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Week of August 24:  Mangrove Snapper and Snook Season Countdown

man holding large snook standing on jetty

Some gusty winds and good wave action at the inlet right now, so not a whole lot of folks on the North Jetty, but Tommy tells us the fishing has been good!  Check out our webcam with real-time weather, tide charts and more.

Mangrove Snapper are around to be had all day long.  They’ll hit on live shrimp and you’ll find them throughout the inlet system so try your hand at fishing from different spots.  There have been some Jacks and Spanish Mackerel coming over the rails on the jetties.  Jacks will hit on live shrimp and spoons, and break out your little spoons, jigs and Gotcha lures to target the Spanish Mackerel. We hear it seems to be better on the outgoing tide and Tommy recommends trying earlier or later in the day as your best bet. 

Some reports of Flounder, mostly West of the bridge and for anglers, the countdown is on to the start of Snook Season on September 1.  A friendly reminder of FWC size and bag limits; keepers must be between 28”-32” and the daily recreational bag limit is 1 per angler.

For more information about Snook season visit FWC here

For more information on Recreational Saltwater Licenses and Permits, visit FWC here.

Our featured angler of the week is Augustine Chan with a throwback in honor of upcoming Snook season - check out this fish he caught on the South Jetty on October 2 of 2018.  A gorgeous fish and beautiful photo. 

If you want to be featured as our angler of the week, use the Contact Form to send us the details of your catch with photos (horizontal and vertical, please).  We try to use every photo submitted.

Make it a great week!