Best Snook Fishing Charters in South Florida

Top Snook Fishing Charters in South Florida



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

Snook Fishing in South Florida

From Cape Coral around the Everglades, down the Keys, and up to Miami, you’ll encounter some of the finest Snook fishing you could imagine. The shallow, warm waters make South Florida a haven for these exciting beasts year round. Hop aboard a South Florida Snook fishing charter and see what all the fuss is about. 

What to Expect

Thrilling, monster Snook await you in South Florida. These prized creatures can only survive in warm waters, which makes the Sunshine State an ideal habitat for them. From the shallow bays of the southwest to the mangroves in the south and the Keys, there are plenty of hiding spots for Snook. 
In order to reach these shallow waters, and to make sure you don’t scare the Snook, you’ll fish from a shallow-hulled bay boat. Spend anywhere from four to eight hours on the water, getting as much as you want out of your day. 

How to Fish

You’ll need to creep up quietly so as not to scare the fish, gently casting your bait in the fish’s direction, before chaos breaks loose. The Snook will do whatever it can to take the bait to the bottom, so use all your skills and strength to keep it close to the top. 
Summer usually sees the best results, but you can be confident of landing a Snook at any time of year. Avid anglers will particularly enjoy the thrill of going after these spooky fish and will appreciate a full day on the water to perfect their cast in various waterways. If a full day of casting sounds too much for you, half day trips are a perfect introduction to catching Snook in South Florida.
For the best results, hop on a night charter and target these beauties under the dock lights. They’ll come up to feed under the cover of darkness, giving you a rare chance to catch them off-guard. 

How to Prepare

Your captain will provide everything you need for a productive day on the water, including all gear, bait, and fishing licenses. All you need to do is bring some drinks and snacks, and protect against the heat, and you’re good to go. Step aboard a South Florida Snook fishing charter, and experience some of the best Snook fishing in the world.


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

South Florida Snook Fishing Seasons

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Snook fishing in South Florida varies moderately throughout the year. High season is March to September. Low season is January to February and November to December. There is no closed season.

Reviews of Fishing in Snook Fishing in South Florida

"2nd time with Captain Brad and had an even better time!!!"

Mathew Dziuban fished with Water Time Inshore Fishing on October 11, 2020

Had us on fish right away and is great with the kids. Always a great time with him and is my go to for fishing in Marco Island. Also good at offering advice on how to cook our fish. The Red and Snook as soooooo Good!!! I cannot recommend him enough.

"Four hour Trip with Southbound Fishing Charters"

Stanley Schoemer fished with Southbound Fishing Charters on September 25, 2020

I fished the 10,000 island 9/24/2020 with a Captain John in Marco Island, Fla. It was probable the best guided trip I have ever had in my almost 66 years. I caught 2 trophy Snook one 35" and one 32", 7 Red Fish - 3 over 20", 2 Flounder, a couple Lady fish, 4 small Goliath Groupers, several Blue Runner & and Mangrove snappers and even a couple Salt Water Catfish.

"Captain Ben know where the fish are and how to get to them!"

Phillip Amiss fished with Leatherneck Backcountry Fishing on September 6, 2020

Couldn’t have asked for a better fishing trip to the Everglades! Captain is AWESOME!! Took us right to the fish and on the first cast we were reeling one in.... the day continued the same way catching juvenile Tarpon, snapper and Snook all day long! Enthusiastically Recommend Captain Ben as your go to Captain for back country and Everglades fishing in the upper Keys! Semper Fi!!

"Excellent Experience!"

Chris Myers fished with Capt Brett's Fishing Charters on August 16, 2020

Have used Capt Brett many times, he's great with my son. We have fished the Everglades, Lake Okeechobee and even went Snook fishing with him. He knows his stuff, once you experience his expertise you can't go with anyone else!

"Great trip"

Bill Weller fished with Ivory Keys Charters on August 9, 2020

Capt Gary brought us to some great spots. Caught Rexdfish, Snook and Mangrove Snapper. Saw schools of Redfish and Snook. What a great day. He even put up with our occasional mangrove bush catch.

"Half Day trip!"

Patrick Greco fished with Fred Gowdy Charters on July 30, 2020

We had a blast. We caught several Peacock Bass and missed several more. Should have caught a large Snook but missed it too...haha. We highly recommend this Charter for everyone. Thank you so much for your help, we will definetely be scheduling another charter with you!
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