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April 23, 2014

Florida Gulf Snook Closes

Florida snook season closes in Gulf state, federal and inland waters starting May 1.

Florida snook season closes in Gulf state, federal and inland waters, including all of Monroe County and Everglades National Park, starting May 1. Atlantic-side snook remains open in state, federal and inland waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River, through May 31.

Both the Atlantic and Gulf will reopen Sept. 1.

Catch-and-release fishing for snook is allowed during the closed season. Anglers are encouraged during this time to handle their catch carefully to help the fish survive upon release. Proper handling methods can help ensure species abundance for anglers today and generations to come. Click here to learn about the best ways to release fish.