Barracuda on the flats

December 09, 2014 by Mo Estevez

Trip Info


Fishing during a cold front always presents some interesting situations and today was one of those occasions.  Bob and Tom were part of a 5 boat trip out of Key Largo and there was a pool of cash and bragging rights at stake for biggest fish.  With cloudy skies, a cold 20 MPH wind and dirty water we headed out to have a good time, catch some fish and hopefully get them the pool of cash up for grabs.  Fishing a creek I like produced just a few fish and a few lost fish to the bottom.  A tarpon rolled about 100’ away never to be seen again.  We moved and staked out at the edge of a flat and targeted big mutton snappers.  We caught several muttons, hogfish, and a small shark but no big muttons.  Towards the end of the trip we staked out on a favorite flat of mine and began to shark fish.  We had a few hits but no sharks.  At the end of the trip, 4th quarter and 2 minutes left, one of the rods goes off, Bob grabs it and something jumps clear out of the water.  With drag screaming and rod bent, Bob brings to the boat a big barracuda.  A few pictures later we release it and head in.  Later on Bob send sends me a text letting me know they won bragging rights and the pool of cash with the largest fish.  Congrats Bob and Tom!

Book your trip with Miami Bonefishing Charters

Miami Bonefishing Charters

Book a trip with Miami Bonefishing Charters and come catch some of Florida’s most coveted species! Meet Captain Mo Estevez, a Miami native who has been fishing these waters for as long as he can remember. He provides top of the line gear and expert