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Snook Fishing in The Everglades

Everglades Fishing Charters with Capt. Terry Shaughnessy means you will get to experience fantastic fishing in Southwest Florida with a proven professional and humorous world renowned guide. With over 40 years fishing the backwaters of Everglades City, Chokoloskee, and the 10,000 Islands. He knows the secret spots of Snook, Tarpon, Snapper, Red Fish, Pompano and Trout.

Captain Terry Shaughnessy offers Everglades snook fishing tours

Let's learn about snook. These snooks facts were provided by

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Appearance

Large mouth with a protruding lower jaw Jaw reaches below the rear portion of the eye Sloping forehead High dorsal fin that is divided Black lateral line extends onto tail Pelvic fin yellow in color

Similar Species: Other snook species 

Size: Up to 48 inches (50 pounds); grow much larger than other snook species 


Inshore in coastal waters, including mangrove shorelines, seagrass beds, beaches and around structure.


Begin life as males, but between 18 and 22 inches long some become females. Form schools during spawning season.

Feed on fish and large crustaceans.

Cannot tolerate water temperatures below 60° F.

Can tolerate freshwater. 

Additional Information

State Record: 44 lb 3 oz, caught near Ft. Myers

Fishing Tips and Facts: They orient themselves to face moving water and wait for prey to be carried down the current. Snook jump clear of the water, and burst into long runs. Use live pinfish, small mullet, shrimp, or sardines free-lined or fished off the bottom with a fish finder rig. They take a large variety of lures based on water conditions. Beware of the snook’s razor-sharp gill covers! Snook make excellent table fare. To book a backwater fishing trip with Captain Terry, call 239-695-0687.

Snook Fishing in The Florida Everglades

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