World Record Snook

Snook are one of the most popular saltwater species to catch for inshore anglers. They are commonly fished from Texas to Florida and down into parts of South and Central America. If you’re fishing for snook you may be wondering what the largest ever caught was.

Here we will take a look at the world record and the United States record, so you can get an idea of how your catch stacks up.

Largest Snook Ever Caught

World Record

Weight: 53 Pounds, 10 Ounces
Location: Parismina River, Costa Rica
Year: 1978
Angler: Gilbert Ponzi

United States Record

Weight: 44 Pounds, 3 Ounces
Location: Near Ft. Myers, Florida
Year: N/A
Angler: N/A

There you have it. Usually, if you’re out fishing you’ll be happy to pull a 35 pounder out of the water. The thrill of pulling a 40-50 pounder has to be unbelievable. Happy fishing!