Snook are commonly found between autumn and summer and form schools over areas of seagrass.
Mild sweet flavour
Does not store well, best eaten fresh.
Wash well or remove the skin before cooking. Goes well in dishes like Laksa, or cooking the filets in beer batter. An excellent smoked fish.
Gulf and continental shelf waters.
Usually caught from local jetties but more commonly caught from a boat. As the fish has limited fighting abilities, it is a good catch with kids.
September to November is the best time but can be caught all year.
Use a shiny lure (approx. 35 gram). Boat trolling using a plastic paravane produces the best outcomes.
Minimum size limit for Snook is 45 cm.
6 - 10 kg line.
Gentle handling of Snook putting it straight on ice will ensure a good texture and eating quality.