Limited Harvest Florida Snook Season Starts Sept. 1

The recreational harvest season for snook starts Sept. 1 statewide with the exception of state waters from Pinellas/Hillsborough counties (including Tampa Bay) south to Gordon Pass in Collier County. These waters are catch-and-release for snook due to impacts from red tide. Unique to the region, snook are one of the many reasons Florida is the … Read more

Snook Season Closes in All Florida Keys Waters May 1 2017

Snook season will close to all harvest in Gulf state, federal and inland waters, including all of Monroe County and Everglades National Park, starting May 1, 2017. Seasonal harvest closures conserve Florida’s valuable snook populations and help sustain and improve the fishery for the future. Snook is open to harvest in Atlantic state, federal and … Read more

Snook Season in Gulf Waters and Florida Keys

The recreational harvest season for one of Florida’s premier fish, snook, is open March and April and again September thru November in Florida’s Gulf of Mexico state and adjacent federal waters, including Everglades National Park and Monroe County.  In the Gulf, anglers may keep one snook per day that is not less than 28 inches or more than … Read more

Florida Snook Stock Is On The Rise Again

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) took immediate action to help the Florida snook population rebound after a prolonged cold spell in January 2010. The cold snap, which led the FWC to close the fisheries, had a much greater effect on the snook population on the Gulf Coast than it did on the … Read more

Snook Season to Close in State and Federal Waters June 1

Snook Season, the recreational harvest of snook in Florida state and federal waters, will close on June 1. Snook Season will reopen for harvest in Atlantic state and federal waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River, on Sept. 1. Snook is also closed for harvest in Gulf of Mexico state and federal waters, including … Read more

Illegal Snook in Islamorada Leads to Multiple Charges

BY KEVIN WADLOW –  One dead snook at Channel Five in the Upper Keys resulted in six conservation charges against a St. Augustine man last Sunday. Ryan L. Wegele, 26, was booked into the Monroe County jail on Plantation Key for illegally spearing a snook, a game fish off-limits to spearfishing, according to the Florida … Read more