Snook are a prized game fish and renowned for their fighting capability. They can be found along the barrier island beaches of Sanibel, Captiva, North Captiva and Cayo Costa in the summer months. During the spring and fall we target snook in the backcountry creeks and around mangrove islands. Snook fishing around Sanibel is best when the water temperature is above 75 degrees. They are beautiful fish and provide a great experience for Sanibel fishing charters and fishing throughout the nearby waters.
Catching Snook – Sanibel Island – Captiva Island Florida
Snook fishing is generally best in the summer months. Snook generally feed at very specific times of the day based on tides and lighting. If you have a good tide at dawn or dusk, it can make for an excellent snook bite. We can fish for snook many different ways including live bait, artificial and fly. Live bait is generally the most productive technique during the day, while nighttime provides fly anglers an incredible opportunity to sight fish for snook in the dock lights of Sanibel and Captiva.
Weather has been awesome on Sanibel Island! We have been able to wear shorts and flip flops many days in January. As long as our water temperatures stay high, we will continue to experience excellent fishing. Catch and release snook fishing has been awesome due to the water temperatures in the mid 70s. “Schoolie” snook- more »