Fly fishing for snook is red hot right now. In the early morning, white baitfish patterns are scoring great catches on the beaches outside of Sarasota Bay. EP Minnows, Grassett's Flats Minnow and white Clousers are the ticket when sight casting to schools of snook i the surf. Most of the fish you catch will be the smaller males in the 22-28 inch range. The occasion female over 30 inches will readily take a fly, however. Either way, handle these fish with EXTREME care as they are out of season to allow them to spawn. Pinch down your barbs to make the release as easy as possible, support their weight with two hands, and keep them in the water as much as possible, if not totally. On spin tackle, white DOA or clear 3/8 oz. DOA Terror-Eyz are a great bait to bounce infront of moving pods of snook; as are Mirr-O-Lures clear colored Mirro-Dine XL.
At night, the lighted docks inside of Jupiter Inlet are alive with hungry snook. Small white flies (EP Bay Anchovy or Tennet's Crystal Shrimp) will get eaten on an incoming tide. On the outgoing tide, black/purple EP Mullets are the ticket. Again, handle these fish with care as they, too, are out of season and spawning on the East Coast. Average catch size will be between 22-30 inches. The same artificial lures on spin tackle from Sarasota Bay, will work well in Jupiter at night, as well.
Actually, yes.....here's a night time Jupiter snook on fly. One of many in a night