Snook, Common Snook, Robalo
My earliest memories about snook were my father’s stories about being stationed in the Canal Zone in Panama. Eventually, My endeavors for snook fishing culminated during my college summers at Sebastian Inlet. For this reason, I resolved to follow my father’s younger passion for this prestigious Florida
Long hours under the dimly lit Sebastian Inlet bridge at night rewarded me with expert abilities and success. As a result, I became a Sebastian Inlet fishing guide, spending years developing snook angling techniques.
Thirty-five years later, my passion for snook fishing hasn’t faded as I’ve aged. Methods and locations have evolved, but the fishery remains consistent throughout the years.
Night Drifting at Sebastian
Initially developed in the late
Heavy restrictions and development of the Sebastian Inlet State Park changed the dynamic of shoreline fishing at the inlet. Bridge structures were closed and enforced by park officials, the era of boat drifting came as swiftly as the inlet currents.
The boat drifting at night has become very popular and dangerous. Accidents and injuries have become common each September when snook season opens. Over-zealous and inexperienced boaters throw caution to the wind making drift fishing a hazardous activity for participants. For this reason, I qualify anglers before booking night trips at Sebastian.
Back Country Mangroves
An alternative to fishing the inlet for snook is backcountry fishing Mosquito Lagoon along the mangrove shorelines. Beneath the mangroves lies a living world of sea life
Methods of catching snook are too numerous to mention. However, we catch snook around
2019 Spring Snook Season is Open
The 2019 Spring Snook Season opens February 1st and ends May 30th this year. Sebastian Inlet is one of Florida's premier snook fishing destinations. Book a snook fishing trip with Captain Richard Bradley of Lagooner Fishing.