Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Shoreline Snook Off Pine Island

New York angler Chris Webber with a 26" snook caught with a white Flats Swimmer.
We've had some great high water right after sunrise these last few days and this is the best time to work the mangroves for snook with artificials.  It's always a blast trying to yank these fish out from under the bushes after an explosive strike on a topwater lure.  But one thing to keep in mind is that shortly after the tide begins to fall, snook will move out of the roots and settle onto the flats ten to twenty feet from the shoreline.  So instead of pitching your lures right at the trees if you're poling a shoreline try shooting them off the bow instead.  This is where most of the bigger snook will be hanging during the very low waters we'll be seeing in November.