Greetings fish fans! It’s snook fishing season out of Key Largo and it has been outstanding lately. It’s spawning time and there are a lot of big fish around.
The key is to find moving water, which has not been too much of a problem with all the rain we have had. The current pushes the bait around so look for ambush points. Toss your live pilchard or pinfish up current of a point or mangrove clump and you are likely to find Mr. Lineside.
Lightweight Chartreuse jigs will help your bait get down below the surface. I use about 18”-24” of 30-40 lb fluorocarbon leader, depending on the water clarity, and at least 20 lb braided line. When the fish strikes, it’s first instinct is to get right back in the bushes, so you’ll need a rod with some backbone and a reel with a good drag system. I use Falcon Graphite Rods with no lighter than a medium action. Fish up to 36” are not uncommon, so be ready for a fight!
Tails Up Fishing Charters are out on the flats luring in Snook, our charters are waiting for you, click here to book and find the fishing charter right for you.
The sea trout bite has been decent. Fish to 24” have been eating a jig and Gulp combination fished under a popping cork. There have also been plenty of large jack crevalle around.
If you want to get out and do some backcountry and flats fishing, please give me a call or drop me a line. Until next time, good tides and keep the sun to your back. ><)))>
Captain Kerry Wingo
For over 30 years Captain Kerry has led anglers, beginners to pro, to catch their ultimate gamefish among the flats of Key Largo. Let his experience lure in your ultimate gamefish!