There is no better way to end the day than to land a slot Snook fish! It was a hot Friday, but the Ozello waterways were gorgeous, and the fishing pressure was very low. My plan was to fish the incoming tide, and I didn’t have to go far to sight cast a couple of decent Reds, but to no avail I couldn’t get one to bite. Live pin-fish were abundant and seemed to be the most effective bait, landing me a couple of Jack Crevalle, and under-slot, but beautifully spotted trout. I missed several other fish on the live pins, but could not ID them. Coming back toward the ramp, I decided to try one last spot. Once I reached a dead end with a couple misses on the pin-fish, I thought my day was over. As I trolled the live pin fish, I was also casting out my trusty mullet style paddle-tail which is my go to search bait and site cast bait. I was using a 4″ length Salt Water Assassin paddle-tail with a 1/4 oz weighted/weedless 3/0 hook working the edges and turns around the islands. Making my way through the last pass into the cove, I found a murkier but a prime ambush spot for predator fish to pick off bait coming through around the first bend. On my second cast, a huge thump on my lure spike my blood pressure…fish on!! The “line-sider” immediately revealed itself and started running; and after a few minutes of a solid tug-of-war and head shakes I tired out the fish and was rewarded with my first in season, slot 31″ Snook…this one came home with me, and it sure was tasty! Until next time, tight lines!