Unbelievable Snook Catch (All Caught On Film!!)

By: Joseph Simonds on March 18, 2020
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fat snook under dock

What a wild ride!

You’ve got to see this incredible snook catch by Tony, one of our Salt Strong Fishing Coaches.

Here’s the quick back story…

Tony was out testing the new Slam Shady 2.0 to see how it compared to the original.

It was a cool February morning so he decided to hit some docks, and that’s when this beast decided to smash his lure.

The snook was holding tight to the dock pilings and definitely knew how to use them to her advantage…

Check out the amazing battle below.

Unbelievable Snook Catch [VIDEO]

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Such an incredible fight!

I love how Tony got out of his kayak just to have the snook wrap him around the docks a second time.

Have you ever had a battle like that?

It seems like most of the stories I hear about snook wrapping people around pilings never end well, but apparently Tony doesn’t buy into that narrative…

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William Graswich
Member

Great job Tony! Really enjoyed the video: “The Young Man and the Sea”, except with this story the great fish lives. Proud of you, releasing that worthy fish to fight another day.

Tony Acevedo
Admin

Thanks William!

Veda Wray
Member

can you say commitment?????

Tony Acevedo
Admin

Wasn’t losing that fish! haha. I have lost too many nice fish to docks lately and wasn’t about to strike out again!

Robert Bigelow
Member

Tony’s a fish catching ninja! Well done bro that could’ve gone wrong several different ways but staying super calm definitely help you out there. Awesome man!

Tony Acevedo
Admin

Thanks Robert! A whole lotta things could have gone wrong haha. Kayak could have drifted away, fish break off, cut my foot on something, sink into the mud, kick a stingray, hit my head on the dock, the list goes on……

Dave Morales
Member

Awesome job Tony…. it’s amazing you landed the snook…coolest footage, I’ve watched several times, this is one for the books.

Tony Acevedo
Admin

Thank you Dave!

Tim Benson
Member

You handled that perfectly Tony. I can’t believe you got it on film!! Congrats!

Tony Acevedo
Admin

Thanks Tim! Always have the camera when fishing. That spot looked super fishy so I just happened to turn it on before the cast. Love it when that happens!

Joseph Brumley
Member

Might just be the best fish fighting video I have ever seen. Great job Tony!

Tony Acevedo
Admin

Thanks Joseph!

Brian Cunningham
Member

wish we had Snook in the Galveston Bay Complex ! Awesome video, power of braid against the pier pilings .

Tony Acevedo
Admin

Thanks Brian!

Anonymous
Guest
Anonymous

Did you consider opening the bail to take the pressure off the fish? Crazy battle!

Tony Acevedo
Admin

It didn’t cross my mind in the heat of the moment. I did loosen my drag waaay down though.

Robbie Johnson
Member

Beautiful snook

Robbie Johnson
Member

Awesome snook you played that snook like a pro great job

Tony Acevedo
Admin

Thanks Robbie!

Don Miller
Member

Tony that was awesome! You just raised the bar on live action footage for Salt Strong!

Tony Acevedo
Admin

Thanks Don!

Mark Huling
Member

Mad skills, Tony!!! Very nice!

Tony Acevedo
Admin

Thanks Mark!

David MacElree
Member

Great catch TONY. Last week I had a similar situation on my kayak with a huge Jack. The trouble was I was in 7 foot of water🙁 . I love your spot dissections, reviews and tips. Thank you!

Tony Acevedo
Admin

Thanks David! Yeah that would be a little different of a scenario haha.

Chris Stanard
Member

Well done, Tony!

Tony Acevedo
Admin

Thanks Chris!

Dale Darwin
Member

Great catch Tony!!!
Do you tie your jig direct or with a loop.

Tony Acevedo
Admin

Thanks Dale! I pretty much always use a loop knot. I had the lure rigged on a 3/0 1/16oz Owner Twistock hook.

John Mitchell
Member

OMG That was absolutely amazing good job Tony🎣

Tony Acevedo
Admin

Thanks John!

