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Snook Symposium 2021

Hosted this June, learn more about what happened at the Snook Symposium.

UPDATE

Tampa Bay boundary

Pasco County:

  • Normal regulations are in effect for snook in all state waters in Pasco County north of the Pinellas County line, including all waters of the Anclote River and its tributaries.

Tampa Bay (NEW):

  • From July 16-Sept. 16, snook, redfish and spotted seatrout are catch-and-release only in Tampa Bay due to recent impacts from red tide This applies to all Florida waters of Manatee County north of State Road 64, including all waters of the Braden River, and all tributaries of the Manatee River, excluding all waters of Palma Sola Bay; all Florida waters of Hillsborough County; and all Florida waters of Pinellas County, excluding all waters of the Anclote River and its tributaries.

Sarasota Bay through Gordon Pass in Collier County:

  • Snook remains catch-and-release through May 31, 2022.
  • These regulations are for all state waters south of State Road 64 in Manatee County including Palma Sola Bay through Gordon Pass in Collier County but not including the Braden River or any tributaries of the Manatee River.

 

 

 

Southwest Florida infographic

Snook Regulations

Common snook

Snook is managed by two regions in Florida: Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico. Regulations apply in state and adjacent federal waters. No commercial harvest or sale of snook is permitted.

 

 

 

Regulations

Atlantic

(state and adjacent federal waters, includes Lake Okeechobee and Kissimmee River)

Season: Closed Dec. 15-Jan. 31 and June 1-Aug. 31

Slot Limit: Not less than 28" or more than 32" total length

Daily Bag Limit: 1 per harvester per day; zero captain and crew for-hire limit

Special regulations apply for this species when fishing in Biscayne National Park.

Gulf, Monroe County, Everglades National Park

(state and adjacent federal waters)

Regular season closures: Closed Dec. 1-end of February and May 1-Aug. 31

SW Florida season:

  • Tampa Bay (NEW):

    • From July 16-Sept. 16, snook, redfish and spotted seatrout are catch-and-release only in Tampa Bay due to recent impacts from red tide This applies to all Florida waters of Manatee County north of State Road 64, including all waters of the Braden River, and all tributaries of the Manatee River, excluding all waters of Palma Sola Bay; all Florida waters of Hillsborough County; and all Florida waters of Pinellas County, excluding all waters of the Anclote River and its tributaries.

    Sarasota Bay through Gordon Pass in Collier County:

    • Snook remains catch-and-release through May 31, 2022.
    • These regulations are for all state waters south of State Road 64 in Manatee County including Palma Sola Bay through Gordon Pass in Collier County but not including the Braden River or any tributaries of the Manatee River.

 

Slot Limit: Not less than 28" or more than 33" total length

Daily Bag Limit: 1 per harvester per day; zero captain and crew for-hire limit

Special regulations apply for this species when fishing in Biscayne National Park.

 

Snook map

License Requirements: Snook permit and recreational fishing license

Allowable Gear: Hook and line only

Snook Zone Map