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Week of August 31:  T-minus 14 hours and Counting Until Snook Season Opens

Person holding Snook on beach at sunrise

At 12:01 a.m., Snook season officially reopens in Atlantic waters and a lot of anglers have been counting down…  Always remember to follow Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission rules and regs. You can find a copy of the 2020 Quick Guide here.  For Snook, your daily recreational bag limit is 1 per harvester, and it must be between 28″ and 32″ to be a keeper.  You must have your FWC saltwater license.

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

The Snook are around, Tommy tells us, and fishing overall has been GOOD!  Snook will hit on a variety of baits and lures, but live shrimp is your best bet.  Mullet that anglers can use for cut bait are starting to show up, and try bucktail and your top water lures. 

Mangrove Snapper are still around everywhere and in abundance. So try out the different fishing spots throughout the Park to target these guys.  Live shrimp should do the trick.  Red Drum are biting too, throughout the inlet.  Try live shrimp or minnows, but they’ll hit on a variety of plugs and jigs too.  Anglers have been bringing in Spanish Mackerel, mainly on the jetties.  Little spoons, jigs and Gotcha lures will help you target the Spanish Mackerel.  There have also been reports of a few nice Flounder every day.  West of the bridge is your best bet so try fishing from the T-dock.  

Check out our webcam with real-time weather, tide charts and more to plan your next fishing trip to Sebastian Inlet.  

We are actively seeking photo submissions with details of your catch.  A shout out here to our friend Allan Noel with a beautiful Snook he caught several years ago off the beach at Sebastian Inlet.  If you want to be featured as our angler of the week, use the Contact Form to send us all the details with photos (horizontal and vertical, please).  We work really hard to use every photo submitted.

Next Monday, we will be on hiatus for the Labor Day holiday, but the weekly Fishing Report will return on September 14.  Fish on!