Dr. Doug Sanders holds up a 17 pound Port Canaveral snook beside fellow fisherman Peter Deeks. Lagooner fishing guide Capt. Richard Bradley took these two out for a "line stretching night" sightfishing for monster snook and ribbon fish for the up-coming SKA tournament out of the Port.
Doug lost his first snook in the pilings but made up for his loss minutes later by producing this nice linesider.
"So far this year I've landed several redfish over twenty pounds (one over 30), a gator trout at almost 32 inches (9 pounds), a 34 pound Cobia and a 17 pound snook. I've never caught this many BIG fish in my whole life, Lagooner Charters and Captain Richard has made my fishing dreams come true."
Dr. Doug Sanders
"I've been fishing with Captain Richard since I was 16 and we catch great fish almost everytime we go out"
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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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