Sunday, August 9, 2009

Pine Island Snook

Even though they're not in season, decent size snook are still hitting on the flats all around Pine Island. The fish pictured here hit a topwater Bagley lure in less than two feet of water. Casting into the large mullett schools are where you're most likely to find big snook and redfish away from the mangroves. Topwaters are my favorites when I'm casting a spinning rod. The strikes are explosive and you can see the whole thing unfold. Also, if the fish misses at first it's likely to come back for a second or third shot. In addition to the Bagleys I've also had a great deal of success lately with Mirrolure Top Dogs and any Zara Spook.