September 10, 2010
September 2, 2010
Anglers won’t be able to keep a snook in Southwest Florida until September 2011 under rules approved today by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission. Catch and release still would be allowed under the rule.
The decision extends a closed season for snook that has been in place since January throughout South Florida in the wake of a devastating cold snap last winter hammered snook populations.
On the East Coast, where the freeze had less of an impact, the Conservation Commission voted today to reopen the snook fishery as of Sept. 17.