Crystal River snook, by Gary Rankel

I actually got my slam today, but the trout and redfish were to small too photograph.
Then I got a nice snook fishing near the Crystal River Power Plant just north of the mouth of the Crystal River. I don’t know what it is about snook, but they sure like sucking your thumb while recovering (thankfully, they don’t have real sharp teeth).


Mouth of the Crystal River

Nice Snook

Thumb Sucking Snook

Crystal River Power Plant

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  1. fish kayak

    Thanks Gary,

    Glad to see you back in Anglers’ Paradise! 🙂

    About that snook – could it be that in order to recuperate after battling you it needed to breath some oxygen-rich air ?


  2. Marco

    Hey Gary, you don’t expect to get a full size slam every time, do you? 😀
    Nice snook!

  3. PackerYaker

    He probably got more oxygen rich air than he wanted while I was taking his picture, Yoav. He was worn out in the 90 degree water and took almost 10 minutes b4 he was wanting to swim off.

    Marco………fishing has been so slow lately in this heat, that I’ll take anything I can get.

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