Snook Fishing Charters in St Pete Florida

Imagine the sun warming your face, the sparkling Gulf glistening below, and fighting the powerful tug of a legendary snook. Reel Coquina Fishing Charters brings this dream to life, turning your St. Pete fishing trip into an unforgettable adventure.

St. Petersburg, nestled in Tampa Bay, boasts some of the richest snook grounds in Florida. These hard-fighting game fish lurk in mangrove shorelines, oyster beds, and grass flats, waiting to test your skills.

Whether you are a seasoned angler or a first-time fisherman, our passionate captain will guide you to success.

Ready to reel in:

  • Heart-pounding snook action

  • Spanish mackerel and other trophy catches

  • Family-friendly fun for all ages

  • Memories that will last a lifetime

Don't miss out! Book your St. Pete snook fishing charter today and experience the thrill of the catch with Reel Coquina.


When is it Best to Go Snook Fishing in St. Pete?

St. Pete's snook are year-round residents, but their activity shifts with the seasons. Here's a quick breakdown to help you hook the perfect time for your fishing charter:


Spring (March-May): 

  • The water warms up, sparking snook migrations into Tampa Bay.

  • Live bait shines here, especially pinfish and shrimp.

  • Target: mangrove shorelines, oyster beds, and grass flats.

Summer (June-August):

  • Snook are scattered throughout the bay, seeking cooler waters.

  • Early mornings and late evenings offer the best bite.

  • Artificial lures like jerk baits and trolling plugs come alive.

  • Bonus: Look for Spanish mackerel and redfish joining the party!

Fall (September-November):

  • Prime time! Snook school up for their southern migration.

  • Live bait and artificial lures both work wonders.

  • Target: passes, bridges, and jetties for big hauls.

  • Enjoy: Pleasant weather and spectacular sunsets add to the experience.

Winter (December-February):

  • Snook retreats to deeper, warmer waters.

  • Fishing opportunities shift towards offshore species like grouper and kingfish.

  • Our cozy charters offer a unique winter fishing adventure.

Snook, like most fish, aren't visual feeders. Instead, they rely on scent and vibration to locate prey. That's why snook fishing demands a diverse bait and technique buffet to suit their ever-changing moods. 

Whether you're casting live pinfish around mangroves or trolling flashy plugs near bridges, our captain adapts his approach based on seasonal snook behavior and proven local tactics.

Our Charters - What We Offer:

Reel Coquina's charters are designed to cater to every angler's needs:

  • 1. Half-Day Charter (4 hours): Ideal for a quick yet exhilarating snook fishing experience, priced at $800.

  • 2. 3/4 Day Charter (6 hours): This excursion for more in-depth snook fishing costs $1200.

  • 3. Full-Day Charter (8 hours): The ultimate snook fishing adventure, offered at $1500.

Each charter has specialized snook fishing boats and gear, perfect for inshore and offshore waters. We ensure top-notch equipment and expert guidance from Captain Pablo to maximize your catch and safety.

For more details and specific pricing, visit Reel Coquina Fishing Charter Pricing.

Why Choose Us: Reel Coquina Fishing

Choose Reel Coquina Fishing for an unparalleled snook fishing experience in St. Petersburg, Florida. Our charters are led by knowledgeable Captain Pablo, who offers high catch rates and a personalized approach to each trip.

 We pride ourselves on providing top-notch equipment and various bait options for fishing techniques. Get ready to unleash a winning combination of baits and techniques for an epic snook showdown!

Cracking the Code of St. Pete's Snook

Snook, the ghostly guardians of St. Pete's waters, aren't just any fish. They're enigmatic predators, shifting like phantoms through mangroves, oyster beds, and grass flats. Unlocking their secrets means understanding their whimsical nature and embracing the local wisdom passed down through generations of anglers.

Here's what makes snook so irresistible to chase:

Powerhouse fighters: Don't let their sleek bodies fool you. Snook erupt with explosive runs and tenacious battles, testing your skills and adrenaline levels.

Seasonal nomads: Their movements dance with the tides and water temperatures. Like a seasoned snook whisperer, our captain anticipates their migrations and knows their hidden hideouts throughout the year.

