FWC News Release
Contact: Lee Schlesinger, 850-487-0554
There are two snook harvest season closures coming up in December. The first snook closure starts on Dec. 1 in all of Florida’s Gulf of Mexico, Everglades National Park and Monroe County coastal and inland waters. The harvest season for snook will remain closed until March 1 in these areas.
All other Florida waters will close to the harvest of snook on Dec. 15. This includes all Atlantic coastal and inland waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River. The harvest season for snook will remain closed until Feb. 1 in these areas.
These closed harvest seasons protect Florida’s valuable snook populations during the colder months, when snook are most vulnerable, and help sustain and improve the fishery for the future.