Snook season opened on Sept. 1

Snook season opened on Sept. 1

The recreational harvest season for snook opened in all Florida waters on Sept. 1.

Anglers may keep one snook between 28 and 33 inches total length daily in Gulf of Mexico, Everglades National Park and Monroe County coastal and inland waters until the season closes in these areas on Dec. 1.

In coastal waters of the Atlantic Ocean and in inland waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River, anglers may take one snook between 28 and 32 inches total length daily until the season closes in these areas on Dec. 15.

Licensed saltwater anglers must purchase a $2 permit to harvest snook.  Snatch-hooking and spearing snook are prohibited, and it is illegal to buy or sell snook.  Snook regulations also apply in federal waters.