Category Archives: Snook

Captiva Fishing, Snook, April 10, 2017

Snook, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Monday, April 10, 2017
Snook, Catch & Release, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Sanibel Island, Monday, April 10, 2017

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Snook!

Sanibel & Captiva Rentals
Sanibel & Captiva Rentals

Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Captiva Island, Monday, April 10: Snook, catch & release; latest Red Tide Reportbetter water moving north of Sanibel up through Captiva & North Captiva.  Please click here to Book A Charter or call 239-472-8658.

We’re located at Castaways Marina, Santiva, Sanibel Island, just before the Blind Pass bridge to Captiva Island.

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Charlie, Hank & Snook, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Saturday, 11-21-15 ~ #Sanibel #Captiva.
Charlie, Hank & Snook, Sanibel Fishing & Captiva Fishing, Saturday, 11-21-15 ~ #Sanibel #Captiva.

Snook “grow to a maximum overall length of 140 centimeters (4.6 ft) but common length is 50 centimeters (1.6 ft).  The IGFA world record is 24.32 kg (53 lb 10 oz) caught in Parismina Ranch, Costa Rica by a woman named Rafael Montalvo.[1][2] Of typical centropomid form, it possesses drab coloration except for a distinctive black lateral line. It can also possess bright yellow pelvic and caudal fins, especially during the spawn.[3]

The common snook is an estuarine-dependent fish species.[7] Common snook are opportunistic predators whose feeding habits indicate that there is a positive relationship between their size and the size of their prey, meaning that as the snook grows it feeds on larger and larger prey.[11]

Big fish & happy child, Sanibel & Captiva Islands fishing.
Big fish & happy child, Sanibel & Captiva Islands fishing.

Common snook, like many species of fish, are very in tune with their environment, meaning that even a slight change in their surroundings can have a significant impact on their behavior. For example, common snook are able to determine when to start and stop spawning based on the temperature and salinity of the water they inhabit, the amount of rainfall in the area and whether or not there is a full moon.[13][14]

However, there are some cases in which disturbances in their environment can have very negative effects on the snook population. One example of this is the devastating results of a cold snap. Snook are very susceptible to cold temperatures, with the effects ranging from the complete halt of all feeding at a water temperature of 14.2˚C, to the loss of equilibrium at 12.7 ̊C, to death at a temperature of 12.5 ̊C.[15] Recently, a cold snap in January 2010 resulted in a 41.88% decline in nominal abundance of the common snook population in Southwest Florida from the previous year and a 96-97% post-cold event decrease in apparent survival estimates.[16]”  More background here.

Big Snook, August 2, Blind Pass, Sanibel & Captiva Islands & Fort Myers Charters & Fishing Guide Service.
Big Snook, August 2, Blind Pass, Sanibel & Captiva Islands & Fort Myers Charters & Fishing Guide Service.

We’re big advocates of catch and release, particularly for snook, but pretty much for most species.  Only take what you are going to eat, and a lot of fish are better off as sportfish, even if they are in season.  Our motto is let ‘em get bigger and catch ‘em again!

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Whether you’re a longtime customer who has fished with us for many years or a first-time customer, expert fisherman or just a family with young children out to catch fish and have fun, you are going to enjoy being out in the boat with Hank and me!  We greatly appreciate your friendship and business!

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Fair winds and following seas,

Captain Joey Burnsed ~ please click calendar at the upper left or call 239-472-8658 to book a Sanibel & Captiva Islands, Boca Grande or Fort Myers fishing guide trip or shelling charter.