with the exception the wintery weather. That’s one of the reasons we give the linesiders a break due to the most susceptible time when temperatures become too dangerous during cold fronts. Another important factor is that they are sheltered during their reproducing season in the warm summer months to make certain we have a great fishing season.

“From Jupiter northward, it seems that a significant percentage of adult breeders managed to escape their wintertime haunts in the backcountry shallows for warmer ocean water in the nick of time. Large schools of big fish also inhabitant offshore reefs and wrecks, in water that rarely if ever gets cold enough to kill these fish.”

After the closing season, you are still able to catch snook but must release them. This is the last weekend to hook up a keeper snook before the season closes on Monday December 15, 2014.


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