Week of September 15: Snook Season is Here!
It’s what you’ve all been waiting for…Snook season is back, officially opened on September 1 for all you anglers out there! Pleased be advised, the North Jetty at Sebastian Inlet State Park remains closed, but vendors are working on replacing the grates and Park officials hope to open it very soon. That being said, there are plenty of places to drop a line on both the North and South sides of Sebastian Inlet State Park. Check out the South Jetty and South shoreline, or the catwalk, tide pool area and North shoreline..
Direct from our friend Sarah at Sebastian Inlet Bait & Tackle… Anglers have been catching Snook on the South Jetty, early morning and at tide change. There are plenty of mullet around to be had to use as bait fish, or the Snook are also biting on bucktail and top water lures. The Fall Redfish run in on too. Fisherman have been catching 18 to 20 inchers, and Sarah reported seeing a 24-inch Trout one angler brought in as well.
Always remember to follow Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission rules and regs. You can find a copy of the 2019 Quick Guide here. For Snook, your daily recreational bag limit is 1 per harvester, and it must be not less than 28″ or more than 32″. You must have your FWC saltwater license (visit MyFWC.com for Snook permit details). For Redfish, your limit is 2 per harvester in the NE Zone and 1 per harvester in the NW and S Zones. Redfish must measure not less than 18″ or more than 27″.
The park is beautiful, and the weather is gorgeous…so get out there and enjoy! Check our webcam for current weather conditions, live feed video, tide charts and more.
A shout out to our angler of the week pictured here – our friend and inlet regular, Allan Noel – showing off a gorgeous Snook he caught last season. Every Monday, we feature angler submitted photos with details of your fishing trip to Sebastian Inlet. To submit your photos and story, visit our Contact Form. Photos work best with the angler centered horizontally with their catch.