Snook Season Reopens Today in Atlantic State Waters

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Did you know that “Snook are one of the many reasons Florida is the Fishing Capital of the World?!”

The harvesting of the well-known snook season is back open today on February 1, 2016 in Florida’s Atlantic coastal and inland waterways. All along the clear and very beautiful coastline from Miami Dade/ Monroe county line and north which also includes Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River.

Fisherman and anglers are allowed to keep only one snook per day that is not less than 28 inches or more than 32 inches in total length. (Must measure the snook from the most forward point of the head with the mouth closed to the farthest tip of the tail with the tail compressed or squeezed while the fish is lying on its side.)
*Only hook-and-line gear is allowed when targeting or harvesting snook. and it is illegal to buy or sell snook.

Researchers ask anglers who harvest the fish to save their filleted carcasses and provide them to the FWC by dropping them off at a participating bait and tackle store. This program allows anglers to participate in the collection of data such as the size, age, maturity and sex of Florida's premier inshore game fish, snook.

For a county-by-county list, go to

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