Florida snook season opens Wednesday, February 1

The recreational harvest season for snook reopens Wednesdayin Florida's Atlantic coastal and inland waters, including Lake Okeechobee andthe Kissimmee River.Anglers may keep one snook between 28 and 32 inches inlength per day in the allowable harvest areas only. Fishermen targeting snookmust have a snook permit, as well as a saltwater license unless they are exemptfrom having a Florida saltwater fishing license. Using snatch hooks and spearsis prohibited.It is illegal to buy or sell snook.The harvest of snook remains closed in all of Florida's Gulfof Mexico state waters, including Everglades National Park and Monroe County,until Aug. 31. Anglers may still catch and release snook during the closure,but the FWC encourages everyone to handle and release these fish carefully tohelp ensure their survival upon release.For more information on snook and other saltwater gamefishin Florida, visit MyFWC.com/Fishing and click on "Saltwater.?
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