Snook Season Has Come to An End for Tampa Boaters

If you are planning on taking a fishing trip along the gulf this month, maybe you should reconsider. This is more prominent if you are fishing for Snook. Since the first of December, there has been a Snook harvest seasonal closure in most Gulf waters. Although this is common for most fisherman out there, some may still be new to this state. Here at Boat and Motor Superstores, we are a boat trader here to ensure you have all the information you need when it comes to snook season.  


Harvest Season is Over

The recreational harvest season for snook closes December 1 in federal and most state waters of the Gulf, including all of Monroe County and Everglades National Park.


Snook, as well as redfish, remain catch-and-release only in state waters from the Hernando/Pasco county line through Gordon Pass in Collier County (this includes Tampa Bay and Hillsborough County) through May 10, 2019, in response to the impacts of red tide.


Snook outside of that area will reopen to harvest March 1, 2019. Anglers may continue to catch and release snook during the closed season.


Season closures are designed to help conserve snook during vulnerable times such as cold weather. Atlantic state and federal waters, including Lake Okeechobee and the Kissimmee River, will close Dec. 15 through Jan. 31, 2019, reopening to harvest Feb. 1, 2019.


Visit and click on “Saltwater Fishing,” “Recreational Regulations” and “Snook” for more information on snook. Improve data and report your catch on the Snook & Gamefish Foundation Angler Action iAngler app at


We Are Here During Snook Season

We are West Coast Florida’s large volume boat and consignment dealership including new, pre-owned, closeouts and trade-ins. We have nearly 30 years of experience in boat sales, and as a parts store and service department to the Tampa Bay area. Still holding true to our founding goal of providing the most pleasant and professional boat purchasing and service experience to thousands of customers, we pride ourselves in being your top source for boats for sale in Tampa & Palm Harbor, FL. Our boat trader is the best!


We sell most brands of New Outboard motors. As one of the largest Mercury Outboard dealers, Boat and Motor Superstores has received national recognition for outstanding sales and service as a member of Mercury’s Presidents Club. Viewing our site will help you through collecting the information needed such as updated inventory, in-house financing, and more.


Contact Us Today

When it comes to fishing during snook season, we have all the information you need. We will keep you up to date with all the important dates, rules, and regulations that are changed annually. Boat and Motor Superstores takes pride in being the best boat. We understand the boating lifestyle and how important it is to have a reliable and great looking boat to take out on the water. We offer many boating services and we even have dockside assistance so you do not have to bring your boat into our boat trader in Palm Harbor. Call or contact us today for more information.