For Florida fishing aficionados, September 1st is a big deal. Snook season opens! The linesiders will be available for table fare if you are so inclined.
Here are the rules courtesy of the FWC's Snook Rules Page:
"The recreational harvest season for snook opens in all Florida waters Sept. 1.
Anglers may keep one snook between 28 and 33 inches total length daily in Gulf of Mexico, Everglades National Park and Monroe County coastal and inland waters until the season closes in these areas on Dec. 1.
In coastal waters of the Atlantic Ocean and in inland waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River, anglers may take one snook between 28 and 32 inches total length daily until the season closes in these areas on Dec. 15.
Licensed saltwater anglers must purchase a $2 permit to harvest snook. Snatch-hooking and spearing snook are prohibited, and it is illegal to buy or sell snook. Snook regulations also apply in federal waters."Screaming drags and popped lines are the order of the day when linesiders come out to play!