fishing snook

Here is some additional information about Snook in Florida.


Tarpon Snook Fishing Information


source: myfwc.com
illustrations: Diane Rome Peebles


Description: only snook with 7 anal fin rays (others have 6); lower jaw curves upward; compressed body; prominent black lateral line extends through tail; tips of pelvic fins reach beyond anus.

Similar fish: other Centropomus.

Where found: INSHORE in south Florida; frequently in fresh water.

Size: usually less than 1 pound (12 inches).

Remarks: maximum size 16 to 18 inches; feeds on small fish and larger crustaceans; young are nurtured along mangrove shorelines; rare on Florida’s west coast.


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