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Just got done reading..........
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It's available here.....
http://www.larsenoutdoors.com/html/salt ... books.html

Good Book.
I enjoyed it bigtime.

Really enjoyed seeing our own Southern Airboater Bigdaddy mentioned several times in the book, and his photo's as well.

You Looking Good Bigdaddy :salute:

Southern Airboats got talent.

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fun fish to catch and its hard to master there habits for sure one of the smarter fish imo im gonna book me a trip big daddy one of these days soon pick his brain a little

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Here's Radar......
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Looks like he mastered some Sabastian Linesides wadefishin' with pinfish.
Looking Good! :thumbup:

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Here's Rick's Son......
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He got some sure'nuff snook shoes on too!

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Here's Rick suffer'in from Snook Fever....
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Looks like he found the cure.
That's a nice one. :salute:

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Here's Darryl....
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Turnbull Bay Snook

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Nice Fish nic photo, but that fern behind ya is a WHOPPER!!!

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nice one cowboy :shock: :mrgreen:

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Thanks Radar!
I got the Snook Brain today.......
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That's Rick's Dad somewhere near Sanabel in the 60's

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Here's Southern Airboater Marshall's Bonita Beach Snook...
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Here's Southern Airboater Creaton with one of many Fathers Day Snook be busted....
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Englewood Snook
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Man!
Those are Nice Ones Frankie.

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I've never fished for em ..... how do you rig? What do you use for bait?
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I use homemade bucktail jigs or a millies jig, 3/4 oz rattletrap works good to.
Live bait...just can't beat a good ol pinfish, It hits the water near a snook its on....

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:glasses7: ..... I'll try it. I'll bet they hit hard.
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Olf, theres a billion ways to catch a snook. The smaller ones up to the slot size dont seem to be too picky. Fun fish to catch though!

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They pretty fond of mullet also.......I've spent a lot of time trying to catch ladyfish on a jig so I could feed them to the snook at night....

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they love crokers the biger the croker the biger the snook . they eat pins because pin eat snook eggs .if you want the secret it is like just like hunting put in the time read about them know there habits . mark your calender spring rain they go up to c54 dam to spawn some stay in the river most big ones go out in ocean. when the fingerling mullet go out the inlets the snook move up too the surf . most of the yearling snook find a dock or shady spot. up to water temp to determan if they move ,time is the key put the time in and you can be a master . :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :alien:

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I do fairly well with a baitcaster & 15-20 lb. test line, casting plugs & jigs, usually from the beach. Seems like they don't like leaders, but have that sharp gill plate that'll cut your line (or your fingers), so I use a 30 lb. monafilament leader tied directly to the line when I'm casting for them.

Had an old fisherman tell me that those big boys were lazy and will scoop up a mullet or ladyfish head off the bottom too. Sure enough, that's how the 32 pounder was caught one night at Bonita Beach around Hickory Pass.

SW Florida's my favorite spot, but have also caught some nice ones off the beach around Melbourne. Gonna have to get with Daryl someday & try them Volusia County snook.

Damn cowboy...I feel snook fever settin in now.

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That answers my next question .... that you can get em off the beach. I love to surf fish.
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I ain't no expert on snook, (wrong side of the state and a little to far north for snook.) From time to time I drive down to Everglades City and do a little snooken.....During the daylight hours with some moving water, I throw the bucktail jig under the shade of the mangroves for snookies....When it starts getting dark, I go out to the outer islands and work my way back in towards the inner islands as the tide drops...I like to set up in the passes and deeper channels with some cut mullet or lady fish....Last time I went I had trouble catching the snook during the day, because of all the little jew fish that were attacking everything I threw in the water......Anyone ever heard them snook make that popping sound (almost like snap crackle pop) with a low tone to it....When you fish for them in a small pass at night, and they really get turned on, you can hear em....We use to set up pen reels with clickers on them...throw some cut bait out (lady fish if you can get em) set the clicker on, grab a beer and wait....Dam I need to go...

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C1gator wrote:Anyone ever heard them snook make that popping sound (almost like snap crackle pop) with a low tone to it
I'm tellin ya...if that famous snook pop don't get ya excited, you might as well stay on the couch & watch Bill Dance catch "crappie" :D.

(No offense to Bill Dance or specks cause both really are favorites of mine)

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Damn,I`m gunna have to stop throwing those lady fish away and cut em up 8)
Can ya save it and freeze it or is fresh the only way to go?
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I'll try to keep this clean, but the only way I know how to describe it is " It puts a tingle in my wally tacker"....Red fish do the same thing, at some point during the fight with a big red, ( I mean a good one) he will roll just under the surface, and that big boil that rolls up beneath that big ole tail does it for me...I know, I am a weirdo....but the water temps are fixin to start dropping and I am getting excited about them reds.......

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Yes Olf you can catch them from the beach. But only one out of ten would be legal. The size limit is 28" to 32".And only one per person. You also need saltwater fishing license pluse a Snook stamp. Best tasting fish I ever had.

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