The Common Snook (Centropomus undecimalis) was described for the first time by Bloch in Jamaica in 1792. It can grow up to a length of 140 cm for a maximum weight of 24.3 kg (IGFA World Record on the Rio Parismina, Costa Rica) and it is expected to live for about twenty years. However the largest snook ever caught so far is a Black Snook caught in Costa Rica (Pacific Coast) by George Back in 1991 (IGFA Record). Being snook a voracious predator that inhabits both coastal waters up to twenty meters as well the flats and rivers surrounded by mangroves, is a fish that could be caught with different techniques, from fly fishing to trolling, through spinning, which surely is one of the best techniques for this nice predator.
Contenent and Photo by Antonio Varcasia