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Snook Symposium 2021

Hosted in June of 2021, learn more about what happened at the Snook Symposium.

UPDATE

Sarasota Bay through Gordon Pass in Collier County:

  • Snook remains catch-and-release through August 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.

NOTE: Prior to purchasing a snook permit, check current regulations in the area you plan to fish. All sales are final. Refunds will not be given even if the species you plan to target is closed to harvest.

 

 

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 seasons:

Sarasota Bay through Gordon Pass in Collier County:

  • Snook remains catch-and-release through August 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.

NOTE: Prior to purchasing a snook permit, check current regulations in the area you plan to fish. All sales are final. Refunds will not be given even if the species you plan to target is closed to harvest.

Allowable Gear: Hook and line only

Must remain in whole condition until landed.

Snook Regions Map