Fishing Tip: look past the wash

June 21, 2007 by John - No Comments


Walking beaches to sight-fish can be productive, especially early and late in the day. In the summer months, snook are often seen cruising the “wash” along Florida’s beaches. When you see a smaller fish cruising close to shore, peer into the deeper water behind the fish you see. Larger snook (and redfish, and even tarpon) tend to cruise farther from the shore, where they’re harder to spot. In fact, the largest snook you’ll see are usually alone or with one other large fish, and they often cruise just out of your line of sight. Pull down that hat brim, use a good set of polarized glasses, walk slowly and do a lot of squinting.