Welcome to Apex Fishing Tips, this section of our website is committed to snook fishing. On this web page you'll learn about three species of snook (common, Mexican and tarpon) and snook fishing. The information on this page will help you catch bigger snook, more often, regardless of how many years of fishing experience you might have.
Below you'll find 7 snook fishing tips that will help you catch three different species of snook, specifically the common snook, the Mexican snook and the tarpon snook. Both expert and novice anglers will find our snook fishing tips useful. If you would like to share some snook fishing tips with your fellow anglers, please contact us and share them.
Along with 7 snook fishing tips we're going to educate you on the common snook, the Mexican snook and the tarpon snook. You'll also find the latest all-tackle world fishing records for each of these snook species down below. We've also provided some additional resources on snook fishing and some awesome pictures of snook caught by other anglers.
Snook is a common name for saltwater fish species that are members of the family Centropomidae. Snook are found it warm waters, notably the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean Sea. Three common species of snook sought by anglers are the common snook (Centropomus undecimalis), the Mexican snook (Centropomus poeyi) and the tarpon snook (Centropomus pectinatus).
All species of snook are carnivorous and have a diet that commonly consists of fish, shrimp and crustaceans. Coloration of snook varies by species and the waters in which they live in. However, all species of snook have a black lateral line along their body. Some of the best live bait to catch snook is shrimp, grunts, scaled sardines and ladyfish. Snooks off the coast of the United States are heavily regulated with creel and size limits.
The below International Game Fish Association (IGFA) snook world fishing records are up to date as of 2019.
A picture of a common snook (C. undecimalis) caught on a fishing trip.
(Credit: FWC / Flickr)
A picture of a mexican snook (C. Poeyi) caught on a fishing trip.
(Credit: kevin.pieto / Flickr)
A picture of a tarpon snook (C. pectinatus) caught on a fishing trip.
(Credit: Chip Mayhugh / Flickr)