Snook fishing in Miami and Fort Lauderdale can be fished for year round. With May thru August prime time because the fish school heavily in the inlets of South Florida to spawn. Beginning in May Snook move toward the inlets and beaches of Fort Lauderdale, Miami and Palm Beaches to spawn they gather by the hundreds even thousands.
This is when you are able to catch them in numbers.
When fishing the inlets drifting or anchoring live bait and bucktail jigs will out fish all others. Mullet, Pilchards, Pinfish, Shrimp and Crabs are the most used live bait. When fishing with bucktail jigs, all white, white & red or white & green seem best. You may also add a 4-6 inch soft plastic worm or curly tail grub to enhance the jigs look. A fresh shrimp or strip of mullet or pinfish wont hurt either.
The Snook will be lying close to the rocks and drop off in the inlets an easy place to attack their prey,close to the bottom where they don't have to fight the current, they lay there waiting for bait to come to them. The falling tide is usually best but they can be caught any time the current is moving.
After spawning the Snook spread out throughout the inland waterways moving inland and even moving offshore as well. Snook are also caught sight fishing the flats and Mangroves shorelines
In the Fall September till May a favorite way of Snook fishing in South Florida is to fish the many dock lights and bridge shadows throughout the city and inland waterways of Fort Lauderdale and Miami. While Snook fishing you will often be surprised with Tarpon, Lookdowns and Ladyfish.
Fly fishing and light tackle spinning is the most popular way to fish to lights. Fly's, jigs and small soft plastic's are the norm for this type of fishing.
When walking the beach bucktails and spoons will generally out produce all others. Myself I am a jig fisherman when walking to beaches.
If you dont think there are big Snook on the beach!
Below is a picture of me in August walking the beach before surfing.
This Snook was caught on 6lb. Ande mono 30# leader and a red head white bucktail! 47 inches long and easily bottomed out a 30# scale!
My next largest on 6lb. was 26 1/2lbs on my 16th birthday, that was awhile ago!! The 26 1/2 is on my wall. The 30++ was released. Out of season!!!!
Snook are fished for day and night. Miami, Fort Lauderdale and South Florida.
Last Updated (Tuesday, 14 December 2010 10:40)