Snook ranging from 5 to 25 lbs love the backwaters and lagoons. They are an exciting gamefish and are often found with Baby Tarpon. They are a go to fish when the winds come up and the flats get too choppy to sight fish for Bones and Permit. They congregate in large schools during the summer and spawn in deep pools. They feed on fish and large crustaceans. Snook is also known as the Sargent fish or robalo. Considered an excellent food fish. Snook are also prized game fish known known for their phenomenal fighting capability. The IGFA All Tackle World Record for Common snook stands at 53 pounds 10oz caught in Costa Rica. You can target snook in the surf on open beaches or in the snarliest tangles of mangroves in tight tidal creeks. Just because snook are voracious predators does not mean they are an easy catch; they have left man an angler foiled. Landing a snook requires determination and a fair amount of kismet, which is why catching a big snook is considered a true feat. Snook inhabit the coastline of the western Atlantic, from Florida south to Rio de Janiero , Brazil, the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico.
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