Snook

Can you catch snook with frozen shrimp or mullet?

You certainly can catch Snook with frozen shrimp and mullet. You can also catch them with freshly cut pieces of shrimp and mullet. You will however not have the same level of success as you would using live bait. Live bait that is presented properly is without a doubt the best way to catch Snook on a regular basis. Snook can be caught in many different locations throughout the entire day. They are best fished for however at night, beginning about an hour before sunset and last several hours. I like to fish near docks or mangrove patches. The manner in which you present your offering is sometimes more important that the form of bait you are using. The Snook is a very wary fish that is not often caught by inexperienced fishermen in large quantities. You will need to keep your line on the light side, I like to use no heavier than eight pound test strength. Snook do not have teeth so your main concern with line breakage comes from pressure. You therefore are advised to have a reel that holds at least two hundred yards of fluorocarbon line and has a smoothly operating drag that will be able to handle the fast long run a Snook is capable of making. When you target an area for Snook it is best to cast your bait beyond the target and bring it back into the target area either using the current or a slow retrieve. Keep all noise to a minimum and learn to cast gently.

Daniel Eggertsen
Dan Eggertsen is a fellow saltwater fishing enthusiast to the point of obsession. :) He's been providing solid advice on saltwater fishing since 2004.

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