Snook Tagging: Proof That Snook Are On The Move North!
How far north do snook live?
Traditionally, they’re found about halfway up the Florida peninsula, but now scientists are finding some wild new data!
In this episode, we have on Estuarine Ecologist Charles Martin to discuss everything they are discovering in their snook tagging research.
And one of the craziest things is how far north they’re finding snook!
Yes, they are finding snook upwards of South Carolina now!
Check out the video below as we discuss:
- Which inshore species (snook, redfish, or trout) moves the most when the seasons change
- The coldest temperatures that snook can survive in
- How far snook go offshore (and how far they travel up rivers — this is crazy!)
- What you should do if you catch a tagged fish
- And much more
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Here’s a timestamped table of contents from my conversation with Estuarine Ecologist Charles Martin and the Salt Strong fishing coaches about tagging snook:
0:52 – An introduction to Charlie
3:06 – How the snook population, in general, is currently doing
5:26 – How scientists catch and tag snook
7:33 – Where snook migrate to in the winter
10:12 – The ultimate goal of why scientists tag snook
12:13 – Which inshore species is most migratory
13:00 – How far north Charlie has found snook
14:44 – What the coldest temperatures snook can survive in are
17:46 – How far snook go offshore
20:02 – An interesting note about snook regulations where snook aren’t normally caught
22:55 – Surprising data that Charlie has found about snook
24:15 – What snook eat when they’re in these freshwater rivers and springs
28:56 – Where Charlie targets snook in the spring
31:52 – Charlie and his team’s goals for this year as far as tracking and tagging snook go
33:27 – What to do if you catch a tagged fish
Snook are headed north — that’s great news for you Florida Panhandle and Georgia (and even South Carolina!) residents!
And it’s interesting to hear that there are some genetic differences between some of the groups of snook along the coast and up in the rivers.
I’m excited for Charlie and his team to keep studying snook over the years and see what they learn.
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