025Well the time has come and West coast snook season is upon us. It will be Important to every angler to review exactly what our local FWC will be expecting upon your return to the ramp. A pinched tail measurement is exactly what it means. When you place that fishes snout right at the zero mark on your ruler and pinch the tail to its maximum length, that’s the true size of your fish. This can help you on the low end of the slot 28″ and this can cost you a bunch of money and hassle on the top end of the slot 33″. There are lots of slot fish out there currently, and there will be lots of fisherman catching plenty of slot size fish. Remember though the rule is a law and a mistake of a quarter inch may cost you an absorbent amount financially. Tight lines Capt G