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Snook Season Opens For Atlantic & Inland Waters

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MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) — It’s the season many fishermen love across South Florida.

Snook season is back for Florida’s Atlantic coastal and inland waters.

The recreational harvest season reopens Saturday from the Miami-Dade and Monroe county line north, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River. The season runs through May 31.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says anglers can keep one snook per day during the season. The fish can’t be less than 28 or more than 32 inches in length.

A snook permit is required to keep snook, along with a saltwater fishing license unless exempt from the license requirements.

Only hook-and-line gear is allowed.

The FWC says it’s illegal to buy or sell snook.

The harvest of snook in all of Florida’s Gulf of Mexico state waters will reopen March 1.

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