Snook season is getting ready to reopen Sept. 1 in the Tampa Bay area. The good news is our snook stocks are doing much better. Anglers are doing more catch and release and keeping our stock on the increase. The season runs until Dec. 1, reopens March 1, then closes May 1 to Aug. 31. The size limit is 28-33 inches total length with a daily bag limit of one per person. The place to look for snook in the bay area is out on the flats, such as the south shore from Apollo Beach to Joe Island and from Fort De Soto area all the way up to the upper bay. This time of year, look for snook in the potholes on the lower tide. As the tide moves in, start moving up toward the mangroves.
Jim Lemke charters out of Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater and can be reached at (813) 917-4989 and at email@example.com.