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Port Canaveral Snook Record
Thursday May 25, 2017
Girard Middleton of Miami Beach has discovered that fishing with Captain Richard Bradley for world class snook and redfish can be spectacular. But on August 25, 2003 Girard had no idea that he would catch and release a 24 pound snook after officially weighing it on Seafood Atlantics FISC scales. Watch the video for yourself and look in awe at the size of this beast of a snook.
During the summer of 2003 there was an exceptional beach spawn of over 20 pound snook out of Port Canaveral. At the same time the IGFA released two options for snook in the 8 and 12 pound test class. We immediately knew we'd caught snook in that range the day before and went out prepared for some an IGFA record. While we did manage to land and weigh the snook, they were disqualified for a technicality and were shortly put out of our range by some anglers in central America. But HEY! Were didn't cheat and found some great fishing and good times.
<-- Obviously another satisfied customer on Lagooner Charters.
Captain Richard Bradley
Cocoa Beach, FL
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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 Rabalo 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.
Articles and Photos about Snook
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Port Canaveral World Record Snook Attempt
Date Created 2004-06-20: Reviewed by Captain Richard Bradley, Last modified: January 27 2016 00:47:38.
Published by: Captain Richard Bradley of Lagooner Fishing Guides©
May - 2017 Fishing Report
May - 2017 Fishing Forecast
May is one of the last month's of good fishing in the Banana River Lagoon until the summer months are over and the temperatures start to fall again in late September and October. May is awesome backwater snook time for Banana River anglers. Look for the early morning bite to produce great numbers of these hard hitting game fish. Fly fisherman only need to bring white mangrove flies in an assortment of sizes, but most snook will be in the single digit size so don't go past a 10 weight. Redfish will be plentiful and healthy sized in many areas of the Banana River and the sea trout will be staging around bait along sandbars and islands. Look for sea trout to slow down late in the month and as the summer temps rise the sea trout fishing will all but disappear excepting the smaller ones in the deeper water. Sebastian and the Mosquito Lagoon will be better sea trout areas in late May and into the summer.
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Inshore Charter Fishing in the Banana River Lagoon near Cocoa Beach, Florida. Catch redfish, sea trout, tarpon, snook and many other saltwater gamefish aboard the world famous Lagooner flats fishing boat with renowned Captain Richard Bradley.
Had a blast with Captain Richard too bad weather didn't cooperate he still put us on some fish.
Written by: April Hopkins about Lagooner Fishing Charters on January 21, 2015
5 / 5 stars