Thursday, March 19, 2015

Pine Island Snook On The Fly

Snook season has been really great since it reopened at the beginning of the month.   Everyone loves chasing these fish on any kind of tackle but tossing flies at them is a whole different game.  Snook have great eyesight, a powerful lateral line, and a good sense of smell.  In other words, they're tough to fool with a just hook wrapped in feathers.  There are dozens of proven snook patterns and most of them resemble some kind of baitfish.  The most successful flies in our dark Pine Island waters are mostly white and unweighted so they land softly.  In other words, you'll want to use some kind of Deceiver.  This is what we were tossing yesterday when Boston angler George Scott landed several snook including the 25 incher in the top photo.