Has a very slender narrow body with silvery sides, large mouth and long canine teeth. Inhabits the cooler southern waters of Australia
. Favours shallow waters up to 20 metres near reefs and seagrass beds.
Lightly weight the bait and allow to drift into a berley trail. Jigged baits also works quite well
Once hooked, snook will put up a low to medium fight
Use main line between 8 to 10kgs. Wire trace should also be used. A rod around 1.8m to 2.0m is ideal for both jetty and boat fishing. Use No. 2 beak hook
Fish Fillets (Mullet
, Mackerel, Yellowtail), Shrimp, Prawns, Whitebait, Pilchards, Cockles, Squid, Octopus, Beachworms
Flesh is white, moist and sweet, although a little soft. Tastes very good panfried in small cutlets