Variety is the spice of life: Unlike sight-oriented fish, snook rely on scent and vibration. We'll equip you with diverse baits, from live shrimp to artificial lures, to tempt even the pickiest snook.

Beyond the thrill of the catch, snook fishing connects you to the heartbeat of St. Pete's ecosystem. Witnessing their powerful leaps and observing their intricate behaviors fosters a deeper appreciation for the delicate balance of our marine world.

Ready to embark on your own snook odyssey? Reel Coquina's local knowledge and passion will guide you through the captivating world of these legendary fish. Book your charter today and discover the hidden secrets of St. Pete's snook!

Our Fleet for Snook Fishing


Your snook fishing journey begins aboard the Orion 29 Fishing Boat and the 37 Sea Vee Luxury Boat, each tailored for the optimal snook fishing experience in St. Petersburg's diverse waters.

The Orion 29 Fishing Boat

At 29 feet long, this boat is perfect for navigating fish-rich areas. It's equipped with advanced fishing gear designed for snook fishing and is suitable for all experience levels, from beginners to seasoned anglers.

The 37 Sea Vee Luxury Boat

This 37-foot boat offers a spacious, luxurious snook fishing adventure. It's powered by triple Mercury Verado 400 engines, ensuring quick access to the best spots. The boat has luxury amenities like a private bathroom and comfortable seating, blending the thrill of snook fishing with the comfort of a luxury charter.

Both vessels offer various trip durations and focus on providing a unique and thrilling snook fishing experience.

For more details, check out our fleet page.

Snook Fishing Regulations in St. Pete


While Reel Coquina Fishing Charters prioritizes a fun and exciting experience for all, understanding Florida's snook regulations ensures a smooth and responsible trip. Here's a quick breakdown for St. Petersburg snook fishing:


Closed season: December 1st - end of February and May 1st - August 31st. No snook fishing allowed during these periods.

Open season: March 1st - April 30th and September 1st - November 30th. Enjoy the thrill of the catch!


Bag limit: One snook per person per day. Respect the resource!

Slot limit: 28-33 inches total length. Small fish and giants go back for future generations.

No commercial sale: Snook are for enjoying, not selling. Keep it sustainable!

Our experienced captains are well-versed in these regulations and will guide you every step of the way. We prioritize sustainable practices and ensure your St. Pete fishing charter is both ethical and exhilarating. 

We offer more than just snook fishing! Choose from offshore fishing adventures and family-friendly trips or target species like Spanish mackerel or redfish. Ask us about your options! 

Together, let's experience the magic of St. Pete's waters while respecting its precious resources. Book your unforgettable St Petersburg snook fishing charter today!

Custom Snook Fishing Adventure

  • Tailored Duration: Choose your time on the water. 

      • Personalized Experience: We customize the trip based on your preferences and fishing goals.

      • Flexible Techniques: A mix of all fishing-catching methods tailored to your interests.

      • Suited For: Anyone desiring an impulsive fishing experience.

      Each package we have is carefully crafted to maximize your chances of sparring with a lottery fish. Our experienced crew will guide you through the best techniques, guaranteeing an unforgettable confrontation with the ocean's representatives. Please visit our pricing page for detailed pricing on these exciting packages. Choose your adventure, and let's set sail for an unforgettable snook fishing experience!

      Safety and Sustainability: Reel Coquina Leads the Way on St. Pete's Waters


      At Reel Coquina Fishing, deep sea fishing charters and nearshore fishing in St. Pete Beach aren't just about big catches and thrilling fights. We're passionate about ensuring safe and sustainable practices on Florida's Gulf Coast, protecting the waters that fuel our passion, and providing unforgettable experiences for our guests.


      Safety First:

      • Licensed and Permitted: Captain Pablo is fully licensed and insured, meeting all St. Petersburg fishing charter regulations.

      • Safety Equipment: Our boats have all necessary safety gear, including life jackets, first-aid kits, and communication devices.

      • Experienced Captains: Our captain has extensive knowledge of the local waters and weather patterns, ensuring a safe and enjoyable trip for everyone onboard.

