Snook are highly valued for both food and sport and often end up as a wall mount. It’s a fairly common fish here in Florida on both the Atlantic and the Gulf coasts. Needless to say, more than a few snook mounts have been handcrafted at New Wave over the years.
They are a fun fish to catch and if you happen to catch one that’s within the 28″-32″ range here on Florida’s Atlantic coast they’re also delicious. Just make sure you pay attention to what month of the year it is, for nearly half the year you can’t keep them. They are highly regulated in both Florida and Texas and have been since the 1950’s.
Our snook mounts are custom made to your photos and specifications which simply means that the fish on your wall is going to look like the fish you caught. Whether it’s your son or daughter’s first fish or the new world record, bring it to us at New Wave and let us handle the rest. We assure you that you won’t be dissapointed.
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A Word About Snook
Florida is home to five of the twelve different species of snook. Common snook are aptly named as they are the most abundant of the different species and the species most often caught and mounted.
Restrictions are tight on snook and the state of Florida has different regulations for the coastal regions along the Gulf of Mexico than it does for the Atlantic side. A snook permit is needed as well as a recreational license.
Interesting Facts About Snook
- They are warm water fish, in 2010 the water temperature in Florida was cold enough to kill an estimated 1 million snook. This caused Florida Fish & Wildlife to completely suspend the recreational harvest of snook along Florida’s gulf coast.
- The largest one ever caught was a Pacific black snook and it weighed 59 pounds, 8 ounces. It was 47.6 inches long with a girth of 31.3 inches… that’s a big snook.
- They are ‘protandrous hermaphrodites’ which means they are all born male. Most of these fish will have reversed their gender and become female by the time they turn seven.
- Snook can be found underneath dock lights, cruising along the coastline or buried deep within the safety of some mangrove roots. For the most part, they feed at night but can be caught during any period of low light.
- Their range is generally determined by water temperature. They can be found along the western Atlantic coastline from Florida to Brazil. They are also found throughout the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico.
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