>Found only in the American tropics and subtropics. Six species occur in the Atlantic and six in the Pacific. None occur in both oceans. They inhabit shallow coastal waters, estuaries and brackish lagoons, often penetrating far inland in fresh water. Thier movements between fresh and salt water are seasonal, but they stay close to shore and never stray far from estuaries. It’s diet consists mostly of fish and crustaceans. Fishing methods include trolling or casting artificial lures or still fishing with live baits like pinfish, mullet, shrimp, crabs, or other small fish. The Snook is an excellent eating fish.