Get ready for some Sanibel Snooking

This is the perfect time of year to go beach fishing for Snook. Sanibel Island, located on the west coast of Florida is 2nd to none when it comes to getting shots at large snook. I typically use swim baits tied to 30lb flouro leaders, attached to 15lb braided line. I also employ live bait ( pilchards / white bait) on small “J” hooks. It is important to have a small mesh cast net. The pilchards tend to get gilled in anything less than a glass minnow net. If the water is clear, you can see them coming from 50 yards away. I like to sight fish for them in the surf. If you misplace your cast, keep an eye on them as you can track their movements and get another 2 or 3 shots in on the same pack of fish. Good luck….and remember catch and release only on these line siders while on the West Coast.IMAG0281