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Snook are catch-and-release only from the Pasco/Hernando county line south through Gordon Pass in Collier County, including all waters in Hillsborough County through Aug. 31, 2020, as a proactive measure due to impacts of red tide in this area. FWC will revisit this closure in early 2020 to determine if snook may be reopened to harvest earlier.

Similar measures are in place for red drum and spotted seatrout.

Learn more.

 

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

Gulf, Monroe County, Everglades National Park

(state and adjacent federal waters)

Season: Closed Dec. 1-end of February and May 1-Aug. 31 NOTE: All state waters from the Pasco/Hernando county line through Gordon Pass in Collier County is catch-and-release ONLY through Aug. 31, 2020

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

 

Snook map

License Requirements: Snook permit and recreational fishing license

Allowable Gear: Hook and line only

Snook Zone Map