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Spinning, Fly fishing, Game fishing, Salt water fishing, Spearfishing

Spearfishing for snook, snook on the fly, or with spin or baitcasting techniques, this torpedo-like fish is 'all the rage' throughout the Caribbean, Gulf Coast and tropical Atlantic ocean.

From the coasts of North Carolina down to Sao Paulo, Brazil, snook are a favorite gamefish unmatched in its fighting abilities when hooked.

They have a diverse diet, feeding on what is available. Simple, small baitfish will easily get their attention as well as many attractive lures and jigs thrown down in a deep rig out trolling or drifting.

Whatever you do, stay away from cool water systems and if there is a powerplant in sight, check out the discharge water, these fish love a warm bath and do not fare well in cold water conditions.

Snook have a particularly flat chin which allows them to lay flat and comatose-like on the bottom when needed or easily in mid water columns when feeding or searching for food.

People that love bass, pike and muskie fishing will love getting deep into still, brackish water inlets or out on coastal fishing trips for this beloved fish species.

Basic Info

Scientific name: Centropomus undecimalis

Size: average 50 cm

Weight: 13 kg

Lifespan: females 21 years, males 15 years

Methods: Spinning, Fly fishing,  Game fishing, Salt water fishing, Spearfishing

Continent(s): Tropical and Subtropical parts of the West Atlantic