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Long-term tagging research carried out over the past several years has proven to be a valuable tool in helping to understand the life history of snook (Centropomus spp.).

A Sketch of the Common Snook in Florida

The common snook, Centropomus undecimalis, is one of Florida's most popular inshore game fish because of its spectacular fighting ability and merit as table fare.

Collaborative Research Examines Interactions Between Snook and Largemouth Bass

Collaborative research conducted by FWRI scientists examines how different species of snook share habitat with largemouth bass in Florida river systems.

Commission's May 2001 Meeting-Snook Management Options

This article provides a preliminary assessment of Florida snook management options from the Commission's May 2001 meeting.

Common Snook Stock Assessment

The stock assessment report for common snook provides updated life histories, biology and fishery information, as well as commercial landings, recreational catch, and additional statistical information.

Cryptic Mortality and Its Effects

Angler care when handling and releasing snook will dramatically reduce the harmful effects of cryptic mortality.

Effects of the Winter 2000–2001 Freezes on Common Snook in Florida

Numerous common snook were affected by one of the coldest Florida winters ever recorded.

Fish Facts—Snook

This article is a list of facts about snook.

Management of Common Snook in Florida

The common snook, Centropomus undecimalis, is a popular game fish in Florida. Snook have presented challenges to management because of complex life history and distribution.

Observed Weights of Florida’s Common Snook From Known Length and Weight Data

This article provides a table of information about the observed relationship between snook length and weight.

Snook Anglers Asked to Help with Research

Scientists with the FWC's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute collect valuable biological data from anglers for studies of the common snook, Centropomus undecimalis.

Snook Cold Kill Report

This report presents a summary of the analyses conducted by FWC's Fish and Wildlife Research Institute (FWRI) to assess the impact of the 2010 cold kill event on Florida's common snook populations.

Snook Sea Stats Publication

This summary life history of snook, (Centropomus spp.) includes information about age and growth, distribution and migration, and feeding habits.

Snook (Centropomus undecimalis) Species Account

The species account  provides information about snook diet, reproduction, growth parameters, and catch rates.

Tagged Spotted Seatrout and Snook are in Tampa Bay

The purpose of this article is to inform anglers in the Tampa Bay area of Florida about the presence of and what to do with spotted seatrout and snook that are implanted with external dart tags and internal sonic tags.

Techniques to Reduce Catch-and-Release Mortality

Learn how you can help reduce catch-and-release mortality.

What to Do if You Catch a Tagged Snook

The Angler Tag Return Hotline is designed to collect data from anglers regarding tagged fish that have been captured or sighted in Florida waters.


View images of juvenile and adult snook.

Telemetry Tracks Snook Far From Protected Waters

Biologists track the movements of the common snook (Centropomus undecimalis) from the Banana River No-Take Reserve at Kennedy Space Center into surrounding fishing areas.

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