Hogy — Snook

Swimbaits for Beach Snook

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We take to the beaches of Captiva Island at night in search of pre-spawn snook using the new Hogy Pro Tail Paddle Swimbaits. Learn how Capt. Ross likes to swing his swimbaits to target big summer snook. Gear List: Rod: 7' MH Sewell Custom Spin Reel: Shimano Stradic FJ 5000 Line: 20lb Power Pro Leader: 50lb Fluorocarbon

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Pro-Talk Snook Fishing Ft. Pierce

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15 Minutes With Captain Chris Britton http://www.greyghostfishingcharters.com/ Location: Ft. Pierce Florida Tides: Moving tides are key for productive snook fishing. During the winter months, incoming tides push warmer water into the inter coastal areas where snook are holding in deep water near bridges and inlets. Strong outgoing tides can trigger a good bite when large schools of bait flush out from the flats. Approach: Proper boat positioning around structure is vital to proper lure presentation. This can be achieved using a trolling motor or anchoring into position. Trolling motors offer the most mobility and ease of covering large areas. Anchoring can be productive...

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3 Tips for Fall Snook Fishing

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Fall hasn’t quite taken the turn here in Southwest Florida. Temps still hold in the mid to upper 80’s during the day and humidity’s still throwing some punches as well. While it may not seem like summer has left us yet, the fall fishing patterns have been underway for nearly two months. Water temps have dipped into the mid to lower 80’s and snook are becoming very active both during the day and at night. While using live baits may be the most common way anglers target snook, lightly weighted soft baits and jigs can provide some excellent action for...

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Pro Talk: Top Lures for Charlotte Harbor Snook

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15 Minutes with: Capt. Webb Thompsonwww.nervouswaterboston.com Here’s what we learned… Location: Boca Grande, Charlotte Harbor Florida Tides: Although I prefer to fish the rising tide, I have found feeding fish at any moving tide. In the lower tide I will often fish the grass flats and sandy holes and as the tide rises will often move Approach: I fish mostly from a kayak which allows me access to water most boats can’t go but also allows me a quiet approach to the fish in the shallow grass and sand flats. After judging tide and wind direction, I like to start up wind and...

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Pro Talk: Heavy Swim Baits for Inlet Snook

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15 Minutes with: Capt. Ross gallagher www.theintrepidangler.com Here’s what we learned…  Location: Central and South Florida Inlets and Passes Tides: Either side of the tide is usually good. Depending on your specific location, the outgoing or incoming may be more productive. Either way, fish that are staged around inlets and passes almost always feed on a moving tide. Approach: While trying to generalize techniques for fishing inlets and passes, there are a few key components that fish will prefer everywhere. Locating breaks and eddies in current is important; snook will stage in the areas to conserve energy during a running tide and also ambush...

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