Snook fishing guide

Common Snook Fishing (Centropomus undecimalis)

Common Snook

Description: Distinct black lateral line; high, divided dorsal fin; sloping forehead; large mouth, protruding lower jaw; grows much larger than other snooks; pelvic fin yellow.

Similar fish: Other Centropomus

Where found: From central Florida south, usually Inshore in coastal and brackish waters, along mangrove shorelines, seawalls, and bridges; also on reefs and pilings Nearshore.

Size: Most catches 5 to 8 pounds.

Remarks: Spawns primarily in summer; cannot tolerate water temeratures below 60o F; can tolerate wholly fresh or saltwater; schools along shore and in passes during spawning season; feeds on fish and larger crustaceans. [back to top]

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