Snook Fishing Reports

Fishing report from Craig L. in Clearwater, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Craig here.

Fishing report from Rio S. in Melbourne Beach, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Rio here.

    What's going on anglers! The beginning of March Beach bite has been relatively slow, we're mostly picking away at smaller whiting and more fish like jacks and ladyfish out of the surf. This is a promising sign of spring bait showing up as we transition into the spring weather pattern. Daylight savings will change the fish activity minutely, which helps us target fish from the surf earlier and later in the day. With our conditions lately I have been staying busy fishing the river with mullet, in spring the fish that went deep out into the ICW or Ocean return to their tributaries to rest and spawn. Tarpon and snook will be moving into the rivers and will become a prominent target from land. Here is a slot snook & tarpon both caught on live mullet 2/0 circle hook and 30# leader. Tight lines!

Fishing report from Wade O. in Tampa, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Wade here.

Fishing report from Craig K. in Jupiter, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Craig here.

    Spring fling is in the air! Warm weather and plenty of sunshine has anglers flinging baits and hooking up! Tarpon fishing has been spectacular the past week. Bowing to the king never gets old and anglers have had great success fly fishing using live baits and DOA Terror Eyz. The tarpon are in schools near channels and mangrove shorelines, sight casting the tarpon not uncommon during outings. Snook are on the tear, striking live baits, flies and DOA C.A.L. 3” shad tail. Structures, shorelines and channels have been teaming with snook. Snook are active all through the day as well as night. Multiple species of snook add to the excitement for anglers. For those who like to target other species, jacks are always up for the fight. Providing extreme drag screaming runs, jacks will devour live baits and Rapala skitter walks. Well that is the report for the past week hope you all enjoyed. Remember you can’t catch them from the couch, so get out there and get hooked up. Tight Lines!

Fishing report from Mike A. in St. Petersburg, Florida

Fishing report from Leon H. in Crystal River, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Leon here.

Fishing report from Dmitri S. in St. Petersburg, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Dmitri here.

    Some recent pics for reports, im doing alot of night fishing. Sharks also at night

Fishing report from Andy K. in St. Petersburg, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Andy here.

Fishing report from Wade O. in Tampa, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Wade here.

    If you are visiting the area and staying in hotels on the beach, you have probably noticed some effects of Red Tide. The first things you may notice are a scratchy throat and coughing. The next thing you may witness are dead fish. Unfortunately, there has been a Red Tide bloom that has continued to plague the Pinellas coastline and kill fish for over three months now. The good news is there are no signs of Red Tide in upper Tampa Bay where I’m located and the fishing is excellent. The snook, redfish and seatrout are plentiful and more than willing to take a bait. So, what are you waiting for? Book your adventure now, and let’s go catch some fish!
    With temperatures in the mid-80s the last couple of weeks, it’s hard to believe it’s still winter. Especially, since it’s snowing in much of the country. Visitors are not only enjoying our spectacular weather, but have the opportunity to experience some of Tampa Bay’s outstanding fishing too. With water temperatures hovering in the mid-70s, the snook, redfish and seatrout fishing is excellent. There have been days lately where I ran two, four-hour charters back-to-back catching fish all day. This is good news for the upcoming Spring Break season, because I only look for the fishing to get better as spring approaches. So, if you’re here vacationing or live here through the winter, now’s a good time to plan a fishing trip. Just pick up the phone and give me a call, I’d be happy to show you the adventure of a lifetime.
    With temperatures in the mid-80s the last couple of weeks, it’s hard to believe it’s still winter. Especially, since it’s snowing in much of the country. Visitors are not only enjoying our spectacular weather, but have the opportunity to experience some of Tampa Bay’s outstanding fishing too. With water temperatures hovering in the mid-70s, the snook, redfish and seatrout fishing is excellent. There have been days lately where I ran two, four-hour charters back-to-back catching fish all day. This is good news for the upcoming Spring Break season, because I only look for the fishing to get better as spring approaches. So, if you’re here vacationing or live here through the winter, now’s a good time to plan a fishing trip. Just pick up the phone and give me a call, I’d be happy to show you the adventure of a lifetime.

Fishing report from Dino T. in Jupiter, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Dino here.

    Dock light Snook fishing has been awesome. Plenty on Common , Fat & Tarpon Snook feeding on small Shrimp. We did loose a massive Snook this evening to a free standing piling
    Dock light Snook fishing has been awesome. Plenty on Common , Fat & Tarpon Snook feeding on small Shrimp. We did loose a massive Snook this evening to a free standing piling
    Dock light Snook fishing has been awesome. Plenty on Common , Fat & Tarpon Snook feeding on small Shrimp. We did loose a massive Snook this evening to a free standing piling
    Dock light Snook fishing has been awesome. Plenty on Common , Fat & Tarpon Snook feeding on small Shrimp. We did loose a massive Snook this evening to a free standing piling
    Dock light Snook fishing has been awesome. Plenty on Common , Fat & Tarpon Snook feeding on small Shrimp. We did loose a massive Snook this evening to a free standing piling

Fishing report from Alex K. in Bradenton, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Alex here.

    Redfish snook and trout

Fishing report from Ben T. in Tavernier, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Ben here.

Fishing report from Gw D. in Islamorada, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Gw here.

