Sebastian News

Week of August 27: Are you ready for Snook season?

Snook season officially opens on September 1 and we know many of you will head out to the North Jetty as a prime fishing spot.  A reminder to obey the rules and be good to your fellow fisherman out there!  Go see Tommy Turowski at the Sebastian Inlet Bait & Tackle to get the best advice on how to reel one in..  FWC allows for one snook, per harvester, per day and total length of not less than 28″, no more than 32″.  A snook permit, as well as a recreational saltwater license, is required.  Check out the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission website for all rules and regulations.

Unique to the region, Snook are one of the many reasons Florida is the fishing capital of the world.  When releasing a Snook, proper handling methods can help ensure your fish’s survival and the species abundance for anglers today and for generations to come.

Thanks to Allan Noel for sending in this photo.  Have fun and be safe out there!