Snook, line and sinker! The season to harvest snook on Florida’s West Coast is coming to an end for the year.
Thursday marks the closure of seasonal snook harvesting designated by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. The season will reopen March 1, 2017.
Anglers are still allowed to catch-and-release, but cannot take snook in waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Monroe County and Everglades National Park.
During open season, anglers can harvest one per day and the snook must be between 28 and 32 inches, according to the FWC.
On Florida’s Atlantic Coast, snook harvesting season lives on until Dec. 15 and will reopen Feb. 1.