fishing snook

Here is some additional information about Snook in Florida.

Fat Snook Fishing Information

illustrations: Diane Rome Peebles

Description: deeper body than other snooks; yellow-brown to greenbrown above silvery on sides; black lateral line extends onto tail; mouth reaches to or beyond center of eyes; usually no dusky outer edge of all snook.

Similar fish: other Centropomus.

Where found: INSHORE species found in mangrove habitat; found commonly in fresh water; occurs more in interior waters (as opposed to estuarine water) than other snook.

Size: a small species, rarely more than 20 inches.

Remarks: usually found in fresh water; mangrove shorelines serve as nursery grounds for young.

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