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First one (by myself) is at Boynton Beach Inlet.

Second one is at Juno Beach Pier.
 

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First one (by myself) is at Boynton Beach Inlet.
Second one is at Juno Beach Pier.

 

Fished Juno Pier just last week for a couple of days - I saw someone catch a 40" snook...however, most of the big snook just 'poled' the angler around the pier pylons and broke off....My own report involved tossing a rapala x rap to some decent sized spanish macs and jack crevelle (no snook for me in Juno)..

However, the first half of my vacation week was spent over on the west coast (Venice) and the snook fishing was off the charts for me...I caught somewhere in the neighborhood of 40-50 of them...none were particularly large (26" or so was about as large as I caught) but a number of them were on the fly rod:

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Very nice pic Alba !!!!! Thanks for the response! smile.gif
Snook are super strong, and yes, the big ones put up a real fight that every time ends up in the pylons. They have the marked tendency to do this every time!
Spanish Macks are always fun to have around the pier!
congrats on your success in FL!
One day I would like to visit the Marco Island area, in the golf of Mexico, where according to a good friend snook grow to extreme sizes!!!!!
Tight lines friend!
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I don't know where your friend got his info, but the snook on the east coast are much bigger. Despite the
Florida record coming outta Fort Myers the average is usually smaller than keeper size. East Coast snook average 15lbs. I lived in Naples for over twenty years mainly fishing Marco and South and also spent alot of time in Melbourne fishing Sebastian Inlet. At the inlet you can catch a few fish a week over 30lbs whereas I have only caught a few in my lifetime around Marco. If you want big snook then Sebastian, Fort Pierce, Jupiter, and West Palm inlets during the summer would be best. Goodluck
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I don't know where your friend got his info, but the snook on the east coast are much bigger. Despite the
Florida record coming outta Fort Myers the average is usually smaller than keeper size. East Coast snook average 15lbs. I lived in Naples for over twenty years mainly fishing Marco and South and also spent alot of time in Melbourne fishing Sebastian Inlet. At the inlet you can catch a few fish a week over 30lbs whereas I have only caught a few in my lifetime around Marco. If you want big snook then Sebastian, Fort Pierce, Jupiter, and West Palm inlets during the summer would be best. Goodluck
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I don't know where your friend got his info, but the snook on the east coast are much bigger. Despite the
Florida record coming outta Fort Myers the average is usually smaller than keeper size. East Coast snook average 15lbs. I lived in Naples for over twenty years mainly fishing Marco and South and also spent alot of time in Melbourne fishing Sebastian Inlet. At the inlet you can catch a few fish a week over 30lbs whereas I have only caught a few in my lifetime around Marco. If you want big snook then Sebastian, Fort Pierce, Jupiter, and West Palm inlets during the summer would be best. Goodluck

I'd have to agree with this - and was almost going to make this point, except being a part time 'tourist', I didn't want to put my neck out on the line....LOL
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For sure thanks for input! To hear it from the locals is the key to know myth from truth!
I honestly cannot complain of the catches we have in this area!
I fish from Boynton up to Juno most of the time!
Thanks Dennis!!!
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Most of these are kinda old. I couldn't tell you the last time I took a camera with me fishing.










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Nice fish
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Thanks Local!!!!! Thanks for sharing those amazing photos! Some of your snook make mine look like schoolies !!!! Jaja! smile.gif
is that a shimano stradic in your spinning set? if it is how you like it? I just bought a Stradic FJ 4000 that I can't wait to take out!!! I put super8 power pro 20 lb on it !
It's gonna be first time with this line, and first time with Shimano.
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They're solid reels Maro. As long as you take care of it, and have it serviced occasionally it should serve you well. The one in the pic was an Fe (I think), they've released 2 new generations of stradics since that one was made.
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about 13 years ago. but still legit!

 

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Awesome catch!!! Thanks for looking for this pic!!!
it's funny, but I could tell it wasn't a contemporary pic, since I used to have those same snickers !!! smile.gif I loved those Nike boots!
Jaja! Thanks for sharing!
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Awesome catch!!! Thanks for looking for this pic!!!
it's funny, but I could tell it wasn't a contemporary pic, since I used to have those same snickers !!! smile.gif I loved those Nike boots!
Jaja! Thanks for sharing!

LOL! Yea gotta love the 90's.
She was quite a slab too. Around 35lbs. We actually caught 2 that night. The second was really gold, like it'd been in brackish water a lot. Almost the same size too
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