Tad Thomas
Member

That may be the coolest fishing video I have seen!! Nice work Tony!!

Tony Acevedo
Admin

Thanks Tad!

David Bush
Member

Nice job, Tony! Fantastic decision to wade–that’s the only way you were going to land that beast.

Tony Acevedo
Admin

Thanks David! Definitely! I was contemplating maneuvering the kayak through the dock but that definitely wasn’t going to happen.

Robert Peck
Member

Way to go Tony . That took all your bag of tricks .. The epidome of C/C/C without the C/C . I’d say that you know those pilings like the palm of your hand….WHAT IF it had been a TARPON ..?

Tony Acevedo
Admin

Thanks Robert! Oh that fish would have been long gone if it was a tarpon.

Robert Peck
Member

Thank you 🙏🏿!! Have you ever heard of Speedy Gonzales.. There is only one other individual that I know of that can walk on water 💦 like you and you are in his class now ..LOL It would be a pleasure to fish 🐠 with you !!

Damion Fauser
Member

OK, that was officially EPIC!!!! Nice job mate

Tony Acevedo
Admin

Thanks Damion!

Robert Larson
Member

Awesome fight and catch Tony. It gets your heart racing when that happens and you are wondering when that line is going to snap.

Tony Acevedo
Admin

Thanks Bobby! I thought it was over on the first jump.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

You are a true fisherman and a pro !!! Great 👍 job Tony !!!!

Tony Acevedo
Admin

Thank you for the kind words!

Greg and Cindy Batchelor
Member

Good job Tony, what a beast!

Tony Acevedo
Admin

Thanks Greg and Cindy!

Ted Hawthorne
Member

If that’s not a promo video for the line and leader you were using , I don’t know what could be, Tony! Fantastic catch and video.

Tony Acevedo
Admin

Haha that line was literally hanging on by a thread. 10lb original Power Pro and 20lb Berkley Vanish leader. Nothing fancy!

Scott Rispaud
Member

OMG Tony! I have always enjoyed your vids, but that had my heart racing. GREAT JOB MAN!!!

Tony Acevedo
Admin

Thank you for the great feedback Scott! I was stumped as to how that fish didn’t break off.

Phillip Butler
Member

Epic battle. That’s dedication too.👍🏼

Tony Acevedo
Admin

Thanks Phillip!

Dave McKinnon
Member

Fantastic job:)

Tony Acevedo
Admin

Thanks Dave!

Colin Campbell
Member

Nice catch Tony! Thank goodness the snook wasn’t in 6 feet of water!

Tony Acevedo
Admin

Thanks Colin! Oh yes that would have ended much differently haha.

James Deml
Member

Tony the Snook Hunting. Nice video.

Tony Acevedo
Admin

Thanks James!

Mike Simek
Ambassador

Very cool! If that was me I would have fell out of the kayak, cut myself on the pilings, lost a shoe and stepped on some old rusty metal, gotten poked by a catfish, lost my kayak from a sudden burst of wind and ended up with a broken rod and no fish just to find out that I forgot to start my GoPro.

Tony Acevedo
Admin

Thanks Mike! Oh it took me a few seconds to figure out if I was going in or not. I thought for sure I was going to be up to my waist in mud. I actually kicked my shoes off and hopped in barefoot which wasn’t the smartest with how much debri was on the bottom. Had to keep an eye on where the fish was and where I was stepping.

Veda Wray
Member

hahahaha, so right!

Steve Barrington
Member

There are no words for that. Way to go!

Tony Acevedo
Admin

Thanks Steve!

TOBY SORRELS
Member

Great job, Tony! Excellent video editing – loved the footage and sound selection. Salt Strong continues to enhance the awesomeness!

Tony Acevedo
Admin

Thank you for the great feedback and support Toby!

Joseph Pyles
Member

Lol,,,, Tony the Terminator!

Tony Acevedo
Admin

Haha. This snook lives to fight another day. But mission accomplished!