This Is What Happens When You Fish For Snook On A 3rd Floor Balcony!

Published on June 26, 2017 under Fishing FUN, Fishing Tips, Salt Strong

fishing from balcony

Holy snook catch on the year!!!

Or should I say holy on the money cast of the year!

Wait until you see this video below (filmed on my iPhone 7)

Here’s the backstory…

While we were having our Salt Strong “Monday Company Meeting,” I happened to be standing by the glass window and couldn’t help but notice that there was a snook sitting right down near the water’s edge waiting to ambush the bait fish that are known to roll through the area (turns out there were two snook).

I mentioned the snook to Luke and we all agreed it was worth ending our meeting early to see if we could get a cast on the snook without spooking it.

So we told Tony (who was still on the conference call line while we debated what lure to use) that we’d call him back after we did some snook balcony fishing (probably the first time that had ever been said on a business conference call).

Thankfully we had a rod ready, and Luke got the honors to see if he could catch a snook from three stories high.

Not only were we 3 stories up, but it is a pretty long distance from where we were to where the snook was and there was a tall palm tree in the way.

But Luke had his magic touch, and after a money cast that had the lure go just a few feet in front of the snook, a botched second cast, his third cast had the lure bounce just inches from the snook’s nose, and the snook couldn’t resist!

Thankfully we had three of us there as Will was able to run down, catch the rod, and land the snook.

Talk about an amazing way to end your Monday morning meeting.

Enjoy the first ever snook fishing from a balcony (video shown below).

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Bob Knox
2 years ago

Great catch and video! Do “balcony” snook get the same protection as “dock” snook? I think they should! Ha!

David Yarber
2 years ago

Awesome cast and catch! That’s how a TEAM works! Luke, you ought to do a video on ways to cast. That’s some voodoo casting right there!

Luke Simonds
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  David Yarber

Thanks David! Given the many questions that came in about that cast, I’ll be putting together a tutorial showing the physics behind that cast and why I highly recommend it for all angler who use spinning tackle… coming soon.

Luke Simonds
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  David Yarber

Hey David, I just put a quick video together that shows the mechanics of this cast. Here’s a link: https://www.saltstrong.com/articles/dart-cast-tutorial/

Vaughn Hatley
1 year ago
Reply to  David Yarber

Yep I agree!

Stephen Tessitore
2 years ago

When the guy put the reel down in the sand my skin started to crawl. Glad to read from the below comments that it was hard packed. (I still would have been too scared to do it)

Luke Simonds
Admin
2 years ago

Haha! I was just glad that he caught the rod before it hit the ground on its way off the balcony… that impact would most likely have broken the reel off of the rod.

tim aselton sr.
2 years ago

How about catching sharks from our deck about 20ft. in the air in alligator point (panacea fl. 32346

Luke Simonds
Admin
2 years ago

That sounds like fun too.

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago
Reply to  Luke Simonds

Cast from the rocks below . Attach rod to rope pull up to deck place it so i can watch t. v. !

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Amazing cast from a balcony off Coral Reef Dr.

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Good fun Luke !

David Atkins
2 years ago

Luke, OMG what a cast master! Great action footage, the snook didn’t have a chance, lol –
Tight Lines everyone and what a way to end a corporate meeting the best I have ever seen… To Great!

Luke Simonds
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  David Atkins

Thanks David! I sure wish every office meeting would end like that… I can only guarantee that I’ll be checking that shoreline for fish after every meeting going forward:)

Alan Spolar
2 years ago

That was Awesome! Some serious casting skills! Nice way to end a meeting.

Luke Simonds
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Alan Spolar

Thanks Alan!

Paul Balthrop
2 years ago

Representing Island Place! My former residence! Nice cast.

Luke Simonds
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Paul Balthrop

Thanks Paul!

Steve B
2 years ago

I love it! Awesome video!

Luke Simonds
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Steve B

Thanks Stephen!

James Otte
2 years ago

That was cool!! Great to see Will as well. Get that man a snook strong shirt!!

Luke Simonds
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  James Otte

He deserves it from his impressive catch of the rod… it didn’t carry nearly as far as I thought it would and he fortunately caught it right before it hit the ground… could have very well broken the reel off otherwise.

John Carilli
John Carilli
2 years ago

Gotta admit … that was impressive.
You guys are a ton of info and now laughs!

Luke Simonds
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  John Carilli

Thanks John!

Tony Maihan
Tony Maihan
2 years ago

That was some awesome casting! Great video! What a way to start your week! Nice job!

Luke Simonds
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Tony Maihan

Thanks Tony! Yes, it sure was a great way to start off the week… especially since I was away from the water last weekend and will be heading out of town again this weekend too.

JIM JACOBUS
2 years ago

You the man Luke! Awesome casting! Nice job guys. Curious… How long did it take Will to clean out in your reel?

Luke Simonds
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  JIM JACOBUS

Thanks Jim!

He spent zero seconds cleaning the reel because it was just on hard packed sand and the reel was completely dry since only the last 5 ft of line touched the water… no sand got on the reel at all.

In fact, I actually didn’t even bother cleaning the reel at all since didn’t get wet… just rinsed off the hook so that it doesn’t rust.

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Son of a buck man – YA !! It’s been a minute since I’ve had free time to – ” get my fish ? on ” ? – But in all seriousness WATCHING THAT JUST GOT ME STOKED TO GET UP A LITTLE EARLIER AND MAKE THE TIME …. KILLER VID. MAN… THANKS

Luke Simonds
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

We hope you can get out on the water soon and catch some big ones. Fish On!

Anonymous
Anonymous
2 years ago

Totally irresponsible…. you should grow up….. but AWESOME!!!!!!]

Luke Simonds
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Anonymous

I agree with you that some growing up is needed:)

I was thinking that the odds of actually hooking that fish was so slim that I didn’t consider what would happen if it actually hit… it was more of a casting feat to see if I could actually get close to it.

Fortunately, the fish was in good shape… I was simply keeping finger tension on the line while it was in free spool once it got around the tree so that it would beat itself up against the rocks. And I made sure to spend a lot of time moving it side to side in the water so that it was able to swim off with plenty of energy.

Jon Bates
2 years ago

Epic! Love it

Luke Simonds
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Jon Bates

Thanks Jon!

Ivan Rodriguez
2 years ago

Incredible! Nicely done. Ivan

Luke Simonds
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Ivan Rodriguez

Thanks for making time to leave the nice comment, Ivan. Fish On!

Jim
Jim
2 years ago

Ah ha, Harbor Island !! aka.. Sedon Island for us locals. Sweet hook up.

Luke Simonds
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Jim

Thanks for making time to leave the nice comment. Fish On!

Bill FLYNN Sr
2 years ago

Awesome first balcony snook I ever saw! Great job Luke & will, amazing! ?

Luke Simonds
Admin
2 years ago
Reply to  Bill FLYNN Sr

I was hoping I’d get an opportunity to get a cast at a fish from that balcony… glad it was one of my favorites to catch:)