Snook season opens Sept. 1 – TCPalm
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The fall snook season opens for harvest statewide Sept. 1. Anglers may take one per day measuring between 28 and 32 inches in length along Florida’s Atlantic coast. On the Gulf coast and in Monroe County, anglers may take one per day measuring 28-33 inches.(Photo: CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY KURT ROHL)
There’s just something about snook.
The world can be divided into two groups of people — those who have caught snook and those who, sadly, have not. It really is a bucket list fish, however; those who are passionate about catching snook have little else in their “bucket.”
It’s that kind of a fish. It drives some of us crazy.
The fall installment of the snook season in Florida waters opens Sept. 1. It means snook of a certain size may be harvested.
For decades, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has managed snook separately on the state’s two coasts. On the Atlantic coast, snook season will run through Dec. 14 and will close for harvest Dec. 15 through Jan. 31. Anglers can keep one per day again between Feb. 1 and May 31.
On the Gulf coast and in Monroe County (the Florida Keys and Everglades), season will close Dec. 1 through the last day of February. It will open for the spring season March 1 through April 30.
Snook along the Atlantic coast can be kept if they measure no less than 28 inches and no more than 32 inches. Along the Gulf coast the slot measurement is between 28 and 33 inches. Although snook are a saltwater fish, they have a high tolerance for low salinity and therefore can be caught in