If you were looking for information on catching snook, then you have come to the correct place. The snook is a saltwater fish, so don't even waste you time trying to find a website that tells you they are a fresh water fish. To narrow the scope down even further, they are located in the inshore fishing grounds. So this means that there is no need for traveling miles upon miles offshore to catch them. They do not hang out in those areas. Fishing holes such as reefs and ship wrecks hold snapper and grouper, but no snook. These fish like to hang out in the bay and the almighty inlets.

If you are going to target this fish, then you will need to use some medium pound monofilament. Some people use thirty to forty pound line, but I tend to lean more towards the twenty pound test. Most fishermen tend to stray away from using bottom fishing rigs and opt for free lining live shrimp or minnows. I like using minnows because if you know how to cast a cast net, you don't have to spend any money on bait. This is a neat little trick, so it is a great idea to invest in one. As for tackle, I like to use a medium action spinning rod and medium action reel that matches my line weight.

If you are going to go out catching snook, then you need to also consider which artificial baits are out there. There are a few good snook fishing lures out there that work great, but I really tend lean more towards the mushy, plastic baits. Since the live shrimp works great for my methods, I like to use the artificial shrimp.

Another aspect of the sport that you should know is that there are certain restrictions to the size of the fish that you can keep. The restriction used to set at twenty six inches, but now it has been increased to twenty seven inches. This is a great example of why it is important to keep up with the rules and regulations. I always stay current with the speculations because I do not want to be subject to bad occurrences such as fines. Yet another new rule for Florida fishing has also been put into place. I believe that now all none residents have to purchase a license in order to fish from the beaches or piers. This was a new one for me and I am sure that there are many others out there that will want to know more about this as well.