First snook on fly

December 10, 2008 by John - No Comments

I took the missus out last night on the skiff with the goal of her landing a snook on a fly rod. We ran to a little waterfront bar for a drink and a bite of fish, and afterward hit some dock lights in the bay. At this time of year snook stack up under the lights to warm up and pick off bait fish, and they can be relatively easy pickings. We used light 4 and 6-weight fly rods which allowed the smallish “snuke” to really show their stuff – in fact, we lost a couple to the pilings. Emphasis was on relaxing, not on numbers. She landed several – she has a natural feel for hooking and fighting fish – and the cool weather and star-filled sky will bring us back again soon.