The Barracuda has earned the
reputation as a fearsome creature with its menacing stare, combined with its mouth
full of razor sharp teeth. Its appearance is that of a feared predator but it
probably does not deserve that title. The Barracuda is a curious fish and will check
out visitors than venture into its territory. This curiosity should not be construed
that it is about to attack. In fact attacks on divers are very rare.
However the Barracuda is a
dangerous fish when hooked and brought into a boat. When hooked the fish
may leap out of the water and tail walk in a
spectacular fashion. This may
happen several times. Be especially careful whenever handling this specie as its teeth are
extremely sharp, as can be seen from our picture. When releasing the fish, it is
liable to turn and bite, so take care.
It is best caught using live
baits, we used whole Bonito flat lined at about 100 meters to catch the one pictured or you can use tube lures
which are popular.