Common Snook Fishing
Distinct black lateral line; high, divided dorsal fin; sloping
forehead; large mouth, protruding lower jaw; grows much larger
than other snooks; pelvic fin yellow.
fish: Other Centropomus
found: From central Florida south, usually Inshore in
coastal and brackish waters, along mangrove shorelines, seawalls,
and bridges; also on reefs and pilings Nearshore.
Most catches 5 to 8 pounds.
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.