      Sustainable Fishing:

      • Regulations Know-How: We stay updated on all fishing regulations for deep-sea fishing trips, inshore fishing charters, and snook fishing in the Gulf Coast region.

      • Respecting Limits: We adhere to all catch limits and size restrictions set by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) to ensure healthy fish populations for future generations.

      • Responsible Gear: We use environmentally friendly fishing gear and techniques that minimize bycatch and harm to the ecosystem.

      • Conservation Partners: We actively participate in conservation efforts and partner with organizations to protect our precious marine resources.

      You're not just choosing an exciting deep-sea fishing trip or a memorable inshore fishing adventure by choosing Reel Coquina Fishing. You're choosing a company dedicated to responsible practices that ensure the sustainability of Florida's Gulf Coast fishery for years to come.

      Customer Testimonials and Success Stories

      Hear from our delighted anglers who've made unforgettable memories on our St Petersburg snook fishing charters. Their stories are a testament to the thrilling experiences and successful catches that await you:


      "Been chasing snook for years, but Captain Pablo of Reel Coquina showed me spots I never knew existed. Put me right on the bite; let me tell you, it was Snook City! Landed my personal best, a beast of a 32-incher, plus countless others throughout the day. Pablo's knowledge and technique are top-notch, and his boat is comfortable and well-equipped. If you're serious about snook, Reel Coquina is the real deal!"

      Gerald, St Pete Beach

      "We booked a half-day trip with Reel Coquina for my husband's birthday, and it was a blast! Captain Pablo was patient and enthusiastic, teaching newbies to cast and reel. Everyone caught fish, even the kids, who were thrilled with their first snook catches. The scenery was amazing, and Pablo even cleaned our catch, which we enjoyed fresh back at home later. More than just fishing, it was a great trip for the whole family! Highly recommend!"

      Lisa, Tampa

      How to Book Your Snook Fishing Adventure

      Ready for an unforgettable snook fishing experience in St. Petersburg? Booking your adventure with us is easy. Here's how you can get started:

      • Contact Captain Pablo: Contact Captain Pablo Koch-Schick to set up your fishing trip. He's always available to answer your questions and help you plan the perfect outing.

      • Phone: Call anytime at 404-438-8732.

      • Email: Send your inquiries to

      • Address: Visit us at 6701 34th St S, St Petersburg, FL 33711 for a face-to-face discussion.

      • Discuss Your Preferences: Talk about what you're looking for in your fishing trip. Whether it's a half-day, full-day, or a customized grouper adventure, we tailor the experience to your needs.

      • Choose Your Package: Select from our snook fishing packages that best suit your schedule and fishing goals.

      • Confirm Your Booking: Once everything is set, confirm your booking. We'll provide all the details you need to prepare for your trip.

      • Get Ready for Adventure: Prepare for an exciting day on the water with some of the best snook fishing experiences St. Petersburg offers.

      We can't wait to welcome you aboard and guide you through an exhilarating snook fishing adventure. Let's make some unforgettable memories together!


      FAQs about Snook Fishing with Reel Coquina

      What should I bring on my snook fishing trip?

      We recommend bringing sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses, comfortable clothing, and any personal snacks or drinks. We provide all fishing equipment and safety gear.

      What experience level do I need for snook fishing?

      Anglers of all levels can enjoy snook fishing, but some fishing experience is recommended. Prior knowledge of casting and basic fishing techniques will enhance your experience. If you're a beginner, consider starting with an inshore trip targeting calmer waters.

      Is snook fishing safe?

      Absolutely! We prioritize safety. We are licensed, insured, and highly experienced in navigating the waters and ensuring your well-being throughout the trip.

      What happens to the fish I catch?

      Florida regulations dictate snook catch limits and slot sizes. Captain Pablo is well-versed in these regulations and ensures a sustainable and ethical fishing experience.

      You can keep your catch within the legal limits or practice catch-and-release for a truly special experience. Reel Coquina can also recommend local restaurants that are happy to prepare your fresh catch for a delicious post-trip meal!