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Old 09-20-2010, 09:58 AM   #1
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So yesterday I was on my way back from T-hasse from the FSU game and Quackaholic called me and told me there was a snook hanging out at Port Ops on the naval base. I didnt believe him. SO i got back to Pensacola threw my rods and net in the car and went out there. He was blabbering about the snook and 5 mintues later while I was throwin for some lady's and spanish he came right up next to the wall and just sat there. He had to be a good 25-30 inches. He had a remora on him. And there wasnt confusion becuase he had the black lateral line running down his body and I have seen many of them before in Florida Sportsman. Does anybody know if there is more snook in the bay or if it was just carried up by the current.
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Old 09-20-2010, 10:32 AM   #2
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There were reports of white shark in P'cola bay two winters ago.... Never know whats down there.
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I was watching juvie African Pompano swim around my marina yesterday... Not as rare as snook but still almost as cool.
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African Pompano are the big ones right? My friend speared one this weekend while diving in Bama. I havent seen the picture yet though. ANd thats just scary about the great white being in the bay.
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i have a buddy who took a pic of a fileted snook next to port afinos a year ago no idea where he came from or who caught it but def a snook
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are they legal to keep in the panhandle? whats the regs on them?
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There's been several caught in Pensacola bay over the years, definitely not a common occurrence though.
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I mean this wasnt a "baby" snook. This thing would been a beast for a Southern Florida snook. Id love to know what they eat and try to get a pic of him.
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So yesterday I was on my way back from T-hasse from the FSU game and Quackaholic called me and told me there was a snook hanging out at Port Ops on the naval base. I didnt believe him. SO i got back to Pensacola threw my rods and net in the car and went out there. He was blabbering about the snook and 5 mintues later while I was throwin for some lady's and spanish he came right up next to the wall and just sat there. He had to be a good 25-30 inches. He had a remora on him. And there wasnt confusion becuase he had the black lateral line running down his body and I have seen many of them before in Florida Sportsman. Does anybody know if there is more snook in the bay or if it was just carried up by the current.
The moral of the story is. Fish have tails and swim following bait ( food source ). I have personally seen them in the narrows off Navarre. they do wander up here ocasionally but when they do if they don't make it South before the cold they die here.
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I mean this wasnt a "baby" snook. This thing would been a beast for a Southern Florida snook. Id love to know what they eat and try to get a pic of him.

Big live shrimp on 25# fluoro leader of about 4' long.
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