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Best Snook Fishing Charters in Florida

Top Snook Fishing Charters in Florida



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

Snook Fishing in Florida

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!


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

Florida Snook Fishing Seasons

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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.

What People Are Saying About Snook Fishing in Florida

"Half day trip with Captain Evan "

Joe Dalton fished with Capt. Evan Denis Charters on January 30, 2020

Capt Evan did a great job finding us fish. We caught Lady Fish, Sea Trout, Snook and Redfish. His boat was perfect for intracoastal fishing. Had a fantastic trip.

"Great Day Inshore Fishing"

Charles Tyner fished with Captain Kirby's Fishing Charters on December 29, 2019

Excellent day of fishing! Inshore nite was fantastic, Capt. Kirby put us on plenty of Mangrove Snapper in the morning and the afternoon bite for Snook was phenomenal. I fish in Massachusetts about 180/200 days a year and am already looking forward to coming back and chartering with Capt. Kirby again.

"1/2 day Trip with Captain Jack"

Patricia Homolka fished with Captain Jack’s Fishing Charters on December 27, 2019

Awesome outing! Had a lot of fun and caught some good size Snook and Red Fish! Captain Jack was so nice and accommodating to our party of 6.

"December fishing trip"

Bill Phillips fished with Nauti-Gal Fishing Adventures on December 3, 2019

Had a great time with Captain Ted. He was very patient with us non-fishermen and we hit many spots trying to get hits. Went shark fishing and came up empty but hit a lot of Spanish Mackerel, a couple Blue Runners, and two really large Snook for catch and release. Thoroughly enjoyable morning of fishing the near Gulf Coast

"I highly recommend Jack Yeslow!"

Terry Sullivan fished with Captain Jack’s Fishing Charters on December 1, 2019

Having lived & fished in the Ft. Myers area his entire life, Jack is an extremely knowledgable and personable guide! After picking us up he put us on fish immediately. The 1st cast was a 32 inch Snook and we caught many more that day!

"Amazing half day trip!"

Gary Alvey fished with Capt Charlies Fishing Charters on November 7, 2019

I do a lot of freshwater fishing. Now that I’m retired, I go as often as possible. This was my first experience fishing for Snook. We lost count of the fish we caught. Three were monsters. Any size Snook put up a heck of a fight. Hardest fighting fish I’ve ever caught. I’ve had some pretty good days fishing, but I’d have to say this was probably the best ever. I hope to get back and do it again.
Based on 15,084 reviews by FishingBooker anglers