CAPE CORAL, Fla. – Florida anglers take heart, snook season reopens on March 1st in Florida’s Gulf of Mexico.  Recreational fishing for snook will also be allowed in Everglades National Park and Monroe County but Gulf Snook Fishing Season is back on!.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says the season will remain open through April 30.  There is a one snook per day limit and the fish has to be at least 28 inches long and no more than 33 inches in length.

The fish is measured from the mouth closed to the farthest tip of the tail with the tail compressed or squeezed while the fish is lying on its side. A snook permit is required to keep snook, along with a saltwater fishing license unless exempt from the license requirements. Only hook-and-line gear is allowed when targeting or harvesting snook on a Gulf Snook Fishing Season.

It is illegal to buy or sell snook.


One of the most crucial parts about snook fishing in Florida especially in the Gulf is conservation. As a community, we must come together and fight for outdoor ecosystems. Here at iOutdoor Fishing Adventures, we strive to practice catch-and-release on most of our fishing trips. It is important to us to have these fisheries healthy for many generations to come.

When you are saltwater fishing for snook along the Gulf of Mexico, pay attention to all the rules and regulations. They are constantly changing every season. We look forward to the opportunity to fish with you on your next vacation or fishing charter. Let’s get you hooked up today!!

By FOX 4 Staff