Florida Snook Fishing Charters

Florida Snook Fishing Charters

Top Florida Snook Fishing Destinations

Best Snook Fishing Charters in Florida

Florida: 1166 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(67 reviews)
St. Petersburg
 Instant Confirmation
trips from US $500
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(134 reviews)
Goodland
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trips from US $400
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(188 reviews)
Placida
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trips from US $550
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(111 reviews)
Holmes Beach
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trips from US $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 28,244 reviews by FishingBooker anglers

What anglers said about Snook Fishing in Florida

Get on a boat with someone who knows what there doing you’ll have a blast
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Get on a boat with someone who knows what there doing you’ll have a blast
Captain Jack’s Fishing Charters
Captain Jack’s Fishing Charters
Weather prevented offshore fishing, nothing to do with the charter we booked, but inland was fun
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Weather prevented offshore fishing, nothing to do with the charter we booked, but inland was fun
Game On Fishing Charters
Game On Fishing Charters
February isnt the best time, but if you’re just looking to get out and try deep sea fishing as a novice, you will catch something and it’s still great fun!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
February isnt the best time, but if you’re just looking to get out and try deep sea fishing as a novice, you will catch something and it’s still great fun!
Barracudaville Charters
Barracudaville Charters
Book a charter with Trent. Take your catch to a local restaurant after. Awesome time
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book a charter with Trent. Take your catch to a local restaurant after. Awesome time
Capt. Trentin Leary
Capt. Trentin Leary
Definitely check the weather, it's been cooler this year, luckily we were prepared.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Definitely check the weather, it's been cooler this year, luckily we were prepared.
SWFL Premier Charters
SWFL Premier Charters
Pick up is currently in Captiva, so the drive can be long from Fort Myers with the traffic. Overall, it was a wonderful time though!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Pick up is currently in Captiva, so the drive can be long from Fort Myers with the traffic. Overall, it was a wonderful time though!
Capt Charlies Fishing Charters
Capt Charlies Fishing Charters
It can get really windy and a bit chilly this time of year. If the forecast is windy and under 70 degrees, highly recommend dressing in layers and prepare for a bit of a rougher ride on the water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It can get really windy and a bit chilly this time of year. If the forecast is windy and under 70 degrees, highly recommend dressing in layers and prepare for a bit of a rougher ride on the water.
Easy Does It
Easy Does It
Highly recommend booking with Captain Torin. Caught enough fish to feed easily four people. Excellent fight with 38” snook
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Highly recommend booking with Captain Torin. Caught enough fish to feed easily four people. Excellent fight with 38” snook
One More Charters
One More Charters
Captain Kevin knows his stuff. Listen to him and you will have a great time
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Kevin knows his stuff. Listen to him and you will have a great time
Finders Keepers Charters
Finders Keepers Charters
Have fun whilst enjoying the splendid scenery! Captain Scott was very professional and an experienced captain. Once we got to our spot he put us on some beautiful fish. We even got to have some fun catching the apex predators of the limitless gulf. 4 hours felt like 30 minutes the amount of fun we had! Thank you Captain Scott for making it a great experience for a first time fisher!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Have fun whilst enjoying the splendid scenery! Captain Scott was very professional and an experienced captain. Once we got to our spot he put us on some beautiful fish. We even got to have some fun catching the apex predators of the limitless gulf. 4 hours felt like 30 minutes the amount of fun we had! Thank you Captain Scott for making it a great experience for a first time fisher!
Too Lethal Charters
Too Lethal Charters
Fishing in the river on weekends may be a challenge because of boat traffic, but the fishing in the ocean was great.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Fishing in the river on weekends may be a challenge because of boat traffic, but the fishing in the ocean was great.
Live Action Charters
Live Action Charters
Long winter tides make for slow moving water. Capt's can still find the fish, but feeding activity (action) greatly increases with speed of moving water.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Long winter tides make for slow moving water. Capt's can still find the fish, but feeding activity (action) greatly increases with speed of moving water.
Captain Sandy
Captain Sandy
Check the weather before you go, the day before we went the winds were rough, but the day we went was perfect 8-10 mph winds. Water was a really clear and clean.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Check the weather before you go, the day before we went the winds were rough, but the day we went was perfect 8-10 mph winds. Water was a really clear and clean.
Fishpimp Light Tackle Sport Fishing
Fishpimp Light Tackle Sport Fishing
It was great for us but the weather this year has been very cold so I could see how the fishing in Feb may be more difficult than in warmer months. All in all we had a great day on the water and caught lots of fish.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It was great for us but the weather this year has been very cold so I could see how the fishing in Feb may be more difficult than in warmer months. All in all we had a great day on the water and caught lots of fish.
Leisure Life Charters
Leisure Life Charters
Flamingo fishing was more than perfect for our first time fishing in the ocean. Crew was more than happy to help and everyone on the boat was catching fish!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Flamingo fishing was more than perfect for our first time fishing in the ocean. Crew was more than happy to help and everyone on the boat was catching fish!
Flamingo Fishing
Flamingo Fishing
If you want a good day out on the water, smell the salt air and enjoy the good weather this is the place to go.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
If you want a good day out on the water, smell the salt air and enjoy the good weather this is the place to go.
Wildfish Adventures
Wildfish Adventures
Water was a little cooler, fishing was slower. Needed about 5 more degrees.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Water was a little cooler, fishing was slower. Needed about 5 more degrees.
Captain Kyler's Fishing Charters
Captain Kyler's Fishing Charters
Captain Joseph can get you into most fish any time of the year. Don't hesitate to book a trip with him.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Captain Joseph can get you into most fish any time of the year. Don't hesitate to book a trip with him.
Calusa Coast Charters
Calusa Coast Charters Bradenton, Florida
It depends on the day, it’s colder climate so dress accordingly. Sometimes it’s rainy, and the day we went the water was super choppy. However, that’s the luck of the draw.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It depends on the day, it’s colder climate so dress accordingly. Sometimes it’s rainy, and the day we went the water was super choppy. However, that’s the luck of the draw.
Niche Fishing Charters
Niche Fishing Charters
Cool or colder weather not for most beginners. But Captain Gregg will put you on the Bite. He will instruct and guide you. You will see a lot of action. This type of fishing good for all ages. If you can do cold water fishing.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Cool or colder weather not for most beginners. But Captain Gregg will put you on the Bite. He will instruct and guide you. You will see a lot of action. This type of fishing good for all ages. If you can do cold water fishing.
Fish On Adventure – Captiva Island
Fish On Adventure – Captiva Island