The FWC met for 3 days in Pennsicola this past week and one of the topics on the agenda was whether or not snook season should remain closed and if so for how long. Their decision for Gulf waters was to keep the season closed for the next year! This also includes Everglades Park and Monroe County waters. The season will open for harvest on September 1st, 2011. Anglers may still target snook but they must not keep or posess one until the season reopens. The FWC decided on the Atlantic side to open the season this year from Sept. 17th-Dec. 15th then close the season until Sept. 1st of next year. This is due to the unusually harsh winter of prolonged sub-freezing temps. in Florida.
Here is a link to a recap of the 3-day meeting: http://www.myfwc.com/NEWSROOM/10/statewide/News_10_X_PostCommSept.htm