Recent Reviews

Andrew was the BOMB!! We had a great time! Caught tons of fish and hooked into some big ones! Andrew worked hard for us and had fun with us! I highly recommend Andrew for any trip!

Jason T. with Andrew A. of Key Largo, Florida

We had a great time and caught a lot of fish we will use Jon again

Joe W. with Jon F. of Fort Myers Beach, Florida

We had 2 boats. Ben was captain on one. Our captain was Zack. He was the BEST!! So friendly, we had a blast! I would recommend him to everyone! Donna

James B. with Ben T. of Tavernier, Florida

Ben was very knowledgeable as to where the fish were. From the Barricuda my grandson caught, to all the other fish my son in law, and myself caught. The weather was tremendous. Zach, and Ben changed their schedule to accommodate the 2 families. Will definitely book with them again.

James B. with Ben T. of Tavernier, Florida

We’ve fished in Southern Texas many times and this was our best trip yet! Ruben was really friendly and patient. He was very knowledgeable about the different species of fish and knew all the hot spots!

Gumecindo L. with Ruben G. of Port Isabel, Texas

Captain Reuban was awesome! Caught several different species, Mangove Snapper, snook, reds, and specks! Great day! Seriously awesome boat as well!!

gregory g. with Ruben G. of Port Isabel, Texas

Capt Walt did a great job getting my wife and I on fish!!!! All in all a great day of Inshore fishing catching speckled trout!!!!

Anthony H. with Walter B. of South Padre Island, Texas

Aaron was awesome great trip

Charles M. with Aaron W. of South Padre Island, Texas

We had a great day fishing with Captain Joaquin. He showed us the techniques we needed to use and was able to put us on the fish. Highly recommended.

Ian B. with Joaquin P. of Port Isabel, Texas

Aaron was outstanding. Very professional and personable.

Randy H. with Aaron W. of South Padre Island, Texas

Everything You Need to Know About Snook Fishing

What is a Snook?

The common snook (Centropomus undecimalis) is a marine fish, also known as the sergeant fish or robalo. These nicknames actually come from outdated terminology from prior classification of the fish. The family of snook itself actually contains six species in the atlantic, and six in the Pacific.

They have a gray to golden coloration, with a distinctive black line running horizontally from their front to back, and bright yellow pelvic and caudal fins. Snook have a very sleek, slender body with a sloped forehead.

How big do Snook get?

Common snook can grow to over four feet long, but on average are only about one and a half feet long. Snook on the Atlantic coast tend to be larger than those in the gulf. However, Pacific snook will outweigh Atlantic snook any day. Females of both sides also tend to be larger than males.

What's the biggest Snook ever caught?

The IGFA all-tackle world record is a 53 pound, 10 ounce monster of a snook, caught by Gilbert Ponzi. It was caught in Parismina Ranch in Costa Rica, out of the Parismina River on October 18th, 1978.

Where is the best place to catch Snook?

Atlantic snook can be found both on the Atlantic coast and the Gulf of Mexico. On the Atlantic side, they can be found as far north as New York, and as far south as Rio. In the Gulf, they are mainly only seen along the coast of Florida and partially the coast of Texas, ranging from Corpus Christi to South Padre Island. Pacific snook can be caught as far north as Magdalena Bay in California, and as far south as Guatemala.

Florida is known as a hotspot for snook, as they are very abundant in that area. On the Gulf coast, some favorited spots are Cedar Key, Tampa Bay, and Charlotte Harbor, where as on the Atlantic side, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, and the Keys are the best places to go.

Snook are known to be able to tolerate a wide variety of salinity levels, so you can find them in environments like riverine estuaries, mangrove forests, salt marshes, sea grass meadows, and nearshore reefs. They prefer warmer temperature in these waters, at least over 50 degrees as adults, and 60 degrees as juveniles.

When should I catch Snook?

As the water gets warmer, the further inshore snook will venture. This means that May through September are the best months to target them. They are most active in the early mornings and evenings, so be sure to head out at dawn and dusk, especially during a rising tide.

How do you catch Snook?

Snook can be caught with both with natural and artificial bait. If using natural, shrimp and small baitfish such as pinfish, mullet, menhaden, goggle eyes, and pilchards. Feather jigs with plastic worm tails or trolling plugs will be best for artificial.

For either type of bait, cast in a way that allows it to drift down stream towards the fish, as snook eat by facing towards the current, waiting for the water flow to bring their meal to them. Once you get a bite, let the fish run for about four to five seconds if using a natural bait, or immediately if artificial.

Keep in mind that no slack should be given when fighting these fish, as it can easily get cut on their sharp gill covers.

Are Snook good to eat? What are the best Snook recipes?

Snook is well known to have a medium-firm, white, and flaky flesh, highly regarded for it’s taste in the states. In areas like the Caribbean and Puerto Rico, it is considered a trash fish due to the soapy taste that the skin gives off. Nicknamed the “soap fish,” their skin must be removed previous to cooking.

Snook are very easy to clean and to cook. After filleting and removing the skin, just add some seasonings and marinade, throw it in the fridge, and when you’re ready for dinner either pan fry or bake it.