This 2020 summer has been one of my best years ever landing trophy snook! The last couple months we landed several fish ranging from 40 to 43 inches, with the biggest one at 45 inches! Targeting big snook in shallow water, in my opinion, is the cream of the crop! It really does not get any better! Anyone who has ever been one on one with a 40+ inch snook knows they put up one heck of a fight! Landing a 40+ inch snook is a true trophy fish, and when the opportunity presents itself, I’m all for it!
The snook are stacked up around Sebastian Inlet, as usual. If the flats are not producing, then the inlet is usually a good plan B to get something on the line. Plus, there are other fun fish to reel in at the inlet like jacks or Goliath grouper.
The nearshore fishing is completely different this year. In the few past years, we have been used to seeing tarpon, sharks, and kings on the pilchards and greenies south of the inlet. This year, the pilchards and greenies seem to have moved offshore earlier than normal. Tarpon are on the beach, and the tarpon I have ran into are north of Sebastian Inlet near Melbourne Beach. Look for the glass minnows and you should find them!
This concludes my summertime 2020 fishing report!