My story for the Snook & Gamefish Foundation
Admit it. Anyone who’s caught a snook probably has dreamed of owning a Hell’s Bay or Maverick skiff with all the goodies, but it’s tough to write that big check, and all boats —it doesn’t matter if it’s a Gheenoe or a Hewes—continue to cost money, long after the initial purchase.
There’s no cheaper alternative than fishing on foot. You can walk the beach, hit the pier or wade the flats. All are viable options to pursue the linesider of a lifetime. All you need is basic fly or spinning gear and the motivation to find quality water. Below is a breakdown of some of your best bets along the Treasure Coast – what you need and how to fish each type of water.