Florida Snook Fishing Charters

Florida Snook Fishing Charters

Top Florida Snook Fishing Destinations

Best Snook Fishing Charters in Florida

Florida: 1111 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(96 reviews)
Holmes Beach
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(83 reviews)
Goodland
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $425
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(52 reviews)
St. Petersburg
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $500
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(65 reviews)
Vero Beach
 Instant Confirmation
trips from $450

Snook Fishing in Florida

Snook
  • Size 3 to 15lbs
  • Food Value Good
  • Game Qualities Excellent
  • Habitats Inshore, Flats, Backcountry

(Centropomus undecimalis / nigrescens)

After a devastating cold snap in 2010 almost wiped out the Snook population, these fish are making a comeback in Florida’s warm waters. Anglers from all over the world envy the riches of the Sunshine State. But the most difficult question is deciding where to go! From Destin to Boca Grande, to Miami via the Keys, and up to Cape Canaveral – Snook fishing charters in Florida are abundant. Come and explore the productive inshore waters and battle it out with monster Snook.

What to Expect

While delicious, these fish are heavily regulated due to the population decrease. But that’s no issue! Any angler worth their salt will revel in the chance to fight it out with these exciting creatures. As with many of the prized inshore fish in Florida, you’ll need to creep up quietly so as not to spook the Snook, before the action gets kicking. 
 
Expect an intense battle as they’ll latch onto your bait with ferocious strength. These tough-fighting fish love to hide in the mangroves, so be careful to keep them close to the surface. Letting them dive with your line is a rookie mistake that could see you lose the fish. 
 
Choose between a half day, three-quarter day, and full day trip. Beginners are welcome aboard to learn all about inshore fishing, and the calm waters will mean there’s no need to worry about getting seasick. More experienced anglers can take advantage of the longer trips, getting the most out of the rich fishing on offer in Florida.
 
You’ll also have the chance to head out at night, when the Snook love to feed. Use the dock lights to guide you as you go after these beasts when they rise to the top.

Where to Go

All around the state, you’ll be able to target small creatures year round, with the best and biggest coming out in summer. These fish can only survive in warm waters, so they’re less likely to put themselves at risk in winter. 
 
Your chances are best during colder months in the Florida Keys. Along the mangroves and up to the Everglades and Miami, you’ll have the perfect habitat for Snook fishing year round.
 
The big debate lies in whether the east or west coast reigns supreme. Boasting a range of bays and brackish waters, the west coast is ideal for inshore fishing. Head to Tampa Bay, Charlotte Harbor, or the Caloosahatchee River and experience the west’s best Snook fishing. 
 
While the west may boast an abundance of Snook and other inshore fish, the biggest are found along the east coast. In August 2015, an angler set the record of a 45 lb Snook in Sebastian. In the streams, lagoons, and bays from Fort Lauderdale up to Cape Canaveral, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for. 

How to Prepare

To stay afloat on the shallow waters, your trip will take place aboard a light, shallow-hulled vessel. On a bay boat, flats boat, or small center console, up to 6 guests will have all the equipment needed for a productive day on the water. Expect to find a full livewell on board, or try catching some of Snook’s favorite fish to feed on to use as bait. 
 
Make sure to dress appropriately to protect from the heat and bring plenty of sunscreen to stay safe. Bring your own food and drinks aboard, and make the most of your trip to sea. 
 
Florida Snook fishing charters offer unrivaled Snook fishing opportunities year round. Come aboard and see for yourself!

Florida Snook Fishing Seasons

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Seasonality

Snook fishing in Florida varies moderately throughout the year. High season is May to September and November. Low season is January. There is no closed season.
Florida
Excellent
4.6 / 5
Based on 27,692 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Snook Fishing in Florida

