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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Gary Friedman
3 months ago

Nice job Tony.

Bill Graswich
3 months ago

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
3 months ago
Reply to  Bill Graswich

Thanks William!

Veda Wray
3 months ago

can you say commitment?????

Tony Acevedo
Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  Veda Wray

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
3 months ago

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
3 months ago
Reply to  Robert Bigelow

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
3 months ago

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
3 months ago
Reply to  Dave Morales

Thank you Dave!

Tim Benson
3 months ago

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

Tony Acevedo
Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  Tim Benson

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
3 months ago

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

Tony Acevedo
Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  Joseph Brumley

Thanks Joseph!

Brian Cunningham
3 months ago

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

Tony Acevedo
Admin
3 months ago

Thanks Brian!

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 months ago

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

Tony Acevedo
Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  Anonymous

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

Robbie Johnson
3 months ago

Beautiful snook

Robbie Johnson
3 months ago

Awesome snook you played that snook like a pro great job

Tony Acevedo
Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  Robbie Johnson

Thanks Robbie!

Don Miller
3 months ago

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

Tony Acevedo
Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  Don Miller

Thanks Don!

Mark Huling
3 months ago

Mad skills, Tony!!! Very nice!

Tony Acevedo
Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  Mark Huling

Thanks Mark!

David MacElree
3 months ago

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
3 months ago
Reply to  David MacElree

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

Chris Stanard
3 months ago

Well done, Tony!

Tony Acevedo
Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  Chris Stanard

Thanks Chris!

Dale Darwin
3 months ago

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

Tony Acevedo
Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  Dale Darwin

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
3 months ago

OMG That was absolutely amazing good job Tony🎣

Tony Acevedo
Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  John Mitchell

Thanks John!

Tad Thomas
3 months ago

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

Tony Acevedo
Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  Tad Thomas

Thanks Tad!

David Bush
3 months ago

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

Tony Acevedo
Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  David Bush

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

Robert Peck
3 months ago

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
3 months ago
Reply to  Robert Peck

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

Robert Peck
3 months ago
Reply to  Tony Acevedo

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
3 months ago

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

Tony Acevedo
Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  Damion Fauser

Thanks Damion!

Robert Larson
3 months ago

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
3 months ago
Reply to  Robert Larson

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

Anonymous
Anonymous
3 months ago

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

Tony Acevedo
Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  Anonymous

Thank you for the kind words!

Greg Batchelor
3 months ago

Good job Tony, what a beast!

Tony Acevedo
Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  Greg Batchelor

Thanks Greg and Cindy!

Ted Hawthorne
3 months ago

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
3 months ago
Reply to  Ted Hawthorne

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

Scott Rispaud
3 months ago

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

Tony Acevedo
Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  Scott Rispaud

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

Phil
3 months ago

Epic battle. That’s dedication too.👍🏼

Tony Acevedo
Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  Phil

Thanks Phillip!

Dave Mckinnon
3 months ago

Fantastic job:)

Tony Acevedo
Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  Dave Mckinnon

Thanks Dave!

Colin
3 months ago

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

Tony Acevedo
Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  Colin

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

James Deml
3 months ago

Tony the Snook Hunting. Nice video.

Tony Acevedo
Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  James Deml

Thanks James!

Mike Simek
3 months ago

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.

Mike Simek
3 months ago
Reply to  Joseph Simonds

He’s Grrrrrreeeattt!

Tony Acevedo
Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  Mike Simek

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
3 months ago
Reply to  Mike Simek

hahahaha, so right!

Steve Barrington
3 months ago

There are no words for that. Way to go!

Tony Acevedo
Admin
3 months ago

Thanks Steve!

TOBY SORRELS
3 months ago

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

Tony Acevedo
Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  TOBY SORRELS

Thank you for the great feedback and support Toby!

Joseph Pyles
3 months ago

Lol,,,, Tony the Terminator!

Tony Acevedo
Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  Joseph Pyles

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