Interesting barracuda article in the current March, 2012 issue. Many of my guiding years in Florida were spent fishing for barracuda. Some of my parties booked me for a solid week and only wanted to fish for barracuda. I think my vessel went through every proven barracuda lure possible to establish the most consistent producer. One of the top lures was a bright chartreuse tube lure because of its darting action. However, our very best was a 1 oz bright chrome Crippled Herring metal jig for casting. Even more impressive was a 1 1/2 oz bright chrome Crippled Herring for circular speed trolling around wrecks and artificial reefs. It's hard to beat a Crippled Herring that has a 5-7 ft sideways darting action. Look for groupings of barracuda to trigger spectacular leaping runs. Speed trolling always seems to hook the larger fish.
Be safe on the water... Capt. Pete
I'll tell you something about Barracuda that hardly anyone knows......it's delicious.
Ate some small ones down in Mexico where the ciguatera is not such a concern.
Caught them handlining, the old fashioned way.
GREAT WRITE UP CAPT PETE....THANKS FOR SHARING WITH US.
HELL I'LL EAT MOST ANY FISH....I LOVE IT ALL....BUT SOME, WELL... WHEN A FISH SMELLS ROTTEN EVEN AS YOU BOAT IT MUCH LESS CLEAN IT....IT TENDS TO TAKE AWAY THE GORMET MOMENT AND RE-DEFINES A FINE MEAL