Fall snook: Opening day of the fall snook season is Tuesday. In September, snook move from summer homes to fall. With all the rain the past few weeks, water temperatures are dropping. That, along with days getting shorter, lets snook know it is time to migrate.
Where to look: Snook will show up near the mouths of creeks, rivers and deep-water canal systems to fatten up. They like to use the current and structure to ambush prey. So when looking for snook, try areas with good current flow and structure.
Baits: Snook eat just about any type of lure. Some of the most popular are topwater plugs, swim baits, jigs and plastic jerk baits. Start fishing with artificial baits. You can work a large area much faster, and this will help you find snook. Once they're found, anchor and fish with live bait: shrimp, pinfish, shad and white bait.
Mike Manning runs Action Fishing Adventures out of Tarpon Springs and can be reached toll-free at 1-800-644-5940.