News: Snook and redfish are catch-and-release only in areas affected by red tide through May 10, 2019. Learn more.
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.
License Requirements: Snook permit and recreational fishing license
Atlantic (state and adjacent federal waters, includes Lake Okeechobee and Kissimmee River)
Gulf of Mexico, Monroe County, and Everglades National Park (state and adjacent federal waters)
Dec. 15 - Jan. 31; June 1 - Aug. 31
Dec. 1-end of February; May 1-Aug. 31
All state waters from the Pasco/Hernando county line through Gordon Pass in Collier County is catch-and-release ONLY through May 10, 2019
1 per harvester per day; zero captain and crew for hire limit
2016 Snook Symposium
Links for more information:
If you have questions about your snook permit, visit the Snook Permit page.
To learn more about snook biology and research projects conducted by the Fish and Wildlife Research Institute, visit their snook page.
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