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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

How to Catch Barracuda Fish

You can find the Great Barracuda fish in warm, tropical waters, so Miami is a great place to catch them. When they are young, they live in shallow bays and near the shore, but they live among reefs, much farther away from the shoreline as they grow larger. 


These fish can grow up to around 50 pounds - the biggest one spotted in Florida was recorded at 67 pounds, and the world record is 85 pounds! The Great Barracuda is extremely fast and can travel short distances in a short amount of time, and have jagged teeth that you should watch out for. 


To catch this fish, you will need saltwater spinning reels at least seven inches long, which can be used with artificial lures. If trolling, you can use shorter rods. Make sure you have a wire leader so that their teeth can't cut off the line. 


Whatever bait or lure you use, make sure that it also can't get cut by their teeth. Using bait like sardines and mackerel will draw the Great Barracuda in. They will usually bite the tail off the bait first and return for the rest, so be patient and don't pull back too soon, or you might lose your catch. Typically, you can catch them when they are by themselves.


Interested in barracuda or marlin fishing in Miami Beach? Come aboard the Therapy-IV! We set sail daily and have plenty of opportunities for barracuda fishing and Miami deep sea fishing. Call us at 305.945.1578 or visit us online to book an appointment. 

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