Tampa Snook Fishing
Snook, aka Line-Siders, are an aggressive and popular fish to target in Tampa Bay. Lurking in the shadows of mangrove roots systems is the primary method that this ambush predator likes to utilize.
Snook sizes in the Tampa area vary greatly, but in the mix are everything from small juveniles to 40+ inch slobs. When these guys eat a bait, they attack it. They also have the backbone to peel lots of drag.
Snook are probably one of the most lost fish once hooked up as well. With razor-sharp gill plates, and the innate ability to head shake, “chewed through” leaders are a common occurrence. Prepare for a battle of wits.