Snook in southwest Florida start moving from deep structure to the shallow passes and beaches along the gulf coast in late spring/early summer to spawn. Last June my cousin and I spent a week down in Naples and got to witness snook cruising in the surf ambushing baitfish in just inches of water. I’m hoping I can make the time to get down there in the next couple months to get another taste of surf fishing on the beautiful gulf shore. For now I just wanted to share this photo of Chase releasing a snook into a cloud a baitfish. The fly of the trip was a gummy minnow about an inch and half long. We would just let the backwash of the surf pull the fly right in front of the fish and WHAM!