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Big Barracuda, Gulf of Mexico, Fl.

Posted on May 13th, 2017

If you’ve ever chartered a saltwater boat or fished from shore on a tropic saltwater vacation you probably encountered hooking a Barracuda. These fish are plentiful in warm saltwater and commonly feed around shallow reefs, off shorelines and some of the biggest ones also free-roam the open ocean looking for big meals.

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On a recent trip in the Gulf of Mexico off Florida’s southwest coast Scottie Martin from social media’s Walleye Wednesday feature,  were flat-line drifting live baitfish when we encountered some trophy size Cuda on light gear.

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These fish have many big, sharp teeth and using a wire leader is a must! Cuda often jump out of the water as soon as they are hooked and because of their very bony mouths, they often trow the hook.

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We welcomed catching these excellent gamefish and handled them carefully using our hands to gently lift them in the boat and releasing them quickly after the pics!

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