Do you know what to do if you catch a tagged snook? This information covers what you should do if you catch tagged snook on either the east coast or west coast of Florida.
TAGGED SNOOK ON FLORIDA'S EAST COAST
TAGGED SNOOK ON FLORIDA'S WEST COAST
- Record tag number, total length, date, and location of fish capture.
- Report the capture information to the Angler Tag Return Hotline
1 (800) 367-4461 or tagreturn@MyFWC.com.
- If you keep your catch, mail the tag to:
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
Attention: Snook Tag
100 8th Avenue SE
St. Petersburg, FL 33701-5020
- If you release your catch, cut the tag off the fish close to the body and mail to FWC. Please do not pull tags out of fish.
- A reward T-shirt will be awarded upon receipt of tag and a complete set of capture information.
- Please observe all fishing regulations and license requirements.
INFORMATION WANTED REGARDING SNOOK DEATHS DURING COLD WEATHER
As water temperatures dip below 55° F, it is possible that snook in inshore areas could start dying. Please do not remove distressed snook from a site. If dead or dying snook are observed in any area, record the location and the number of fish seen, and report it to one of the following
- Fish and Wildlife Research Institute's Fish Biology Department
- Fish and Wildlife Research Institute's Tequesta Field Lab
Visit Our Snook Section for more information.