Snook are one of the best admired angle to inshore fishermen. They put up a abundant action and sometimes can be absolutely difficult to catch. Their best apparent appropriate is a atramentous band alongside its anatomy from their gill plates to the tail.
Snook can be begin in Florida’s Atlantic and Abysm waters, the Abysm bank of Texas, and as far south as Brazil. They are a balmy choleric angle that adopt a baptize temperature over 80° F. Back the baptize temperature is over 80° F, snook are abundant added alive and they augment more. Back the temperature is cooler, they become apathetic and lazy. In the winter back the baptize is cold, they are anticipation of as in dawdling approach and almost move. In the winter they assignment their way into canals and inlets area they coffin themselves in mud in an attack to try and break warm. Back the baptize warms up snook are begin pond and agriculture in best littoral waters.
In the winter of 2009 - 2010 Florida had apparent colder temperatures than usual. The baptize temperature was beneath accustomed and abominably dead abounding gamefish throughout the state. As snook like balmy baptize temperatures, abounding of them were not able to survive the algid winter. As a aftereffect the Florida Angle and Wildlife Attention Agency did not accessible the snook division as normal. On June 9, 2011 the FWC absitively to reopen the snook division in Florida’s Atlantic amnion including Basin Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River. The restrictions on befitting snook are one per day that has to be amid 28 - 32 inches. Snook begin on the Abysm coast, the Everglades Civic Esplanade and Monroe Canton accompaniment and federal amnion are bolt and absolution only, until Baronial 31, 2012.
Snook can abide a advanced ambit of salinity levels and are begin in saltwater, beginning and abhorrent water. They accept a actual balmy angle aftertaste and are adorable grilled, broiled or fried. Snook augment on abate fish, shrimp, crabs, and an array of bogus lures. The botheration is they won’t consistently try to eat the bait. Snook are generally apparent at berth lights. A fisherman can casting his allurement accomplished the ablaze and let it bathe appear the snook, or reel it by. Abounding accept empiric the snook pay no absorption to their allurement and this is how the snook acquired its acceptability of actuality a acute fish. We don’t accept how the snook knows not to eat the bait, but somehow it is aware.
The Florida Accompaniment almanac for better snook was 44 lbs 3 oz. This is an awfully ample snook, they are best frequently bent at amid 2 - 3 anxiety belief about 5 - 10 pounds. They accept a nice close arrangement with actual white meat. The snook is a solid angle bearing actual blubbery fillets, there is affluence of meat there.
Smoked Snook Fillets
- Immerse in 80º alkali for 10 minutes. (Add 2.2 lbs of alkali to 1 gallon of water. This makes 80 degrees brine). Bathe and drain.
- Air dry for 1 hour.
- Apply a ablaze smoke at 100° F (38° C) for 30 minutes.
- Increase the temperature to 185° F (85° C) and smoke with average smoke for 120 minutes.