Hogy Elite Pro Staff
Species Title: Snook Fishing
Season/Migration: Late spring through early fall.
Location: Southwest Florida
Boat: 25′ Everglades CC, 24′ Pathfinder CC
Rod for this method: 7’ 6” Temple Fork Gary Loomis Spinning
Reel For this method: Shimano SustainFG 5000
Line: 20lb Suffix 832
Contact Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Soft Bait Selection
Model: 7″ and 10″ Original Series
Color: Amber and Bone
Rigging: Unweighted Swim Bait Hook
Tell us a little about each and how the impact your fishing
The season: May – October: Water temps are optimal for snook activity. The key is to fish while there is good tidal movement.
Location: Sanibel and Captiva Island
The Structure: Docks, Marinas, Deep Mangrove Shorelines and the Gulf Passes
Method: Skipping baits deep into heavy cover tends to be the most effective. If your not getting snagged or tangled somewhat often, your probably not close enough.
Hogy Selection: Amber is great for clear water conditions, it is a nice subtle color. Bone is always tied on at least one rod. It will work in any situation.
The time of Day: Low light can be more productive, but strong tides mid day can be stellar as well.
Tides: Moving water is essential to getting double digit hook ups. Incoming or outgoing, it doesn’t matter, but my fishing location will change depending on the direction.
Weather Conditions: Fishing during low light is a lot more comfortable than hundred degree heat mid day.
What boat: A 19′ – 25′ bay or flats boat is ideal. You’ll need shallow draft to get into some way back spots. A good trolling motor and power pole make your life a lot easier too.
Special Tip: Snook fishing, as with most species peaks during good tides. Learn when to fish well known areas and you can have success in areas that others don’t.