Tom Greene – Snook Guru
In 1959 at 11 years of age, Tom Greene caught his first snook and never looked back. Throughout the 60’s and 70’s, every bridge from Jupiter to Miami was stacked with big snook on the right tide, and when he could – Tom Greene was there. He was the bridge gargoyle watching the shadow line for hours. Over time he became one of the most prolific snook fisherman in South Florida. Every snook fisherman knew the name Tom Greene.
Tom not only loved to fish, but had a great passion for tackle stores where he’d spend most of his life when not fishing. He worked in one for 17 years prior the 43 years he owned and managed the world famous Custom Rod and Reel in Lighthouse Point, FL. His love for sharing knowledge, tips, and tricks to any customer was infectious. You could not go into his store without spending hundreds of dollars. He got people excited and energized for their next fishing trip. Throughout that time, he built one of the greatest reel collections in the world!
On today’s podcast, Tom Greene recalls the hallowed years of monster snook and other things close to his heart!