Snook are primarily a river and brackish water fish, but at Mango Creek Lodge snook are commonly seen on the flats and in the mangrove lagoons. Roatan’s snook are typically about a foot long. Larger specimens are often 18 in. or more.
A 9-ft 10-wt rod should cover any snook fishing in Roatan.
Use reels to match your rod. You should also have at least 250 yds of 30-lb backing.
A tropical-weight forward line is sufficient for snook.
Heavy shock tippet (80–100 lb) is required for the razor-sharp gill plates of snook.
Most flies used for catching tarpon will also work for catching snook. However, for the top snook flies, consider bringing:
- Deceivers (chartreuse, white/green, and yellow/red) #2-4
- Clousers (green, red/white, brown/white) #2-6
- Poppers (green, yellow, red) #2-4
- Plugs (white/red, and white/green) #4-6.