Florida Snook Fishing Charters

Florida Snook Fishing Charters

Top Florida Snook Fishing Destinations

Best Snook Fishing Charters in Florida

Top Snook Fishing Charters in Florida

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.
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Reviews of Snook Fishing in Florida

Great day fishing the gulf
Angel S. fished with Reel Easy Charters on September 26, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
It was very hot! Stick with half days or at the most eight hours. We had scheduled extended day and am glad the Captain talked us out of it!
4hrs with AJ
Benjamin M. fished with AJ’s Bass Guides on September 22, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Capt. AJ made it perfect. He knew exactly where to catch. Boat and gear were top notch. The absolute best experience!
8 hr deep sea fishing
Celena P. fished with Hott Pursuit Fishing Charters on September 18, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Let the Captain know what you’re looking to do and they do the best they can to make it happen!!! Very clean and professional crew!!
6 hour trip with Captain J.
Josh D. fished with Bad Juju Charters on September 18, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Awesome time to hook up on some reds and tarpon.
Half Day with B&B
Madison B. fished with B&B Charters on September 18, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Hydration, sunscreen and hats....and Dramamine
Fishing with Robert
Tango E. fished with Have Fun Charters Co. on September 18, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Lot of good fish was out of season couldn't keep it
Half-Day Trip with Captain Greg
Jim S. fished with Reel Magic Adventures on September 16, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
Love the port and wide variety of fish and types of fishing.
8 hr night trip with Jason
David H. fished with Neptune Fishing Charters on September 15, 2021
Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent
We fished at night, and it was a beautiful evening, lots of fun! Didn't have to worry about sunscreen or daytime heat. Thank you for offering the night trip!