Charter Fishing in Vero Beach for Snook
Wondering what species of fish a Vero Beach charter fishing trip will yield? How about if you are fishing in Cocoa Beach or Sebastion Inlet? All these regions and sport fishing hot spots of the Florida Space Coast and Indian River Lagoon means a chance at a wide variety of highly sought after species. One species that tops the lists of many local fishing guides and charter Captains is Snook.
Snook are one of the most sought after inshore sport fish and are very popular around the Indian River Lagoon. Its super fighting ability has given it a cult following, and there are actually fishing clubs formed around this fish that only target snook. For good action and straight fighting ability, snook are hard to top. They strike like lightning and jump repeatedly throughout the battle. They dive back to the bottom, run frequently and pull with incredible strength. Although anglers venture to this region to get in tune or in touch with nature this formadable sport fishing species offers a true test of man, or woman, against nature.
Indian River Lagoon Snook Fishing
Snook are one of the hardest hitting fish on the flats of the Indian River Lagoon. They frequent all regions of the Lagoon and you will find anglers and guides Snook fishing in Cocoa Beach regions all the way south to Sebastian Inlet and Vero Beach.
Snook aren't just in the Indian River Lagoon, they in fact are caught as far north as Jacksonville on the east coast and as far north as the panhandle on the Gulf coast. Snook are more abundant though from around Cocoa Beach on the east coast to Clearwater on the Florida Gulf Coast. These areas stay warmer than extreme northern Florida and snook are a warm water fish.
Snook Fishing in Florida, Snook Fishing Facts and Techniques
Snook (Centrupomus Undecimalis) are a warm water fish being tropical in nature with ideal water temperatures ranging from 70-85 degrees. If the water temperature drops into the low 50's they can die.
Snook are primarily a structure oriented species found along mangrove shorelines, docks, bridges and other partially submerged structure. Tackle selection for snook should be on a medium heavy rod either in spinning or casting ranging from 6'6" to 7'0" and a reel holding at least 180 yards of line.
Snook have razor sharp gill plates that can easily slice through light line. It is preferrable to use a strong braided line such as Power Pro in the 20LBS test strength with a 24" to 36" Fluorocarbon leader material tied to the braid using a double uni-knot, then the leader tied to your lure.
Lure selection for these fish vary greatly from a walk-the-dog style top water lure, prop style top water, gold spoons, and various suspending lures and jerk baits will all work fine. These fish hit very hard and fast, pull hard, and are quick to try and return to there cover you caught them in which makes for some heart pounding action when you hook-up with this spectacular fish.
Vero Beach Snook Fishing Trip
If all this snook fishing talk sounds exciting and is something you would like to try then Capt Steve is your guide. Steve will guide your snook fishing trip to just about anywhere in the Indian River Lagoon from Cocoa Beach to Vero Beach. When you are ready to book your charter fishing trip to Vero Beach or any of the surrounding cities just call Captain Steve or
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