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Comment by Daniel M. Scheda on January 10, 2015 at 11:38pm
Scott I didn't email you the picture of the other fish because I caught this 40" pig of a snook yesterday!!! I'll definitely send you this photo though!

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Comment by Scott McKee on January 10, 2015 at 11:57pm

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Comment by John Jarosz on January 11, 2015 at 8:32am

Nice one, Dan.  I hope you're using that practice for musky season!

BTW, is that your lucky fishing hat?  I've seen that thing work for you before.

Comment by Capt. Larry D. Jones on January 11, 2015 at 8:35am
Very Nice Snook! Where are your shorts & tank shirt?
Comment by Daniel M. Scheda on January 11, 2015 at 9:08am

John I have a number of lucky hats and this one is in that elite group of luck bringers haha
Larry my shorts are under my jeans and my tank top was left in NY.  The weather was blowing about 25mph and it was only like 48 without wind chill.  But it was totally worth braving the weather!

Comment by Jerry Miller on January 13, 2015 at 12:57am

Cool fish!!!

Comment by Mark Jegierski on January 15, 2015 at 8:16pm

Nice Fish.  I am going to Florida in the West Palm area in mid Febv and have my heart set on catching a snook. I want to cast from shore. I know very little about techniques and strategies. Got any pointers?

Comment by Daniel M. Scheda on January 16, 2015 at 10:48am

Well what I've found is that the snook like being close to a little bit of everything (structure, grassflats, sand flats, and of course bait).  Structure could be anything from a pier to some shoreline rocks (they arent shy of shallow water).  I would spin fish for them using Mirro Dine lures in the large and XL sizes.  They don't have names for colors but the lure that has worked best for me is the dark greenback and silver body.  I also use paddle tail jigs which also work really well.  Finding fish is going to be half the battle and then the other half is getting them to eat.  The past few days I've worked the same pod of big snook and they have no interest in what I am throwing. They are a picky fish but once you get one its a fun fight.  Just be careful they are smart and will take you into places to break you off.  Their gill plate is razor sharp so they will sometimes use that to cut line or worse when you're holding them you.  I always grab them like you'd lip a bass (they don't have sharp teeth) and then when you release them just put them in the water and let the fish suck your thumb.  It's the coolest thing.  They will sit there and suck your thumb until they are ready to go and then they just go.  Hope that helped!  Good luck I hope you can connect with a monster!

Comment by Mark Jegierski on January 17, 2015 at 2:46pm

That helps quite abit. Those lures you mention. Should I buy them in NYS or are they available in Fla at a reasonable cost?

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