Snook Season Ends in Gulf Waters
The last day of snook season in the Gulf was Sunday (May 1). The Atlantic season remains open through the end of the month.
TAMPA BAY – Snook closed to all harvest in Gulf state, federal and inland waters, including all of Monroe County and Everglades National Park on Sunday (May 1), according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife conservation Commission.
Seasonal harvest closures conserve Florida’s valuable snook populations and help sustain and improve the fishery for the future, the FWC said.
Snook is open to harvest in Atlantic state, federal and inland waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River, through May 31, closing June 1.Both the Atlantic and Gulf will reopen for recreational snook harvest Sept. 1.
Snook are one of the many reasons Florida is the Fishing Capital of the World. Snook may be caught and released during the closed season. The FWC encourages anglers to handle their catch carefully to help the fish survive upon release. Proper handling methods can help ensure the species’ abundance for anglers today and generations to come.
For information about the FWC, go to myfwc.com.
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