Here Snookie, Snookie!
Capt. Bill has been fortunate enough to be super busy sometimes not having a day off unless we booked it out on purpose! Fishing has been so much better then expected and really surprised us considering the freeze we had in late winter that killed so many fish and particularly snook.
Starting early summer we were quite apprehensive about taking people snook fishing when it was requested. We thought…okay this is fishing NOT catching so what do we have to lose? Well, we shouldn’t have even worried about the lack (or so we thought) of snook!
We had just one day to scout for snook spots and was fortunate enough to have an old spot deliver. Snook like brackish water so the mouth of the Caloosahatchee is prime real estate for linesiders. We found ours during outgoing tides hanging out under mangrove overhangs in 1-2 feet of water. We had a really good run for a couple months but because of the prolonged closure of the snook season we are still unable to keep the tastiest fish around! That’s okay…we would rather have the numbers grow for future fishing trips!
Capt. Bill Hammond owns and operates
Endless Summer Charters in Ft. Myers & Sanibel