Spin Fishing

Turneffe Flats offers a wide variety of excellent spin fishing opportunities  We recommend that even die-hard fly fishermen consider bringing spin tackle to use when fly fishing conditions are difficult.

 


Spin Fishing targets include several species of snappers, jack crevalle, barracuda, tarpon, permit, and bonefish. 
At  times, wahoo and tuna are available
as well.


Jack and Snapper Tackle

Rod : 7-8 foot 
Reel : Spinning reel with capacity for 200 yards of 10-15 pound line
Leader : You will need a 12-18 inch wire leader or an 80-100 pound mono shock leader.
Reef & Mangrove Lures : Poppers , Mirrolures and Rapalas are the best baits.


Barracuda Tackle

Rod : 7-8 foot 
Reel : Spinning reel or an open face reel with 200 yards of 20 pound line
Leader : You will need to use 20-30 pound wire leader (9-12 inches).
Lures : Bright colored tube lures are the best baits for barracuda.


Tarpon Tackle Rod : 6-8 foot
Reel : Spinning reel with capacity for 200 yards of 15-20 pound line.
Leader : 12-18 inch shock leader of 80 or 100 pound mono
Tarpon Lures : Mirrolures (20MR, 52M, 52MR, 65M, 77M) and Rapalas (CD11Mag - CD18Mag).


Permit Tackle

Rod : 7-8 foot
Reel : Spinning reel with capacity for 200 yards of 12-15 pound line
Permit Lures : Live bait on 1/8-1/4 ounce jig heads is very effective. Also some larger crab patterns like the McCrab work well.  1/0 to 2/0 naked hooks for live bait are useful as well.


Bonefish Tackle

Rod : 7-8 foot
Reel : Spinning reel with the capacity for at least 150 yards of 10 pound line
Bonefish Lures : Live
bait on 1/16-1/8 ounce
jig heads works best for bones.  #4 or #2 naked hooks for live bait are useful as well.