Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Pine Island Fishing Report: Big Snook And Lots of Rolling Tarpon
So let's talk snook fishing. For starters, I never go out of my way to target these fish right now since they're still out of season until further notice, but there are a pile of them out there.
That's my friend Sam Peplinski in the photo above with a 33 incher he caught with me yesterday near Burnt Store. Sam was tossing a white Zoom on a Marsh Works jig head into the shoreline at high tide and nailed this fish on his fourth or fifth cast. The big snook blasted right back into the bushes and wrapped itself around half a dozen different mangrove fingers before Sam had a chance to turn its head. We both jumped in the water after it. Sam wove the rod through the roots while I followed the line up to where I saw a lot of splashing near the shore. Everything came untangled at once and suddenly there was a big snook right under my right hand.