Opening Snook Season Starts In September

August 13, 2016 by Cliff Budd

Trip Info

The Catch
Shark (Bull)

Welcome to this article fellow fishing fans.

Thus far we have been spared from any storms getting worked up in the Cape Verde island birthing zone of hurricane ally. That is great news.

The fishing has been pretty good, as summer usually is.

The snook have been taking live baits, artificial, and flies, from St. Lucie, Jupiter, and Palm Beach inlets. Mixed in are some tarpon, jack, small grouper, and blue runners, even the occasional pesky catfish. The snook have been running from small to jumbo.

For those of you waiting for a taste of the snook, let’s keep it legal. Twenty eight inches (28in) minimum size, to 34 inches maximum length, one per person per day. Season opens September 1st.

Chances are, that it will be crowded in the hot spots, so be respectful and considerate of other anglers.

The annual fall mullet run will be here any day, which means, thousands of fish will invade our area. Fish that follow and eat mullet are shark, blues, jack, tarpon, and snook, to name a few.

Just off the full moon in August brings us the tail end of wahoo, blackfin tuna, bonito, sailfish, kingfish, and sharks. Happily most will linger on for a while.

Capt. Cliff Budd is long-time Jupiter area fishing guide that can be reached through FishingBooker with any related questions, or objectives that can be addressed in your boat, or his.

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