Ok, so I called the FWC to clarify the rule on the Snook permit. The rules state that “Snook permit required for harvest when saltwater license required, Illegal to buy or sell Snook, Snatch hooks and spearing prohibited.” Needing a license when on a boat or Yak I get that but wade or pier fishing is what I was wondering about. Technically you DO need a license when fishing from a pier or shore but you don’t have to pay for it that was the part that got me thinking. So I called and yes if you keep a Snook you need the permit no matter if it is from a boat or shore.
Just some info from the research department here at TBFO