Besides being Labor Day, Monday marks the opening of snook harvest season throughout Florida, following the summer spawning closure.
Anglers may keep one snook per person per day measuring 28 to 32 inches in the Atlantic and 28 to 33 inches in the Keys, Everglades National Park and Gulf of Mexico. The fishery will remain open until Dec. 15. Anglers are invited to report their catches at SnookFoundation.org and to save their filleted carcasses for snook researchers. For a list of carcass drop-off sites, go to MyFWC.com/Research and click on “saltwater” then “snook” and “snook anglers asked to help with research.”