March and April Snook Fishing
I am often asked simply, where do I fish?
Though it is a very simple question, it often requires a somewhat complicated answer.
Essentially, I fish the Charlotte Harbor estuary and all of it’s surrounding waters.
Many different species of game fish live in my inshore waters. Just as vast as the species that are available, so is the different types of terrain we seek them in. From beautiful white sand beaches, shallow bays, lush grass flats, numerous oyster bars, sand bars, shoals, never ending miles of mangrove lined shorelines, brackish rivers and tidal creeks. We also have tons of man made structure that I didn’t even mention.
One look at a chart of my area will show you we have no shortage of places to explore and fish.
Although Southwest Florida is best known for the tarpon that migrate here in the summer months, it is also a top destination for inshore light tackle backwater fishing as well.
Snook, redfish, trout and juvenile tarpon are our main target species in the spring. We use a variety of live baits as well as artificial lures on very light tackle.
The snook, just one of the great game fish that lives in my area. Snook average from 5 to 10 pounds and snook from 15 to 20 pounds are not uncommon. Intense strikes and lightning fast runs is what makes the snook one of the most sought after game fish in the world. I spend a lot of my time in March and April chasing snook.