Friday, April 23, 2010

Badonk-A-Donk Snook, Pine Island Sound

These new lures by Bomber, the awesomely named Badonk-A-Donks, are some of the best topwater baits I've ever seen. They have an irresistible twitching action that only the classic Zara Spook even comes close to immitating.

Pictured here is my buddy Jim Griffiths, publisher of the excellent Nautical Mile newspaper here on Pine Island with a beautiful but undersized and out of season snook. This fish smashed a Badonk-A-Donk right along the tree line inside the Burnt Store Bar north of Pine Island. Snook of this size are really common right now and I keep posting pictures of them as often as I can to convince folks that they weren't all killed last winter after the freezes.

If you want to come down to Southwest Florida and go snook fishing you won't be disappointed.