Fat Snook Fishing Information
illustrations: Diane Rome Peebles
Description: deeper body than other snooks; yellow-brown to greenbrown
above silvery on sides; black lateral line
extends onto tail; mouth reaches to or beyond
center of eyes; usually no dusky outer edge
of all snook.
Similar fish: other Centropomus.
Where found: INSHORE species found in
mangrove habitat; found commonly in fresh water;
occurs more in interior waters (as opposed to estuarine water)
than other snook.
Size: a small species, rarely more than 20 inches.
Remarks: usually found in fresh water; mangrove shorelines serve as nursery grounds for young.