Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission Announces Snook Season Closes May 1

By  //  April 28, 2017

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Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced Snook season will close to all harvest in Florida federal and inland waters May 1. (Image by Korhnak)

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission announced Snook season will close to all harvest in Florida federal and inland waters May 1.

This includes all of Monroe County and Everglades National Park.

Seasonal harvest closures conserve Florida’s valuable snook populations and help sustain and improve the fishery for the future.

Snook is open to harvest in Atlantic state, federal and inland waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River, through May 31, closing June 1.

Both the Atlantic and Gulf will reopen for recreational harvest Sept. 1.

Snook are one of the many reasons Florida is the Fishing Capital of the World.

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Snook may be caught and released during the closed season. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) encourages anglers to handle their catch carefully to help the fish survive upon release.

Proper handling methods can help ensure the species’ abundance for anglers today and generations to come.

To learn more about fish handling, CLICK HERE


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