    Have had very good sight fishing for snook and redfish on the flats near Flamingo. Have caught them on 1/4oz white and chartreuse buck tails and ZMan StreakZ soft plastics
    Have had very good sight fishing for snook and redfish on the flats near Flamingo. Have caught them on 1/4oz white and chartreuse buck tails and ZMan StreakZ soft plastics
    Have had very good sight fishing for snook and redfish on the flats near Flamingo. Have caught them on 1/4oz white and chartreuse buck tails and ZMan StreakZ soft plastics

Fishing report from Joshua B. in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina. Book a trip with Captain Joshua here.

Fishing report from Greg B. in Melbourne, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Greg here.

    Snook bite has been hot! Lots of big and keeper slot size snook.
    Snook bite has been hot! Lots of big and keeper slot size snook.
    Snook bite has been hot! Lots of big and keeper slot size snook.
    Snook bite has been hot! Lots of big and keeper slot size snook.

Fishing report from Garrett L. in Clearwater, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Garrett here.

Fishing report from Craig K. in Jupiter, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Craig here.

    Whirlwind! Everyday brought different direction of winds the past week. The warmer waters helped keep the fishing consistent. Snook fishing provided anglers steady action, wether live baiting or using Rapala twitch baits both created drag screaming action. Mangrove shorelines, docks and seawalls great areas to find the linesiders. The past week provided multiple species of snook for anglers common and fat snook most prevalent. The channels and drop offs have provided steady action for a wide variety of species. Jacks, mackerel, snapper, ladyfish, snook, drum and many other fish being caught. Shrimp, jigs and top water Rapala skitter walks all methods to entice strikes. Anglers had great numbers of fish during outings, many trips averaged 8 or more different species. Always fun when you never know what’s going to strike on the other end of the line. Well that is the fishing report for the past week hope you all enjoyed. Remember you can’t catch them from the couch, so get out there and get hooked up. Tight Lines!

Fishing report from Mike A. in St. Petersburg, Florida

Fishing report from Phil P. in Tampa, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Phil here.

    February fishing has been filled with busy days and bringing fish to the cleaning table. Mother nature has had the fan turned on, which has been mostly keeping us inshore, Which is been just fine with us. Our customers have been. Staying busy with a lot of action . I would say the fish of the month has been lots of keeper speckled trout. And once we've gotten our limit, the snook and redfish have also been very cooperative. We've been making a 15 mile run. To catch greenbacks oh yes and 15 miles back but it has been worth it. all three species are responding to live chumming and free lining. Here's a few February photos, tight lines until next time Captain Phil
    February fishing has been filled with busy days and bringing fish to the cleaning table. Mother nature has had the fan turned on, which has been mostly keeping us inshore, Which is been just fine with us. Our customers have been. Staying busy with a lot of action . I would say the fish of the month has been lots of keeper speckled trout. And once we've gotten our limit, the snook and redfish have also been very cooperative. We've been making a 15 mile run. To catch greenbacks oh yes and 15 miles back but it has been worth it. all three species are responding to live chumming and free lining. Here's a few February photos, tight lines until next time Captain Phil

Fishing report from Craig K. in Jupiter, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Craig here.

    Mid February is living up to its potential, weak fronts, windy conditions and plenty of sunshine. Florida issues, but for anglers frustration builds as winds due. Locating Snook! Anglers can target mangroves, docks, seawalls, bridges and other structures for great action. Live baits, DOA C.A.L. 3” shad tail and for fly anglers clousers and deceivers get the strike. Bottom structure is key when weather conditions get tough for anglers. My groups had great success catching a plethora of species working shrimp and small bucktail jigs near the bottom. Most species caught during our outings the past week was 13 different species. Snapper, grouper, jacks, mackerel, drum and ladyfish just to name a few. Well that is the fishing report for the past week, hope you all enjoyed. Remember you can’t catch them from the couch, so get out there and get hooked up. Tight Lines!

Fishing report from Rick H. in New Smyrna Beach, Florida

Fishing report from Robert H. in Big Pine Key, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Robert here.

Fishing report from Hunter B. in Oak Hill, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Hunter here.

    We have a very consistent trout bite with the current size ranging from 15"-21" along with a few kicker fish over 24". The snook have come out of the freeze pretty strong and we are catching good numbers of 18"-25" snook in creeks and canals where the water is warmer. Out on the flats we are having a fantastic season for redfish. My clients can expect 20 shots in a half day of fishing but the fish are challenging! The shallow winter pattern combined with crystal clear water will test any anglers abilities who targets them. They're a great warm up for bone fishing! We are getting shots at singles and schools of up to 50 fish. The average size for the redfish is getting better as well with most fish over 24" and some of the reds on the flats are over 30". They're a fly fisherman's dream!
    We have a very consistent trout bite with the current size ranging from 15"-21" along with a few kicker fish over 24". The snook have come out of the freeze pretty strong and we are catching good numbers of 18"-25" snook in creeks and canals where the water is warmer. Out on the flats we are having a fantastic season for redfish. My clients can expect 20 shots in a half day of fishing but the fish are challenging! The shallow winter pattern combined with crystal clear water will test any anglers abilities who targets them. They're a great warm up for bone fishing! We are getting shots at singles and schools of up to 50 fish. The average size for the redfish is getting better as well with most fish over 24" and some of the reds on the flats are over 30". They're a fly fisherman's dream!

Fishing report from Cody B. in Tampa, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Cody here.

Fishing report from Jon-Paul H. in Islamorada, Florida. Book a trip with Captain Jon-Paul here.

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