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Monday August 21, 2017

The City Beautiful, Orlando Florida is located minutes away from awesome world class fishing opportunities for snook and other saltwater fish species. A straight shot from the Orlando airport to the eastern coastline of Florida are shallow water lagoons and beaches filled with sealife and angling suitable for advanced and novice fishing enthusiast. When visiting any of Orlando's theme parks, take a day off and experience the outdoors and wildlife Florida is known for. Snook fishing is just one of the many angling activities to share with a friend or by yourself and Orlando, Florida will not disappoint anyone wanting to getaway for an early morning outing or an all day fishing adventure.

Where Are
Orlando Snook?

Large consistent snook can be found in two locations near Orlando. Sebastian Inlet and Port Canaveral hold the lion's share of oversized high powered snook over twenty pounds. Sure there are other places to find large snook but none outmatch either of these places for consistency. Both destinations require an angler to fish during the twilight hours and both require anglers with some experience to coax the fish out of structure and to the boat.

When Can You Catch
Orlando Snook?

Snook season is closed during June thru August for spawning and then again in January & February for cold stress. During the summer spawn is a great opportunity for anglers to catch large spawners for a photograph and then release as required by law. Generally speaking Sebastians peak season is the fall from September to mid-December until the cold fronts drive the snook south or toward their warmer water hideaways in the winter. Look for Port Canaveral to hold snook between cold fronts at night, but homeland security has put some tension between the anglers and the Port Authority and even with our Coast Guard License and TWIC cards the tensions and availability are still in question.

What Do You Catch
Orlando Snook With?

Snook are notoriously nocturnal and known to be finicky, but a well seasoned snook guide can put you in the right spot at the right time and with the correct lures and baits for each situation. Snook prefer live bait, but have no problem with artificial in many situations.

Small snook will hit flies and artificials along mangrove shorelines and docks eagerly during the early morning or dusk hours. While larger, more educated snook often prefer a live pilchard or finger mullet. Very large snook will engulf larger baits with no problem.

Where are the snook in August?

Snook spend their summer months of June, July and August on the beaches. Like many of our Florida tourist snook like to lay close to shore when it's calm and have sex at the water's edge (pun intended). Snook typically won't go far from the inlet or port that they are aquainted with so generally speaking they can often be found pretty close to where their fall migration to the inlets for the fall mullet run will supply them with the much needed post spawn calories.

Snook Fishing Charters and Trips near Orlando, East Central Florida. Catch gamefish along the costal waters off Cocoa Beach outside of Orange County, FL.

Published by: Captain of Lagooner Fishing Guides©

Author Captain Richard Bradley

Captain Richard Bradley is the author and contributor for many of the articles written on the Lagooner website. Richard is a professional fishing guide, taking anglers in his native waters near the Banana and Mosquito Lagoons on Florida's central east coast almost three hundred trips seasonally. When not charter fishing, Captain Richard enjoys time with his family surfing, fishing, camping and various other outdoor activities.

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