Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Big Snook Revival In Matlacha Pass

Last week's cold snap put them away for a few days but Tennessee angler Joe Todd landed this 27" snook on the last cast just a mile south of the Matlacha Bridge before sunset yesterday.  It hit a white Gulp Jerk Shad under a Cajun Cork, the best all-around combo you can use on a spinning rod for just about everything in our waters right now.  This fish went back in the water since it was an inch under the legal size (of course) but there are a lot of bigger ones out there.  I commonly spot at least two dozen over slot snook every day while I'm poling the shorelines with fly anglers.  Seeing them is easy.  Getting them to eat is a serious chore.