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Landing Big Snook with a Professional Fishing Guide at Cocoa Beach

Monday August 21, 2017

"My son is a professional snook fishing guide that lives in beautiful Cocoa Beach, Florida. He learned the basics of fishing for snook in the back waters of the Banana River Lagoon when he was a youngster and took off on his own to become the most respected snook guide on Florida's east coast." expains Captain Richard Bradley's father on a recent outing of snook fishing off Cocoa Beach's white sandy beaches.

Richard Bradley Sr. releases a 20 pound snook (above) while fishing with his son this sunny summer day.

"In less than an hour we landed several 18 to 25 pound snook off Cocoa Beach and then took off to the ramp to go eat a fish taco lunch at the Smoke House Grill, It was a marvelous day on the water and with my professional fishing guide son off Cocoa Beach Florida." Says Richard Sr.

Professional fishing guide Captain Richard Bradley took his father out for an afternoon of August fishing off Cocoa Beach. The snook hit live bait as fast as we could throw them in the water." Explained Richard Sr. "My son always puts me on the the big fish. Two weeks ago he put me on cobia and tarpon."

Florida Snook Regulations

Not less than 28" or more than 32" Atlantic - Not less than 28" or more than 33" Gulf of Mexico, Monroe County, Everglades Nat. Park

Season Closed December 15th thru January 31st & June thru August on the Atlantic Coast.
Decemeber thru February & May thru August on the Gulf of Mexico, Monroe County, Everglades National Park

Florida Snook Record
44 Pounds, 3 Ounces

Snook Links & Information

Snook in East Central Florida have many different habitats and conditions that make them a great target for anglers looking for variable ways to catch this elusive fish. Juvenile fish can be caught in the estuaries, canals and backwater areas almost all year long. While not as prestigious as large breeder snook, they are non-the-less enjoyable to catch and will bite on everything from baitcasters to flyrods and everything between. Juvenile snook are suckers for artificial's and readily take live bait as well.

Big breeding snook spawn on or near the beaches of Central Florida and always have a passageway or access to the beaches or inlets available to them. The only time a breeder snook is generally caught in the backwaters here is because it's a cooler transitional time period usually. Canaveral snook spend their winter months in the Port under docks, wharfs and around other structure like boats and pilings. You often see them hanging around the lights at night in small and large schools. Sebastian Inlet Snook are caught in the inlet itself during the summer and fall months and many of the larger snook migrate south to Jupiter Inlet or hunker down in the fresh warmer water of the Sebastian River a short distance away.

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Catching Big Snook in Cocoa Beach

Date Created 2003-08-18: Reviewed by Captain Richard Bradley, Last modified: January 26 2016 13:57:54.

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August - 2017 Fishing Forecast

August is another hot month on the Banana River Lagoon for temperatures but not as good for fishing. Look to the ocean out of Port Canaveral to be more productive or try some fishing down at Sebastian are during the hottest summer months. Redfish can move into the deeper flat regions of the Banana River during the later part of August in preparation of the spawn in September, but these will be the larger redfish and not the slot size that many enjoy for a meal. Look for next month to be a better month for the Banana River and then into the early winter it will even get better. If you're really looking to fish on the Banana River set up a half day evening trip or an early morning pre-dawn trip for snook and reds.

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