Greg Lano and his son visit East Central Florida a couple of times a year. They always try to meet Capt. Richard for a day of fishing and fellowship. This October they spent the evening at Sebastian Inlet and managed to land a few snook for fun.
Fall fishing at Sebastian Inlet, Florida can be a great time of following the fall mullet run and then heading to the inlet for some night fishing under the stars. Drift fishing for snook at the top of the incoming and outgoing tides make for a fun packed and exciting way to fill the cooler with a couple of line-siders and other species of Florida Gamefish.
Starting in September and going thru till mid December you can pursue snook for the table, but during other times of the year you may be restricted on keeping snook and it turns into a catch-and-release fishery.
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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 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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