Sure this is a safe first trip in the keys. The four hour trip is just long enough to catch dinner and still learn bout open water fishing
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sure this is a safe first trip in the keys. The four hour trip is just long enough to catch dinner and still learn bout open water fishing
Mary  K.  D.
Mary K. D.
If you are coming from the North, you will be surprised by the size and quality of fish
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you are coming from the North, you will be surprised by the size and quality of fish
John  G.
John G. Easton, PA
The fish weren’t biting heavily today, but we were able to catch about 2 lbs of fish for dinner.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
The fish weren’t biting heavily today, but we were able to catch about 2 lbs of fish for dinner.
Marc  B.
Marc B. United States
Try one of the party boats first round out. It's an inexpensive way to get a taste of the area and you have a ton of space to get out of the sun if needed.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Try one of the party boats first round out. It's an inexpensive way to get a taste of the area and you have a ton of space to get out of the sun if needed.
Mark  R.
Mark R. Canaseraga, NY
Bring lots of sunscreen, sun glasses, and hats. The sun is brutal and relentless. Do the morning trip if you can and go on a week day or Sunday when there is less boating traffic and less people out fishing.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Bring lots of sunscreen, sun glasses, and hats. The sun is brutal and relentless. Do the morning trip if you can and go on a week day or Sunday when there is less boating traffic and less people out fishing.
Charles  M.
Charles M. Eastman, Georgia
Take advice from a captain at all times and be patient . Enjoy the experience and if you take a few back it’s a bonus !
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Take advice from a captain at all times and be patient . Enjoy the experience and if you take a few back it’s a bonus !
Jeff  B.
Jeff B. Dixiana, AL
Plenty of sunscreen and be prepared to hunt for fish on the move. Offshore definitely preferable to bottom fishing this time of year.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Plenty of sunscreen and be prepared to hunt for fish on the move. Offshore definitely preferable to bottom fishing this time of year.
Bocas  M.
Bocas M. Lake Monticello, VA
Sunscreen, Hat, polorized sunglasses, lite colored clothes, water or Gatorade
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Sunscreen, Hat, polorized sunglasses, lite colored clothes, water or Gatorade
Jamie  M.
Jamie M. Webster City, IA
Make sure to ask what’s in season and you what you can take home by law..
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Make sure to ask what’s in season and you what you can take home by law..
Jonathan  G.
Jonathan G. Denham Springs, Louisiana
Many options. Know the difference between state and federally permitted charters. State can only go up to nine Miles out. Federally permitted charters can go out deeper so your options increase but so generally does the cost.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Many options. Know the difference between state and federally permitted charters. State can only go up to nine Miles out. Federally permitted charters can go out deeper so your options increase but so generally does the cost.
Mark  R.
Mark R. Canaseraga, NY
Buy seas sickness patches that go behind your ear! Or take dead sickness medication beforehand! No one got sick! It was a blast!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Buy seas sickness patches that go behind your ear! Or take dead sickness medication beforehand! No one got sick! It was a blast!
Tad  G.
Tad G. Ney, OH
Get a small boat captain and be sure to have them recommend a place to have the fresh catch cooked up! Great trip!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get a small boat captain and be sure to have them recommend a place to have the fresh catch cooked up! Great trip!
Roy  M.
Roy M. Mount Pleasant, TX
Call the business ahead of time once you’ve booked something and as the captain what fish will be in season when you go. The captain will help you have a more fun experience by taking you to those fish. If you have a specific fish you are looking for ask when they are in season to get the best chance of finding that fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Call the business ahead of time once you’ve booked something and as the captain what fish will be in season when you go. The captain will help you have a more fun experience by taking you to those fish. If you have a specific fish you are looking for ask when they are in season to get the best chance of finding that fish.
Mark  V.
Mark V. Bloomsbury, NJ
Not enough parking for cars. Got a ticket for parking in a trailer spot but there is only 6 spots for cars. Going to court for the ticket.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Not enough parking for cars. Got a ticket for parking in a trailer spot but there is only 6 spots for cars. Going to court for the ticket.
Donald  P.
Donald P. North Port, Florida
Knot Right was the first charter I have ever been on. If I do another I will book the same boat and captain.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Knot Right was the first charter I have ever been on. If I do another I will book the same boat and captain.
James  H.
James H.
Yes. Capt Jeremy is very patient and taught us a lot. We varying degrees of experience and he worked well with all of us.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Yes. Capt Jeremy is very patient and taught us a lot. We varying degrees of experience and he worked well with all of us.
Jay  R.
Jay R. New Port Richey, FL
Neither my friend nor I have put a line in the water for nearly a decade. Fllargemouth Charters had us geared up, bait on, and on fish within 10 minutes off the boat launch. Great instincts, and great experience.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Neither my friend nor I have put a line in the water for nearly a decade. Fllargemouth Charters had us geared up, bait on, and on fish within 10 minutes off the boat launch. Great instincts, and great experience.
Don  M.
Don M. Brookline, NH
Be prepared for weather that ranges from blistering hot and sunny to chilly rainstorms. No matter the weather though, there is all sorts of fishing to get on.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Be prepared for weather that ranges from blistering hot and sunny to chilly rainstorms. No matter the weather though, there is all sorts of fishing to get on.
Gwendelyn  G.
Gwendelyn G.
Book with Captain Bryant. All Caught Up Fishing. We we were catching fish as soon as our lines hit the water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book with Captain Bryant. All Caught Up Fishing. We we were catching fish as soon as our lines hit the water.
Melissa  J.
Melissa J. White City, KY
Go with the locals - alot of them grew up here & know the waters, tides & gear best! Many are generation fishermen so they have lots of knowledge!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Go with the locals - alot of them grew up here & know the waters, tides & gear best! Many are generation fishermen so they have lots of knowledge!
Tamera  J.
Tamera J. Fort Myers, FL