A hurricane can’t keep us from bringing you Snook fishing tips, but it did delayed us. With the season opening last week – we thought this would be the perfect time to bring you the latest intel.
This time of year the Snook are still being caught in the Inlet, but with the mullet starting to show up and the much anticipated mullet run beginning to cross our mind – don’t be surprised to start catching them on the beaches. When fishing the beach target the troughs where the baitfish live early in the morning when the Snook are in close feeding. Try using Live Target Mullet and Croakers when lure fishing, or spend some time finding good bait to net.
One of the best tips I learned from Pete Shulz of Fishing Headquarters Jupiter is to always “stealth down” when Snook Fishing. Try using the Seaguar Gold Label 30 or 40 lb leader, which is their thinnest leader that still maintains its strength. Pete is also known for his trolling techniques using big plugs that are suitable for the area. You need plugs that won’t dive beyond they depth you want to target if you are going to try this technique.
Another popular method we highly recommend is jig fishing for Snook. Try using one of our signature Flair Hawks, Pro Flairs, or Snook Slayers in any color of your choosing in the inlet or offshore when they move off during the day. Let these sink, and begin to jig them to the surface to entice a bite.
Lastly, never be afraid to change your lure if you aren’t getting bites. Keep some Live Target, Spooltek, and Gulfstream Lures in your tackle box in case you need to switch it up and try something new even if your plan is to live bait. Even when live baiting, be sure to keep a fresh bait on even if you think your bait is OK. For more info on Snook fishing, feel free to email Shelby.Gulfstream@gmail.com